Place d’Orléans Secondary Plan and Stage 2 LRT

As a result of today’s Council vote in support of extending light rail transit to the east, the south and the west ends of the city, my east end Council colleagues and I have directed city staff to expand the scope of the Place d’Orléans Secondary Plan to include the entire Stage 2 LRT eastern corridor (from Jeanne d’Arc station to Trim station) in one coordinated plan.

What this means for Innes Ward is that lands around the LRT stations, and within a specified radius that will include St. Joseph Boulevard, will be examined for how to support stronger mixed use in the area. This would include a focus on economic growth, as well as things such as affordable housing opportunities and green spaces. This development would then be done in tandem with the construction of LRT in the east (starting in 2019).

I will continue to work closely with Councillors Matt Luloff and Stephen Blais to press for action for Ottawa’s east end.