The provincial government recently passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. This legislation replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are faster, fairer, and more affordable. To provide an update on the legislation and respond to questions, Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General and MPP for Ottawa Centre, has organized a town hall discussion on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa.
Southminster Church, the Beer Store, and now Fifth Avenue Court—all contentious development proposals on Bank Street, and the outcomes will change the face of our neighbourhoods. Will this be for the good? Most people support some level of intensification—it’s important for promoting vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods in the urban core. But City Council seems intent on increasing density above all other considerations, even though there are no density targets in place for Bank Street.
In March 2017, the City of Ottawa’s Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, along with Councillor David Chernushenko’s office, hosted the first public consultation for the future renewal of Brewer Park. Well over 100 residents took part, providing comments, suggestions and hopes for the future of the Park over the next five to 15 years.
Were you inconvenienced by a neighbourhood road closure in early January? Perhaps you were trying to get to Brewer Pool, Brewer Rink, or Westboro Academy on January 10th, 11th, or 12th, 2018, only to be stopped along Hopewell Avenue.
What do you think makes Ottawa a liveable city? What's important to you for the city's future? The City of Ottawa has embarked on a planning exercise to identify the challenges of the future.
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.