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Building Better Revitalized Neighbourhoods

Heatherington and Vanier South-Overbrook Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategies

The Heatherington and Vanier South-Overbrook neighbourhoods are the starting point for the Building Better Revitalized Neighbourhoods (BBRN) initiative, which began in 2016.  The BBRN studies in the Heatherington and Vanier South-Overbrook communities focused on engaging community members, service providers, residents, landowners and business leaders to discover what is already working in each of the neighbourhoods in order to identify the priorities for revitalization.

The objective of BBRN is to improve the health, vibrancy and liveability of priority neighbourhoods in Ottawa. The initiative focused on revitalization through new and existing program and service initiatives, infrastructure as well as redevelopment. BBRN is structured to help the communities continue to grow as a place where children, youth and adults can meet their everyday needs, participate in community life and succeed.

In December 2017 Council approved the Heatherington and Vanier South-Overbrook Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategies. Both strategies have a series of neighbourhood-specific action plan initiatives to be implemented over the short, medium and long-term.

Heatherington Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategy [ PDF 7.8 MB ] 

Vanier South-Overbrook Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategy [ PDF 3.2 MB ] 

These strategies were developed based on our discussions with residents, businesses and service providers about what they think are the priorities for the neighbourhoods. This feedback is summarized in the community consultation reports below. 

Heatherington Community Consultation Report [ PDF 4 MB ]

Vanier South-Overbrook Community Consultation Report [ PDF 4 MB] 

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