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Can we make Ottawa's suburbs transit-friendly?

Amanda Bernardo lives in Barrhaven and often rides the bus to work downtown. She says it was smart to integrate the Transitway in the heart of the community, although there are some weak spots in the service. (Photo/Devyn Barrie) (This is the third and final of a three-part look at transit-oriented development in Ottawa and how it can change the way we live and get around in the near future. ...

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Is downtown-centric service an LRT Achilles heel? (And other notes from the official plan report)

Artist’s rendering of a finished St-Laurent Station. (via ligneconfederationline.ca) Over the past few days I’ve been skimming the framing report for Ottawa’s new official plan — Ottawa Next: Beyond 2036. It was presented to the planning committee in mid-February and contains the city’s evaluation of the forces that will change Ottawa in the coming century. ...

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Council approves settlement of development charges appeals

City Council today approved a settlement with several of the parties appealing the City’s new development charges that will continue to see growth pay for growth.  Development charges pay for the growth-related portion of capital costs for transit, new roads, water, sewers, drainage, emergency services, parks development, major indoor recreation facilities, libraries and growth-related studies. ...

#Brewery Creek #capital urbanism lab #development #ncc #ottawa river

Capital Urbanism Lab Event: Development Plan for the North Shore of the Ottawa River

** Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ** The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public to participate in the second workshop on the development plan for the Ottawa River north shore. The addressed sector includes the federal lands between Jacques-Cartier Park and the Ruisseau de la Brasserie (Brewery Creek). ...

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City challenges OMB decision on Centretown plan

The City of Ottawa is challenging an Ontario Municipal Board decision that, if left unappealed, could create uncertainty about the authority of both the City’s Official Plan and local neighbourhood plans.  The Ontario Municipal Board decision on April 29 concerns Official Plan Amendment 117, which implements the Centretown Community Design Plan – a plan that took several years to draft and involved exhaustive public consultation. ...