Community Meeting: Samara (Hyde Park) Official Plan and Zoning Amendment

In this very column a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the City of Ottawa had received an Official Plan Amendment and a Zoning By-law Amendment to amend the Official Plan, Richmond Secondary Plan and Zoning By-law to allow 3 storey residential apartment buildings, 3 and 5 storey 124 unit retirement residence and 205 square metres of commercial uses all on a small private water works. The need for the amendments is due to the private water works, rather than the actual buildings.

Over the last two weeks, I have been discussing this application with staff and the applicant and we have organized a public meeting on Tuesday, September 26th from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the Richmond Agricultural Society’s Dining Hall. The City will be putting out a formal notice of this meeting in early September but I wanted to give a heads up well in advance.

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Flewellyn Road Pole Replacement

Hydro Ottawa will be undertaking electrical system improvements in the coming months. The project involves replacing aging hydro poles on Flewellyn Road (between Munster Road and Conley Road). This work will improve the reliability of the electrical distribution system in the area.

Work is scheduled to commence August 21, 2017, and continue until December 15, 2017. Residents will notice an increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including excavation activities. In order to minimize noise concerns, Hydro Ottawa will ensure that work is completed weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Traffic control will be implemented when required to ensure that roads and driveways remain accessible and safe to residents.

Be assured that all residents and businesses in the affected area will receive advanced notice of the project and will be provided with a point of contact. Customers will also receive advance notification prior to any planned power interruptions affecting their premises.

Hydro Ottawa is committed to delivering safe, reliable electricity service and keeping you informed of upgrades and emergency work taking pace in your community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Eagleson Road Closure

Please note that, due to the replacement of a culvert, Eagleson Road will be closed, between Barnsdale Road and Ottawa Street, from August 21st to August 30th.


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