New City Recreation and Cultural Facilities - 1010 Somerset

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Concept Plan

The City is looking for your feedback on the draft concept plan for a proposed array of elements for a complete integrated and sustainable community hub .

Anchored close to the Plant Recreation Complex and the O-Train tracks, north of the Corso Italia station, the intention is to develop a destination community, integrated with the residential development by Ottawa Community Housing to the south.

The major elements proposed in the community hub concept plan include:

  • New active public parkland (sportsfields, courts and open space)
  • A French-language elementary school
  • A childcare facility
  • City of Ottawa recreation facilities
  • Community arts, cultural and creative spaces
  • Expansion of Plant Bath facility
  • Components per the Collective Benefits Agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario
  • Affordable housing
  • Limited mixed use private development

Timelines

This is the first round of engagement focusing specifically on the concept plan. There will be multiple individual projects resulting from this plan, which will each have their own separate consultation initiatives focusing on more detailed considerations.

Development of the specific City of Ottawa managed elements on the site may commence in the next 5-10 year period.

The development of an elementary school is anticipated to begin within the next 1-2 years.

The aim of the concept plan is to explore, develop and recommend a vision to guide the development of this community hub in coordination with Ottawa Community Housing in their development of Gladstone Village.

Community Context

Gladstone Village is a point of intersection between the neighbourhoods of Little Italy, Hintonburg and Chinatown and adjacent to existing City facilities (Plant Recreation Centre and Plouffe Park). The locational attributes provide the City with the unique opportunity to deliver on core objectives contained in the New Official Plan (2021) and the Corso Italia Secondary Plan in both intensification and Transit Oriented Development objectives at LRT stations. It will also provide an opportunity for the City to address its need for land to improve service delivery.

The site is bounded by Somerset Street West, Gladstone Avenue, the O-Train tracks, and Preston Street and contains an area totaling approximately 7.68 hectares (19 acres). The proposed development of this area is intended to serve not only the adjacent neighborhoods but the greater population of Ottawa's central district, including both Somerset and Kitchissippi wards.

Somerset Ward:

  • 44,441 residents in 26,859 households
  • 33% are family households, 67% are non-family households
  • 25% residents are immigrants
  • 2.7% residents have aboriginal identity
  • 2,991 are residents under 19
  • 4,257 are residents 65 or older

Kitchissippi Ward:

  • 39,777 residents in 18,695 households
  • 55% are family households, 45% are non-family households
  • 18% residents are immigrants
  • 2% residents have aboriginal identity
  • 6,430 are residents under 19
  • 4,289 are residents 65 or older

Sustainability

The City, as part of the acquisition agreement has made a commitment to implement its approved sustainability, greening strategy, and targets for all future development at 1010 Somerset Street.

Following the City’s High Performance Development Standards, sustainable construction methods used for the major elements will showcase the community as a demonstration project for energy management, conservation, recycling and reusing resources.

Proposed partnership with Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario

The concept plan includes the allocation of land for the development of a new French-language elementary school. Thousands of new residents are expected to move into Gladstone Village over the next decade. A new French-language elementary school will serve not only the French-speaking residents of this area but would draw from surrounding neighbourhoods. Through the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding, the City of Ottawa has partnered with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO) to incorporate the vision of an elementary school in the initial design phase.

Included in the proposed school development will be a French-language child care facility.

Feedback

If you would like to review the community hub concept plan, please click this link.

If you are interested in the development of this hub, please check this site regularly for project updates and consultation opportunities.

If you have additional questions or feedback on the proposed concept plan of Gladstone Village, please feel free to submit your feedback and questions to 1010somerset@ottawa.ca.

Concept Plan

The City is looking for your feedback on the draft concept plan for a proposed array of elements for a complete integrated and sustainable community hub .

Anchored close to the Plant Recreation Complex and the O-Train tracks, north of the Corso Italia station, the intention is to develop a destination community, integrated with the residential development by Ottawa Community Housing to the south.

