Village Green is a lovely neighbourhood that has experienced considerable densification in the last number of years. This densification is concerning to residents and has implications on the surrounding homes.
The transportation master plan calls for LRT to run along the north side of the 417. This makes the Village Green area a prime location for denser housing as we have seen with the building of the William’s Court apartments, hotels, and the seniors retirement home. There are continued plans for development as well as the creation of a 20 acre park - to be named Bill Teron Park. I am committed to working with city staff to ensure this park moves ahead and will become another treasured green space in our community.
I have also been following and providing input into the development plans for your area, which include a complete street along Kanata Ave and more building along Campeau. I will continue to monitor these plans as they move forward and bring these to the community for consultation. We have an amazing opportunity to work together to re-envision what Kanata Ave (behind the Centrum) and Campeau Drive could look like in the years to come. Your input is key to shaping the future growth of Village Green.
As I have knocked on your doors you have expressed concerns about this densification, on-road parking and the impact on traffic on Campeau Drive. I will only support the planned growth and development in your neighbourhood when traffic studies are completed and we ensure we have the roads, pathways, and cycling routes needed to support the planned growth. I will also work with the community to review the on-street parking concerns and suggest actions to mitigate the community concerns.
Village Green is a growing community that is really a neighbourhood in transition. With densification, LRT plans, and the new 20 acre Bill Teron park to be completed in the coming years; we have a golden opportunity to shape this growth together. It would be my honour to serve as your City Councillor and work together with you on our shared vision of the future.