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Un plan pour l’ex-base militaire de Rockcliffe (Patrick Woodbury, Le Droit)

«Enfin!» L'ancien conseiller municipal d'Ottawa, Jacques Legendre, a exprimé mardi tout haut ce que beaucoup pensent tout bas: la municipalité va finalement de l'avant avec sa transformation de l'ex-base militaire de Rockcliffe en un nouveau quartier résidentiel et commercial d'importance.

Le comité d'urbanisme a donné son aval au méga projet de 131 hectares situé à l'est de la promenade de l'Aviation et au nord du chemin de Montréal.

«Il s'agit d'un projet très important. Le plus grand en son genre au centre-ville», a rappelé John Smit, un urbaniste de la Ville d'Ottawa.

Former CFB Rockcliffe redevelopment proposed (Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen)

 

The City of Ottawa’s planning committee is set to consider a detailed and ambitious blueprint for redeveloping the former Rockcliffe military base to accommodate thousands of new homes over the next 20 years, making it the largest residential development inside the Greenbelt in a generation. Matthew Pearson explains.

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NCC scales back divisive communism memorial (Emma Jackson, Ottawa East News)

The Victims of Communism memorial has been drastically reduced in size, but the NCC has moved closer to finalizing its controversial location.

The National Capital Commission presented a significantly smaller design for the proposed monument at its board of directors meeting on June 25, but it also approved starting a decontamination project on the site in preparation for the monument’s construction – something Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum called “discouraging.”

St. Laurent Boulevard to become ‘complete street’ by summer’s end (Alex Robinson, Ottawa East News)

Bike lanes could be coming to St. Laurent Boulevard as early as this summer.

City staff unveiled its preferred roadway configuration for the project at a community open house on June 18. The plan promises to make the boulevard safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

It will provide a bike lane along the roadway from Hemlock Street to Montreal Road, providing a link to the east-west bikeway.

Councillors invite residents to envision better Beechwood Avenue (Alex Robinson, Ottawa East News)

Although Beechwood Avenue is not scheduled to be rebuilt any time soon, two city councillors are appealing to residents to envision ways transportation can improve along the corridor.

Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury and Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum have scheduled a meeting on June 24 to discuss how the street can be altered to better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

“We really want to have an opportunity to discuss with residents how to reconfigure Beechwood Avenue to be a safer street for all forms of transportation,” Nussbaum said.

Plan for former CFB Rockcliffe site submitted to city (Alex Robinson, Ottawa East News)

The Canada Lands Company has submitted an application to the city to build a 6,000-home subdivision on the former CFB Rockcliffe lands.

The crown corporation needs the city to rezone the property in order to make way for the mixed-use development that will eventually bring 10,000 new residents to the area.

Ottawa seeks heritage designation for 332 Sandy Hill buildings (Lucy Scholey, Metro News)

Hundreds of buildings in Sandy Hill could soon join the city’s heritage family tree.

On Thursday, the built heritage sub-committee approved 332 buildings for the heritage registry, plus a new historical boundary around Sandy Hill that would set building guidelines for new developments and renovation projects.

Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum, the committee chair, hailed it as “great news for heritage in Ottawa and great news for Sandy Hill.”

The reports will go to the planning committee for consideration.

Put communism memorial somewhere else: Nussbaum (Emma Jackson, Ottawa East News)

Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum is wading into the debate over a planned memorial to victims of communism, asking the federal government to put it somewhere else.

The rookie councillor will introduce a motion at the end of the month that would formally request the Harper government relocate its memorial somewhere other than between the Supreme Court and Library and Archives buildings on Wellington Street, where it’s currently approved to go.

City steps up opposition to victims of communism memorial (Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen)

THE CITY APPEARS TO BE TAKING STEPS TO FORMALIZE ITS OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED LOCATION OF THE MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM.

A day after Defence Minister Jason Kenney told an audience at a city hall breakfast event that the completed site on Wellington Street will be “more like a park” once the monument is built, Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum informed his fellow councillors that he plans to move a motion at the next council meeting to formally request that the federal government relocate the proposed memorial.

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