- Published on Monday, 07 July 2014 00:34
The City of Ottawa has approved 1131 Teron, with changes to setbacks (back yard setback 2.5m increased to 4.5m, Teron Road setback increased from 3m to 6m). The KBCA will not appeal this to the OMB, but will vigorously defend the community position at the OMB if the developer appeals. OMB appeal deadline is July 23, 2014.
The Taggart group has applied for a zoning change for a retirement residence to be added to the 100 Varley property. There will be a public meeting Weds, July 16 @ 7:30 PM at the KBCA Community Centre.
1131 Teron Rd.
Despite arguments from the KBCA, Bill Teron, Marianne Wilkinson and various Community Members, both the Planning Committee and the City Council have approved the development application for 1131 Teron.
Based on our understanding of the OMB process, its risks and likely outcome, which includes factoring in recommendations from our Professional Planner, Dennis Jacobs, the KBCA will NOT challenge the decision at the OMB.
However, should the developer take the decision to the OMB, the KBCA will vigorously defend its position that this proposal fails on Community Compatibility (with the understanding that the City is obligated to defend its decision) before the OMB.
Several changes were motioned and approved at both Planning Committee and City Council which will reduce the building sizes:
- Building setback from the back lot line was increased from the requested 2.5m to 4.5 m. This impacts the Bethune homes [South] East (down Teron) from the 3 storey condo unit
- Building setback from Teron was increased from 3m to 6 m, which impacts both the 9 and 3 storey condos
The net change is that the developer has less room for both underground parking and for the 9 and 3 storey condos, which almost certainly means less units and provides more space for screening both from homes in Bethune Court and along Teron Road.
For background information on challenging City decisions to the OMB, please read the following on http://www.keeptotheplan.ca “Think twice about appealing to the OMB.pdf”
The Taggart Group has applied for a zoning change for 100 Varley to allow for a 5 storey, 117 unit retirement residence adjoining to the existing 8 storey apartment building. The details on this can be found at the City of Ottawa “devapps” site: http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/appDetails.jsf?lang=en&appId=__904V59 . The KBCA and interested community members, including John Mlacak and Bill Teron, met with the Taggart group and our Planner, Dennis Jacobs, on 6 occasions. These were very productive meetings with a great deal of community input to which Taggart responded, modifying their proposals multiple times for both the building and landscaping. The outcome is by far the most Beaverbrook compatible development proposal in recent years. While the KBCA will want to follow through in ensuring the Site Plan and actual development meet the expectations of the community, we will not oppose this zoning application. How Taggart worked with the Community should be a model followed by all developers and incorporated in to the City Official Plan process.
There will be a public meeting Weds, July 16 @ 7:30 PM at the KBCA Community Centre.
Neil Thomson, President, Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association
- Published on Friday, 13 June 2014 20:49
Want to play with your friends and neighbors? Let’s meet in the park!!!
Where: Soccer field at Stephen Leacock school, 25 Leacock drive, Kanata
Who: Kids (U11/U12), Kids (U8/U9/U10), Kids (/U6/U7), Kids (U4/U5), Mom and Dad who love soccer
When: Every Tue 7:00-8:00PM, June 24th to Aug 26th, 2014 (Except July 1st)
Cost: Families take turns bringing fruit and freezies. We also need donation $5/player to cover the cost for field booking fee charged by City of Ottawa, first aid kit and equipment for training.
Contact: The following people are contacts for Registration, rain cancellation etc
We need Coach and assistant coaches as well, parents please volunteer!
Activities: First half hour basic soccer skill training, second half hour soccer games.
Outfit: Shin guard (mandatory to prevent injuries), soccer shoes, proper clothes (soccer club uniform preferred), water bottle, soccer ball
- Published on Saturday, 17 May 2014 16:45
Residents who will be directly affected by the proposed installation sites for community mailboxes (CMs) have received a follow-up letter from Canada Post.
The letter broadly spoke to questions regarding location, security, and accessibility. Several volunteers, the KBCA, and Marianne Wilkinson's office have been gathering information and working together to prepare a co-ordinated response to Canada Post.
We have reason to believe that the next step in the community consultation process is about to begin. Canada Post will be calling door to door to give homeowners exact details as to where their CMs will be located, and to register any concerns owners may have.
They will make two attempts to meet with you, and failing that, will leave a "door knocker" which will supply a phone number to call to make an appointment.
It would be most effective if those households directly affected were to call Canada Post now, at 1-844-454-3009 and ask for a confirmation as to when they might expect the planning officers to be calling on them. As the Canada Post employee will not be able to confirm this, it is then very important to ask for a "service ticket" for confirmation of the date of your consultation. This registers you into their system, and will ensure an answer in the next 5 working days.
Any other questions or concerns you may have about the proposed CMs are best directed through this process. The key is to obtain a "service ticket" number.
By Elise Farrell, KBCA Vice-President
- Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:55
The proposed locations of the Canada Post Community Mailboxes (CMBs) have been made available to the KBCA through the City of Ottawa. We have distilled this information into web-friendly downloadable PDF files for wider review by the community. You will find maps of Beaverbrook with the proposed CMB locations annotated as well as photographs of each CMB location with annotations to define the CMB location and posture. The maps are quite detailed, therefore you may have to zoom in a great deal in order to read the annotations.
Mailbox locations are marked on the following two maps (North and South halves of Beaverbrook K2K region) with red dots and a corresponding 4-digit number reference starting with 4, e.g. 4002:
The proposed installation of each CMB is illustrated on a photograph in the following file. To find your CMB, look on the map and find your CMB 4xxx number. Then, look through this file to find the photograph of the proposed installation corresponding to your CMB.
- Published on Friday, 31 January 2014 17:39
Please tell your story! Beaverbrook is getting ready for its 50th anniversary. Canada is getting ready for its 150th.
A group of Carleton honour’s and graduate history students and their Professor, John Walsh, are coming to the Beaverbrook community to conduct Oral History research.
Supervised researchers will ask questions on memories of everyday life, at school, at play, at home, and perhaps even at work. They will gather your recollections of the spaces and places of everyday Beaverbrook life; houses, yards, schools, parks, community centre, forests, ponds, parks, and streets and pathways that together made up our lives’ geographies. They have chosen Beaverbrook as an ideal setting in which to explore these memories as well as the unique character of Beaverbrook.
Interviews usually last from 60-90 minutes and they focus mostly on the memories and social histories of childhood, youth, and young adulthood.
If you agree, you will be interviewed in your home, or at Carleton University, or at any other convenient location. Depending on your permission, interviews will be archived at Carleton and available to be streamed over the Internet. Students will also be producing research projects with the interviews. You are welcome to share or lend some of your photos, notes, maps, and drawings which could be put digital form for future research and displays. You will receive a copy of your interview for your personal record, which you may wish to pass to your family, friends or future generations.
Gary 613 791 6729