WHEREAS Recreation, Cultural, and Facility Services are working on redevelopment plans for Bingham Park;
WHEREAS The Community and Ward 12 Councillor are planning a significant park renewal investment through CIL for Bingham park
WHEREAS The utility boxes, in the park, which is the road ROW have increased over the last number of year, which is not desirable as Rideau-Vanier is the community with the least park space in all wards in Ottawa
WHEREAS there are a number of existing utility pedestals clustered along the Cathcart Street right of way adjacent to the park near the corner of Cathcart Street and Dalhousie Street;
WHEREAS there is a desire to improve the aesthetics of this section of Cathcart Street by limiting the future potential for more utility pedestals;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff be directed to initiate the statutory process to close that portion of Cathcart Street (Dalhousie St.-Gilberte Paquette Ave.) between the inside edge of the sidewalk and the existing limits of Bingham Park encompassing the existing utility pedestals;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this road closure planning application, as it is a benefit to the park, to be funded through Cash in Lieu of Parkland in the amount of $6,000.