Some residents have received notices from Dillon Consulting, a firm hired by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). The notice, which you can read here, is about an Online Public Information Centre regarding site selection, preliminary design and an Environmental Assessment Study for a highway maintenance patrol yard. One of the five shortlisted sites is along the east side of Moodie Dr south of the school (north of Corkstown).
If you’re feeling like this is “déjà vu all over again,” you’re not alone. CBLCA shares residents’ concerns about this proposal, which comes just three years after we successfully engaged with the City’s LRT2 team and the National Capital Commission (NCC) to prevent the construction of a Light Rail Maintenance and Storage Facility (LMSF) at the same location.
We are taking action
CBLCA will be making a submission to oppose this proposed development, which we will publish on our website. Our submission will focus on the following:
- Adjacent to a residential area on Solva, to DND, and to Abbott Point of Care (who need a vibration-free environment)
- Traffic conflicts due to proximity to Moodie station terminus, buses and trains, and the LMSF
- Protected Greenbelt and wildlife corridor
- Residential, institutional, environmental protection, and open space and leisure zones (next to a school)
- NCC land
Here is what you can do:
- Review the materials provided at the online Public Information Centre and visit the project website here.
- By Friday, July 10, 2020, send your own submission to the two email addresses on the website: OttawaPatrolYard@dillon.ca and Obinna.Obiefule@ontario.ca, and copy us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have created a sample letter you can use as-is, or personalize as you wish.
- There is strength in numbers. Please take a moment to answer this online question about whether you support or oppose this proposal.