Tunney’s Pasture preferred option

It’s not too bad.  Residential with interior courtyard grass over parking.  Probably more parking than needed, but at least much better than surface parking.  Massing a bit too high, particularly the odd Ottawa love of towers shading a playing field.  Green space is really just one park and some connecting glue (no one will use the Boulevard space).  If they do the bike lanes right it could be ok to get around.  No indication of what speed limits they’re proposing.  I think that Major (around the edge) should be 30 km/h and Local (the interior) should be 10 km/h, enforced in design, not by signs.  Not enough retail, particularly towards the back (north) of the lot.  Unless very very carefully done, “urban plaza” will end up being empty windswept concrete, as with plazas around Ottawa and the world.

See it all at a typically governmenty URL: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/pdpt-tpmp/phase4/optrev-prefopt-4-eng.html

Feedback to tunneyspastureplan.planpretunney@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca deadline December 20, 2013

Full context at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/pdpt-tpmp/nouvelles-news-eng.html and scattered around from http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/pdpt-tpmp/index-eng.html

No one settled on a hashtag.