The Lincoln Fields Planning Study is structured around a three-phase process and is anticipated to be completed by Spring/Summer 2021:
Phase 1: Review Existing Conditions (Summer to Fall 2019)
- Research relevant policy documents and studies, host a public event to introduce the project and confirm existing conditions.
Phase 2: Develop Proposed Directions (Winter 2020 to Fall 2020)
- Meet with key stakeholders, undertake supporting studies, host a public event to present proposed principles and directions
Phase 3: Prepare Recommendations (Winter 2021 to Summer 2021)
- Host a public event to present draft recommendations, prepare final recommendations.
How will this project impact the study area?
This project aims to provide direction on how the study area can grow and evolve through the next Official Plan with a Secondary Plan and possibly zoning amendments. These new policies will provide guidance on appropriate land uses building heights, built form, enhancements to pedestrian and cycling linkages, and the public realm.
What is a Secondary Plan?
The City of Ottawa’s Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the City's physical development. Ottawa’s Official Plan includes a number of Secondary Plans that provide more detailed guidance for development within an identified area.
Secondary Plans include direction on land uses, building heights, densities, particular design requirements for buildings or sites, detailed public realm elements, and implementation of the plan. Proposed development that is not in keeping with the policies of Secondary Plans would require an application amend the Official Plan.
How can I get involved?
There are several ways you can stay informed and engaged throughout the study process:
- Attend public events
- Sign-up to the project’s email list to receive updates on the planning study’s progress and invites to public events
- Visit this webpage to stay up-to-date about upcoming events and current information
- Contact the Project Leads (see contact information below) at any time during the process to request information, ask questions, submit feedback or meet in-person. This service is currently not available in person due to COVID-19 closures.
Who is involved in this study?
Many stakeholders are involved in this planning study:
- A Stakeholder Working Group will be responsible for reviewing study materials and providing feedback throughout the process. This group will include representatives from local community associations, property and business owners and Ward Councillor.
- A Technical Advisory Group (TAG) will also be part of the planning study. The TAG will include City staff and representatives from other agencies to help assess existing conditions, provide technical feedback, ensure that the planning study meets City policies.
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