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Zoning Participation

posted Dec 3, 2010, 10:36 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 8:06 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association ]

Originally posted March 11, 2009

Westboro Beach is experiencing increased development which means the Executive is spending more time on zoning issues including applications to the City of Ottawa’s Committee of Adjustment and the Province’s Ontario Municipal Board.

In this section we will provide background documents on City development criteria and overviews of recent zoning decisions. It is a complex procedure but we are building a base of knowledge in our community on how to respond to development.

The Executive makes every effort to attend all Committee of Adjustment meetings for applications pertaining to Westboro Beach. However should the WBCA be unable to attend a Committee of Adjustment meeting it in no way implies an endorsement of the application by the WBCA.

Should you wish to discuss a zoning issue please contact any member of the Executive.

Community Design Guidelines

posted Dec 3, 2010, 10:34 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 8:06 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association ]

Originally posted February 11, 2009

The Westboro Beach Community Association (WBCA) is starting work on
Community Design Guidelines (CDG). The CDG will evolve over the next several
months by actively seeking input from neighbourhood residents. The intent of the
CDG is to allow neighbourhood residents to formally indicate what constitute desirable and appropriate changes to the neighbourhood to keep and enhance the characteristics that make it such a desirable place to live. It further refines at the neighbourhoodlevel what is included in the Richmond Road/Westboro Community Design Plan.

Community Design Guidelines for Westboro Beach
Any characteristic of the neighbourhood identified can be part of
the CDG, and could include such things as: green and recreational
space; roads, sidewalks and pathways; the beach (of course) and
waterfront; size and type of buildings; tree cover; wildlife habitat;
etc.

Over the coming months, you will be invited to participate in the
development of the CDG. Stay tuned for your opportunity to
contribute to this process and help Westboro Beach fulfill its potential
as one of the best neighbourhoods in the city. If you wish to become
more involved please contact us through the website.

Thanks to the Beach Tree Bucket Brigade!

posted Dec 3, 2010, 8:21 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 7:52 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association ]

Originally posted Feburary 11, 2009

Last June, seventeen young trees were planted along the beach using funding from the city’s Community Tree Planting Program. Many volunteers diligently watered these trees throughout the summer by carrying countless pails of water from the river. Thank you volunteers for keeping the trees healthy!

Two of the trees were relocated in early November to avoid potential interference with tobogganing runs. Paul Smith, a landscaper in our community, kindly provided his expertise and equipment to assist with the relocations.

Another season of regular watering is recommended for the trees so we hope to see our volunteers again this Spring.

Container Gardening

posted Dec 3, 2010, 7:48 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 7:41 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association ]

Originally posted March 22, 2009

The refurbished Roy Duncan Park will have a community garden, run by members of the community, where neighbours can meet and work together to care for the garden. In addition to helping with food security and nutrition, residents of Van Lang are interested in having container planting on their balcony. A workshop on successful container gardening is being planned and is open to everyone interested. And it’s FREE! The workshop will be held on:

Monday March 23, 2009
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
All Saints Anglican Westboro
(entrance on Madison)

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