City of Ottawa press release
Ottawa – City Council today approved a significant mediated settlement on Lansdowne zoning with a number of community groups that marks a turning point in the City’s working relationship with its neighbourhood stakeholders and will also help to avoid an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing.
“By reaching this agreement today, we have not only signalled the start of a more productive partnership with our community stakeholders, but we have made huge strides towards avoiding a very lengthy and costly OMB hearing,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “I would like to thank the community groups, City staff and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, for their determination in finding a consensus. It’s a sure sign that working together we can achieve progress.”
“This settlement is the result of significant effort, goodwill and willingness amongst the City, its partner, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, and community associations to work together during the recent mediation sessions,” said Kent Kirkpatrick, City Manager. “The lengthy mediation process has resulted in a consensus, compromises and some changes to the project.”