City of Ottawa: Registration for the Planning Primer II – Development Review and Implementation

8 11 2018

From the City of Ottawa:

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https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/community-involvement/planning-primer

Planning Primer

Register

November 17 or 19, 2018 – offered in English – 8:30 am – 12 pm

November 20, 2018 – offered in French – 9:00 am – 12 pm

Billings Room, second floor, City hall

 

What is Planning Primer?

The program is a series of half-day courses. The series includes two core courses and two elective courses.

The core courses, called Primer I and Primer II, describe the legislative and policy basis under which land-use planning decisions are made, the way policy documents are amended and how to make a development application.

The program aims to:

  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship and understanding between the City of Ottawa and communities
  • Provide resources and teach skills to aid residents participating in the land-use planning process

 

Who is invited to attend?

All members of the public including developers, real estate agents, lawyers, builders and community representatives are invited to attend.

Questions?

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca(link sends e-mail)

Planning Primer Courses and Electives

Online materials now available for Courses and Electives

Primer 1 [ PDF 1.182 MB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window Version 1 posted fall 2015

Primer II [ PDF 1.762 MB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window Version 1 posted fall 2015

Electives

Development Charges Elective [ PDF 640 KB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window

Park Planning Elective [ PDF 5.807 MB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window

Residential Intensification and Infill Elective [ PDF 6.083 KB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window

Heritage Planning Elective [ PDF 3.550 MB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window

Secondary Planning Processes Elective [ PDF 9.959 MB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window

Natural Systems Elective [ 4.923 MB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window

Planning for Healthy Communities Elective [ PDF 3.198 MB ]PDF opens in a new tab or window

While attending the courses in person allows one to benefit from the personal knowledge shared by the presenters and the question and answer periods, these online materials will provide a useful summary for use between courses as well as for those who are unable to attend in person.

Expansion of the online Planning Primer materials is under way.

Please register to receive our e-newsletter notification to receive more information about the courses and upcoming dates.

Planning Primer Calendar
2018 Dates Times and Location
Primer I September 22 and 24 (offered in English) 8:30 am – 12 pm
Richmond Room, 2nd Floor
City Hall
Primer II November 17 and 19 (offered in English) 8:30 am – 12 pm
Billings Boardroom, 2nd Floor
City Hall
Elective

Registration opens two weeks before the course date and is on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is not accepted.

Zoning By-laws

Council approved the new Comprehensive Zoning By-law, which harmonizes the existing 36 zoning by-laws from the former municipalities into one by-law.

For more information about how zoning and planning work in the City, please see Development Review.

How to find current zoning information

Property zoning information is easily accessed through a simple address search leading you to the appropriate section of the by-law. You may also telephone or visit a Development Information Officer (DIO) in any of the City’s Client Service Centres.

  • City Hall Client Service Centre – 613-580-2424, ext. 28333
  • Orléans Client Service Centre – 613-580-2424, ext. 29242
  • Ben Franklin Place Client Service Centre – 613-580-2424, ext. 41250
  • Kanata Client Service Centre – 613-580-2424, ext. 33321
  • Metcalfe (Tuesdays) – 613-580-2424, ext. 20009
  • Kinburn (Wednesdays) – 613-580-2424, ext. 32226
  • North Gower (Thursdays) – 613-580-2424, ext. 31303

If you are selling or refinancing a property, you may need a compliance report, which describes the zoning of a property and comments on whether the current use is permitted. It also indicates any outstanding work orders authorized by the Ontario Building Code, and other information on the property.

How to apply for a change in Zoning or Minor Variance

If you want to develop or build on your property in a way that is not permitted in the current zoning, you can apply for a  Zoning Amendment or a Minor Variance.

If you think there’s a problem

If you think a property is being used in a way that is not permitted in the Zoning By-law, you may file a complaint by calling 3-1-1. The City does zoning inspections and enforces the By-law when it receives complaints. It also undertakes Business Licence inspections to ensure businesses licensed by the City conform to the Zoning By-law.

Got Questions?

Telephone the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

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City of Ottawa: Commemorative Tree Program

7 11 2018

Program

The Commemorative Tree Program was established in 1989. The City assists families or groups who wish to have a tree planted in a City park in remembrance or to commemorate a loved one who has passed away.

Process

  • The family/group chooses a park for the tree. If you do not have a park preference, Forestry Services will assist with the selection of a park.
  • The coordinator of the program will meet with you at the site to choose the location and the type of tree. The selection is made according to preference, site conditions, and availability.
  • The cost of a Commemorative Tree is $400 (plus HST) which includes planting of a 50mm caliper tree and watering for a three year period.
  • The tree will be planted in either the spring or fall.

Plaques

  • Consult with the Forestry Services if you wish to install a plaque next to the tree.
  • The preferred type is a 10 cm thick flat black polished granite marker with an etched inscription. The plaque will be installed flush with the ground to reduce vandalism and allow access of maintenance equipment.
  • Granite plaques may be purchased from a number of monument manufacturers in the Ottawa area. Forestry Services will install the marker at no additional charge.
  • The City is not responsible for the maintenance or replacement of commemorative plaques.

