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Committee moves to extend protection for O-Train infrastructure

Proximity studies could soon be required for new development along the entire length of Ottawa's O-Train network after the City's Planning Committee today approved an Official Plan amendment to extend the existing Development Zone of Influence. The zone, already in place along Confederation Line, would extend across the entire network, including the full length of the Stage 2 corridor.

The zone of influence is in place to help protect O-Train Network infrastructure from development-related risks on lands adjacent to the transit corridor. Site plan or plan of subdivision development applications within the extended zone would trigger a proximity study to determine potential impacts.

The Committee also approved a zoning amendment to permit a community-oriented shopping centre in the East Urban Community, at the corner of Navan Road and Brian Coburn Boulevard. It would include a gas bar and car wash, as well as a much needed food store.

The site is across the street from a future rapid transit station and park-and-ride facility that will serve the planned South Orléans rapid transit corridor. Development would only proceed after the City completes an ongoing environmental assessment study in early 2020, related to the corridor.

Items approved at today's Planning Committee meeting will go to Council on Wednesday, January 30.

​Source : City of Ottawa

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Comments 4

- Erick on Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:56

I am confused, is the south Orléans rapid transit corridor the new name for the dead Cumberland transitway? This is troubling, Blair station is a local station not a transfer station. The idea that buses should go to Blair instead of Jeanne d’Arc or Place is troubling.

I am confused, is the south Orléans rapid transit corridor the new name for the dead Cumberland transitway? This is troubling, Blair station is a local station not a transfer station. The idea that buses should go to Blair instead of Jeanne d’Arc or Place is troubling.
Shane Seguin on Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:59

CBC have an article today related to the South Orleans rapid transit corridor.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/east-end-property-ok-development-1.4992002

CBC have an article today related to the South Orleans rapid transit corridor. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/east-end-property-ok-development-1.4992002
- Todd on Friday, 25 January 2019 15:20

The Cumberland Transitway isn't dead - it is still present in the TMP and on all long term planning documents.

Why do you call Blair a local station? It's always been a major transfer hub, and will continue to be even after Stage 2 gets rolling.

The Cumberland Transitway isn't dead - it is still present in the TMP and on all long term planning documents. Why do you call Blair a local station? It's always been a major transfer hub, and will continue to be even after Stage 2 gets rolling.
- Erick on Saturday, 26 January 2019 20:01

Thanks Shane for the article I live nearby and all I was aware of is the park and ride.

Todd, in a pamphlet from our city councillor, Stephen Blais last year, he indicated that thanks to feedback from the community the project was to be postponed indefinitely and reviewed. A lot of us in the area are not happy about that detour. We made it clear that it was not acceptable. Get us quickly to the Confederation Line.

Blair is most definitely not a transfer station, too many routes on two platforms, am talking the station not the temporary setup we are using now, means a lot of walking, either crossing the roadway or go up and down stairs to go underneath it. Unlike Hurdman, there’s not a lot of space for a lot of buses. Plus I thought that the current arrangement made it clear that it’s not designed as a transfer station, it’s just abused as one. Which is fine while we build the line. Tu not on a permanent basis.

OC assured council that stage 2 was required because Blair (talking about the east) doesn’t have the space to be a proper transfer station amongst many reasons.

There’s a clear commitment to stop all buses at the nearest station once stage 2 is up and running. So no once stage 2 is operational Blair won’t see that many buses. Any bus that goes to Montréal, Jeanne d’Arc or Place will stop there. Blair will continue to be served by many routes after stage 2 but far less than now.

So I guess I need to write to my councillor again and alert the neighbours. We can’t spend so much money and sabotage it by doing this.

Thanks Shane for the article I live nearby and all I was aware of is the park and ride. Todd, in a pamphlet from our city councillor, Stephen Blais last year, he indicated that thanks to feedback from the community the project was to be postponed indefinitely and reviewed. A lot of us in the area are not happy about that detour. We made it clear that it was not acceptable. Get us quickly to the Confederation Line. Blair is most definitely not a transfer station, too many routes on two platforms, am talking the station not the temporary setup we are using now, means a lot of walking, either crossing the roadway or go up and down stairs to go underneath it. Unlike Hurdman, there’s not a lot of space for a lot of buses. Plus I thought that the current arrangement made it clear that it’s not designed as a transfer station, it’s just abused as one. Which is fine while we build the line. Tu not on a permanent basis. OC assured council that stage 2 was required because Blair (talking about the east) doesn’t have the space to be a proper transfer station amongst many reasons. There’s a clear commitment to stop all buses at the nearest station once stage 2 is up and running. So no once stage 2 is operational Blair won’t see that many buses. Any bus that goes to Montréal, Jeanne d’Arc or Place will stop there. Blair will continue to be served by many routes after stage 2 but far less than now. So I guess I need to write to my councillor again and alert the neighbours. We can’t spend so much money and sabotage it by doing this.
Thursday, 25 April 2019