Zoning Study on Local Shops and Services

There is an update in a future post.

From: Andrew.McCreight@ottawa.ca
Subject: Local Commercial Study – City of Ottawa
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:12:12 +0000

Good afternoon,

The Zoning Consistency Team from the Planning & Growth Management Department (City of Ottawa) is pleased to announce a new zoning study regarding local commercial shops and services.

All registered community groups from the study area (Wards 12, 13,14,15,17 and 18) are receiving notice through this e-mail and I invite you to review the details of the study and participate through the online questionnaire in the website identified below. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any interested parties.

Zoning Study on Local Shops and Services in Residential Neighbourhoods

Is there a corner store or shop in your neighbourhood?

Would it be convenient to have a neighbourhood store providing goods and services in your community?

Online questionnaire

We want to hear your views on this important zoning study that will determine appropriate locations for local commercial zoning within existing residential neighbourhoods.

Existing small shops, such as convenience stores, barbers, laundromats, florists and cafés, are often located in residential areas. Current zoning may not permit these businesses beyond what currently exists. This study will consider rezoning these sites, where appropriate, to permit the businesses to continue to contribute to their community.

The study will also consider possible new locations for, scale of, and provisions for, neighbourhood-focused commercial uses that might fall between a home-based business and a full-fledged retail store.

You are encouraged to visit the website at www.ottawa.ca/neighbourhoodstores for more information, and to provide your views through an online questionnaire from November 21, 2013 to January 31, 2014.

Your participation is an integral part of this study.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or comments.

Best regards,

Andrew McCreight MCIP, RPP
Zoning, Intensification and Neighbourhoods Unit
Planning and Growth Management, City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave West | 4th Floor | Ottawa, ON | K1P 1J1
(t) 613.580.2424 x22568
(f) 613.580.2459

One thought on “Zoning Study on Local Shops and Services

  1. If you visit the city’s web site, you’ll see several familiar corner store paintings and drawings. Turns out they are commissioned from Colin White Studio http://colinwhitestudio.com/ and they’re worth a look if you have time (I like that one of the Carleton Tavern).

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