Amendment for Rochester Field

Subject: Community Heads Up: OPA – Rochester Field
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:23:27 +0000

Good afternoon,

I am writing to advise you of an upcoming City-initiated Official Plan Amendment (OPA) in Ward 15.

As part of the 100 Day Working Group on Stage 2 Light Rail Transit, the City agreed to settle an Ontario Municipal Board appeal by the National Capital Commission to the City’s 2003 Official Plan relating to Rochester Field by amending the Official Plan.

The proposed OPA will maintain the Major Open Space designation on one third of the property, and will redesignate the easternmost two-thirds of the land as General Urban Area, from Major Open Space. The NCC will then produce a Concept Plan for the area to determine the exact area of redesignation as well as the appropriate zoning for the area designated General Urban Area.

The expected Planning Committee date for this Official Plan Amendment is Tuesday, December 3, 2015.

A full circulation including the draft OPA will follow, but if you have any preliminary questions or comments please feel free to be in touch with me.


Krista Libman, MCIP RPP
Planner / Urbaniste
Policy Development and Urban Design / Élaboration des politiques et Design urbain
City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa
613.580.2424 ext./poste 27893 /

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