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