During 2015, the City is reviewing its strategy on the amount and location of employment land. Employment land is land reserved in the Official Plan primarily for industry, offices and other employment. A good supply is needed to support the economy and to create complete communities where people can live and work.
Ottawa has a good supply of employment land in the urban and rural area in keeping with Official Plan policies. Some policies have been in place for 20 years or more. During that time, some employment land has not developed as envisioned in the Official Plan. To support the City's investment in light rail, there is an increasing emphasis on intensifying jobs and housing around future rapid transit stations.