Dunrobin roundabout ‘years away’ if at all Kelly says

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

CONSTANCE BAY – Following a recent news story in West Carleton Online coinciding the demolition of a former historic farm property that has long been dilapidated, Coun. Clarke Kelly wants Ward 5 residents to know a roundabout is years a way and not a guarantee.

On Feb. 8, West Carleton Online published a story on the likelihood of a roundabout being built at the current, awkward, three way stop intersection.

A photo of a dilapidated house.
The house at the corner is on privately owned property and has been empty for several years. Photo by Thomas West

The Ward 5 staff member who provided West Carleton Online with the information was very clear to say the work to address the intersection is in the very early planning stages (detailed plans have not yet started) and “these plans are not concrete and complete.”

Earlier this week, the dilapidated buildings on the site of a historic West Carleton farming family were demolished, which created much dialogue on social media.

Kelly wants to set the record state and released a statement today (Feb. 28)

“Much like many residents of Constance Bay on their way to work this morning, I drove past 4086 Dunrobin Rd. as it was being demolished,” Kelly said. “I have seen quite a few comments about it, and here is what we can advise right now.”

Kelly says a demolition permit was issued yesterday by the City of Ottawa.

“The property is privately owned, and the city has not purchased any portion of that property,” Kelly said. “There are currently no permit applications for any additional work beyond demolition. A roundabout is currently being considered/studied but it has not been selected as the preferred option for the intersection of Dunrobin Road and Constance Bay Road. Even if this is selected as the preferred option, we are likely years away from construction beginning. And before concurring on such a project, I would want to consult with residents from the area to ensure that it’s what the community wants or needs here.”

Currently the land is zoned Rural Countryside Zone. This accommodates agricultural, forestry, country residential lots created by severance and “other land uses characteristic of Ottawa’s countryside.”

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