The City of Ottawa has posted the preliminary plans for 1040 Bank Street, that is, a proposal to retain the existing church and to replace the assembly hall at the rear with four townhouses and a 14-unit, six-storey apartment building. To achieve the proposed redevelopment, an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment is required. You can read the planning rationale document here.
This year's choices offer a huge variety of places to visit, both near and far, with free guided-tours of over 150 historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings. Plus, there's a shuttle bus available to ease transit between sites.
The City of Ottawa Community and Protective Services Committee will examine the Noise By-law at its meeting Thursday, May 18, 2017. There are no proposed changes to the existing process for special event exemptions. The aim is to reduce noise through: the enforcement of bass noise and vibration; a reduction in the construction noise exemption level; improved enforcement of commercial deliveries and waste collection; and a reduction in the permitted duration of car alarms from 20 minutes to 5.
If you're looking to research your house, your family, your neighbourhood, or just explore local history, the City of Ottawa Archives is a great place to start your journey.
The City of Ottawa offers a series of courses designed to help citizens become familiar with issues related to urban planning.
The instructural information from these courses—Planning Primer 1 & Planning Primer 2— is now available online, courtesy of the Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa-Carleton: see the FCA Resource section for details. Also included are the materials related to the elective courses on the Ontario Municipal Board, Understanding Residential Intensification and Infill, and Secondary Planning Processes.