Ottewell Neighbourhood has been chosen for neighbourhood renewal. Construction is anticipated to start in 2023.
Project Update - November 2022
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us during the Community Feedback on Final Design stage of the project.
The online survey closed on October 28, 2022 and we appreciate everyone who took the time to provide their feedback through the survey, emails and phone calls with the project team. We value your input as we move towards construction in your neighbourhood.
In October 2022, a decorative street lighting Expression of Interest package was sent to all registered property owners in the neighborhood. More than 50%+1 of the received responses from both areas were not in support (“no”), so the decorative street light Local Improvement will not be proceeding in either area. Street lights will be replaced as part of the Ottewell Neighbourhood Renewal with standard galvanized poles and energy-efficient LED lights. Ottewell is split into two areas which will each receive unique street light designs based on the existing style of light. See examples and map below.
Neighbourhoodreconstruction rehabilitates residential roads, replaces street lights, sidewalks, curbs and gutters and adds missing sidewalk links where possible. Other opportunities to improve how people walk, bike, drive and gather in the neighbourhood and how they enjoy City-owned parks and open spaces are also explored.
A series of public events will be scheduled by the project team which will give residents the opportunity to build a project vision and guiding principles together and provide regular feedback on the different stages of the project including design.
Cost sharing opportunities will be made available through the local improvement process for sidewalk reconstruction and decorative street light upgrades in the neighbourhood. Arterial roads and alleys are not included in the scope of work.
Working Together to Make the Most out of Your Neighbourhood
The Building Great Neighbourhoods project team are genuinely interested guests, stepping into your neighbourhood like a visitor in your home. We want to learn and appreciate how you live and what you value in your community. Through public engagement we will gain an understanding about what you need and value in your neighbourhood.
We seek to involve you in decision making to shape the vision for engagement and neighbourhood improvements. Working together, we can make the most out of your neighbourhood.
How to Get Involved
We have created a road map to help you and your neighbours understand the steps of the renewal process and how you can participate. At each step we will tell you what the purpose is and how your input will inform the decisions being made. We commit to report back on how we used your input.
The Concept phase is when we need to hear from you the most! We need your help to co-create a vision and guiding principles, explore opportunities, and explore options and tradeoffs. These are the most important pieces for your Neighbourhood Renewal and will be used to create a draft design to best meet your neighbourhood needs.
During the Design phase, we want your input on the refined designs for your neighbourhood. Your feedback will be incorporated into the final design, alongside technical requirements and City policies. These designs were created from the vision and guiding principles we co-created together. You shared your input, we incorporated your feedback, now we build!
During the Build phase, we want to hear your concerns about how construction may affect your private property.
Work is continuing on Ottewell’s Neighbourhood Renewal.
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us during the Community Feedback on Draft Design stage of the project.
The project team is reviewing all of the feedback provided, along with technical information and City policies and programs, for consideration in the development of the final design, which will be shared for feedback in the fall of 2022.
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us during the Community Feedback on the Draft Design stage of the project.
The online survey closed on January 14, 2022 and we appreciate everyone who took the time to provide their feedback through the survey, emails and phone calls with the project team.
The project team will review all of the feedback provided, along with technical information and City policies and programs, for consideration in the development of the final design, which will be shared in the spring of 2022.
Thank you for engaging with us during the Exploring Options and Tradeoffs stage of engagement for this project. Your feedback will be used to help shape the draft design which we will share with you for further feedback in the fall.
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us during the Exploring Opportunities stage of neighbourhood renewal. The feedback you provided will be used to shape the renewal design for streets and public open spaces in the Ottewell neighbourhood.
For more information on what was shared, please review the What We Heard document.
Thank you for your input in the December 2020 survey! We will use this feedback to create a draft Vision and Guiding Principles for the project, which will guide the planning and design throughout the Ottewell Neighbourhood Renewal. This is an important first step to help identify gaps between what exists in your neighbourhood and your community’s vision for the future.
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