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Pinecrest and Queensview Planning Study

Project Status: 

Overview of the Study

Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this project is to undertake a review of the lands surrounding the future Pinecrest and Queensview Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations to guide future development that supports transit and integrates with the surrounding residential neighbourhoods.  This project aims to produce new site-specific policies in the Official Plan and corresponding zoning amendments.

The Pinecrest and Queensview LRT stations are among 23 new stations being added as part of Stage 2 of Ottawa’s LRT system. Stage 2 will build on the current Confederation and Trillium Line investments to add 40 kilometres of track farther east, west, and south in the City. Stage 2 is planned to be operational for 2025.

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Objectives of the Study:

  • Engage the community to help identify appropriate change for the area over a 20-year planning horizon. This change will be compatible with the adjacent neighbourhoods.
  • Provide greater clarity for the community, developers and city staff in reviewing future redevelopment proposals for the area

This planning study will not:

  • Produce a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plan or a Community Design Plan (CDP)
  • Influence the alignment of the LRT or the location of the LRT stations
  • Prevent growth in the area

Community Input Session

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 3:56 pm
Last updated: 
Monday, March 16, 2020, 8:47 am

Dates & Times

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:30 pm


All Saints Lutheran Church
1061 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa invited you to attend a community input session for the Pinecrest and Queensview Stations Area Planning Study. The purpose of this land use planning study is to develop policies that will guide the evolution of lands around the future Pinecrest and Queensview Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations.

As We Heard it Report [ PDF 1,888 Kb ] : the purpose of this document is to report back to landowners, residents, businesses and community groups on the issues and ideas raised during and following the community input session. The comments received will inform subsequent directions for the Pinecrest-Queensview Stations Area Planning Study.

Project Timeline

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.

Concurrent projects

Stage 2 Light Rail Transit


For more information, contact:

Peter Giles, MCIP RPP
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424