Main Street Renewal Open House scheduled for June 17

The Main Street Renewal Open House has been scheduled for June 17, 2013. More details about the time and location will be provided as soon as they become available.

At the April 10, 2013, Working Group Meeting on the Main Street Renewal, five options were presented. The OOECA supports the redesign of Main Street so that it becomes a comfortable and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists. The association is encouraged by the city's willingness to consider the "complete streets" approach shown in the attached Option 5 but suggest that wide sidewalks and safe cycling lanes should continue the full length of Main Street, rather than ending at Immaculata High School as the city is now proposing. See the working group's April 10 presentation for an in-depth look at the options and more information on cycle tracks (as presented in Option5 ).

Traffic Advisory for April 2 for section of Colonel By Drive

On Tuesday, April 2, a section of Colonel By Drive, between Daly Avenue and Main Street, will be temporarily closed to motorists from 9:30 to 11 a.m. During the closure, motorists are asked to use Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Later in the afternoon, a 250 metre section of the northbound lane of Queen Elizabeth Drive, near Fifth Avenue, will be temporarily closed to motorists from 1 to 3 p.m. Flag persons and traffic cones will allow one lane of traffic to proceed past the equipment. These closures are required to remove the skate rental trailers needed for the Rideau Canal Skateway operations.

Update on ramp at Old Town Hall

The City of Ottawa has changed the ramp design that will allow barrier-free access to Old Town Hall according to the input received from the OECA and CAG. Click to view the revised design.

Development studies on Lees Avenue Transitway station

City of Ottawa staff made a presentation at the March 12th OECA meeting regarding the planning department’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) studies. The TODs will focus on select stops along the Transitway/light rail transit corridor, including the Lees Avenue station. View the city’s presentation. City staff will be invited back to an OECA meeting to provide an update (likely in June 2013).”

Confirmed - No parking lot at 160 Lees Avenue

City staff have advised the OECA that the OLRT Confederation Line Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Ottawa and the University of Ottawa has been amended and the replacement parking lot is no longer proposed at 160 Lees Avenue. The new proposed location is 193 Lees Avenue, a city owned property (an untravelled road allowance) adjacent to 200 Lees Avenue (part of the university's Lees Campus). To view the city's development application for 193 Lees Avenue, go to the city's development application search tool aand enter the following application #: D02-02-13-0009.

Thank you to everyone in the community for their outstanding efforts to save the greenspace at 160 Lees Avenue. The community's successful battle against the parking lot on the greenspace was led by Christine Loth-Bown, pictured here with her son Noah.

Christine Loth-Bown

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