The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital has played an active role advocating for greenspace and environmental issues in the regular five year reviews of the Official Plan of the City of Ottawa. This page presents links to various activities and submissions made by GA in the 2012-2014 review leading up to the adoption of Official Plan Amendment 150 and its approval by the Ministry, including the process leading up to the adoption of the 2014 Development Charges By-law.
Planning Summit, April 26, 2012
FCA Workshop, January 10, 2013
Official launch of “Building a Liveable Ottawa” – January 29, 2013
Interim staff report – Planning Committee, March 26, 2013
Panel Discussion and Forum about Natural Linkages – June 8, 2013
Preliminary Ottawa Official Plan Amendment tabled – June 25, 2013
Official Plan Review: Three “Wedge” Issues
Infrastructure Master Plan and Official Plan Amendment at Planning Committee, November 8, 2013
Transportation Master Plan, Cycling Plan and Pedestrian Plan at Transportation Committee, November 15, 2013
Almost all new Country Lot Subdivisions now prohibited — Council, November 26, 2013
Now that Council approved the new Official Plan: How did the environmental agenda fare?
Next: Ministry review of “OPA 150” and first Pre-hearing Conference (April 2014)
Development Charges By-law revision
For the aftermath of adoption of OPA 150 and the April 2014 Pre-hearing Conference, please go here.
For the adoption of the Development Charges By-law and its aftermath, please go here.