The major elements proposed in the community hub concept plan include:

  • New active public parkland (sportsfields, courts and open space)
  • A French-language elementary school
  • A childcare facility
  • City of Ottawa recreation facilities
  • Community arts, cultural and creative spaces
  • Expansion of Plant Bath facility
  • Components per the Collective Benefits Agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario
  • Affordable housing
  • Limited mixed use private development

Timelines

This is the first round of engagement focusing specifically on the concept plan. There will be multiple individual projects resulting from this plan, which will each have their own separate consultation initiatives focusing on more detailed considerations.

Development of the specific City of Ottawa managed elements on the site may commence in the next 5-10 year period.

The development of an elementary school is anticipated to begin within the next 1-2 years.

The aim of the concept plan is to explore, develop and recommend a vision to guide the development of this community hub in coordination with Ottawa Community Housing in their development of Gladstone Village.

Community Context

Gladstone Village is a point of intersection between the neighbourhoods of Little Italy, Hintonburg and Chinatown and adjacent to existing City facilities (Plant Recreation Centre and Plouffe Park). The locational attributes provide the City with the unique opportunity to deliver on core objectives contained in the New Official Plan (2021) and the Corso Italia Secondary Plan in both intensification and Transit Oriented Development objectives at LRT stations. It will also provide an opportunity for the City to address its need for land to improve service delivery.

The site is bounded by Somerset Street West, Gladstone Avenue, the O-Train tracks, and Preston Street and contains an area totaling approximately 7.68 hectares (19 acres). The proposed development of this area is intended to serve not only the adjacent neighborhoods but the greater population of Ottawa's central district, including both Somerset and Kitchissippi wards.

Somerset Ward:

  • 44,441 residents in 26,859 households
  • 33% are family households, 67% are non-family households
  • 25% residents are immigrants
  • 2.7% residents have aboriginal identity
  • 2,991 are residents under 19
  • 4,257 are residents 65 or older

Kitchissippi Ward:

  • 39,777 residents in 18,695 households
  • 55% are family households, 45% are non-family households
  • 18% residents are immigrants
  • 2% residents have aboriginal identity
  • 6,430 are residents under 19
  • 4,289 are residents 65 or older

Sustainability

The City, as part of the acquisition agreement has made a commitment to implement its approved sustainability, greening strategy, and targets for all future development at 1010 Somerset Street.

Following the City’s High Performance Development Standards, sustainable construction methods used for the major elements will showcase the community as a demonstration project for energy management, conservation, recycling and reusing resources.

Proposed partnership with Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario

The concept plan includes the allocation of land for the development of a new French-language elementary school. Thousands of new residents are expected to move into Gladstone Village over the next decade. A new French-language elementary school will serve not only the French-speaking residents of this area but would draw from surrounding neighbourhoods. Through the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding, the City of Ottawa has partnered with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO) to incorporate the vision of an elementary school in the initial design phase.

Included in the proposed school development will be a French-language child care facility.

Feedback

If you would like to review the community hub concept plan, please click this link.

If you are interested in the development of this hub, please check this site regularly for project updates and consultation opportunities.

If you have additional questions or feedback on the proposed concept plan of Gladstone Village, please feel free to submit your feedback and questions to 1010somerset@ottawa.ca.

  • Project Update

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    The 1010 Somerset project team would like to thank everyone for taking the time to provide their feedback on the concept plan.

    Feedback was received and recorded through the survey and our project email.

    1260 responses were received through the survey. The project team is currently working on following up on the ideas and feedback that have come forward through various channels and will be shared in a “What We Learned” report, to be posted on this page along with a list of the key themes.

    As the responses to date have revealed several issues from residents concerned about the project, the next phase of the public engagement will be scheduled once a full review of the concept plan has been made, with these concerns taken in consideration.

    Please subscribe here to receive project updates. We look forward to your continued participation.


    1010 Somerset Project Team

Page last updated: 14 Feb 2024, 11:14 AM