The latest iteration of this project, the former Webb Motel, has added a second entrance off Tillbury. Diverting traffic from a main artery like Carling onto a residential street raises safety issues and will increase traffic on Cole, Roosevelt and Tillbury. A group of neighbours has been working with the developer and Councillor Leiper to try to mitigate the effects of this development on the neighbourhood. They are asking for this second entrance to be removed and need your support.
Summary of Concerns and Actions Taken
Spring 2020: Claridge Homes proposed to build a 22-storey rental tower (195 units, 196 parking spaces) and 9-storey retirement home (158 units, 64 parking spaces) at 1705 Carling Ave.
Summer 2020: Local residents submitted a document of concerns and feedback to the City of Ottawa in response to the proposal by Claridge Homes.
November 2020: Claridge resubmitted proposal and a new major concern is identified by local residents. Due to high density of proposed development, the City and Claridge now propose an additional entrance on Tillbury Avenue to improve traffic safety on Carling Ave.
December 12, 2020: Councillor Jeff Leiper’s December newsletter comments on the road access – “Notable is a new entrance to the section of Tillbury that egresses to Churchill that the City has asked for to deal with safety concerns on Carling…I know residents will be very concerned about… traffic penetration into the residential neighbourhood.”
Details about the development can be found here in the Development Applications webpage
What can you do?
Request the entrance on Tillbury be eliminated: Encourage each adult in your household to send an e-mail to the following City officials BEFORE this project is presented to the Planning Committee in February.
Councillor for Kitchissippi Ward firstname.lastname@example.org
City Planner email@example.com
Chair, Planning Committee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair, Planning Committee email@example.com
Councillors on Planning Committee firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Mayor Jim Watson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Eli El-Chantiry – email@example.com
Write a letter, via Canada Post, to the above officials c/o Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P1J1
Sign the petition
2 thoughts on “Changes to development at 1705 Carling will see traffic directed into the neighbourhood”
Thank you for sharing and distributing this information around the neighbourhood! I’ve shared it in our street whatsapp and emailed all those on the list provided.
Thank you WCA for including this important update. It is great to see that this is getting further exposure within the broader Westboro community, not just the locally impacted residents. You may have seen a flyer in your letter box over the last few days to further this cause – please (safely and socially distanced) talk with your neighbours and write to the planner and councillor Leiper to provide them with your views.
This artist rendering is also interesting in the sense that, if it comes to fruition, the existing decades old hedge will be destroyed to make way for the laneway and, if we are to believe the picture, a mature fir tree over 6m in height, will also be taken away. All of which contravenes the newly released City Official Plan that encourages greenery and care for the environment.