Thank you for your continued interest in the redevelopment of RioCan’s Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre, located at 1910 St Laurent Boulevard.  Late last year, a preliminary long-term proposal for the site was circulated, looking for modifications to the existing commercial footprint and the addition of mixed-use buildings, receiving significant feedback and interest from the community.

A Secondary Plan process is being carried out for the site, a sub-plan of the City’s Official Plan, which will outline appropriate opportunities and constraints of redevelopment. The City’s website has published a dedicated page for your reference during this process: http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations/planning-and-infrastructure/elmvale-acres-shopping-centre. Please follow this link for additional history, feedback summaries, timelines, and to learn how you can participate.

A key step in the Secondary Plan process is a Community Visioning consultation which has been scheduled as follows:

Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre Community Visioning

Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Canterbury Community Centre, 2185 Arch Street – Hall A

Morning Workshop: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
By registration only, space is limited to 100 participants
(please check back to the above link on September 1st for instruction)
Following a presentation, participants will work in small groups to provide detailed ideas, suggestions, and concerns for consideration.

Afternoon Drop-In: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
No registration required
; for those unable to attend the morning workshop.
There will be a presentation given at 2:45pm.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for the study for additional information

I will connect with you periodically throughout this secondary planning process and beyond, as important dates and information becomes available. Please do not hesitate to send your comments to my office by return email, as well as to city planner Melissa Jort-Conway: melissa.jort-conway@ottawa.ca. Together, we will ensure they are brought to RioCan’s attention.

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