Tag Archives: development

Windmill Plans Last Chaudiere Meeting

This is a release from Windmill Development Group which is planning a huge project on the Chaudiere and Albert Islands and on the Gatineau shoreline:

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Development Charges In Detail

Here are the details behind the new development charges at the City of Ottawa. The charts are from the municipality:

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Building Increases In 2013

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Ottawa’s new housing and construction project activity rose higher in 2013, according to the City of Ottawa Building Code Services report.

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Parliament Hill Faces Intensification

In the future, Parliament Hill will figure in the city’s intensification plans. — Feb. 18, 2017: News Flash: Prime Minister Ben Mulroney, in a surprise move, asks the City of Ottawa planning department to evaluate Parliament Hill and its buildings for … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Right On, Diane Holmes

It takes a brave councillor to stand up to city staff. That’s because city staff can make a councillor’s life miserable. Need a road plowed, councillor? Yeah, we’ll get to it … someday. Grass needs to be cut on an … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

It’s Not All About You, Jim

Sometimes one has to wonder what runs through Mayor Jim Watson’s mind. Too often it’s not about what’s good for Ottawa, but what’s good for Jim. Toronto has banned corporate and union donations to municipal political candidates, but our mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Hobbs Post Generates Fierce Debate

This week Bulldog Ottawa readers had a blast debating whether residents should boycott development public meetings. Your agent says they are just dog-and-pony shows where people go through the motions of listening to resident and then do what they please. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Hobbs Dog-And-Pony Show

For those of you who think these dog-and-pony shows mean anything (Bulldog Ottawa is boycotting them until the municipal election after the abysmal performance of city hall on the Scott Street detour), you should go. Needless to say, people don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Hobbs Has Westboro Rising

Avid Bulldog reader Randy Gordon looks at the current state of development in the old west end: Ho Ho Ho – Need More Dough I think I have now discovered how the City is trying to recoup its loses from … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Intensify Intelligently And Gradually

Impersonal Beijing. Do we want our downtown residential areas to be just forests of highrises with all the social costs that come with them? — In Ottawa, you’re very hard-pressed to find people against intensification … even in the core. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Input Wanted On Infill Development

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Public input is being sought for a study of infill residential development in the mature neighbourhoods of Ottawa. Two public information sessions are being held as part of the Low-Rise Infill … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Bulldog Ottawa Is Pro-Development

Bulldog Ottawa is pro-development. Really good appropriate development. — Bulldog Ottawa is pro-development. That sound you hear now is a number of builders in town choking on their coffee. The impression in the development industry is that Bulldog Ottawa is … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Domtar Land Sale A Heritage Gamble

The potential purchase of the Domtar lands by Windmill Developments below the Chaudière Falls might turn out to be a great outcome. But that will only be the case if the developer shows respect for the history and cultural tradition, especially … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

KINGDICK Fails To Understand Ottawa

This would be Bulldog Ottawa commenter KINGDICK’s concept of progress: the 19th-century garden at Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent being built upon. — Former prominent local politician KINGDICK doesn’t really understand the concept of progress. But before I respond … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The Confusing Katherine Hobbs

This is an email from avid Bulldog Ottawa reader Chris concerning a development in Kitchissippi: Hi Ken, Read about a potential development on Richmond Road where Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs is now saying that the four-year-old CDP is outdated. It takes two years … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Hobbs Again: Whopper Watch

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs sticks her foot in it again. This particular property, it’s in a very industrial type of area today. Is she talking about Hamilton? Or Manchester? Or Yokohama?

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why Cardinal Creek? Open Letter To Watson

This is an open letter to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Council concerning the Cardinal Creek Village proposal from Bulldog Ottawa reader Euan Swan. It was forwarded to Bulldog Ottawa: Dear Mayor and Members of City Council, When considering … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Open Letter To Mayor, Council On Cardinal Creek

This is an open letter to Ottawa City Council concerning the Cardinal Creek proposal: Dear Mayor Watson and Ottawa City Councillors, You are staged to make a decision today which will forever change the landscape of the rural east end … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Walton Continues City Hall Lobby

For a company whose bid to develop a city the size of Kanata in the southwest corner of Ottawa is supposed to be kaput, Walton International is still doing a major lobby at Ottawa City Hall. Jean Lachance, the Ottawa … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Highrises, Politics And God

God, seen here working his P3 magic with Moses, will need to part the Ottawa River to convince voters to vote for Kitchissippi’s Katherine Hobbs. As we approach the early stages of the electioneering season, our city politicians appear to … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Orleans, Almost Heaven

Ah to live in Orleans. You see if you dwell in the old west end (that Orleanians complain gets all the development), you get to be threatened by light rail being delivered to a park by your house or down one … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Walton Continues Its Hard Sell

Land developer Walton International is certainly persistent. This search of the City of Ottawa lobbyist registry shows that the Calgary-based company has continued to lobby councillors right into the month of May. Walton would like to develop an enormous swath … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Peter Hume’s Planning Surprise: Whopper Watch

Alta Vista councillor and planning committee chairman Peter Hume is concerned about residents’ attitudes about city planning. And thus he utters a whopper: “I’m quite distressed to hear that people think the planning department is in the pocket of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Jim Watson Makes A Twitter Faux Pas

The 5th Columnist site takes Mayor Jim Watson to task over a careless tweet on land development policy. Bulldog Ottawa has been wondering how long for the mayor to make a mistake on Twitter.

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

The Dark Horse Of Development

This is a note from avid Bulldog Ottawa reader Chris on development in Ottawa: Then there is the Trojan Horse – George Dark – the guru of planning (Toronto-based) to push the ridiculous intensification model on behalf of the developers.

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 1 Comment
1 2