Homebuilders want you to see what Ottawa proposes for intensification

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun, May 1, 2020

The advocacy group for Ottawa’s residential developers — skeptical that a city planning proposal won’t add enough land in an expanded urban boundary — is eager for the public to understand what increased intensification looks like in built-up neighbourhoods.

The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) had one of the city’s most prominent planning firms, Fotenn, rough the building masses in communities that, according to the firm, would be required to satisfy a city-suggested intensification target.

(...)Lobbying from outside agencies is ramping up. Ecology Ottawa has been urging supporters to email and call their councillors to oppose an expanded urban boundary and “car-centric development moving Ottawa further away from a sustainable future.” GOHBA, meanwhile, has been asking members to email their councillors to call for an intensification target of 50 per cent, with additional development land beyond what city staff propose, “so that we can provide housing affordability and choice now and in the future.”https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/ottawa-homebuilders-want-you-to-see-what-city-proposed-intensification-looks-like/wcm/e049bfdc-18f2-4d0a-98c3-deb0780352e8