The City of Ottawa is developing a new comprehensive Zoning By-law for approval by Council in 2025. The by-law will implement the policies and directions in the new Official Plan approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on November 04, 2022. Once approved, the new Zoning By-law will replace the current Zoning By-law (By-law 2008-250).
The City has started the consultation process with the release of several discussion papers. The Zoning Discussion Papers are the first opportunity to have a say about the future of zoning in the city of Ottawa. The discussion paper topics focus on key policy directions in the Official Plan, including:
- Climate Change, Resiliency and Public Health
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Land Use
- Neighbourhood Zoning
- Neighbourhood Character
- Rural Zoning Issues
See Engage.Ottawa for details on the Official Plan process.