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Updates on 2 new developments in the Findlay Creek Area: 4791 Bank and Hope Cemetery

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OttawaProposed  Application: Official Plan Amendment for 4791 Bank Street

You are invited to attend a public meeting regarding this application on:

Wednesday ,September,  28, 2016

 7 to 9PM

 Fred Barrett Arena – Gloucester Lions Hall(Leitrim)

4561 Bank Street

The proposed subdivision will consist of approximately 242 single detached dwellings, 230 townhouse dwellings and 70 high density residential dwellings. The proposal will also include commercial uses and a mixed use area fronting onto Bank Street. Two parks and a school site are proposed as part of the development.

The subject lands are currently designated Urban Expansion Study Area in the Official Plan and are also identified within the Leitrim Community Design Plan as future expansion.

For additional information, please contact:

Cheryl McWilliams
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 30234
E-mail: cheryl.mcwilliams@ottawa.ca

Subdivision application, 4660 Bank Street

Please be advised than an application for Draft Plan of Subdivision has been submitted to the City of Ottawa to create a residential subdivision located in the western portion of the existing Hope Cemetery, located at 4660 Bank Street, south of Leitrim Road. The proposal is to develop a 6.05 hectare portion of the site for approximately 61 single detached dwellings, 89 townhouse dwellings and three new streets.

 The submitted information will be posted on the City’s development search page at Ottawa.ca/devapps. The application number is D07-16-16-0015.

Hunter’s Public House Restaurant

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Hunters

Today, FCCA President Meagan Cote had the opportunity to meet with Charles MacInnis the owner of Hunter’s Public House restaurant which is the new business taking over the Tosca location in the Findlay Creek Plaza.

Hunter’s promises to be a modern and inviting gastro-pub focused on delivering innovative meals from locally sourced food and serving local craft beverages.

Charles is a trained culinary chef with over 16 years of experience in restaurant management and development. As a husband and father of two young children, Charles spoke enthusiastically about creating an establishment where the local community can come together, feel relaxed and enjoy themselves.

With opening slated for the end of October, the FCCA looks forward to building strong a relationship with Hunter’s Public House. While we got to take a sneak peak at the preliminary menu (which includes delicious sounding breakfast, lunch and dinner plates – 8  different beers on tap, and a take out lunch box menu built on fresh in house baked bread) we will certainly keep the community updated with with all the details as they become final.

Tosca gift cards and a warm Welcome to the New Restaurant coming to Findlay Creek

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Change-aheadFindlay Creek says goodbye to our long time friends at Tosca. We wish them all the best in the future! For all Findlay Creek Community Members who still have Tosca gift cards, the owners of the downtown location have agreed to honour all of the gift cards (conditions apply*).

On the flip side, the FCCA would like to extend a BIG WELCOME to Charles and the gang from Hunters Public House Restaurant. More information will be passed on as soon as it becomes available!

Cheers!

** Gift card conditions for Tosca Downtown: for dinner use only with $50 min purchase. **

UPDATE: with City Statement – Pedestrian accident at Findlay Creek Plaza

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ambulanceLast night at around 6:30 a woman was struck while crossing Findlay Creek Drive near the plaza. We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to her for a speedy and full recovery.

The FCCA has, many times over the years, acknowledged and advocated for a solution to the precarious nature of this area for both pedestrians as well as drivers. We will continue to advocate for this issue, and will certainly update the community with solutions as soon as possible.

While we work with the City to address this issue, as well as a number of road issues in our community, we ask that drivers please drive with caution in the community. Cautious driving, slowing down and making full stops at stop signs is contagious. If you do it, others around you will follow suit. 

UPDATE**

In response to the accident on Sept 6th, the FCCA re-requested that a traffic signal be installed at the mall entrance at Findlay Creek Drive. This would improve safety for both pedestrians and vehicles entering/exiting the plaza.

Statement in from Councillors office:

Traffic Services is looking into this and preliminary traffic counts they had from 2014 did not warrant any modifications at this location. They are waiting for additional and more recent data at this location. Here is some context for your reference:

We are currently waiting for the 2015 collision records for this intersection to determine if there is a pattern present which will support a decision to push for a right in/right out operation. As it stands now, from the 2014 collision history, there were only 3 collisions that occurred at the entrance, two with vehicles trying to enter the site and one when a vehicle was leaving  making a left hand turn.  Based on this, it would be hard to justify making the changes at this location.

We conducted a traffic count at the entrance to the mall during the 3pm to 10pm time period on March 8th, 2016 which is attached to this email [FINDLAY CREEK DR AND FINDLAY CREEK MALL ENT 2016].  A total of 822 vehicles exiting the mall turning left onto Findlay Creek and 679 vehicles turned right.  There were a total of 828 vehicles turning left from Findlay Creek into the plaza during the same time frame.  The video footage from the count has been reviewed by staff to evaluate conflicts that may have been captured during the count on March 8th and from the footage, we found that there were two occurrences with vehicles turning left out of the plaza onto Findlay Creek westbound that could have resulted in a collision if driver action was not taken to avoid the collision.  There were a number of other situation that could be contributed to the driver not perceiving the intent (left or continuing through) of the driver travelling westbound on Findlay Creek Drive’s which caused some minor adjustments and loss of right of way for motorists on Findlay Creek.

I will keep you posted on options moving forward as soon as I have more information, but  in the meantime would continue to encourage residents to utilize either of the controlled intersections just west and east of the plaza for their safety.

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