Ottewell Neighbourhood has been chosen for neighbourhood renewal. Construction is anticipated to start in 2023.

Project Update - May 2022

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. 

For more information:

  1. Review the Draft Design
  2. Learn about the Ottewell Cost-sharing Opportunities

Update on Decorative Street Lights

Standard street lights will be replaced as part of the Neighbourhood Renewal process. However, property owners in each neighbourhood undergoing renewal will have the opportunity to upgrade to their communities choice of decorative street lights through a community -initiated Local Improvement process.

The Ottewell Decorative Lighting Committee was created and collected with community input on which decorative street lighting option to submit for consideration. The selected option submitted to the City was Standard Street Light - Powder Coated Black. This would apply to parts of the neighbourhood that have street lights with an arm, as well as those parts in the east side of the neighbourhood that have post-top style lights. 

In October 2022, the City will send an Expression of Interest (EOI) package containing estimated costs asking registered property owners to indicate whether or not they support the decorative street light Local Improvement and return the EOI to the City by the deadline outlined in the letter.

About the Project

Neighbourhood reconstruction 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.