Subject: Objection to 75 Granton Ave, D02-02-21-0048
I am writing to express my objections to the proposed zoning changes for 75 Granton Ave, D02-02-21-0048.
My concerns as a resident of Ottawa are as follows:
- 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.
- No green space for increasing this population. 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 it will be affordable.
- This proposal is connected to Jack Stirling who is involved in the integrity commissioner’s findings of Councillor Jan Harder.