Community spotlight -
A message from Councillor
Jan Harder, Chair of
It is with great enthusiasm I am authoring the first
ever Community Spotlight Article. The Planning and
Growth Management Department is reserving this
column just for you.
As Chair of Planning Committee, I see on a daily
basis how involved you are as a community in our
city and specifically in the matters of planning.
What the Department and I would love to hear is
your ideas and thoughts on how to manage growth
in Ottawa. We are launching a Residents' Roundtable
with the first meeting being on Saturday November 7,
2015 at City Hall. This column is hoped to serve as
another tool to highlight all your thoughts to an
Our city is changing fast. LRT is coming, the suburbs
are maturing and we are seeing intensification throughout
the city. We, each and every one of us, have the ability
to make it great! I believe that through the rules of
planning and community involvement we have the
tools to continue to build an exciting, prosperous city.
So get your thinking caps on – we want your ideas on
projects, developments and creative planning initiatives.
I know, for sure, I am going to open my newsletter
each month, eager to read your column.
To submit your article, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line Community Spotlight Article.
The Urban Forest Management Plan Study started
with a celebratory launch on September 23, 2015.
About 200 residents participated in an evening
devoted to learning more about urban trees and
discussed the importance and challenges of urban
forest management. The Study will take
approximately 18 months to complete.
The 2015 Ottawa Urban Design Awards were
handed out to a list of worthy recipients on
September 30, 2015. Find out who was honoured
for exceptional projects built in Ottawa between
September 1, 2013 and September 1, 2015
Where should you be able to park your car?
The Minimum Parking Requirements project is asking
that very question. Our first discussion paper is online;
our second paper – complete with recommendations
for the Zoning By-law, will be available by October 21, 2015.
Read what others have had to say so far.
Zoning By-law review for minimum parking
Ever wondered who and what makes up the
Ward you live in? Things like total population,
how old we are, how many households, family types,
language, mobility, education and ethnicity?
Wonder no more! You can find all these things
and more reading the
2011 Census and National Household Survey.
Mandate and structure of the Committee of Adjustment
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and what you'd like to see included in the upcoming
issues. E-mail the Editor at email@example.com