Congrats to Priscilla, Ellie, Ashlynn, Rosalyn, and Leah who spent the day outside today in Fringewood. They were selling hot chocolate and cookies to raise money for their neighbours, the Peever family, who lost their house to a fire in November. The group raised $900.50 thanks to the generous support of the community. Photo by Lee-Anne Hagget
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LEGION REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
I gotta admit, I would have never predicted that the first significant development to fall under the auspices of the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan would come from the Stittsville Legion.
The Stittsville News reports this week on an ambitious $1.5-million redevelopment plan for the Stittsville Legion’s headquarters. They want to demolish the existing 1932 building and replace it with a two-storey building that will include a pub and meeting hall.
In an update on Facebook today, Councillor Shad Qadri advises that tree clearing work started today on the site of a new commercial development owned by Huntington Properties at Iber and Hazeldean:
“Tree Clearing Starting today for development at south west corner of Hazeldean/Iber. A tree permit has been approved for the construction of a mixed retail, commercial and office to be located at 5734 and 5754 Hazeldean Road and 2 Iber Road. Unfortunately, the parking and building layout do not allow for more tree retention. Approximately 140 trees are scheduled for planting within and surrounding the development. Approximately 117 trees will be removed. 44 trees are to be retained on or adjacent to the developed areas. The tree permit issued for this address is issued under Part II of the Urban Tree Conservation By-law. Huntington Properties is developer of the site and have advised they are finalization of the leasing and pre-construction plans for the site and will provide more information in the future which I will share with the community.”
The original site plan for this development was submitted nearly four years ago in October 2013, with approval granted in 2015. Continue reading
MoneySense magazine says that Fringewood is one of Ottawa’s top five best buys in real estate, in a survey of 360 neighbourhoods in eastern Ontario.
Here’s what the magazine has to say about Fringewood, an older neighbourhood south of Hazeldean Road.
“Tucked behind an industrial area and newer subdivisions, Stittsville isn’t a neighbourhood that jumps to the top of many people’s search areas. “It’s a very small subdivision, and not a fancy one,” says Tracy Robillard with Re/Max Hallmark. But if you’re looking for a bit more space and willing to put in some sweat equity then this area has some appeal. Homebuyers can get a 1,200 sq. ft. bungalow here for under $300,000 on a good-sized lot, she says. While there aren’t a lot of amenities directly in this neighbourhood, Robillard says that’s not a big negative since Stittsville residents benefit from all the amenities in Kanata, which is nearby.”
(Ahem… Robillard might want to have a better look around Stittsville. We have plenty of amenities right here, thank you.)
The Canada-wide survey picks neighbourhoods in Canadian cities that “have great appreciation potential and aren’t already on most homebuyers’ radar.” The rankings combine relative value (affordability versus nearby areas), high appreciation compared to other parts of the city, and realtor opinion. You can read more here…
ABOVE: Traffic calming pilot on West Ridge Drive. Photo by Barry Gray.
WEST RIDGE TRAFFIC CALMING
If you ever want to inspire road rage, try driving the posted speed limit down West Ridge Drive. It’s signed at 40km/h, and if you stick to that speed chances are you’ll be tailgated, honked at, and maybe even passed. The “flex signs” help, but they don’t solve everything. Just days after a new traffic calming project was launched earlier this month, police clocked a car travelling at 21km/hr over the speed limit. Continue reading
(via Hydro Ottawa)
On Tuesday, July 28, Hydro Ottawa will be in the Fringewood area neighbourhood to perform planned maintenance work. This work will maintain the reliability of the electrical distribution system.
In order to undertake this work safely, a planned power interruption will be required. The planned interruption will take place on Tuesday, July 28 from to 9am to 12pm.
Our qualified staff and contractors will conduct this work safely and efficiently, ensuring that any inconvenience is minimal.
In case of inclement weather, the tentative date to reschedule this work will be July 29, 2015 between the same hours.
Affected streets: Fringewood Drive, Cloverloft Court, Cripple Creek Crescent, Lazy Nol Court
Some residents in the Fringewood South area may experience low water pressure today. City crews are repairing a broken waterman valve on Fringewood Drive.