Bill 139 – OMB reform FCA Letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

The FCA has submitted a letter to the Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs of Ontario regarding Bill 139. The letter can be viewed here. https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.71.109/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cover-letter-Bill-139-EBR0130590-FCA-comments-13Aug17.pdf Backgrounder: The Greenspace Alliance has put together a review of Bill 139, part of the proposed Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017: Amendments to the Planning Act. […]

Infill I-II update, FCA meeting report and power point

Please find the PDF of a presentation from the City of Ottawa updating the status of Infill I-II, shared by Elizabeth Desmarais, City Planner, here. At our meeting held on  July 7 with FCA president Sheila Perry, a discussion was had on the format and some key issues of the review that relate to the […]

Marc Denhez – FCA AGM recap of presentation

At the last FCA AGM, Keynote speaker and former OMB member Marc Denhez presented his views on ”Fixing the Planning System.” You can find a recap of the notes from his presentation here.

City of Ottawa – Property Standards survey

This is to advise you about the City of Ottawa’s Property Standards By-law Review, which just recently began. A comprehensive review of the Property Standards By-law was completed in 2013 and resulted in a new and updated by-law. However, a few additional issues were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council […]

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Presentation and Updates

“WHO WE ARE “ Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Presentation and Updates City of Ottawa Date:   Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Presented by: Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Please find the following 3 attachments for FCA members and Community Associations. These presentations were made at our meeting in Kanata and hosted by […]

FCA-FAC comments on R4 Zoning Review

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 […]

FCA Transportation Workshop and Survey

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 […]

Greenspaces Survey results

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/

FCA-Urban Forest Management Plan – Feedback & Submission to the City of Ottawa

Below is the Federation of Citizens’ Associations’ Comments regarding the proposed Urban Forest Management Plan. https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.71.109/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/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 […]

OMB review consultation document released

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 […]