A note from the City of Ottawa

15 11 2012

The WCA has received the following email from the City of Ottawa and we’re posting it here for your interest:

Good afternoon,

An Official Plan Amendment is proposed for the purposes of supporting the development of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project.

Official Plan policy is proposed to require the submission of an OLRT Proximity Study as supporting technical information when planning applications are submitted within the Development Zone of Influence. The Study is to examine the potential impacts on OC Transpo’s current and future operations and/or the integrity of the OLRT Project’s facilities, properties and structures.  The Development Zone of Influence is determined by a combination of alignment depth, geotechnical conditions and sub-surface development and is proposed to be included as an Annex to the Official Plan.

The OLRT Proximity Study Guidelines, outlining the requirements for the study, are also proposed to be adopted.

The technical circulation package will be distributed shortly, however, if you have questions in the meantime, please contact me.

Thank you.


Wendy Tse, MCIP, RPP, LEED Green Associate
Planner, Land Use and Natural Systems
Policy Development and Urban Design Branch
Planning and Growth Management Department
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
City of Ottawa





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