Area Specific Zoning Meeting


Invites you to attend a briefing on Area Specific Zoning

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Kitchissippi United Church 630 Island Park Drive


Area Specific Zoning is a tool is being offered by the City to preserve a unique feature of our street – our 25 foot setbacks – that will no longer be protected once the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) covenants begin expiring in 2020.


When the covenants expire, the street will remain R1 (residential, single family). However, the normal setbacks for R1 are between 9.8 to 19.6 feet, considerably less than what we currently have.


Representatives from the IPCA, the City and Councillor Leiper’s office will be at this meeting to explain fully what ASZ is and listen to your feedback.

Can’t attend but have questions?

Contact us
Councillor Leiper: phone (613) 580-2485 or email:


Ashcroft Homes Convent Development Open House

Ashcroft Homes is proposing an adaptive re-use of Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent at their 114 Richmond Rd site, which would see the building partially demolished and encapsulated in glass, combining heritage and modern elements. The refreshed convent would see office tenants and mixed commercial. We invite you to join us to learn more about this proposed development during a community open house:

Wednesday, January 10


Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)


Information on the proposed development will be available from Ashcroft Homes, and City of Ottawa staff in both Heritage and Planning will be on hand to field additional questions

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Here is a link to a softcopy of the newsletter distributed through the neighbourhood, updating residents on recent activities and news from the Island Park Community Association.

Newsletter December 2017

Traffic Calming

The association is making available a study that was conducted on traffic calming in 1996.

Island Park Kirkwood and ChurchHill Area Transport Assessment and Traffic Calming Plan

An interesting read.

Thai Embassy at 180 Island Park Drive

Well the Thai Embassy is at it again!


They want to tear down 180 IPD and put up an office building!! They applied to the City to change the zoning in 2014-2015 to do the same thing. Our street is for people and families, not offices. Here are the details and where to send your thoughts:

proposed embassy

Click here to see the development plans:…

And here is where to go to send in your comments – by August 18, 2017…
or directly to Steve Belan:
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 27591 Fax: 613-560-6006

IPCA Newsletter

If you missed our last newsletter, you can catch up by viewing it at this link.

May 2017 IPCA Newsletter

RCMP enforcement to be cut on IPD and Parkway. 

You board has demanded a meeting with Minister McKenna/NCC/RCMP and City to discuss enforcement on the street.

Read the email here.  June 8 Letter

Stay tuned!