The City of Ottawa has announced plans for rehabiliation work on the Bank Street Canal Bridge and is looking for comments by May 7, 2020. With the current public health situation, no public information sessions will take place; project details are posted on the City of Ottawa website.
A community meeting on the proposed development for 1050-1060 Bank Street was held on January 27, 2020 at the Firehall with almost 60 people in attendance. The development team addressed changes that were made to the design in response to resident comments made at the first Firehall meeting held in June 2019. They responded to questions and comments from residents on topics including materials, parking, the best entrance/exit street for the garage, height, and landscaping.
The application to the City is online and comments are requested by February 27, 2020.
The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department of the City of Ottawa 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 free half-day courses. The next course available: Planning Primer II.
On November 26, 2019, OSCA hosted a public meeting at the Firehall seeking residents’ views on the future of the fieldhouse at Windsor Park. The meeting was attended by about 30 people including our Councillor, Shawn Menard.
OSCA Board members Michael Jenkin and Luc Pellerin launched a presentation that displayed vividly the fieldhouse’s current dilapidated state, and estimated the potential costs of a renovation and a rebuild. Two flipcharts invited participants’ suggestions for the structural changes, as well as new or enhanced programming in the Park. Each participant was handed six sticky ‘dots’ to then vote for their preferred options in each category, three for facilities (or structures), and three for programming.
OSCA's Planning and Zoning Committee has called on the City of Ottawa Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Planning Committees to be more cognizant of climate change and more clear about how its proposed policies would affect neighbourhoods in a submission to a joint meeting of the two bodies. There was little time given to review the new official plan and only five days allotted for public review and comment.
The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development 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.
Friday, December 6, 2019 (Offered in English) Healthy Communities
The City of Ottawa is updating its by-laws to protect urban forests. And there's still time to share your ideas for a greener city.