Planning Committee Meeting

The City of Ottawa wasted no time, late Thursday, August 26, in reporting the outcome of that day’s Planning Committee meeting.

“The Committee approved zoning changes that would permit a couple of two-tower residential developments. On Clyde Avenue north of Baseline Road, two mixed-use towers of 18 and 28 storeys would add 416 dwelling units near the future Baseline Bus Rapid Transit corridor.

It was a long and arduous meeting dealing with other subjects, and our agenda item was not dealt with until late afternoon, by which time everyone – councillors and residents alike – were wearing down.

A number of Copeland Park’s community members spoke, effectively and persuasively, against construction of the two-tower development.

Although not a voting member of the committee, our Councillor was in attendance.  Mr Chiarelli asked questions; but, disappointingly, gave no indication of his support for or against the tower development.

So, the battle is lost!  It remains only for City Council to approve the Planning Committee’s recommendation.  This is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8.

Thanks to all who worked tirelessly to defeat this initiative.

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