Upcoming development study of Lees LRT station

In 2013 the City of Ottawa will be conducting a "Transit Oriented Development (TOD)" study of the new Lees LRT station area. The City's idea is to push intensification at the new station sites and through the TOD studies will be pursuing related options.

You will see related work done for the Hurdman Station TOD area in this Queen's University student project.

Traffic Calming on Hawthorne Avenue East

Information has been posted on the OECA's transportation page regarding traffic calming on Hawthorne Avenue East. For more details, please click here to visit the OECA's transportation page and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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.

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.

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.

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