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Sunnyside Avenue Traffic Calming and Green Street Treatments

On October 16, 2014, City staff held a meeting with residents to present the proposed planting plans for the rain gardens on Sunnyside Avenue, for completion in spring of 2015.  

Planting Plans for Rain Gardens

Open House #1 - September 25, 2013

Open House
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Southminster United Church - Fellowship Hall
15 Aylmer Avenue
7 to 9:30 p.m., Presentation at 7:30 p.m.

In 2012, the City along with residents in Old Ottawa South completed a traffic calming plan that included a series of intersection and midblock narrowings, signage, pavement marking and on-street parking adjustments along Sunnyside Avenue.

Funding has been approved for this project and the City intends to implement these measures in 2014. In addition, the City will pilot a Green Street concept by installing bioretention measures within some of the traffic narrowings instead of hard surface treatments. As these measures will slightly modify the original plan from 2012, the City will be seeking input from the local community.

Open House Display Boards

Comment Sheet

For more information, please contact:

Bob Streicher, Project Manager
Planning and Infrastructure Portfolio
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 22723
E-mail: bob.streicher@ottawa.ca

Open house #2 - February 19, 2014

Sunnyside Avenue Traffic Calming and Green Street Treatments

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Southminster United Church - Fellowship Hall
15 Aylmer Avenue
6:30 to 9 p.m., Presentation at 7 p.m.

Open House Display Boards

In 2012, the City along with residents in Old Ottawa South completed a traffic calming plan that included a series of intersection and midblock narrowings, signage, pavement marking and on-street parking adjustments along Sunnyside Avenue. The design of the project is now underway with the aim of completing construction in 2014.

As part of the design the City will pilot a "Green Street" concept by installing "rain gardens" within some of the traffic narrowings to help "green" the street and provide improved stormwater management. As these measures will slightly modify the original plan from 2012, the City will be seeking input from the local community. The City is particularly interested in hearing the community's thoughts about the planting and long-term maintenance of the rain gardens.

An initial Open House to present the proposed measures to the public and seek input on the design was held on September 25, 2013. Subsequent to the September 2013 open house the need to replace a short section of storm sewer between Bronson Avenue and Sloan Avenue was identified and will be addressed at Open House #2.

Following this second Open House, the final design will be completed and tendered for construction in 2014. If you would like to comment on the next stage of design, please come out to the second Open House or check the City's website where the Open House materials will be posted shortly after.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or e-mail the Project Lead below before the event.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Streicher
Planning and Growth Management
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 22723
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: bob.streicher@ottawa.ca