Latest update on pathway behind 200 Lees Avenue

The footbridge over the Rideau River, just south of the Queensway bridge, will be closed until the University of Ottawa completes the new pathway running along the river and to the south of the new stadium at 200 Lees Avenue. The university has not established a date for this but the estimate is the end of November. In the meantime, pedestrians and cyclists will have to detour over the transitway bridge which is between 200 Lees Avenue campus and the 190 Lees Avenue apartments. The original plan was that the university's pathway would be open by mid-September.

In order to construct the Queensway bridge pier widenings in the vicinity of the west bank of the Rideau River, and reconstruct the path under this bridge (moving it further toward the river), it is necessary to temporarily close the existing path under the bridge. Moving the path closer to the river and away from the bridge abutments will allow the path to stay open for the remainder of the highway expansion work scheduled from 2013-2015, except for short duration closures for removal of the existing bridge sections directly above the path.

Annual General Meeting – November 13

The OECA and CAG will be hosting their joint AGM on Tuesday, November 13, in the auditorium, Guigues Hall, Saint Paul University. Residents can buy and/or renew their OECA memberships before the meeting at 7 p.m., and then the AGM will commence at 7:15 p.m. View the draft agenda as well as a draft of the 2011 AGM minutes. On the agenda will be a discussion of the OECA’s revised constitution and bylaws. With the AGM fast approaching, the OECA’s membership drive is currently underway. A canvasser, probably from your street, will come by to sell a $3 (per household) membership card, and leave an AGM notice. The card entitles you to vote at the AGM, and the money supports the work of the OECA.
Canvassers are still needed for the following streets if you are able to help:
Clegg (north side from Main to Echo), Drummond, Glenora, Hazel, Herridge, Main (west side from Clegg to Hawthorne), McGillivray (south of Clegg) and Mutchmor. Please email bahicks (at) bell.net or call 613-236-3275 and ask for Barbara if you are able to help.

Main Street renewal open house - October 17

The City of Ottawa has recently commenced the planning and design process for the renewal of Main Street and portions of Lees Avenue and Rideau River Drive (see map below). The proposed works include the introduction, rehabilitation and/or replacement of various components of the street infrastructure within the right-of-ways. All interested persons are invited to attend a Public Open House hosted by the City of Ottawa on Wednesday, October 17th.

Presentation from Regional Realty on 44-46 Concord

At the October 9th OECA meeting, representatives from Regional Realty gave a presentation on their development proposal for 44-46 Concord. View the posters from their presentation.

Next session of City of Ottawa planning primer courses

Interested in learning more about how planning decisions are made in the City of Ottawa? The city offers a free Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. Click for further info and online registration. Registration typically opens two weeks before the course date and is on a first come, first served basis.

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