By City News, January 31, 2023
The City of Ottawa's planning and housing committee recommended the approval of a revised timeframe for developing a new zoning by-law for Ottawa.
Under the revised timelines, staff would deliver the final draft of the new by-law to council six months later than initially planned – in Q4 of 2025 instead of Q2 that year. The first and second drafts would also be delayed by six months, with plans for release in Q1 2024 and Q1 2025. The public would have significant opportunities to provide input for each draft.
The additional time is needed because the provincial government took longer than anticipated to approve the City’s new Official Plan,... would also give staff time to consider complexities introduced through Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act and the Act’s potential impacts on the new zoning by-law.