Shops in your neighbourhood

The City of Ottawa is conducting a zoning study to determine the right places for shops to be located in existing neighbourhoods. Alta Vista is part of the study area.

Existing shops and stores, such as convenience stores, barber shops, small laundromat, florist, and café’s are often located in residential areas where present zoning may not permit these businesses beyond what currently exists. The study proposes to rezone these sites, where appropriate, to permit these businesses to continue to contribute to their community. The study will also consider possible new locations for, scale of, and provisions for, neighbourhood focused commercials uses that might fall between a home-based business and full-fledged retail store.

More information is available on their website.

They want to hear from you via an on-line questionnaire by January 2014.


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