Update on proposed temporary parking lot at 160 Lees Avenue

The OECA hosted a public meeting on Wednesday, December 19, with city staff to answer questions about the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment application for 160 Lees Avenue. This is a city-initiated application to permit a temporary parking lot for a period of three to five years during the construction of the light rail project. This is the section of greenspace bounded by Lees Avenue, the apartment buildings, the Rideau River, and Springhurst Park. The meeting drew considerable positive media coverage of the community’s concerns.

Public meeting to discuss creation of a temporary parking lot at 160 Lees

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19, at Old Town Hall to discuss a Zoning By-law Amendment application for 160 Lees. A City of Ottawa initiated application has been received for 160 Lees Avenue to permit a temporary parking lot for a period of three years. This is the section of land bounded by Lees Avenue, the apartment buildings, the Rideau River, and Springhurst Park.

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.

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