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Here is a digest of the latest news from the RPCA, including updates from the City of Ottawa and our River Ward City Councillor.

On September 7, 2021, the RPCA wrote a letter to Ottawa South Member of Parliament David McGuinty, raising questions about a proposal for High Frequency Rail.

The 2021 RPCA Annual Meeting of the Members will be held online on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Members of the RPCA will be able to elect 4 Directors, vote on motions, and debate important issues affecting the Riverside Park neighbourhood.

Any Riverside Park resident can vote at the meeting, but your membership must be current. Click here to join or renew your membership ($20/year for families or $10/year for individuals):
www.riversidepark.ca/wp/association-information/membership

RSVP to receive meeting information and documents by email.

The RPCA Bylaws can be downloaded here.

The RPCA Board of Directors will hold its first meeting of the spring virtually by Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wed, September 8, 2021. We will be joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates.

This meeting is open to the public.

Click here to RSVP and to receive the meeting 24 hours in advance.

Agenda & Documents

  1. Call to Order
  2. Land Acknowledgement / Introductory Statements
  3. Adoption of the Agenda
  4. Receipt of Minutes of the June 2, 2021 Board Meeting
  5. Public Presentation & Discussion:

Traffic Calming Initiatives for West Walkley Road

City staff will attend the meeting to review plans for improving traffic safety, traffic calming, cycling infrastructure, and related transit connectivity on West Walkley Road. This public presentation is open to all, and will be followed by Q&A.

  1. Receipt of Resignation

The Board is in receipt of the resignation of Riverside Park West Director and President, Joel Duff, effective at the beginning of the Annual Meeting of the Members on October 6, 2021.

  1. Presentation: River Ward Councillor Report

Councillor Riley Brockington will present his River Ward Councillor’s Report to the RPCA, providing updates on Riverside Park, Ward 16, and City Hall.

  1. Presentation: RPCA Board of Directors Report

The RPCA Board of Directors will present a report on community activities since the last meeting.

  1. Presentation: RPCA 2021 Financial Statements

The RPCA’s Financial Review Committee will present the annual Financial Statements, covering the Fiscal Year ending on July 31, 2021. Once approved by the Board, these statements will be presented at the October 6 Annual Meeting of the Members.

  1. Wild Parsnip

Discussion about addressing wild parsnip infestations in Flannery Park and the Revelstoke dog park.

  1. Event Planning for 2021/2022

Open discussion of event and activity planning for the Fall and Winter seasons.

  1. Revised Official Plan

Review and discussion of the Revised Official Plan for the City of Ottawa.

  1. Planning for the 2021 Meeting of the Members

The Board will discuss plans for the 2021 Meeting of the Members of the RPCA to be held on October 6, 2021.

  1. 2021-2023 Board Elections

The RPCA is seeking nominations to fill director vacancies in the following neighbourhoods: Riverside Park West, Mooney’s Bay, and Revelstoke. The deadline for nominations is 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. All positions will be elected at the October 6 Annual Meeting of the Members.

  1. Other Business
  2. Announcements
  3. Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Following the Members Meeting
  4. Adjournment

The owners of the Riverside Mall have finally unveiled the Site Plan for their proposed development at 729 Ridgewood Ave.

The current proposal – the fourth design – is a reflection of several rounds of community input and Brigil’s responsiveness to meeting the local vision for the neighbourhood. Building heights have been significantly reduced throughout the site. The concept now features four buildings with their own unique architecture, design features and underground parking, dedicated public space, a semi-public courtyard connected to amenity spaces and a shared garden. The concept calls for a six-storey building at the southwest corner of the property along Ridgewood, two four-storey buildings on the east side, and a 15-storey building at the northwest corner with an attached six-storey podium. The density has been scaled down by almost 300 units. The proposal now features 383 units and up to 10,000 square feet of potential commercial retail and amenity space.

Brigil is expecting to file its rezoning application and development proposal with the City by mid-June. Councillor Riley Brockington hosted a public information session on Monday, May 31 at 7 p.m. A recording of the meeting will be shared here when it is ready.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE SITE PLAN PRESENTATION FROM MAY 31, 2021

Download the Agenda for the June 2, 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors.

