Community Design Plan (CDP)
The approval of the CDP is the culmination of a long, long process. This could not have been achieved without the support and diligence of many community members, especially those who served on the Public Advisory Committee (PAC), and the institutional landowners.
The CDP is meant to provide a broad and integrated twenty year vision and guidance for growth in the community. Although focused on Main Street, a key component of the CDP is the potential sale and intensification of the lands currently owned by the Oblate Fathers and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. In particular, the properties owned by the Oblate Fathers have considerable redevelopment potential and will likely be sold for redevelopment over the next decade. The OECA remains committed to working closely with key stakeholders to ensure that community consultation is represented throughout the redevelopment process. In 2010, members of the CDP Public Advisory Committee (PAC) began actively meeting with stakeholders to prepare principles to guide planning and design of the lands. That culminated in the March 10, 2011, public open house held at Saint Paul University where a demonstration plan, illustrating one possible development scenario for the lands, was presented to the community. For more details, view the open house presentation.
The CDP was presented at the city's planning committee meeting on June 28, 2011. To view the official minutes from the meeting, please click here. The CDP was given final approval, with amendments, at the city council meeting on August 25, 2011. To view the final report as approved at council please click here (listed as “Planning Committee Report 12A”).
To view the CDP approved by council, please click here.
To view the Secondary Plan approved by council, please click here.
To view the Zoning By-law Amendments and zoning map enacted by council, please click here.
To hear the June 28, 2011, planning committee meeting webcast, click the link here and listen from the 30 minute mark to the 1 hour and 30 minute mark.
Development refers to change of land use or the construction or addition to a building(s) or the creation of a parcel of land.
Applications for site plan control approval, minor variance(s)/consent, and zoning by-law amendment are mailed to the OECA and are reviewed by the OECA's planning committee. Some applications are also mailed to neighbours within a 60 metre radius of the subject property. OECA members are encouraged to participate in the development review process.
Related City of Ottawa links:
- Information about planning Learn more here about land-use and development processes.
- Planning Primer Program helps residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.
- The Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide its physical development to the year 2021.
- Zoning By-law 2008-250 implements Official Plan policies for land use and development.
- Zoning by-law Amendment 2012-147 - May 2012 - provides regulations for the control of low-rise residential infill development in mature neighbourhoods. Please note: These infill regulations were appealed to the OMB. You can view the March 8, 2013, OMB decision here. The OMB decision rules in favour of most of the regulations, including front yard setback averaging; front yard projections averaging; and the direction and location of parking, balconies, driveways, walkways and landscaping. The decision, however, requires the city to reconsider certain regulations, including the parts applying to new construction only and not renovations; narrow lots not having garages doors facing frontwards; the width of a garage door or carport not exceeding 50% of the front façade; garage or carport being set back further than the main façade; and the amount of glazing in the ground floor front wall. The city has five months to redraft the regulations for further OMB deliberation.
- How to find your zone will lead you through the process for determining the zoning of a property.
- Urban Design Guidelines for Low-rise Infill Housing - May 2012 is intended as a basic framework for the physical layout, massing, functioning and relationships of infill buildings to their neighbour.
- About the Committee of Adjustment Please note: Applications for minor variance(s)/consent are not available on the city's website.
- Development Application Search This tool allows you to search development applications subject to public consultation, such as Site Plan Control, Zoning By-law Amendment, Official Plan Amendment, etc.
Development Applications in Old Ottawa East
Active development applications in Old Ottawa East are listed by their municipal address below. To reach the OECA's planning committee, please email planning (at) ottawaeast (dot) ca.
Site Plan applications
- 73-75 Harvey Street. A proposal to build a new residential building containing 12 units. Reference Development Application # D07-12-12-0139. City Planner requests comments by October 5th. Update: As of April 19, 2013 revised drawings are under review and the comment period is in progress. The OECA has indicated objection to the proposed 6.7 m driveway width indicating a 3.5 m width is sufficient. The public realm would be enhanced with more front yard landscaping, narrower drop curb width, additional space for on street parking and less obtrusive garage door size.
Committee of Adjustment applications
- 151 Concord Street South and 110 Evelyn Avenue. Hearing scheduled for April 17, 2013. Adjourned Sine Die from previous hearings. OECA and neighbours met with the applicant on December 15, 2012. The applicant provided three options, of which Option C was favoured. The applicant has lowered the elevation of the ground floor, as requested. The OECA is pleased with the applicants efforts in consulting with the neighbours and has no objections to the revised application. Decision: application granted (read decision)
- 48 Bower. Hearing scheduled for April17, 2013. OECA has no objection to the application and has heard no objections from surrounding residents. Decision: application granted as amended (read decision)
Archived development applications can be found on the Archive page.