The Neighbourhood Planning Committee of the GCA meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Glebe Community Centre, but because of the need to be responsive to community issues, regular meetings are sometimes replaced by special meetings, as required.
The Committee responds generally to planning issues in the Glebe, but because it is an older, mature community, the largest part of this Committee's activity is helping local residents voice and co-ordinate their responses to new infill construction and by-law variances for modifications to existing structures. This sometimes involves raising objections at Committee of Adjustment hearings for which the Committee has published a Guide for the use of local residents. To review, click on Committee of Adjustment Guide.
To find the zoning by-law requirements of your property or neighbouring properties information may be found at the City of Ottawa website or by clicking Ottawa Zoning. To find a property zoning designation map, go to Ottawa Zoning Map , put in your address and click on map.
The Planning Committee is also involved with other community groups, and the City, in helping establish policies for the guidance of Small-Scale Infill Housing in Mature Neighbourhoods and in guiding other city initiated community changes.
The effectiveness of this Committee is heavily dependent on volunteer support and if you can assist in any way, or require help with planning issues, please drop a line to email@example.com
Study of Small-Scale Infill Housing in Mature Neighbourhoods
In the spring of 2010 a number of community associations and individual community members
expressed their concerns to the City that recent, small-scale,
infill housing projects in their neighbourhoods were incompatible with the character of the neighbourhood
and were making a negative contribution to the community.
Results of this study can be found on the City of Ottawa web site here...
GCA comments on the study can be viewed here...