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Other Community Studies

Orléans Industrial Park Land Use & Design Study

Queensway Terrace North

Study Area Boundary

Study Area Boundary

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Rideau/Arts Precinct Public Realm Plan

The Rideau/Arts Precinct is an area in downtown Ottawa undergoing enormous change due to Ottawa's O-Train Confederation Line construction, the revitalization of the Rideau Shopping Centre, the Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court Expansion, the Convention Centre-Shaw Centre (built in 2011), continuous investment on the University of Ottawa campus, and ongoing residential and commercial development.

The City of Ottawa will use this plan to guide the implementation of improvements to the public realm. The public realm reflects a high quality urban streetscape consistent with the precinct's critical role as a zone of connectivity between some of Ottawa's most important destinations.

The study area roughly encompasses the area from Rideau Street to Laurier Avenue and from Colonel By Drive to Waller Street.

Precinct Plan describes the recommended improvements to the Rideau Street public realm [PDF 9 MB ]

Richmond Road/Westboro Transportation Management Implementation Plan

As part of the Council approved Richmond Road/Westboro Community Design Plan direction was given to develop a Transportation Management Implementation Plan (TMIP) for this area.

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ByWard Market Public Realm Plan

City Council unanimously approved the ByWard Market Public Realm Plan on January 27, 2021, which is a document to guide the evolution of the Market’s public spaces and provides a framework to coordinate investment opportunities.

The plan will ensure the ByWard Market remains a unique, pedestrian friendly destination in Ottawa. The report recommends strategic advancement of priority projects, establishing a working group to lead economic recovery in the market in 2021 and a review of district governance options.

The Public Realm Plan is supported by several documents under separate cover, including technical memoranda for transportation and utilities; a Lighting Design Master Plan; a Public Life Study and public consultation reports produced over a two-year planning process.