Planning Primer Elective – Development Charges
The City of Ottawa is offering and information session about development charges as part of the planning primer course. This virtual session is taking place March 1, 2022 from 6-8pm.
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
What is Planning Primer?
The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department is offering the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.
The program is a series of half-day courses. The series includes two core courses and two elective courses.
The core courses, called Primer I and Primer II, describe the legislative and policy basis under which land-use planning decisions are made, the way policy documents are amended and how to make a development application.
The program aims to:
- Build and maintain a strong working relationship and understanding between the City of Ottawa and communities
- Provide resources and teach skills to aid residents participating in the land-use planning process
Who is invited to attend?
All members of the public including developers, real estate agents, lawyers, builders and community representatives are invited to attend.
- What is land use planning?
- The Planning Act and the Provincial Policy Statement
- The Official Plan
- The Comprehensive Zoning By-law
- Six Most Common Types of Development Applications
- The Decision Makers
- Pre-consultation and Submission of Applications
- Public Notification and Application Review
- Issue Resolution and Report Writing
- The Urban Design Review Panel
The core courses are led by planning staff. Electronic copies of the course materials (PowerPoint presentations and other course notes) are available on the planning primer website.
Riverview Park Planning and Development
There are numerous planning and development projects proposed in the Riverview Park community. Current information on those projects is available on the planning and development page.