City staff adjust official plan after intensification worries | CBC News
After concerns flooded into city hall from Ottawa residents worried their neighbourhoods would be transformed by infill development and multi-unit buildings, city staff have pulled back on some of the most contentious proposals in their draft official plan.
“We heard you,” said Alain Miguelez, the urban planner leading the creation of the new official plan, who continues to meet weekly with multiple community groups.
On Thursday, the city made public a long-awaited report on the unprecedented feedback it received on the draft blueprint for how Ottawa should grow through to 2046.
One of the biggest issues for residents was a single table found among hundreds of pages that stated how many units per hectare would be required in the future.
Residents in Alta Vista, for instance,…