Upcoming City of Ottawa Planning Primers

Interested in learning more about the City of Ottawa’s planning process? The Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.

Rideau Canal Crossing - Environmental Assessment Complete

The City of Ottawa has completed the environmental assessment (EA) on the proposed footbridge crossing over the Rideau Canal at Fifth Avenue and Clegg Street. You can view the Environmental Study Report (ESR) online at:

Community Fights Massive Parking Lot Proposed for Greenspace

The community's fight to kill or at least reduce the size of the University of Ottawa parking lot proposed for the 160 Lees greenspace has yielded some positive results as the City and the university continue to consider options. In the words of Joel Thirsk of the Mayor's office, "Staff continue to request that the parking lot space be as small as possible."

At a pre-Christmas public meeting, Old Ottawa East residents and others voiced their strong opposition to the proposed elimination of the huge greenspace between the Lees Avenue apartments and Springhurst Park.

Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031

The City of Ottawa is hosting the Building a Liveable Ottawa launch event on Tuesday, Janaury 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall. This is part of a strategic review that the city will undertake in 2013 of key planning documents. For more information, please visit the City of Ottawa's website.

City Conducting Transit-Oriented Development Study

The City of Ottawa is undertaking transit-oriented development (TOD) studies that will examine properties within an 800 metres radius of three future light rail stations east of downtown. This includes the Lees Transitway station in Old Ottawa East. View a map of the study area. According to the city, the goal of the TOD studies is to plan well-designed and compact neighbourhoods. For more information, visit the city’s TOD website. Public consultations will be held later in the year.


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