Your board hopes you are enjoying your summer!
Planning and outreach activities have continued: members of the IPCA attended the NCC’s public open house on June 25. The NCC wants public input on several development projects including the Ottawa River waterfront, LeBreton Flats, commemorative projects and much more. Launching a new, more interactive format for this year, small groups formed to discuss these projects with NCC board members and staff. It was a useful and interesting evening, although the subject of the unpopular Monument to the Victims of Communism dominated much of the portion allowed for public commentary. Read the plans here.
On the concrete level, we have also been in touch with the NCC about practical matters related to our street. We discussed the placement of speed boards and improved signage around speed and the prohibition of commercial vehicles. More to come on this. The board has also reached out to the Civic Hospital Community Association to talk about mutual concerns around the new Civic Hospital that will be built on a parcel of land on the Experimental Farm. The land where the hospital currently sits will be developed . . . into what is the big question.
For your consideration – two meetings of interest: August 11: public meeting on the Queensway expansion, which will affect IPD, will be held from 4-8 p.m. at J.A. Dulude Arena, Mel Baker Hall, 941 Clyde Ave. Details here. August 22: Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Jeff Leiper will hold the next ward forum from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Orpheus House, 17 Fairmont Ave. Details here
We are also pleased to see many have signed up to join our association since the AGM. Board member Jennifer Gillespie has been knocking on doors, encouraging membership. Thanks Jen! Please get involved – the membership form is here .
We will be hosting an important public meeting in the fall where the NCC will discuss the covenants with residents. Stay tuned!