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OSCA Planning & Zoning Meeting Report - March 9, 2020

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OSCA Planning & Zoning Meeting Report
Monday, March 09, 2020

Update on Active Priorities

1. Review of Current Projects, Proposals and Applications
1050-1060 Bank Street
Information: Awaiting completion of development consultant’s traffic impact Analysis and ensuing City staff review of the report. Comments period for Old Ottawa South residents will be extended.

2. FCA --Official Plan Growth Projections Meeting
Information: Official Growth Projections meeting postponed in order to allow for City staff to review their projections in light of the newly released Provincial Policy statement and its impact on the urban boundary expansion issue.
Next Steps: OSCA P&Z to monitor.

3. City of Ottawa -Official Plan Urban Boundary Expansion Report to City Planning/ARAC Committees
Information: City staff report on expansion of the Urban Boundary, scheduled to be presented to the City’s Planning and ARAC Committees has been postponed to May 4, 2020 in order to review and assess that report for congruence with the new Provincial Policy Statement.
Next Steps: OSCA P&Z to monitor.

4. Province of Ontario – New Provincial Policy Statement
Information: The Provincial Policy Statement, the document which underpins the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan, is being revised.
Next Steps: OSCA P&Z to review.

5. City of Ottawa R4 Residential Review
Information: Ten communities, including Old Ottawa South, provided comments to the City on proposed zoning changes to R4 zones. FCA also provided their own comments, which were supportive of the City’s proposal. residential apartments throughout R4 zones and to consolidate subzone. Next Steps: Await next steps by City Zoning and Interpretations team.

6. Long-term Work Plan Items:
Resident Toolkit: Committee members collating submissions received to date. Frank Oakes, a resident of the Glebe, has updated his well-respected Guidelines for objecting to a Minor Variance Request and has graciously granted permission for OSCA P&Z to include this document in our Resident Toolkit.

P&Z Team Update:
We welcome Old Ottawa South resident Dave Kyffin to the P&Z team. Thank you, Dave for choosing to contribute to our community and its future growth by offering your time and talents to P&Z.

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