Summer 2020 has been a very busy time for our Transportation, Transit, and Infrastructure Committee (TTIC). Thank you to all committee members for your persistent efforts to achieve the best development for our community. Thank you also to the many community members for your involvement in these important issues. It is the collective voice of the community that helps inform our committee work.
LRT Stage 2
CBLCA continues to engage with residents, elected officials, and City staff about Moodie station design, connections to Bayshore and Moodie stations, and the development of the Light Maintenance Storage Facility (LMSF).
In 2019, CBLCA was actively advocating to improve cycling and pedestrian connections to Bells Corners along Moodie Drive. We are pleased that the City has confirmed the multi-use path (MUP) on the west side of Moodie will be extended from Corkstown Road to south of the 417 overpass, and that the City will assess the feasibility of continuing this MUP to Bells Corners.
We are still waiting for an updated design plan for Moodie Station (with two-way traffic on Corkstown Road), but we expect to receive these plans for review sometime this fall. A full update on anticipated changes, from Bayshore Station in the east to the LMSF in the west, will be provided in our next newsletter.
Two high-rise towers are proposed to be built adjacent to Bayshore Shopping Centre. Many of our CBLCA residents live within the 600-metre impact study area for this development and are concerned about the plans. Ottawa’s Urban Design Review Panel is also concerned and has recommended significant changes, including the proposed density, site capacity, and availability of green space.
CBLCA has been working with residents, elected officials, and City staff to advocate for better development in this location. We currently need your help with the CBLCA and Planning Committee to support this advocacy.
CBLCA has been engaging with residents about their concerns regarding the effectiveness of stormwater drainage in Lakeview.
Check out the Lakeview drainage reference guide developed by CBLCA for more information.
Join Councillor Kavanagh, City staff, and CBLCA for an online community meeting about drainage issues in Lakeview on September 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Proposed MTO Patrol Yard
CBLCA swiftly implemented an outreach and advocacy campaign to stop a proposed Ministry of Transportation patrol yard from being built in our community. The community response was amazing and we collectively achieved a positive outcome — the proposed site will be removed from consideration. Thank you to all neighbours who participated in this campaign!
3368 Carling Avenue
CBLCA continued to work with local residents, City staff, and the architect after the community meeting in June about the proposed development at the corner of Carling Avenue and Bedale Drive.
CBLCA and a number of residents made a presentation to the Committee of Adjustment on August 5 opposing the proposed variances. In the end, Cardel was granted the variances. CBLCA, however, was pleased to see the landscape buffer from the property edge increased and the hedges of the neighbouring properties preserved.
Want to get more involved in TTIC issues in our community? Please connect with us via email generalCBLCA@gmail.com as we are looking for additional committee members for the next Executive term.
—Krystal Taylor, Acting TTIC Chair