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QADRI: Here’s why bright lights are alright

From Councillor Shad Qadri’s email newsletter:

Recently my office received an inquiry regarding the brightness of the street lights along the new Robert Grant Avenue. The street is designated as an Arterial Main Street. This is one of the highest roadway designations within the city. In accordance with the city Right of Way Policy, it was designed to an average of 17 lux.

As the adjacent lands are undeveloped and the whiteness of Winter enhances the appearance of the roadway lighting. LED’s used in this design are more efficient, direct more light on the roadway with greater uniformity, with less spill light, and consume less energy than if a conventional source lamp. If used, the conventional lamp source, would also been a “white light” source.

Due to the lighting criteria for this roadway the source of light cannot be diminished. To do so would place the city in position of liability.


NOTEBOOK: 6279 Fernbank OMB decision + tow trucks + more


The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has given the green light for development to proceed at 6279 Fernbank, west of Stittsville Main. That’s not exactly a surprise.

In late October, Planning Committee and City Council gave their blessing to a Plan of Subdivision and Zoning amendment, after a number of issues were ironed out between the developer and city staff, including stormwater management.  The only councillor to vote against the development was  Shad Qadri. Continue reading


FUTURE STITTSVILLE: Lots of new roads planned for our area


Remember that scene in Back to the Future, when Doc says to Marty: “Roads?  Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”  

The opposite is true for Future Stittsville. Our village is expanding from about 30,000 today to over 70,000 in 2031, and the rapid growth here and in areas south like Richmond is already putting a strain on road infrastructure.  Continue reading


Abbott Street expected to be connected to Robert Grant by year’s end

Councillor Shad Qadri provided this update about construction on Abbott Street in his weekly email newsletter:

Construction has been underway to extent Abbott Street East at Iber Road eastward to connect with Robert Grant Avenue. The contractor for the road works in this area has advised that assuming weather conditions continue with reasonable temperatures and no snow, they currently anticipate paving works for Abbott, Robert Grant, and Fernbank to be complete by November 20th, 2015 however the new signals on Fernbank will not be activated until December 7th, 2015. Once the paving and road painting is completed it is anticipate the intersection will be open shortly after that time.

This new road connection will provide access to the new French Catholic High School, École secondaire catholique Paul Desmarais which is anticipated to be opened in February 2016. This school will provide instruction to a large catchment of students in the Stittsville and Kanata communities.