Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031

Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 is a city-wide review of land use, transportation and infrastructure policies that make up the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and the Pedestrian Plan, with an eye towards making Ottawa a more vibrant, healthy and sustainable city. The review was launched on January 29th with an information meeting led by Mayor Jim Watson and Planning Committee Chair, Councillor Peter Hume.

The focus of the review is to propose solutions to 12 current planning issues. The outcome of the review will be an updated Official Plan and Transportation Master Plan and supporting plans with policies and priorities that influence the future growth of our city for years to come.  When completed, the Plans will set the directions, policies and affordability priorities that will influence the future of the city for years to come.

City Council will approve the new Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan and supporting plans in December 2013.

For rural residents, the proposed policies for Rural Lots and Villages, Mineral Resources and the Agricultural Land Evaluation may be of particular interest.

Tell what you think by completing our survey before March 1, 2013.

For more information, visit ottawa.ca/liveableottawa and read the At a Glance backgrounders and the Preliminary Proposals in their entirety.