Registration is now open for a virtual community meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 27, 2021 to discuss the impacts of the City of Ottawa's final Official Plan draft on Old Ottawa South. Register via OSCA programs to obtain the Zoom link.
Some sections of the final draft of the new Official Plan, which will help shape our community over the next 25 years, have been released. Its policies affect each and every one of us in Old Ottawa South, determining what is allowed to be built where.
Thanks to an incredible volume of input from our community and others, some things have changed since the first draft—the Transforming Overlay originally imposed on our neighbourhood has been removed and density requirements have been lowered and are now targets.
Residents are advised that the Mayor's Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors, usually held on July 1 in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, will not take place this year.
The City of Ottawa has once again converted the outside curb lanes on the Bank Street Bridge for more space, safety, and active transportation.
Reconfiguration of Bank Street Bridge Public Consultation
Permanent changes are also coming to the bridge, moving from a 4-lane model to a 3-lane model. The display boards showing the proposed changes have been uploaded to the project webpage.
A public question and answer session is being held by the City of Ottawa Planning staff on March 24, 2021 from 6:00- 8:00pm. Please consider signing up for this event and use the opportunity to bring your Official Plan questions to staff’s attention.
You're encouraged to make your comments regarding the Draft Official Plan to the City of Ottawa. This is your chance to express views on the city's future growth. It's especially important to complete the feedback form on the select topics as presented as 'one-pagers' on the Engage Ottawa website. If you are opposed to the proposals as outlined, it's critical to state that explicitily in your comments.
OSCA's Planning & Zoning Committee has reviewed the draft OP extensively and has prepared this letter to the City of Ottawa with comments.