The City of Ottawa Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. The next session:
The City of Ottawa is recruiting volunteers to fill vacancies on a number of boards and committees. These volunteers can make a difference in the community by providing their expertise, knowledge, and professionalism.
Several positions are available:
The City of Ottawa is seeking your views on retail cannabis sales.
A full house greeted the Capital Ward candidates on Thursday, September 27, 2018 eager to hear views on neighourhood and city issues. The meeting was sponsored by the six community associations of the area, including OSCA.
As of June 1st, 2018, you're allowed to park on unsigned streets for 6 hours on weekends and statutory holidays from 7am to 7pm. This effectively doubles the amount of time you can park in one spot during these time-frames.
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.
The City of Ottawa proposed work to renew infrastructure in the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South will involve the construction of new watermains and sanitary sewers along with full road reconstruction. House services will also be replaced up to the property line. Cycling lanes on Aylmer Avenue in the eastbound direction, and on Seneca Street in the southbound direction, will be implemented through pavement markings. Discussions are ongoing with the NCC about the potential for a pedestrian crossover at Seneca Street and Colonel By Drive.
Through the course of 2016 and 2017, the OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee has been advocating for a safe crossing of Colonel By Drive at a location somewhere between Avenue Road and Bronson Avenue. At the request of the Traffic and Safety Committee, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission entered into discussions to determine if such a pedestrian and bicycle crossing could be possible. It was agreed that it is indeed possible and Seneca Street has been proposed as the potential site.