Should you require additional information or would like to purchase a commemorative tree, please contact:3-1-1 for more information.

Parks and streetscape tree planting

Do you know the perfect spot for a tree?

The City of Ottawa is committed to planting trees for the enhancement of our city parks, facilities, and streets. We are taking a proactive approach to the identification of tree planting opportunities on a citywide basis.

The City of Ottawa’s Forestry Services will work with your community group to determine appropriate locations for trees within your community. Project development will include opportunities for input from the public and other city departments, utility clearance checks, appropriate species selection, and an implementation plan for the planting and maintenance of the trees.

Streetscaping

Whether in the urban core area, along suburban streets, or rural roadsides, Forestry Services will work with your community group to enhance city streetscapes through the planting of new trees. Projects may include restoring urban streetscapes, rehabilitation of traffic islands on cul-de-sacs, tree planter rehabilitation, or tree planting in rural villages.

Parks and Facilities tree planting

Forestry Services will partner with your community group to identify new tree planting opportunities within City of Ottawa parks and at city-owned facilities. Projects may include such initiatives as the placement of trees around play structures or benches, the creation of windbreaks, or the planting of trees for shade.

Should you require more information on how your community group may submit tree planting locations to enhance our city streets, parks and facilities, please contact: 3-1-1.

Trees in Trust

The City’s Trees in Trust program needs your help to find suitable locations for street trees. Street trees are available by request on a first come, first served basis. If your City-owned street frontage lacks a tree and you have the time and commitment to help care for one, please contact us.

  • There will be no charge to the homeowner (supply and planting will be provided by the City).
  • The program applies only to homes with street frontage (the space between your property line and the roadway).
  • The property owner must pledge to assist with the proper tree care (watering) for the first three years of the tree’s life. Instructions will be provided.
  • Trees will be a minimum size of 50 mm diameter, or 2 to 3 meters in height.
  • Limit of one tree per single fronting household or two trees per corner lot.
  • The proposed location must meet the Trees in Trust program criteria.

Program criteria:

The following criteria will be used to assess potential planting sites:

  • Is there enough space? (other trees or obstacles must be a minimum of 7m away)
  • Are there overhead or underground utilities?
  • Does the soil quality appear to be acceptable for tree growth?
  • Are there any conflicting uses on the planting site?
  • Has the request been made by the homeowner? (i.e. the person who pays taxes on the property)
  • Is there an obvious conflict with traffic safety requirements or City maintenance (i.e. sightlines or snow removal operations)

Request a tree(link is external)

Requests will be received on an ongoing basis and placed in the next available planting season (spring or fall). Should you require additional information, please contact 3-1-1.

Green Acres – Ottawa’s rural reforestation program

Landowners must be rural property owners within City of Ottawa boundaries, have a minimum of 0.4 hectares (1 acre) of suitable land and must agree to cover the subsidized cost of the tree seedlings, site preparation, planting and tending as well as agreeing to reasonably protect the plantation. The program will provide landowners with:

  • Subsided tree seedlings
  • Advice and assistance in setting up a proper planting plan
  • Assistance caring for the trees after they are planted

The funding is provided to a maximum of 50% on a cost shared basis. Applicants must contact the LandOwner Resource Centre to verify that the proposed project is located in the eligible area and meets the funding guidelines.

Watch this information video on the program and its benefits. http://youtu.be/TR6YOqud5Es(link is external)

For more information contact:
LandOwner Resource Centre
www.Irconline.com(link is external)
info@Irconline.com(link sends e-mail)
613-692-3571
1-800-387-5304

Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant Program

Applications must be received by the City by June 1. Applications that are approved will be planted or funding awarded for spring season the following year. A minimum of one site visit with a City representative is required as part of the grant review process and must be completed between June 1 and December 1 of the application year.

Tornado related tree replacements

The Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant Program is available to schools for replanting of trees lost in the tornadoes and windstorm. Schools within the activation and expansion areas(link is external) can apply until March 1, 2019 for projects to be completed in fall 2019.

Application formPDF opens in a 

 

More information can be found here.





Ash Tree Replacement (Pilot) Program

22 08 2018

Attached is a memorandum regarding the launch of the City’s Ash Tree Replacement Program.

Additional information can be found on the South Nation Conservation Authority website here: http://www.nation.on.ca/eab

Ash Tree Pilot Memo_SNCStandingCommittees





Ottawa Police: Public Opinion Research on Policing Services

22 07 2018

“Distributed on behalf of the Ottawa Police Service/distribué au nom de la Service de police d’Ottawa”

Ottawa Police Services Board and Ottawa Police Service conduct Public Opinion Research on Policing Services

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) are seeking public input on policing services through a variety of methods this summer. Specifically, we will solicit residents’ perceptions on safety, crime and disorder, community priorities, and police performance.

“Throughout the month of July, a random sampling of over 17,000 Ottawa households will be invited by mail to complete the 2018 research survey online,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau.

The Ottawa Police Service Board values the views of all Ottawa residents and welcomes those who do not receive an invitation by mail to participate in the survey to provide input in a survey posted on the OPS website and OPSB website. **New Deadline  extended to August 6, 2018.

