Find attached the submission to the City of Ottawa by Tamarak of the Conceptual Building Layout of the first phase of Cardinal Creek Village. North of Old Montreal Road but not including the contentious 'mixed land use' along Ottawa Road 174.
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.
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.