The City of Ottawa is developing a new comprehensive Zoning By-law for approval by Council in 2025. The by-law will implement the policies and directions in the new Official Plan approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on November 04, 2022. Once approved, the new Zoning By-law will replace the current Zoning By-law (By-law 2008-250).
Consultation on developing a new Zoning By-law is open with the release of seven Discussion Papers and corresponding surveys. These papers address key issues relating to the implementation of the new Official Plan, including:
- Climate Change, Resiliency, and Public Health
- Climate Change, Resiliency, Public Health Discussion Paper
- Climate Change, Resiliency, Public Health One Pager
- Climate Change, Resiliency, Public Health Survey
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- How Zoning Can Regulate Trees
- Land Use Strategies for the New Zoning By-law
- Neighbourhood Character
- Neighbourhood Zones
- Rural Zoning Issues
The release of these discussion papers is the first chance for the public to consult on the implementation of the recently approved new Official plan through the development of a new Ottawa Zoning By-law. The City welcomes feedback and input from members of the public and will summarize the received responses in an “As We Heard It” report later this year. Consultations on the discussion papers will inform the development of the first draft of the new Zoning By-law. We encourage members of the public to review the discussion papers and share their thoughts and ideas, as their input will play a critical role in shaping the future of our city. The surveys close Friday, July 28.