The City of Ottawa is starting consultation on the development of a new Zoning By-law changes to the zoning By-law will be the single biggest change in connection to the new Official Plan, and it will affect neighbourhoods across the city.
I encourage residents and community associations to read and take a close look at these documents. They are very informative and contain a great deal of information related to the Official Plan and how zoning will work toward the need to create more housing across Ottawa, as well as 15-minute neighbourhoods, with a focus on climate resilience, and equity, diversity and inclusion.
- climate change, resiliency, public health
- neighbourhood character
- neighbourhood zones
- new approaches to regulating land use
- trees intensification and the urban tree canopy
- equity, diversity and inclusion
- rural zoning issues.
This release marks 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 will summarize their responses in an “As We Heard It” report in Summer 2023. Consultations on the discussion papers will inform development of the first draft of the new Zoning By-law.
I encourage everyone 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.
My office will be hosting a meeting an information session with City Staff to provide a planning overview with a focus on the Inner Urban sections as defined in the Official Plan, and a discussion of high-level review of the changes in the Official Plan.
Stay tuned for a date in an upcoming newsletter.