New proposed mid-town footbridge design plans

The City of Ottawa has posted new design plans for the proposed mid-town footbridge. To view the design plans and provide comments, please see the Transportation page.

Recommendations to improve the Rideau River Nature Trail

Community residents met with landscape architect Martha Lush on April 12 to discuss improvements to the Rideau River Nature Trail, specifically the section through Brantwood Park. To view the draft "concept plan" prepared by Ms. Lush, please click here. Look for an article in the upcoming June issue of the Mainstreeter for full details about the meeting and the ideas shared.

Zoning By-law changes for low-rise infill housing in mature neighbourhoods going to city's planning committee April 10

The long-awaited Zoning By-law changes for low-rise infill housing in mature neighbourhoods is going to the City of Ottawa’s planning committee on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Anyone wishing to comment is invited to attend and speak. View the planning committee’s report and recommendations.

The OECA Planning Committee is in support of the recommendations with one or two minor modifications. The development industry are less enthusiastic for a variety of reasons not the least of which being the changes will restrict what is possible on a particular site.

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