Seeking Your Feedback – Merivale Road Beautification Project

The City of Ottawa is currently undertaking a plan to help beautify the Merivale Road corridor in the Carlington community.

As you may be aware, I was successful in acquiring $350,000 in mainstreet funding to begin the initial transformation of Merivale Road North. The funding for this initiative was approved by City Council on July 11, 2018.

The intent of this project is to help improve the look and feel of the Carling/Merivale triangle, the Merivale Road greenspace at Thames Avenue, and the Merivale/Kirkwood node.  

City staff plan to help beautify these areas through additional landscaping, tree plantings, benches, piazzas, pathways, and some potential foliage. The goal is to help make these areas more inviting and provide a sense of community.

I invite you to take a look at some of the proposed options that were recently shared at the Carlington Community Association meeting on February 12, 2019. 

Please share your feedback with the City Planner Melanie.Knight@Ottawa.ca by February 28, 2019.

Background

Over the past two years the City of Ottawa has been developing the Merivale Road (North) Community Design Plan. After multiple public meetings and significant feedback received from local residents, business owners, and the Carlington Community Association, the City’s Planning Committee approved the plan on May 22, 2018. Some of the highlights of the Merivale Road (North) CDP include:

  • The creation of a complete street design plan to improve walking, cycling, transit and streetscape elements in the future when major road reconstruction occurs.
  • Implementation of a range of economic development initiatives including the vision for naming the corridor ‘Carlington Village’.
  • Update to zoning of some of the lands within the corridor Traditional Mainstreet (TM) zone to increase the range of permitted uses. This will help future prospective developers to come forward with new and innovative design and development ideas for the corridor.