Category Archives: Development Issues

Rapid Bus Transit Coming to Baseline

The City is seeking public comments on its plans for improved bus transit along the full length of Baseline Road. Work began on the project several years ago;  major new details were released earlier this month at a public Open … Continue reading

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Your Say On New Cycling & Walking Pathways

The city is currently asking for public comments on a proposed cycling and pedestrian pathway that will pass through the western side of our community. The goal of the “Nepean Trail” is to link together some existing cycling paths, and … Continue reading

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Ottawa Islamic School Expansion Begins

(Updated December 4, 2014) The Ottawa Islamic School officially launched its building expansion on Monday Nov. 3 with a brief ceremony. In attendance representing the Association were Bob McCaw and Doug Yonson. The construction involves an extension to the main two-storey wing … Continue reading

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Is Intensification A Sound Investment?

Whether we like it or not, the city is growing. The question is, what is the most efficient and seamless method for that growth? The City of Ottawa seems to believe that the answer lies in the intensification of our existing … Continue reading

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Loblaws Plaza land owner wants to redevelop Bank of Montreal property

The owner of the Loblaws plaza between Merivale and Baseline Roads, First Capital, has released a draft site plan to incorporate the land on Merivale occupied by the current Bank of Montreal and the former motorcycle dealership into the plaza. … Continue reading

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Illegal tree-cutter gets minimum fine of $500

Some residents were disturbed last April when the large stand of trees on the pending development site at Burris Lane and Merivale Road was reduced to sawdust without warning. Although many of the trees were doomed if and when construction … Continue reading

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Islamic School Planning To Expand Building to Sutton Place

On March 3, the FHACA board met with the principal of the Islamic School, Mohamed Sh. Ahmed, along with the architect, the project contractor, and Councillor Keith Egli, to review plans for an addition to the school to accommodate their … Continue reading

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Burris Lane Developer Proposes Bigger Building, Entrance and Exit off Merivale

After lengthy consultations with the city planning branch, developer Eric Giernalczyk of Alinea Investments has released a revised plan for his property that has addressed most of the concerns of the FHACA board. On behalf of the board, Bob McCaw … Continue reading

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