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Friday, February 5, 2016

Planning and Development - E-Newsletter February, 2016

The Committee of Adjustment in 30 Seconds

The Committee of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial tribunal appointed by City Council and is independent and autonomous from the City Administration. It derives its jurisdiction from the Planning Act of Ontario and its mandate is to:
·        Consider and make decisions on applications for Minor Variances from the provisions of a Zoning By-law
·        Consider and make decisions on applications for Consent to "sever" a property, or for any agreement, mortgage or lease that extends for more than 21 years
·        Consider and make decisions on applications for Permission, which deal with the enlargement or extension of a building or structure that is legally non-conforming, or a change in non-conforming use
·        Consider and make decisions on applications for Validation of Title and Power of Sale
The Committee of Adjustment and its application processes are separate and distinct from other municipal development approval processes, and one or more of these processes may occur at the same time.

Get primed online!

While attending the Planning Primer I, II and Elective courses in person allows you to benefit from the personal knowledge shared by the presenters and during the question and answer periods, these online materials will provide a useful summary for residents who are interested, however, unable to attend in person.

The online materials follow the same basic outline as the course notes provided to participants who attend Primer I and II.

Online materials now available for Courses and Electives:
·        Primer I
·        Primer II 
·        Park Planning Elective 

Quick poll

Would you be interested in taking the Planning Primer courses online if the City were to make them available in video/presentation formats?
·        Yes
·        No

All around town

Have your say on the coach house policy recommendations before February 29, 2016

Learn how the City is proposing to permit coach houses, otherwise known as secondary dwelling units, in the backyards of residential properties throughout the city.

Read the latest recommendations paper, and send your comments to emily.davies@ottawa.ca before February 29, 2016. Or, phone Emily at 613-580-2424 extension 23463.

Protecting Ottawa's heritage one neighbourhood at a time 

Heritage conservation may be your thing!

Read more about the upcoming heritage plans for City Council's approval at the February 10, 2016 meeting for Rockcliffe and New Edinburgh..

The newest heritage initiative is Phase II, Clemow Estate Heritage Conservation District study located in the Glebe.

Get involved at an upcoming event

Help the NCC pick a proposal for the LeBreton Flats make over!

The National Capital Commission is inviting all Canadians to submit their comments on the two proposals for redevelopment by completing an online questionnaire before February 8, 2016.

Public input will be compiled and submitted to the members of the evaluation committee for their consideration in February.

Check out what's being proposed and the timelines for the project on the NCC's website

The Sustainable Transportation Summit: Building Equity into Ottawa's Transportation System
February 23, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jean Piggott Place, Ottawa City Hall

Join EnviroCentre and the Healthy Transportation Coalition who are hosting this event.
Buy your tickets today and attend the many presentations, two of which are by City of Ottawa staff:

What's Next for Complete Streets?
Nelson Edwards, Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning Branch, City of Ottawa  email: nelson.edwards@ottawa.ca

Living in the Built Environment
Inge Roosendaal, Program Development Officer, Ottawa Public Health
email: inge.roosendaal@ottawa.ca

Area Traffic Management Study Open House
Centrepointe and Hemmingwood

February 11, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
email: wook.kang@ottawa.ca
tel: 613-580-2424 extension 19285

Watermain Replacement on Rosebella Avenue & Blossom Park West Information Session
February 17, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Blossom Park Public School
3810 Sixth Street, Ottawa
email: Mario.Kotowski@ottawa.ca
tel: 613-580-2424 extension 26075

What's trending

How engaged are you?

Tell us what will make a difference in 2016. 

Please take a few minutes to write to planning@ottawa.ca and let us know how we can help residents understand the planning process, get involved and see the impact of their contributions in planning matters.