The City has a new Official Plan and now a new Zoning By-law is needed to implement that Plan.
The Official Plan sets out directions for how to manage growth and change in neighbourhoods and how the City will respond to issues such as climate change and affordable housing. The new Zoning By-law will help implement these directions by providing rules for what can be built on every property in Ottawa.
The Zoning By-law sets out rules for:
- How tall buildings can be
- Where different types of housing and businesses are permitted
- How much soft landscaping and space for trees is required
- Where parking spaces can be located
The City of Ottawa has scheduled three in person open houses to help you learn what zoning means, understand how the new Zoning By-law is related to the Official Plan, and receive a high-level overview of key zoning topics:
- September 16 – Nepean Sportsplex: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
- September 20 – City Hall (Jean Pigott Place): 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- September 23 – Ray Friel Recreation Complex: 2:30 to 5:00 pm
A virtual open house will be hosted at the end of September. Stay tuned for more details.