Development and Transportation Projects
Note: We only keep projects from the last few years on this page, for reference purposes.
(Last updated: December 2018) In January 2016, City Council approved a development application to build nine four-storey semi-detached and townhouse units. The owner of the land then reconsidered his original plan and developed a new proposal.
The second development application is for the construction of a 5-storey apartment building with 36 residential apartment units. The ground floor of the building will accommodate twelve indoor parking spaces for tenants, a storage area, as well as garbage storage. The remaining four floors above will accommodate a mix of residential units. The proposed development required a zoning by-law amendment and a site plan application. The rezoning was approved.
(Last updated: December 2018) The developer proposed building a total of ten two-storey homes fronting onto Kingston Avenue. Four single detached homes are located along the eastern portion of the site and three semi-detached buildings are located along the western portion of the site.
The development required a zoning by-law amendment and a site plan application. The application was approved.
(Last updated: May 2019) The owner plans to add a 10-storey tower on the west side and a 12-storey tower to the east side of the existing 5-storey building. This application was approved by City Council in 2017. Zoning has been approved and the project is under construction.
Merivale Beautification Projects
(Last updated: February 2020) Carlington was given a sum of money from the City of Ottawa to improve 3 areas along Merivale. The design uses similar elements such as benches, armour stone and landscaping features to create a connection along the street. Comments from Carlington residents contained some common themes:
- Pedestrian and community safety
- A need for more trees for greenery and to provide shade
- Additional seating especially at bus stops
- Common design features along the street
- Low maintenance design
A summary for each project can be found below. More detailed information can be found on the post announcing the projects. Most of the work has been completed, despite the cold and snow in late fall; remaining work will be completed in spring 2020.
(Last updated: April 2019) A pedestrian crossing will be added at Merivale and Viscount Avenue, connect to a sidewalk through the trianglened throughout the winter. The one-way section of Merivale will be narrowed. Armour stone walls along the new sidewalk can act as informal seating. Armour stone at the southern tip of the triangle will create a barrier from traffic.
The current landscaping will be replaced with drought resistant plants and conifer trees.
A bench will be added to the existing bus stop in the triangle in anticipation of the increase of residents after the Westgate redevelopment. An additional waiting area will be added behind the bus stop across the street, with armour stone added along the back edge to define the waiting area and to provide informal seating with shade.
(Last updated: April 2019) New coniferous trees will be planted in the circle and armour stone placed along the edge of the circle to prevent illegal snow dumping and to prevent cars from driving over the curb. The curb will be replaced and the sidewalk will be repaired.
(Last updated: April 2019) A new plaza will be created with a small retaining wall along the parking area and a row of trees planted along that wall, as a buffer from the parking area and to provide shade. Armour stone will be placed along the sidewalk as informal seating. Benches will be placed to take advantage of the shade from the new trees. The sidewalk will also be repaired. The bench at the bus stop along Kirkwood Avenue will be replaced and an additional bench on the north side of the bus shelter on Merivale Road will be added.
In the median area in the middle of Merivale Road, deciduous trees will be planted in the median and large riverstone will be added to the narrow portion of the median.
(Last updated: September 2019) Ottawa City Council approved the construction of a mountain bike pump track and skills area in Carlington park by the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) on September 28, 2016. The OMBA has received grants from various sources but needs additional funding to move forward with construction.
Construction took place during summer 2019 and the park was officially opened in September 2019.