Memo to planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder: Ottawa is still a democracy despite your best efforts to the contrary.
This is an excerpt from the high-rise and zoning report:
If anyone understands these maps in the high-rise and zoning report, you’re a better person than your agent.
Frequent Bulldog contributor K.A. has deep reservations about the high-rise report: The part at the end of the title of the high-rise report (“and zoning study”) is not just about […]
Members of the planning committee (particularly ultra-pro-developer chairwoman Jan Harder) must have been mighty confused Wednesday by the words of high-powered municipal affairs lawyer Michael Polowin.
In jest, The Bulldog has called Ottawa the city without zoning.
The Citizen’s David Reevely says in one paragraph what The Bulldog has been saying for years:
So let the usual song-and-dance begin. A planned development at McRae Ave., Tweedsmuir Ave. and Scott St. in Westboro calls for a 19-storey high-rise. Just one problem but not much […]
Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley arose from the dead recently to pronounce that perhaps community design plans should be scrapped. Instead the city should just do spot-zoning for each development […]
OC Transpo has accumulated a deficit of $11 million for 2015. Add that to the $41-million shortfall on the operating budget. That’s $52 million. Not a pretty picture. But consider […]
This is a release from the City of Ottawa: A proposed set of zoning changes to guide the scale of new low-rise housing development in the neighbourhoods inside the Greenbelt […]
Some things to remember on bringing commercial to residential areas: 1. If this pilot project rolls out the satisfaction of city staff and council, what’s to say someone can’t put […]
Who wants to put small commercial into residential neighbourhoods? It’s a measure that could be the thin edge of the wedge to eventually getting highrises in century-old downtown neighbourhoods and […]
The dream of quiet residential living still survives but the City of Ottawa is doing its best to end it. — Here is why people love their homes. This might […]