Planning & Zoning

This is an FCA standing committee that deals with planning proposals from the city.

Jun 022017
 

On May 31, FCA-FAC submitted comments on the City’s second discussion paper on review of R4 Zoning. The review has been going on for the past eight months and it has become evident that addressing issues in R4 zones will have implications for all residential zones in the City. No official announcement has yet been […]

Mar 202017
 

The City of Ottawa’s current Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was approved in 2013, based on 2006 census information, 2011 traffic data, background reports and public consultation. It contains targets and strategies regarding walking, cycling, transit and vehicles for 2031. The City originally intended to update the TMP for 2018, but now does not expect to […]

Mar 192017
 

From March 10 to the 14th, the FCA in partnership with Greenspace Alliance released a greenspaces survey to its FCA network. 82 respondents from around the city chimed in. Have a look at the results here: https://www.surveymonkey.net/results/SM-KH6JPMTG/

Mar 102017
 

Below is the Federation of Citizens’ Associations’ Comments regarding the proposed Urban Forest Management Plan. http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FCAreUFMP161130.pdf Ontario’s provincial policy statement of 2014 under the Planning Act can be found here: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=10463 Also a power point outlining some of the main points relating to Urban Forests and the health of cities from an FCA power point presentation […]

Jan 122017
 

The next general meeting of FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Tanglewood Park Community Centre, 31 Woodfield Drive. Continuing a tradition from last year, our kick-off meeting for 2017 (or New Years’ Levee) will feature rotational interviews (or ‘speed-dating’ if you prefer) with various Ottawa experts […]

Nov 302016
 

The next General Meeting will be held Thursday Dec. 8 at the Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill St. A discussion on community safety, featuring senior officers of Ottawa Police Services will be the prime feature of the meeting. A proposal for a submission for the OMB Review will also be discussed. To prepare for the […]

Oct 052016
 

The Province of Ontario has released a public consultation document for the review of the Ontario Municipal Board. The document, found at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page15027.aspx , is to stimulate discussion. Public input is requested by December 19, 2016. In addition to submitting comments over the web or by mail, town hall meetings are to be held in various Ontario centres […]

Sep 252016
 

Coach houses are secondary dwelling units in separate structures in the back yard or side yard of residential properties. This issue is scheduled to come before Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on October 6 and before Planning Committee on October 11. FCA has registered concerns about coach houses, indicating one size does not fit all […]

Jun 132016
 

Councillors to debate Coach Houses June 14 at Planning Committee, 9:30 a.m. City Hall. You should attend if you are from any of the following wards: BAY (7); COLLEGE (8); KNOXDALE-MERIVALE (9); GLOUCESTER-SOUTHGATE (10); BEACON HILL-CYRVILLE (11); RIDEAU-VANIER (12); RIDEAU-ROCKCLIFFE (13); SOMERSET (14); KITCHISSIPPI (15); RIVER (16); CAPITAL (17);ALTA VISTA (18) [[link: http://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=6737&doctype=AGENDA]] Will ​old […]