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Friday, April 7, 2017

Planning & Development April E-newsletter

Imagine Merivale Road Community Design Plan

Logo of imagine merivale road northOn March 22, approximately 130 people participated in an information session and viewed numerous display boards describing the project.  Participants were asked to give their comments on a range of preliminary ideas for the Community Design Plan (CDP) including areas proposed to be rezoned, economic development initiatives and four demonstration plan options for complete street design.

Go to ottawa.ca/imaginemerivalenorth to find out more and sign up to receive regular project updates.
Email chris.brouwer@ottawa..ca if you have questions. 

Residential Fourth Density (R4) Update

Picture of a modern three storey homeThe Residential Fourth Density (R4) family of zones is the city's most intensive low-rise residential zone. R4 zoning covers much of Ottawa's old established low-rise neighbourhoods in the inner urban area, including Centretown, Sandy Hill, Vanier, Overbrook, Hintonburg and Westboro. The R4 Zoning Review will specifically focus on topics that were not covered by the two recent Infill studies or the Residential Conversions study. In particular, rules governing low-rise multi-unit development will provide for such development to align with current policy directions set out in the Official Plan for stable low-rise mixed residential neighborhoods.

Please provide your comments on the draft recommendations for the R4 study before April 19 . The City plans to bring a report to Planning Committee and Council in fall of 2017.   

Development Charge By-law Amendment is on the way...

Development Charge By-law amendments to the Transit Services charges and to the Roads and Related Services charges as specified in the City's Development Charges By-law 2014-229 is currently underway.

Go to the Planning and Development webpage, read the Development Charges Amendment Background Study: Transit and Roads and Related Services available as of March 24, 2017.

The staff report will be presented to Planning Committee on May 9, 2017 and to City Council on May 24, 2017 for formal approval.  

Wayfinding Survey - Ottawa Tourism

You are invited to complete this survey to aid the development of an Ottawa-Gatineau wayfinding system to guide tourists and residents to key destinations in the region.

What is wayfinding?  It is an information signage system that guides people through a city, campus, or buildings that enhances our ability to navigate and understand our environment.

Ottawa Tourism, Tourisme Outaouais, and several other organizations with mandates to provide a visitor experience are partnering together on this initiative, and would appreciate learning about your wayfinding experience.  The initial phase of work will result in the development of a Wayfinding Strategy and a business case for implementation including a draft design for a pilot. 

Accessibility During Construction

Construction season is quickly approaching and the City wants you to know that mobility through construction sites is important to us.

Section 2.11 of the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards has a section dedicated to Accessibility during Construction.  Accessibility during Construction ensures the provision of a safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians through and/or around the construction site.

The standards ensure that pedestrians with disabilities, as well as those with increased mobility needs (parents with strollers and/or young children, pedestrians using canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, etc.), are accommodated either through or around a construction site.

If you have any questions or require additional information please email accessibilityoffice@ottawa.ca.
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