City staff pitch expansion to Ottawa’s urban boundary

By Craig Lord, Global News, April 24, 2020

City staff are recommending an expansion to Ottawa’s urban boundaries to make space for the capital’s growing population, setting up a showdown next month with advocates in favour of stemming the city’s suburban sprawl.

As part of a regular update to Ottawa’s official plan — the master document that lays out the city’s development priorities — city staff recently released a new report recommending an expansion to the urban boundary.

(,,,)Groups such as Ecology Ottawa and the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital have also come out against proposals to expand the urban boundary.

Meanwhile, Jason Burgraaf, the executive director of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, has penned a piece asking residents to consider the realities of intensification needed should the urban boundary be maintained.

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