Its opponents say that spot zoning should not be permitted. that developers factor it in when negotiating land prices. Others say it allows the city an opportunity to negotiate community benefits — more height for more dollars. How will the new rules and processes in planning and appeals affect the occurrence of Spot Zoning? Can […]
Various committees established to work on particular issues and make recommendations to the FCA
President Sheila Perry has received the following response for Mayor Watson concerning the project at 900 Albert. To see the letter sent to Mayor Watson click here
FCA-FAC has submitted written comments on the proposed high-rise development at 900 Albert. The letter to Council members is found here. In addition to writing, FCA-FAC President Sheila Perry outlined concerns about the proposal before Planning Committee on July 10, 2018.
The awards committee is seeking nominations for the awards presented annually at the June AGM. Up to three awards may be presented: Lifetime Achievement, FCA Contributor, or Builders. You can find a more detailed description of the awards on the awards page under “About Us” on this website or simply follow this link. Nominations are […]
Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 Please note that on December 12, the Legislative Assembly passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 which, among other matters, will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a new tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and helps […]
In February 2017, an ad-Hoc FCA group submitted comments on a future Planning Advisory Committee which was to be created following the adoption of Bill 37. View our original submission here. Following up on this file in the fall of 2017, we were advised that the city had without consultation or a response to our […]
There has been much discussion about conflicts between developers/renovators and adjacent neighbours. The City has a pamphlet “Building or Renovating in a Mature Neighbourhood” which touches on relations between builders and adjacent residents. You can find the pamphlet here. The City is considering revising or replacing the existing pamphlet and requests community input for this […]
Some FCA members presented to the Police Services Board November 28th, 2017. Here is a link to the document which summarizes their presentation. http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FCA-budget-brief-OPS-27Nov17.pdf
The city of Ottawa has released information on the Sparks street renewal and other planning updates. See the link here for more details.
Below you will find the FCA’s transportation committee report which was discussed at the FCA’s October 2017 meeting in Lowertown. Link to FCA Transportation report: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TMP-brief-FCA-16Oct17-1.pdf Link to FCA October 2017 meeting details: http://fca-fac.ca/2017/10/fca-october-18-general-meeting-notice/ Link to FCA press release dated October 26, 2017: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20172610FCATransportationrelease.pdf