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City paves way for Dickinson Square revamp Metcalfe’s Anglican rector will start a post-abortion support group south of Ottawa this spring. – Page 9 Laura Mueller EMC news - At least one Manotick developer already has his sights set on redeveloping Dickinson Square. Joe Princiotta, a local resi- ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday, December 15, 2012 Receive a ard* $10 PromuospC end when yo * $50 or more in the store Tire retail stores. These offers a future purchase only at participating Canadian taxes. $10 Promo Card is redeemable on purchases made by phone, PitStop *Total purchase must be $50 or more before gas bar merchandise, auto service labour, Limit of one card merchandise, Mark’s Work Warehouse, must be surrendered at time of purchase. excludes purchases of gift cards and selected The Promo Card has no cash value and Account. Credit Tire Canadian a on R0011801037-1213 merchandise, or payments Card expires on December 22, 2012. quantities last. See in store for details. Promo per customer, per transaction, per day. While dent and developer who is building a new senior’s residence on Bridge Street north of Dickinson Square, came to a city hall meeting on Dec. 6 to announce that yes, he does intend to make a pitch to redevelop at least part of the cityowned lands. Manotick residents who have an interest in the site say it will be critical that developers are sensitive to the site’s heritage. “It’s the heart and soul, not just of the village, but of the region,� said longtime Manotick resident Don Slack, chairman of the board of Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS), which uses one of the historic buildings as its office. The stage for redevelopment is set following the agriculture and rural affairs committee’s Dec. 6 to approval to loosen zoning rules for properties the city owns in the historic square. The site is home to four heritage buildings – Dickinson House, Weaver House, the Ayers Building and the carriage shed – that currently house community groups. An adjacent vacant home is also up for redevelopment. If city council gives the changes the final seal of approval on Dec. 19, constructing new buildings would be allowed and the types of businesses and uses on the site would expand. “Anything we did today and any changes we made are about enhancing the square,� said Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt. “And also, being consistent with what the community wants. There were many people who said they’d love to see a brew pub-type establishment in the square, but we didn’t have zoning for that.� With the changes, the city is preparing to sell or lease parts of the properties for redevelopment. That process won’t begin until the city issues a call for developers in- terested in the site. Princiotta is first in line, but he isn’t the only business person who has expressed interest in doing something with the property, Moffatt said. There are three separate addresses that the Manotick Mill Quarter Community Development Corporation will determine the future of: 1127 and 1128 Mill St. and 1125 Clapp Ln. The corporation could decide to sell or lease any or all of those properties. The focus for redevelopers will be on the property at 1125 Clapp Ln., which is occupied by a vacant house that has no heritage designation. The city originally proposed increasing the allowable building height from 11 metres tall to 13.5 m, but after strong community objection, a compromise of 12 m was settled upon. Princiotta hinted he’d be interested in putting a building with ground-floor retail and residential units above, and other commercial uses such as offices are now allowed. No decision to sell or lease the property would be made until residents have a chance to see exactly what a developer is proposing for the sites, Moffatt said. “The community is going to be involved every step of the way,� he added. COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM? The property’s centrepiece is the historic home of Moss Kent Dickinson, the first resident of Manotick and mayor of Ottawa from 1864 to 1866. The house’s grounds are also home to the carriage shed, which is used as space to support Watson’s Mill across the street; the Weaver House, which is currently unused; and ROSSS’s office in the Ayers Building on the other side of Mill Street. See MANOTICK, page 7 WE PROTECT WHAT YOU VALUE THE MOST. Ask me about how to protect your mortgage loan. Sharon Carey, Agent 5564 Main Street Manotick, ON K4M 1A9 Bus: 613-692-2511 3TATE&ARM)NTERNATIONAL,IFE)NSURANCE#OMPANY,TDsCanadian Head Office: Aurora, OntariosSTATEFARMCAŽ R0011304969_0719 NG YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER 8/27/56 1001053


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