The City has just rolled out the process for developing a new Official Plan. Among other things, the Official Plan is what sets the zoning for our neighbourhoods, which in turn determines what can and cannot be built. Given the issues around infill in our neighbourhood, it is really important that we all participate in this process. We highly recommend you subscribe to the City’s mailing list so you will be invited to consultations and have your say! More details from City:
Ottawa has changed dramatically since it was incorporated in 1855, when it was a small lumber town of 16,000 people. This year, the City of Ottawa will reach one million people and the Ottawa-Gatineau Metropolitan region will reach 1.5 million people.
And the pace of change accelerating. What will Ottawa look like as it grows over the next century? How do we make sure that we can keep pace and adapt to change in a way that makes Ottawa an inclusive, liveable and globally competitive city?
We have an opportunity to prepare for the future with a brand new Official Plan: the strategic document that guides our city’s growth and development. The plan impacts how and where the city will grow around us, now and for years to come. It establishes a policy framework that will inform the shape of the communities where you live, work and play. The scope of the plan may reach as far as the middle of this century and will affect generations to come.
We want Ottawa to grow to be the most liveable mid-sized city in North America. Our Official Plan can help us seize future opportunities and be resilient in the face of unexpected challenges.
For more information, please visit the project page, or subscribe to the mailing list.