Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031
Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031is a city-wide review of land use, transportation and infrastructure policies that make up the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and the Pedestrian Plan, with an eye towards making Ottawa a more vibrant, healthy and sustainable city.
City Council will approve the new Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, and supporting plans in December 2013.
When completed, the Plans will set the directions, policies and affordability priorities that will influence the future of the city for years to come.
Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 – Status Report on the Official Plan Review
Since launching the Building a Liveable Ottawa campaign in January, we had an overwhelming response, with more than 8,000 people participating in the online questionnaire. Thank you for your participation! A report on the results of the online questionnaire is available online.
On March 26th, Planning Committee considered a staff report on the Comprehensive Five-Year Review of the Official Plan. The report seeks Council direction on the Official Plan amendment that will be tabled in June 2013 as the next step towards completion of the Official Plan Review.
The Official Plan Status Update provides an overview of the policy changes proposed in the staff report.
Consultation about the proposed policies for the rural area is ongoing. More information about the proposed rural policies and an online questionnaire are now available.
Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 – Next Steps
An Online Public Engagement Tool for the Cycling Plan and Pedestrian Plan will be launched on May 7, 2013. A link to this tool will be available at
The Draft Official Plan Amendment will be Tabled at a Committee meeting in June 2013 with public consultations to follow.
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