“The Public Opinion Research survey will ask residents for their opinions on the level of crime in their neighbourhoods, and their concerns and feedback on services provided by the OPS,” added Chief Bordeleau. “The results of the research will help to improve the quality of service and ensure the needs of Ottawa residents are addressed.”

The research information gathered in July will assist the OPSB and OPS in identifying public concerns and priorities for the upcoming 2019-2021 Business Plan.

 

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La Commission de services policiers d’Ottawa et le Service de police d’Ottawa réalisent un sondage de recherche sur l’opinion publique face aux services policiers

Ottawa – Cet été, la Commission de services policiers d’Ottawa (CSPO) et le Service de police d’Ottawa (SPO) solliciteront de plusieurs façons l’avis du public sur les services de police. En particulier, nous demanderons aux résidents de faire part de leurs perceptions vis-à-vis la sûreté, la criminalité et le désordre, les priorités de la collectivité et le rendement de la police.

« Durant tout le mois de juillet, un échantillonnage aléatoire de plus de 17 000 foyers d’Ottawa sera invité par la poste à répondre en ligne au sondage de recherche 2018, » a indiqué le chef Charles Bordeleau.

La Commission de services policiers d’Ottawa apprécie le point de vue de tous les résidents d’Ottawa et convie ceux qui n’auront pas reçu d’invitation par la poste à participer au sondage en donnant leur avis dans le cadre d’un sondage se trouvant sur le site web du SPO et sur celui de la CSPO.  la date limite du sondage d’opinion publique a été repoussée au 6 août 2018.

« Le sondage de recherche sur l’opinion publique questionnera les résidents sur leurs opinions portant sur le niveau de criminalité dans leur quartier, ainsi que sur leurs intérêts et leurs commentaires sur les services offerts par le SPO, » a ajouté le chef Bordeleau. « Les résultats de l’étude contribueront à améliorer la qualité du service et à faire en sorte que les besoins des résidents d’Ottawa soient abordés. »





Richmond Rd at Churchill Ave: Intersection Improvements

31 05 2018

From the city. Please see the attached poster for additional information.

Richmond at Churchill Location

WHO:           The Contractor, TBD., will perform the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

WHY:            The purpose of this project is to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility and to minimize conflicts within the intersection. Transit priority measures are also being implemented as part of the work.

WHAT:         The construction work will consist of all new sidewalks and traffic signals in conformance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards in each quadrant of the intersection. The sidewalk in the north-west and south-west quadrants will be widened to enhance pedestrian facilities and to provide traffic calming within the intersection. The existing bus bay on the north side of Richmond Road will be removed and the impacted parking spaces near the existing bus stop location will be relocated just west of the existing bus stop. The Contractor will be expected to stage work to maintain access to buildings as work is completed.

WHEN:         The construction is planned to commence at the end of May, early June 2018 and will be completed by end of August 2018.

WHERE:        Construction is expected to be limited to within 100m of the Richmond Road/Churchill Avenue Intersection.

May 2018 – ISD17-5106 Intersection Improvements Richmond at Churchill – EN

 





Notice of Public Meeting: 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue

14 02 2018

From the City of Ottawa’s Planning Department:

The applicant and the Councillor’s office have scheduled an Open House meeting on Thursday February 22, 2018, to discuss the proposed rezoning application to allow for the future redevelopment of 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue into a six storey mixed-use apartment and hotel.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

When: Thursday February 22, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: 190 Richmond Road, Real Canadian Superstore Test Kitchen (upstairs)

The applicant’s team will be providing display boards with various images of the proposal and members of the applicant team will be circulating the room to answer any questions about the proposal.

The notice prepared by the applicant is attached.

403 Tweedsmuir – notice of public meeting





Ash tree removal along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway by Island Park Drive

17 01 2018

See below from the NCC:

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Hello,

As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway close to Island Park Drive.

The work will take place from January 15 to 19, 2018, and will be undertaken between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting. The work will not require any closures, as the contractor will have personnel on-site directing people around the work zone, as required. Users should respect the signage installed at pathway entry points.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NCC’s client services at 613-239-5000 or info@ncc-ccn.ca. For more details on the emerald ash borer management program, please visit our website.

We thank you for your understanding, and invite you to share this message with the members of your community.

 

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Bonjour,

Dans le cadre de sa stratégie de gestion de l’agrile du frêne, la Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN) coupera des frênes atteints par cette maladie le long de la promenade Sir-John-A.-Macdonald à proximité de la promenade Island Park.

Les travaux se dérouleront du 15 au 18 janvier 2018, entre 7 h et 17 h, si la météo le permet. Ils ne nécessiteront aucune fermeture, puisque l’entrepreneur aura du personnel sur place pour diriger les gens près de la zone des travaux, au besoin. Les usagers sont priés de respecter les panneaux de signalisation qui seront installés aux différents départs de sentiers.

Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec le service à la clientèle de la CCN au 613-239-5000 ou à info@ncc-ccn.ca. Pour plus de renseignements concernant le programme de gestion de l’agrile du frêne, veuillez consulter notre site Web.

Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et vous invitons à transmettre ce message aux résidants de votre quartier.








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