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Friday, September 23, 2016

Planning & Devrlopment Sept E-newsletter

Message from Councillor Jan Harder, Chair of Planning Committee

This fall is going to be a very busy one for the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department and Planning Committee.Two major themes capture most of the work being completed— ensuring the best use of land and capitalizing on light rail investment.

Theme one: Best use of city lands

The City will ensure that the right lands are designated for economic development, in the right place to allow for new development that fits our neighbourhoods. The City is working towards resolving outstanding Ontario Municipal Board appeals of the Official Plan. This work includes the Employment Land Review (an information session is being held on September 29), a Land Evaluation Area Review (LEAR) and an adjustment in the City's planning horizon to 2036 with new growth projections for jobs, housing and population. These three things will cumulate with an Official Plan Amendment 150 report for consideration by Committee and Council later this year.

Theme two: Capitalizing on light rail investment

This theme transcends land use planning and includes the Public Works and Environmental Services Department, the Transportation Services Department, and the city as a whole. In the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department, this means encouraging uptake on transit-oriented development.To capitalize on the City's significant investment in infrastructure, Council has set the stage for intensified land development along light rail corridors. As a result, the development industry is responding with exciting applications around the Westboro, Bayview and Cleary Stations. Stay tuned for more as the City is transformed!

Jobs, population, and housing: future forecasting to 2036

Ever wonder what Ottawa will be like in 2036?

According to a recent report, Ottawa has more land set aside for employment than it needs. Combined with about-to-be-released growth projections for housing, population, and jobs, residents may live, work and play very differently in 2036 than 2016. Interested? Attend our upcoming information session:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30 to 8 p.m., presentations at 7 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall, Main floor,
Festival boardroom, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Register today to attend this public information session on how these two factors – employment land supply and 2036 growth projections – inform the City's Official Plan.

Calling all statistics geeks – check out our video on what influences future growth projections. Brought to you by the talented 2016 summer students in the Research and Forecasting Unit.

Healthy Trees, Healthy City

Healthy Trees, Healthy City
A Celebration of National Tree Day 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Horticultural Building, Lansdowne Park
6 p.m. Healthy Communities Expo
7 p.m. Opening remarks and Presentation by Professor Marc Berman, University of Chicago

Register now. Admission is free.

Ottawa's trees clean our air, improve the health of our residents, beautify our communities, and improve our quality of life. You are invited to learn more by attending this event which includes displays by organizations focused on the environment and healthy living and a presentation by Professor Marc Berman.

Brought to you by a partnership of the City of Ottawa and Tree Fest.

Contact lise.guevremont@ottawa.ca in the Land Use and Natural Systems Unit for more information.

Registration to Planning Primer I

The Planning Primer Program has helped hundreds of Ottawa residents become more aware of and involved in the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of half-day courses.  Please see our schedule for other Primer courses.

Offered in English - October 1, 2016 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Festival Control Boardroom, 1st floor Ottawa City Hall)

Offered in English - October 3, 2016 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Festival Control Boardroom, 1st floor Ottawa City Hall)

Offered in French - October 17, 2016 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Honeywell Boardroom, 2nd floor Ottawa City Hall)

You can register online for the course until October 1, 2016. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

Ask carol.ruddy@ottawa.ca in Policy Development for more information.

Reminder: Nominations now accepted for the Architectural Conservation Awards 

Calling all heritage heroes! Nominations recognizing outstanding heritage preservation, including a new Community Heritage Award, are open until October 7, 2016.

Awards will be presented for restoration, adaptive reuse, infill, new additions to historic buildings, and other categories, depending on the types of submissions we receive. Also, new this year—a Community Heritage Award!

The nomination form is now online.

Ask anne.fitzpatrick@ottawa.ca, Heritage Planner, for more information. 


Get involved at an upcoming event

September 21, 2016
Healthy Trees, Healthy City
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park
6 to 8:30 p.m.

More info:
September 21, 2016
Stage 2- Information Session
Queensway Terrace North
Severn Avenue Public School, 2553 Severn Avenue
6 to 9 p.m.

More info:
September 29, 2016  
2036 Growth Projections and Employment Lands Review
Festival Boardroom, Main Floor,
City Hall
6:30 to 8 p.m.

More info:
ian.cross@ottawa.ca royce.fu@ottawa.ca

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