AVCA Meeting- September 17th, 7pm at Rideau Park United Church

School is back and so is the AVCA. Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm. We will be discussing all that is happening in the community, hear from Councillor Cloutier, and have a discussion on short-term rentals in Alta Vista. We will also share details about our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 16th where we will host a federal election candidates’ open house from 6-7pm so you can meet the candidates, and then AVCA will host the meeting from 7-8:30. The candidates will speak for five minutes each at the beginning of the meeting. Agenda for Tues, Sept 17 is attached.

Rename Heron Corridor Competition

The AVCA Parks and Green Space Committee has launched a competition to honour Canada’s contribution to the Second World War to rename the Heron Corridor Green Space to re-establish the national significance of this 25 acres of land which was part of the greenbelt established in Ottawa as a living memorial to those who fought and died in the Second World War. Please check out the website , enter the contest and share this with your friends and neighbours.

Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study Update

Following an open house on June 18th and two week period for email submissions, 140 comments were received by the City regarding the proposed re-design of Alta Vista Drive. No clear consensus was reached in the 140 responses, with 38 people preferring Option A (raised, segregated bike lane next to the road), 44 preferring Option B (segregated cycle track bundled next to the road), 21 suggesting other options and 18 requesting status quo. Those supporting the project mentioned the need for segregated cycling facilities, the need for traffic calming on Alta Vista Drive and the benefits associated with renewing the underground infrastructure. Concerns for the project related to potential loss of trees, snow removal, passage of emergency vehicles and implications for residents living on Alta Vista Drive. The city is currently taking all the feedback and adjusting a design proposal. An open house will be held in early October, we will keep you posted, or visit the City page.