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Queensway Terrace North

Study Area Boundary

Study Area Boundary

This study was undertaken as required by the Planning Act, further to the imposition of an Interim Control By-law. This Interim Control By-law was enacted in response to increasing community concerns over the number of residential triplex conversions within Queensway Terrace North, that are not in compliance with Zoning By-law, 1998, and the long-term impacts of such incremental intensification within this neighbourhood.

The Study area boundaries are Carling Avenue to the north; Transitway to the east; the Queensway to the south, and Pinecrest Road to the west, as shown on the attached map.

The goal of this study was to conduct a review of the likely forms, locations and appropriate levels of intensification within Queensway Terrace North, the ability of existing infrastructure to accommodate growth, and the potential impact of evolving City Council intensification policies on this neighbourhood. City staff (Planning, Transit and the Environment Department), in conjunction with community groups and residents undertook this study with public consultations at various stages in the process.

An Open House was held in May 2006 to seek broader public input on issues and ideas concerning the triplex conversions and potential intensification.

The final study findings and recommendations were presented to Planning and Environment Committee on October 24, 2006.

For more information, please contact:

Taavi Siitam
Zoning Studies & Area Planning Central
Planning, Transit and the Environment
City of Ottawa
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27788
Fax: 613-580-2459

Committee and Council Reports

The Queensway Terrace North Interim Control By-law Study was presented to the Planning and Environment Committee for consideration on October 24th, 2006.

The notice of the Planning and Environment Committee meeting and a copy of the Staff report were sent to all the participants who signed in at the public meeting and who expressed their interest in the Study via different communication means prior to the Committee meeting. http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2006/10-24/ACS2006-PGM-POL-0069.htm

The Staff report recommended that Council:

    1. Approve an amendment to the former Ottawa Zoning By-law, Ottawa Zoning By?law 1998, to permit limited front yard parking in the Queensway Terrace North study area, subject to a number of performance standards, as well as to prohibit rear yard parking, unless there is a side yard access to a rear yard detached garage, as detailed in Document 2.
    2. Repeal Interim Control By-law 2005-18.

These recommendations were carried and amended by the Committee to provide more detailed direction. Details of the Committee recommendations can be viewed here. {http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2006/10-24/disposition58.htm}

On November 22, 2006, the Committee recommendations were approved by Council (see for details on the amending motion http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/occ/2006/11-22/englishfinalagenda68.htm).

Open House (May 23, 2006)

Concerned about how intensification may change your neighbourhood?

Study Area Boundary

Study Area Boundary

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The City of Ottawa in co-operation with the Queensway Terrace North Community Association has undertaken an Interim Control By-law Study in the Queensway Terrace North (QTN) neighbourhood (see map below). This was in response to community concerns over the number of residential triplex conversions in QTN that were not in compliance with the City’s Zoning By-law, and the long term impacts of such incremental intensification within this neighbourhood.

Since November 2005, a Public Advisory Committee (PAC) made up of community members, Bay Ward Councillor Alex Cullen, and City planner Taavi Siitam have been meeting to review the issues – including likely forms, locations and appropriate levels of intensification within QTN, the ability of the existing infrastructure to accommodate growth, and the potential impact of City of Ottawa intensification policies on this neighbourhood. Other issues discussed include front yard parking, traffic, infill design guidelines, and zoning.

This public meeting is an important component of the public consultation process in this study. The intent of the study is to make recommendations to City Council on how intensification is to be managed in communities like Queensway Terrace North.

For more information about this study, contact:

Taavi Siitam
Zoning Studies & Area Planning Central
Planning, Transit and the Environment
City of Ottawa
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27788
Fax: 613-580-2459