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
Lansdowne update: Public consultation before talks on transferring control
Thanks to the mobilization of the community and the work of Councillor Shawn Menard’s office, there is some good news coming out of the City of Ottawa’s Finance and Economic Development Committee on November 5, 2019.
A public forum: Monday, October 28, 2019 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park.
If you care about the future of Lansdowne Park and how the land will be used in the coming years, come to this public meeting with the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), Glebe Community Association, Old Ottawa East Community Association, and Old Ottawa South Community Association.
Would you like to know more about the city's planning process? 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 free half-day courses. The next session:
Planning Primer I: Legislative Background and Policy Documents
September 28 and October 2, 2019 (Offered in English)
The City of Ottawa recently retained Maclaren Municipal Consulting to identify policy options that can be considered to deal with housing issues in the area. MMC has just published two policy options papers on ottawa.ca and are asking for residents feedback/recommendations before finalizing their report.
The first consultation session for the proposed mixed use building at 1050-1060 Bank Street was held on June 11, 2019. Attached is a PDF of the presentation drawings from the consultation provided by architect Maurizio Martignago.
The City is reviewing regulations to address public health and safety, consumer protection, community nuisances, and other areas of concern, as they pertain to private sector rental properties. Residents are invited to read the associated discussion papers and take surveys regarding rental housing, student housing including high-density 'bunkhouses', and short-term rentals (like Airbnb).