The Pinecrest and Queensview Planning Study is structured around a three-phase process and is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2020:
Phase 1: Review Existing Conditions (Winter to Fall 2018)
- Research relevant policy documents and studies, host a Planning Primer and public event to introduce the project and confirm existing conditions
Phase 2: Develop Proposed Directions (Spring 2019 to Spring 2020)
- Meet with key stakeholders, undertake supporting studies, host a public event to present proposed principles and directions
Phase 3: Prepare Recommendations (Summer 2020 to Spring 2021)
- Host a public event to present draft recommendations, prepare final recommendations for Planning Committee and Council
How will this project impact the study area?
This project aims to provide direction on how the study area can grow through an Official Plan amendment with new Site Specific Policies and possibly zoning amendments. Site Specific Policies could provide guidance on appropriate land uses and building heights, built form, enhancements to pedestrian and cycling linkages, and the public realm.
What are Site Specific Official Plan Policies?
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 Site Specific Policies that provide more detailed guidance in specific circumstances or locations.
Typically, Site Specific Policies include direction on land uses, building heights, densities, particular design requirements for buildings or sites, detailed public realm elements and implementation. The policies address change in a specific area with a planning horizon of 20 years.
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 Councillors.
- 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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