6150 Hazeldean Road Site Plan Application

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan application to permit the development of a 1-storey restaurant and a 2-storey medical/office building at 6150 Hazeldean Road, the former Flea Market site. The full circulation will be available by the end of next week.

The subject property is located along Hazeldean Road, west of Stittsville Main Street and East of Carp Road.

 The rectangular site is approximately 1.69 acres in size and was formerly part of the lands used for the old Stittsville Flea Market. The site is currently vacant and has approximately 82.3 metres of frontage along Hazeldean Road and 91.4 metres of frontage on Neil Avenue. Surrounding uses include vacant lands to the west and north, a retirement residence to the east, and an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Works Yard to the south. Northeast of the site is a commercial plaza and associated parking, and southwest of the site is the Crossing Bridge residential neighbourhood.

The purpose of the Site Plan Control application is to permit the development of a 464.8 square metre 1-storey restaurant, and a 925.6 square metre 2-storey medical/office building. The proposed restaurant will be located in the northwest corner of the site and the proposed medical/office building will be located in the northeast corner of the site. The southern portion of the site shall remain vacant and reserved for future development. The site will be accessed through the adjacent retirement residence site (6130 Hazeldean Road) through a common access from Hazeldean Road. Parking for the proposed uses will be provided on site (84 spaces) and in the existing retirement residence parking lot (22 spaces) through an agreement with the adjacent property owner.

 

Traffic Impacts in Ottawa for the Coming Days

Upcoming events and projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:

  • Elgin Street: Hydro Ottawa work has shifted along Elgin Street between Waverley Street and Lisgar Street. On-street parking on both sides of Elgin Street is prohibited within these blocks. This phase of Hydro Ottawa’s work to bury overhead hydro lines should be completed late this fall. Visit ottawa.ca/elginstreet to stay up to date on project-related traffic impacts. 
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway: Until Friday, November 16, lanes in both directions will be closed intermittently on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Carling Avenue and Vimy Place, from 9 am to 3 pm for construction.

Events 

  • Help Santa Toy Parade: On Saturday, November 17, from 11 am to 2 pm, the following streets will be closed for the parade:

o   Laurier Avenue West between City Hall and Bank Street

o   Bank Street between Laurier Avenue West and Lansdowne Park

The following streets will be closed before and during the parade:

o   Laurier Avenue West between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street

o   Elgin Street between Albert Street and Gloucester Street

o   Second Avenue between Bank Street and Lyon Street 

  • Kanata Santa Claus Parade: On Saturday, November 17, from 10 am to noon, the following streets will be closed for the parade:

o   Castlefrank Road between Terry Fox Drive and Abbeyhill Drive

o   Abbeyhill Drive between Castlefrank Road and Hazeldean Mall

o   Terry Fox Drive between Winchester Drive and Cope Drive

  • Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade: On Sunday, November 18, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, the following streets will be closed for the parade:

o   Strandherd Drive, Beatrice Drive and the Strandherd Park and Ride

o   Chapman Mills Drive between Mancini Way and Clearbrook Drive

o   Beatrice Drive between Chapman Mills Drive and Strandherd Drive

  • Ottawa Redblacks game: On Sunday November 18, increased congestion can be expected on Bank Street and in the Lansdowne area from noon to 3 pm due to the Redblacks game.

For more updates on construction and roadwork activity across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s Traffic Report or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

AGM of the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society

Mark your calendars for our upcoming AGM which takes place next Tuesday, November 20, at Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the meal, a potluck, begins at 6:30 p.m.  This is an evening that encompasses a social portion, a short business portion, and a guest speaker. It gives attendees a chance to meet each other, have a fabulous meal, and hear about something we all love- gardening! You can renew your membership at this time. You may even win a door prize!

If you plan to attend, we ask that you bring a dish to share. Beverages are provided. You may also wish to consider ways you can volunteer to help out the society. Sitting on the Board is a way to learn about the inner workings of the society, and those on the board have a hand in organizing events and decision making of society projects.   

