Just received this e-mail from the Wellington West BIA:

Public meeting on small scale-infill development

Event Date: February 17, 2011

Event Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Connaught Public School, 1149 Gladstone Avenue

Link: www.ottawa.ca/infill

Notice of Public Meeting from Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs:

“Kitchissippi is the fastest growing central area in Ottawa, and the results aren’t always pretty. In my first two months as a councillor, intensification and its effects have been a top concern for residents in the ward.

“This is why I was thrilled to learn that the City’s Planning and Growth Management Department will be holding meetings on small scale residential infill development with the public, including one in Kitchissippi on February 17th at 7-9 PM at Connaught Public School, 1149 Gladstone Avenue.

“Staff will give a presentation and are asking residents to provide feedback on the survey of infill development the city has undertaken. Aesthetic, Social and Environmental concerns will be discussed and your solutions to the challenges of infill development will be recorded.

“The evening will be a great opportunity for all of us concerned with the direction and character of residential infill to voice our concerns and engage with staff to direct future infill towards a better result for our communities. This is especially important as we work towards a review of the Official Plan in 2012.

“There are three other sessions, but they will all be the same, so you only need to attend one. Learn more about this unique opportunity at ottawa.ca/infill” (Please see the link above.)