On the edge of Old Ottawa South, there are several important federal government buildings like the blue mirrored Canada Post’s headquarters, the former CBC heritage building, as well as Vincent Massey Park and Hog’s Back Park. It is important to note that the Confederation Heights area is located five kilometres south of Ottawa’s downtown core, and totals approximately 188 hectares/465 acres. The site under development is bound by the Rideau River to the north…
On 10 November 2023 City Council will decide whether to approve the current proposal for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, “Lansdowne 2.0“. Many neighbourhood residents, and your community association, OSCA, have grave doubts about this proposal, involving the construction of 40-storey skyscrapers, the loss of public space, and the implications for traffic and liveability. In addition, the proposal appears fiscally imprudent, especially given the lack of transparency around the finances of the last redevelopment….
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:
Financial Fact Sheet for Councillors The three most-affected communities (Glebe, Old Ottawa East, and Old Ottawa South) have come together to send a fact sheet on the Lansdowne 2.0 proposal to the Mayor and the Councillors for consideration before any votes are taken. On October 18, 2023 the combined Committees of Finance and Corporate Services and Planning and Housing will meet to discuss the proposal and prepare a recommendation for the full City Council meeting on October 25, 2023.
A Public Forum entitled “Let’s Talk Lansdowne” will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 7pm at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park. Mark it in your calendar!
Have you heard about the latest proposed development in our community? A public consultation has been scheduled by Councillor Shawn Menard’s office for June 14th, and you won’t want to miss it. This meeting is your chance to delve into the details of the new proposal that will shape our neighbourhood for years to come. It’s an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, share your thoughts, and hopefully get the answers you need.
A six-storey apartment building comprising 37 units is being proposed at the intersection of Bank and Grove, set to replace the longstanding convenience store in the area. While the store and post office will be missed, the introduction of these apartment units, ranging from around 400-square-feet to a more spacious… To facilitate the current design of the proposal, the developer is seeking a few Zoning Bylaw amendments. Some of these changes, such as a…
The City of Ottawa Lansdowne Project team has been preparing work to bring forward a final Funding Strategy and Business Case report forward to City Council for approval of the next steps. The city will also bring forward a re-zoning application should the final Funding Strategy and Business Case be approved by council. We do not agree with the current proposal for reasons we outline here and here. The city will host a virtual…
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…
The City of Ottawa Planning, Real Estate, and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer sessions (free of charge) to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. First up, in Q1 (Jan-March 2023) – Core Primer: the core course describes the legislative and policy basis under which land-use planning decisions are made, the way policy documents are amended and how to make a development application.
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