Our guest speaker this year is Kim Bonin, the individual who spearheaded the creation of the community gardens behind Jo-Jo’s, A Newfoundland native who grew up gardening, Kim missed being able to grow her own vegetables on a larger scale, so looked to creating a way that she and many others in our community could fulfill their dream of “growing their own”. Through her talk, Kim will explain her vision, the progress that has been made, and the future of the four step plan of the gardens. Kim feels that, through gardening, one’s wellbeing, both physically and mentally, is enhanced.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM next week. Do bring along a friend, spouse, neighbour- anyone who enjoys the pursuit of gardening or would like to learn more about it. It’s a pleasant evening with something for everyone.

 

The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus Christmas Concert

concert

The West Ottawa Ladies chorus is delighted to present its annual Christmas concert, this year entitled  Sing with Festive Cheer!  It will take place on Friday evening December 7th at 7 pm and again on Saturday afternoon December 8th at 2:30 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata.  The 40-voice choir is directed by Robert Dueck and accompanied by well-known jazz pianist Peter Brown.  Guests this year will be oboist Robin Tropper and flautist Kathryn Adeney.  There will be a selection of beautiful carols and merry madrigals.  Tickets are $15 in advance with retail outlets listed on the website under Events and $20 at the door, and children under 12 are free.  You can also buy online for $18 through the website at www.westotttawaladieschorus.ca

 

Cheer Sport Sharks Holiday Gift & Craft Fair

Sharks

The Cheer Sport Sharks will be hosting their annual Holiday Gift & Craft Fair on Saturday November 17th from 10am to 2:30pm in the community hall at the Johnny Leroux Arena (10 Warner-Colpitts Lane, Stittsville).

This season’s event will feature over 40+ artisans and local vendors with the most amazing handcrafted and unique items for everyone on your holiday list. Bath, body and beauty items, yummy food products like maple syrup, jams, hot sauces and soups, crochet and knit items, jewellery, home décor, custom clothing and crafts. The Cheer Sport Sharks will also have a bake table and a raffle with a chance to win tickets to an upcoming SENS game. All proceeds from the event help our athletes in their efforts to compete at the 2019 Worlds Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida.

This is a great place to get started on your holiday shopping so stop in and shop on Saturday, November 17th. You will not be disappointed!

https://www.facebook.com/events/200814377253851/

 

Liard Street Paving and Speed Humps

As part of ongoing efforts to curb speeding in our neighbourhoods, speed humps were recently installed on Liard Street. The new speed bumps are 80 mm in height as is standard throughout the City of Ottawa.

Here is the rationale for the general speed hump specs that I received from the Area Traffic Management (ATM) group:

“The speed hump design(s) that we use on City of Ottawa roads are designs that have been developed/adopted by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC). The 80 mm height is actually the maximum height that is recommended for these profiles (sinusoidal and flat-top).  The reason that we try to adhere to these approved designs is largely due to the desire to minimize our exposure to liability.  It would not be responsible for staff to effect arbitrary changes to a tested and approved design.  These types of changes could also expose the City to liability claims if collisions or damage to vehicles were to be involved. “

Previously, Liard Street had 76 mm temporary speed humps.

Although the permanent speed humps are only slightly taller than the temporary ones, they will feel different. The Temporary Speed Humps (manufactured by Traffic Logix) are constructed with rubber and they sit on top of the asphalt (therefore there is a small lip at the transition from the road to the speed hump) whereas the permanent speed humps are integrated into the road using the same materials and there is no transition. This might explain why there is a perception that the temporary speed humps were taller and more effective; however, the new speed bumps do meet the safety regulations and should discourage drivers from exceeding 40 km/hr.

Fringewood Park

Fringewood

The comment period for Fringewood Park is now closed after having been publicly posted since October 4, 2018. Thanks to your feedback, residents can look forward to the installation of concept B (pictured above) next year.

West Ridge Park

West Ridge

The comment period for West Ridge Park is now closed after having been posted since October 17, 2018. After reviewing all comments, the community has selected concept B as their preferred option, pictured above.

Bryanston Gate Park

Bryanston Gate

Residents of Bryanston Gate are getting a playground refresh. Site preparation should be under way with the scheduled demolition of the existing play equipment today, November 16, 2018. The project should be completed by the end of May 2019, weather permitting.

The demolition and site preparation this year will make the construction and completion of the new playground easier and quicker next spring.