Weekend workshop on Official Plan – Sat. Oct. 26

FCA-FAC is organizing a weekend workshop on Saturday October 26 with the theme “A new Official Plan for Ottawa – Launching Community Discussion”. The workshop is open to all (although it would be helpful if attendees could register in advance). There are two objectives for the workshop. One is to stimulate discussion among community groups […]

FCA Comments presented at the OTTAWA PLANNING and and RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Our president Sheila Perry spoke at the combined PLANNING and and RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE meeting on August 22nd, 2019 and presented the following comments to the published ‘5 Big Moves‘ on our behalf: Comments Please take a look at the response from Alain Miguelez, Manager – Planning Policy & Resiliency too: Response

Invitation to all – Wednesday, January 9 at City Hall 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Happy New Year Greetings to all! Please see below our FCA (Federation of Citizens Association)  invitation to all residents, community associations, city staff, councillors and interested citizens.Date:   Wednesday, January 9 Time:   6 to 8 p.m.This is an opportunity to combine 2 information/discussion sessions on planning matters :1.  6 p.m. Site Plan Control Proposed Changes  and2.  […]

Issue Forum – Spot Zoning

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 […]

FCA-FAC comments on 900 Albert high-rise proposal

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.

OMB reform – Bill 139 details

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 […]

Planning Advisory Committee – FCA input and City Hall next steps

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 […]

Survey on “Building in Mature Neighbourhoods” – your comments welcome

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 […]