Posted by: HamptonIona | March 9, 2010

A Letter from Councillor Leadman

114 Richmond Road Plans a cause for concern

March 9, 2010

For Immediate Release

In advance of tomorrow night’s meeting Councillor Leadman has had a chance to preview the designs for 114 Richmond Rd. being proposed by Ashcroft Homes.

At this early stage, having seen the designs, she has a number of concerns which she has expressed to the developers and staff. Councillor Leadman is alarmed by the impact the current design will have on the community visually from Byron Avenue and Richmond Road as well as the affect the high density and minimal amount of public open space provided will have.

Traffic generated from the site is also a worry for Councillor Leadman, especially the traffic that could be directed right on to residential streets such as Kensington Avenue. She is investigating all of the options available to make the impact of traffic as minimal as possible on residents living on those streets.

As this is one of the most unique properties in the ward with some of the most historical significance, she wants to ensure it is treated with the respect it deserves. She wants the finished development to add to the community and not take away from it.

Councillor Leadman will be attending the meeting tomorrow night at St. George’s Church (415 Piccadilly Ave.) from 7 to 9 p.m. She would also like to encourage anyone who is interested in or might be affected by this development to come and participate.

If you need any more information, please contact Councillor Leadman’s Office at 613-580-2485 orKitchissippi@ottawa.ca.

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