Escarpment Area District Plan – Open House for the downtown Ottawa Urban Design Strategy

Escarpment Area District Plan – Open House for the downtown Ottawa Urban Design Strategy


Open House Thursday May 17, 2007 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bronson Centre, Mac Hall, 211 Bronson Avenue.  Presentation at 5:30 p.m.

The goal of this study is to complete a plan to guide future growth and to help establish a high design standard for the Escarpment Area District.  The draft plan identifies development and park space parcels, and recommends public realm improvements, building typologies and design guidelines.  It will become a  Community Design Plan to implement the Downtown Ottawa Urban Design Strategy.

The study area is irregularly shaped and is generally bounded by LeBreton Flats on the west, the Garden of the Provinces on the north and east, Bay Street on the east and Laurier Avenue on the south.  Three public agencie own most of the lands within the study area – the City of Ottawa, the National Capitel Commission and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

There is also a zone of influence encompassing the immediate blocks/areas adjoining the study area that has been considered in the formulation of the draft plan.

This open house is your opportunity to learn more about and comment on the draft plan for the study area.  Displays will be available for public viewing in Mac Hall at 4:00 p.m.  A presentation and questions and answer period will follow at 5:30 p.m.

For more information go to the City of Ottawa’s Web site at under Public Consultation/Planning & Building/Escarpment Area District Plan or contact:

Bob Spicer, Planner III
Community Planning and Design Division
Planning Transit and the Environment Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext 13858

Richard Kilstrom, Manager
Community Planning and Design Division
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext 22653


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