As some have noted, the version of the map that we first had was very hard to read. If you would like a much clearer version that explains just what is planned for the area, it is here: Aberdeen Trinity Proposal.
Just in case anyone can’t access the huge zipped file of all the studies, I thought I would make it easy to see the plan that Trinity Co. has supplied of the proposed retail centre development in our neighbourhood.
More about this will be posted in the future….
The committee struck to discuss issues of pedestrian safety, walkability, cyclability, etc., will meet again next week:
Stanley Avenue Baptist Church
Mon., Dec. 15th 7:30
Second floor, South wing of building.
Contact me (Derek) if you woud like to know more
Joel Farber from Fogler Rubinoff LLP has sent us reports regarding the proposed Trinity developments at the West Hamilton Innovation District and McMaster Innovation Park
site with this message, “To all – as directed by the OMB, we are pleased to provide electronic copies of the Trinity justification reports.”
You can download the reports here (zip). Due to the size of the reports, the download is a zip archive, which you will need to extract before you can access the reports, which are in PDF format.
The West Hamilton Bicycle Review/Environmental Assessment, completed in October 2006, recommended a multi-use path connecting the west end of Glenside Avenue at Chedoke Avenue to Studholme Road just south of Aberdeen Avenue.
[This path would eventually help connect pedestrians and cyclists with the planned path over the 403 on the existing CPR overpass, connecting Kirkendall to Ainslee Woods.]
Construction is planned for spring 2009. Detailed designs have now been completed and will be available for viewing on Monday, December 8 from 7 to 8:30 pm. The format of the meeting is drop-in. There will be no formal presentation.
Date: Monday, December 8, 2008
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Location: Chedoke Golf Course Clubhouse - top of Beddoe Drive
As you know, the City has recently completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) to develop a Pedestrian Bridges Master Plan for three locations along the CP Rail Line (Poulette, Ray and Pearl Streets) in the Kirkendall Neighbourhood.
The staff report recommending that the EA be filed for public comment (for 30 days) wasvpresented at the Public Works Committee meeting on December 1, 2008.
The report recommends that the Pearl Street bridge be rebuilt, but not the Poulette bridge. Brian continues to work with staff to find a way to rebuild this second bridge.
More information about the Bridges EA can be found at here
We know that residents in the Mountain/Hillcrest/Glenfern area are suffering from severe construction fatigue; we want to thank you for your patience and consideration during this very trying period.
We understand that the warm, wet weather has resulted in extreme conditions, both for residents and construction crews.
The following is a Construction Update from Tim Evans, Project Manager. Please note that the dates are weather dependent. [The update is also delayed a few days, which is my fault - Derek.]
All underground works, which include the sewer works, water service replacements and final watermain connections are scheduled to be completed by December 5th. Impacted locations include:
Road excavation operations are scheduled for:
· Orchard Hill / Mountain intersection during the week of December 1st
· Mountain Avenue from Hillcrest to Glenfern during the week of December 8th (possibly starting by December 5th)
· Hillcrest Avenue during the week of December 8th
Sidewalk Reconstruction operations are scheduled for:
· Mountain Avenue from Orchard Hill intersection to
· Mountain Avenue from
· Hillcrest Avenue during the week of December 8th
Due to winter conditions, insulated blankets will be placed over the freshly poured concrete to protect it from freezing.
Temporary gravel pathways will be installed as necessary.
Roadway paving is scheduled for the week of December 15th (NOTE: binder asphalt only at this time; the final lift is scheduled for spring / summer ’09).
Private restoration will be going on concurrently. If proper restoration is not achievable due to time limitations, a safe temporary surface will be placed for the winter months.
Due to weather conditions, sodding will be delayed until spring ’09, but the site will be left in a safe condition.
Although the contractor will be doing his best to perform the remaining works in an orderly fashion, it will be necessary to employ additional forces to complete everything. Due to the sheer volume of work and limited available work space, co-ordination between the crews might become a problem, which may result in limited access to your homes.
Please stop and speak to a supervisor and we will get you in. If you need some extra help carrying something over an extended distance, please ask. We ask for your patience and co-operation during these next few weeks as the contractor RACES to safely complete the required works.
Regarding Canada Post’s Delivery Suspension notification, the Project Manager & Supervisor have met with Canada Post. The site will be re-assessed on a regular basis and delivery (in part) should be re-instated by next week. However, our staff will endeavour to make arrangements for a more convenient pick-up location, should this be required. We will communicate these changes.
Once again, thank you for your support during this project.