Upcoming changes at Lincoln Fields mall will have impacts for residents of QTN. Some of the proposed changes require variances from relevant city rules. There will be a hearing on those before the Committee of Adjustment on August 7, 2019. The public meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in the Chambers, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive.
The issues being addressed at this hearing relate to:
- how a new Rexall Drug Store on Carling Avenue is positioned in relation to the street;
- the specific location of a new Metro grocery store; and
- the number of parking spaces in the interim plan
Details of this application (2525 Carling Ave) can be found in the agenda of the committee at: https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=7801&doctype=agenda&itemid=389312.
Rio Can’s plans for Lincoln Fields mall will also be the subject of other hearings this fall, before the City of Ottawa gives approval for the full development application. Earlier this year the QTN planning committee sent a letter to Rio Can asking for consideration of some concerns of residents, such as connections to the LRT station and through the area; pedestrian and bike-friendly access to various services; and more green and friendly public spaces. QTNCA is also in dialogue with other community associations and City Councillor Theresa Kavanaugh with regard to both interim and long-term plans.
The City of Ottawa will launch a planning study of the larger area along Carling Avenue this fall. QTN residents will be invited to provide input about the future of development along Carling Avenue, including the long-term future of Lincoln Fields mall.