Ottawa's plan to expand, according to city hall

By Dani-Elle Dubé, 1310 News, April 25, 2020

What will Ottawa look like in the future? How will the city grow?

That is what the City’s Planning and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee are hoping to figure out next month when the two come together to develop a strategy that will guide how Ottawa grows over the next sub sequent years.

Residents wanting to provide feedback to the two committees are encouraged to review the report which recommends a balanced growth strategy that would add between 1,350 and 1,650 gross hectares of residential land and strategically located employment land to Ottawa’s urban area, based on criteria outlined in the strategy,” the notice on the city’s website says.

(...)But not everyone on city council is on board with idea of expansion, like Capital ward councillor Shawn Menard, which the councillor made clear in a Twitter thread Friday night.

(...)However, Jan Harder, chair of the planning committee and Barrhaven councillor, believes this expansion is not an example of urban sprawl.

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