The RPCA is seeking to fill two vacancies on the Board of Directors. Successful candidates will be appointed by the Board of Directors at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. The following positions will be elected:

  • 1 Interim Director for Mooney’s Bay
  • 1 Interim Director for Revelstoke

The term of office for both interim positions is June 2021 to October 2021, when the positions will be filled for a two-year term at the Annual Meeting of the Members.

Submit Your Nomination Form

To nominate yourself, simply submit a completed Nomination Form (Word version or PDF version), along with a short statement of interest (250 word maximum), as attachments or in the body of an email to nominations@riversidepark.ca

Candidate Criteria:

  • Nominations must be received no later than 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
  • All candidates, and their seconder, must both be members in good standing, with dues paid through to June 2, 2021.

The 2021 Nominations Committee is: Joel Duff (Chair) and Terry Wood.

Reference: RPCA By-Laws and Neighbourhood Map

Councillor Riley Brockington is hosting a public information meeting to present Brigil’s proposed development plans for the Riverside Mall at 729-753 Ridgewood Ave.

WHEN: Monday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.

CLICK: To download the community notice

This is an opportunity for you to learn about Brigil’s vision for the property, view the proposed design plans, ask questions, and provide feedback. Please register in advance for this meeting at tinyurl.com/BrigilMeeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The Councillor will be posting a video recording of the session at RileyBrockington.ca for those unable to attend.

Brigil is expecting to file its re-zoning application and development proposal with the City by mid-May.

The RPCA Board of Directors will hold its last meeting of the spring virtually by Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wed, June 2, 2021. Afterwards, we will take a two month hiatus for the summer and resume meetings in September. We will be joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates. We will also be joined by Stephanie McNeely from Forêt Capitale Forest to discuss their project, called “Planting trees with a plan!

This meeting is open to the public.

A REMINDER EMAIL WITH THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO EVERYONE WHO PRE-REGISTERED ONE HOUR BEFORE THE MEETING STARTS.


Agenda & Documents

  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Receipt of Minutes of the May 5, 2021 Board Meeting
  4. Presentation: Forêt Capitale Forest – Planting trees with a plan!
    Stephanie McNeely will present on behalf of Forêt Capitale Forest.
  5. Brigil Development Proposal
    Discussion following the Councillor’s Public Information Meeting on the Brigil development proposal for the Riverside Mall at 729-753 Ridgewood Ave.
  6. Presentation: River Ward Councillor Report
    Councillor Riley Brockington will present an update on the community, Ward 16, and City Hall.
  7. Presentation: RPCA Board of Directors Report
    7.1. President’s Report
    7.2. Financial Update
    7.3. Community Safety Report
    7.4. Gardening Committee Report
  8. Director Appointments & 2021-2023 Board Elections
    Following the resignation of two directors (representing Mooney’s Bay and Revelstoke), the RPCA issued a call for nominations, with a deadline of 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. At this meeting, the board will consider appointments to both positions.The Board will also discuss the nominations and elections process for the 2021 Board elections to held at the October 6 Meeting of the Members
  9. Appointment of a Financial Review Committee
    In anticipation of the Fiscal Year End of July 31, 2021, the RPCA will strike a Financial Review Committee to prepare a Financial Report to presented at the October 6 Meeting of the Members.
  10. Planning for the 2021 Meeting of the Members
    The Board will discuss plans for the 2021 Meeting of the Members of the RPCA to be held on October 6, 2021.
  11. Other Business
    1. Request for Sponsorship: General Vanier Grade 3 Leaving Ceremony
    The General Vanier PS Parent Council has requested a $250 donation in support for this year’s Grade 3 Leaving Ceremony / Graduation. The donation would support treat bags for a cohort of 50 neighbourhood children.
    2. West Walkley Road Cycling Proposal
    The City of Ottawa is working on a cycling design for West Walkley Road, covering the entire stretch from Riverside Dr. to Bank St. The Board will consider a proposal to invite city officials to share their vision for this proposal at its September meeting.
    3. Cow Tunnel Community Mural
    The RPCA will consider a proposal for a community art project.
  12. Announcements
  13. Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 –7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  14. Adjournment

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