Urban Boundary Expansion
At a Special Joint meeting of the Planning Committee and the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on May 11th, members will vote on whether to expand the urban boundary. This decision, will come to Full Council on May 27th. Some say this is the most impactful decision Council will make in this four year term. The issue is complex and sensitive. This issue is very important in shaping the city of Ottawa for decades to come.
There are different views and perspectives on urban boundary expansion.
Here are some of the perspectives held by those who live and work in Ottawa:
- City of Ottawa:
- Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES):
(Part of the Federation of Citizen’s Associations (FCA))
- Greater Ottawa Homebuilders’ Association:
- CBC News - Ottawa
- May 27, 2020 - 'Large division' on urban expansion among residents as council votes
- May 19 - City committees back urban expansion
- May 19 - How should Ottawa grow? What councillors heard over 19 hours
- May 9, 2020 - The urban boundary debate is vitally important, so should it happen online?
- May 6, 2020 - Highrises are coming to an LRT station near you
- May 1, 2020 - Ottawa has 80,000 more suburban houses in its future. Here's what that could look like
- April 26, 2020 - City proposal to expand urban boundary draws fire from both sides
- April 24, 2020 - Ottawa looks to add up to 1,650 hectares to its suburbs
- April 23, 2020 - Battle lines drawn over Ottawa's suburban sprawl
- August 22, 2019 - Welcome to the 15-minute neighbourhood: Intensification key to city's official plan
Hunt Club Community Association's Position
While several Ottawa Community Associations have written letters in support of no expansion to date and three city councillors have voiced their support for no expansion to the boundary,
The Hunt Club Community Association does not have consesus on a position after disccusing the issue during our April and May monthly board meetings.
Submit Your Comments:
Please let our Councillor and the Planning and Agriculture / Rural Affairs Committees know your views.
It is imperative that Committee and Council hear from residents on this issue. You can submit comments in writing or register to speak remotely at the meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8th.
Watch the Special Joint Committee Meeting:
Planning / Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Monday, May 11, 2020 (9:00 am)
The meeting will be held online and can be viewed on the Ottawa City Council YouTube Channel. You can register to speak remotely at the meeting by emailing email@example.com by May 8th. For full details on format and instructions for delegations can ebe found within the meeting agenda.
Watch Ottawa City Council Meeting:
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (10 am)
You can watch live City Council meetings on the Ottawa City Council YouTube Channel.
City Council Meetings will also be broadcast live on RogersTV Cable 22 and live streamed on the RogersTV Website.