Centretown Community Design Plan - Project Overview

The Community Planning and Urban Design Division of the Planning and Growth Management Department has launched the Centretown Community Design Plan (CDP) study.

This CDP is being undertaken in response to recent development proposals and a need to review and update the Centretown Secondary Plan in keeping with City of Ottawa Official Plan intensification policies as well as its compatibility and urban design objectives.

Study Area

The study area will primarily focus on the mid area of Centretown, bounded by Elgin Street on the east, the 417 on the south, Kent Street on the west and the Central Area boundary/Gloucester Street on the north. Much of the study area is included in the Centretown Heritage Conservation District.

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Study Goal

The goal of this study is to prepare a CDP for Centretown. The plan will provide a broad and integrated twenty-year vision and guidance for the future of the area.

Public Consultation

The planning process will be carried out in collaboration with the Centretown Citizens Community Association, the Bank Street Business Improvement Association (BIA), other community organizations in the area, residents, property owners, businesses, and with representation from Councillor Diane Holmes’ office.


The CDP is targeted for completion in December 2012.


Robert Spicer, Planner III
Community Planning and Urban Design Division
Planning and Growth Management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13858
E-mail: midcentretown@ottawa.ca