75 Granton Meeting Delayed

The  Zoning By-law Amendment application for 75 Granton Ave. was planned to go to the Planning Committee on September 9  but has been delayed probably until November. We will be notified of the date 10 days in advance. Don’t despair, it gives us more time to perfect our strategy.

Your Voice Matters

Based on recent meetings, it seems that the only way to have your comments/concerns considered is by presenting at the meeting (by zoom or phone).  This is your BIG chance to be heard. We are encouraging as many residents as possible to participate. Numbers DO make a difference. You have up to 5 minutes to read your comments.

You can register to speak by contacting Melody.Duffenais@ottawa.ca  note case #D02-02-21-0048 once we receive the 10 day notification.

Also, please let the City View Community Association know if you are registering by emailing us at cityviewassociation@gmail.com  We want to help coordinate comments and ensure all concerns are heard. 

This is the first project of its kind for City View and if it goes ahead, it will set a precedent and open the neighbourhood to similar development. 

Proposal Background

The proposal is to zone 75 Granton from Residential First Density R1FF [632] to Residential Second Density Subzone E (R2E). This will permit the existing house to be demolished and replaced with two  pairs of semi-detached dwellings.  Each principal dwelling unit would have a secondary dwelling unit in the basement for a total of eight units with parking for only four of those units. 

All information and supporting documents for this proposal can be found on the City of Ottawa website here: https://devapps.ottawa.ca/en/applications/D02-02-21-0048/details 

SOME COMMUNITY CONCERNS INCLUDE:

  • City View’s aging infrastructure cannot handle intensification (ie. no storm sewers). Any further development must include plans to upgrade the current infrastructure.
  • Dangerous Precedent: If this is approved, this would encourage more developers to build multi-dwellings without any consideration to how this is changing the community: the loss of the tree canopy, increased traffic in a community without existing traffic calming.
  • This R2E zoning allows smaller lot sizes and reduced setbacks.
  • No green space. City View has one of the lowest park ratios in the city, this will only increase this issue as there is a lack of yard space in the proposal.
  • Property has a tree of distinction that provides character to the neighbourhood. The proposal seeks to remove it and does not include replanting measures.
  • Parking is an issue. City View is not a walkable neighbourhood as there are no sidewalks, paths or well maintained streets. Not allocating enough parking affects the entire neighbourhood as it will choke up streets with parked cars.
  • Intensification does not equate to affordable housing. There are no measures in place to ensure that this development will be affordable.
  • This proposal is connected to Jack Stirling who is involved in the integrity commissioner’s findings of Councillor Jan Harder.

Click here to view CVCA’s letter to the City.

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