AVCA’s submission with respect to Heron Gate

In July 2019, the AVCA submitted their preliminary report to the City of Ottawa with respect to the Heron Gate development. The AVCA will continue to work with the City of the Ottawa,the City Councilor and Timbercreek to ensure the re-development meets the needs of the residents of Heron Gate and Alta Vista. You can read our initial submission here: https://avca.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/heron-gate-avca-.pdf

Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study

The City of Ottawa project manager for the Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study will be accepting input until July 12th, 2019 regarding future options for the redesign of Alta Vista Drive, construction upon which is slated to begin in 2023. The options, A and B, that are being considered are reflective of those that fit the criteria of Alta Vista Drive and its users from Bank until Smyth. This section includes over 100 homes, three schools, three churches and two shopping centres. Please feel free to provide your input to Vanessa.Black@ottawa.ca by July 12th, all input will then be rolled up and included on the project site at https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/alta-vista-drive-functional-planning-study

AVCA meeting June 18th cancelled

The AVCA meeting scheduled for June 18th will be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study that is scheduled from 6 to 8 pm at St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church. Our AVCA meetings will resume in September. We encourage all Alta Vista residents to attend the meeting on Alta Vista Drive

Major Changes Coming to Alta Vista Drive

Water and sewer will be replaced in four stages, currently only two stages scheduled (completion of first two stages not anticipated for several years). The street will be narrowed and segregated bike lanes will be added. All intersections will change. Come to the open house on June 18th at St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church from 6 to 8pm, your opportunity to learn and be heard.

You will see two options:

Option A- separate sidewalk and cycle track: roadway narrowed, raised cycle track where painted cycle track now is, sidewalk widened where it is.

Option B-bundled sidewalk and cycle track: roadway narrowed, cycle track next to widened sidewalk means boulevard shifted towards road and nearly all boulevard trees lost

Signalized intersections will change for both options and some corner lots may be impacted to some degree. The option of status quo-maintaining the present road width with surface bike lanes with flex posts is not currently being considered due to safety requirements.