The Policy Context. Planning and Growth Management Department Presentation to Planning Committee February 7 th , 2011. Agenda. The Official Plan (30 minutes) Community Design Plans and Urban Design Guidelines (30 minutes) The Zoning By-law (30 minutes) Housing (30 minutes).
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Planning and Growth Management Department
Presentation to Planning Committee
February 7th, 2011
The Official Plan (OP) guides the physical growth and development of the municipality:
The Official Plan meets the challenges of growth through to 2031 by pursuing strategic directions in four key areas:
*people and jobs per gross hectare
“an adequate supply of greenspace, readily accessible to residents as a connected network of high-quality spaces planned and maintained on a sustainable basis”
The Official Plan directs the Transportation Master Plan to implement the following policies:
The Official Plan directs the Infrastructure Master Plan to implement the following policies:
The IMP sets policy to support intensification through Capacity Management Strategies for piped infrastructure
Through plans and strategies:
Community Design Plans (CDPs) are developed to translate the principles and policies of the Official Plan (OP) to the community scale. They are developed where significant change might occur:
The following CDP’s are proposed to be completed in this term of council:
Carling-Bayview, West Wellington, Old Ottawa East,
Mid-Centretown, Scott Street/Tunney’s Pasture, East Urban Community (Phase 2), Bank Street (Rideau River to Ledbury) and Stittsville Mainstreet.
Also, the following Transit-oriented development plans will be completed over this term of council:
In addition, the zoning on several Mainstreets will be examined.
Community Design Plans
Urban Design Guidelines are used for reoccurring development types to assist in providing upfront expectations to developers and to provide consistent direction to similar development applications:
Objectives of Design Guidelines:
Your source for:
The following are some of the changes to zoning permissions in order to support implementation of policies of the Official Plan.
COMMUNITY –BASED AFFORDABLE HOUSING
PRIVATE MARKET HOUSING
HOUSING LOSS PREVENTION
Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
Range of Tools and incentives
Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) Beaver Barracks
Shepherds of Good Hope - The Oaks
Cornerstone Housing for Women