A public question and answer session is being held by the City of Ottawa Planning staff on March 24, 2021 from 6:00- 8:00pm. Please consider signing up for this event and use the opportunity to bring your Official Plan questions to staff’s attention.
You're encouraged to make your comments regarding the Draft Official Plan to the City of Ottawa. This is your chance to express views on the city's future growth. It's especially important to complete the feedback form on the select topics as presented as 'one-pagers' on the Engage Ottawa website. If you are opposed to the proposals as outlined, it's critical to state that explicitily in your comments.
OSCA's Planning & Zoning Committee has reviewed the draft OP extensively and has prepared this letter to the City of Ottawa with comments.
A virtual meeting on the impacts of the City of Ottawa's draft Official Plan policies as related to Old Ottawa South was held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
For those of you who were unable to attend, follow this link to view a recording of that meeting.
Comments from residents to the City must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for comments has been extended to March 12, 2021.
Old Ottawa South and other inner urban areas are slated to provide housing for many of the 400,000 new residents expected in Ottawa over the 25-year term of the new Official Plan.
What will that look like? Where will we do it? How will we get there? Join us to discuss these and other Official Plan issues.
The City of Ottawa has released its new draft official plan and is seeking public input. The Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development.
You can check out the full plan, or see one-pagers with corresponding feedback forms describing how the draft plan addresses key topics, on engage.ottawa.ca. City planners are seeking the public’s feedback via surveys posted alongside the one-pagers. These surveys are open until February 17, 2021.
In October 2016 a total of 12 bedrooms was promised at the Committee of Adjustment (CofA) in order to get approval to “construct an addition and interior alterations to all units of a 3 storey, 6 unit apartment building” at 177 Hopewell Ave. Acting on behalf of Jordan Tannis the hired Planner told the CofA: “Many of the comments, the committee states, the public comments that this will translate into a tripling of the site population. I want the Committee to understand that that’s not in fact true. The existing building has four 1-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom units. The intention of the proposal is to actually have all 2-bedroom units. And it/in being a higher end nature of rental the expectation is that many of those 2-bedroom units will not necessarily mean that you’re going to have an increased number of people in the unit for example those people may want to actually have the flexibility of a second bedroom for visitors and so on so I don’t think it’s fair to say that this is a tripling of the density in terms of bedroom count in fact it’s not even a doubling…”
Ottawa’s Planning Committee recommended approval of the Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application for 1050-1060 Bank Street at its August 27th session.
Our Councilor, Shawn Menard, addressed the hearing and thanked the development team for having consulted with the broader community early in the process and for their willingness to work with his office, with the community, and with City staff and to modify the design considerably in order to address concerns.
An unprecedented video-linked joint session of Planning and Agricultural and Rural Affairs committees on the proposed expansion of the urban boundary took place this week. Public delegations were included on zoom, a first for City of Ottawa meetings. Many other residents followed via live-stream.
The City staff report on Growth Management projections that will guide future residential construction in Ottawa until 2046 was released last Friday, April 24, 2020.