The CCA is looking forward to working with Taggart in creating the Development Design Guideline process to ensure that what was said at Planning Committee is actualized and that no large format "big-box" stores are inculed in the commercial 'A' site along the Ottawa River.
"Ottawa is moving forward with a plan that we can afford and that will deliver on our promise of building the liveable city," said Mayor Jim Watson. "We are working to have greater certainty in our land-development planning process to continue to build a beautiful capital and support growth of the city's economy."
Representatives of the Cumberland Community Association, armed with more than 400 signatures from local and city residents unequivocally objecting to a big box store commercial development along the Ottawa River, attended the June 25th Planning Committee meeting at City Hall to comment on the Tamarack’s proposed Cardinal Creek Village development.
David Reevely blogs live from the Planning Committee Meeting on June 25, 2013. He captures the gist of the Cardinal Creek Village discussion. Rainer Bloess questioned the magnitude and style of the proposed commercial development along the edge of OR174 in support of the efforts made by the Cumberland Community Association and individual residents.
· Anda Bruinsma paints a picture of a beautiful walkable area close to the river, which this plan will not create. Boardwalk, etc.
We continue to work to ensure that Cardinal Creek Village does not include a track of big box stores immediately along the edge of the Ottawa River. Here three residents including Clive Horne, President of the Cumberland Association speeking to CBC outside the Planning Committee meeting at City Hall on June 25, 2013.
The Cumberland Community Association and individual residents are working very hard on your behalf to ensure that Cardinal Creek Village does not become a blemish on the landscape of the Ottawa River. Here are a few letters written to Planning Committee. We hope they are listening.
The site paln shows the entire northern boundary (22 soccer fields) of the Cardinal Creek Village development bordering the Ottawa River is going to be BIG BOX STORE Commercial development. This absence of capitalizing on the proximity to our most valued resource is a profound blemish on an otherwise potentially unique and stunning planned community.
With all the recent rain and the warm weather finally breaking through gardens are leaping out of the ground and everyone is getting their hands dirty! In the village, you may have noticed, this has happened as well due to the dedicated effort of volunteers who have been decorating the street scene with flower barrels and planting the flowerbeds at the arena for your enjoyment and pleasure.
The Cumberland Community Association meets on the first Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Maple Hall, 2552 Old Montreal Rd, Cumberland. All residents are welcome and encouraged to come out and join us.