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.

160 Lees Development goes to Planning Council on February 26

The City of Ottawa’s planning committee will review the application for 160 Lees Avenue on February 26, 2013. At the request of Councillor Chernushenko, the city has agreed to conduct the site plan studies in advance of this going to committee so that due diligence is done and the proper assessments and analysis are conducted on the impacts raised such as environmental issues and traffic. We will be receiving a list of the studies that will be conducted and we will post them on the website.

City Presentation on 160 Lees Development

The City of Ottawa's presentation from the December 19th meeting concerning the 160 Lees planning application is now available. Note that the presentation states the application will be heard at Planning Committee in January, but this has since been postponed to February. For complete details about this proposal, including maps and minutes from the December 19 meeting, please visit the OECA’s planning page.

Update on proposed temporary parking lot at 160 Lees Avenue

The OECA hosted a public meeting on Wednesday, December 19, with city staff to answer questions about the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment application for 160 Lees Avenue. This is a city-initiated application to permit a temporary parking lot for a period of three to five years during the construction of the light rail project. This is the section of greenspace bounded by Lees Avenue, the apartment buildings, the Rideau River, and Springhurst Park. The meeting drew considerable positive media coverage of the community’s concerns.


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