Comment 81477

By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted October 08, 2012 at 23:27:41

Locke South is resistant to patios as well, if memory serves.

Again, not disputing that a "take-out only" zoning classification would be restrictive, just unaware that it existed (and a bit perplexed as to how the zoning is so different from nearby Ottawa North).

That said, market demographics may be just as forceful a controlling element in this case. Locke South only became gentrified in the last decade, and James North/Ottawa North later still. Kenilworth has yet to reach that millenial tipping point. There is no Kenilworth BIA AFAIK, no charettes on street art or any media attention whatsoever save that pieced out for legal transgressions or industrial accidents. Restrictive zoning obviously isn't helping, but by the same token, fair trade coffee and artisanal bread served probably won't be the neighbourhood's miracle cure. And I say that with abundant love in my heart for fair trade coffee, artisanal bread and Kenilworth North.

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