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EASTWAY GARDENS ZONING MAKES US A “TOD” NEIGHBOURHOOD

• Residential neighbourhoods in the City of Ottawa that are adjacent to future Light Rail Transit stations are considered Transit Oriented Development (TOD) neighbourhoods. The City has mandated that the population in such designated areas should be intensified to take advantage of mass transit potential. Because there will be two LRT stations in Eastway Gardens — one at Train and the other at St. Laurent Shopping Centre (lower level) — Eastway Gardens could see its population more than double in density because of its TOD designation.

• Because of Eastway Gardens’ TOD designation which aims to nearly triple population density, houses along the south side of Tremblay Road are now zoned for multilevel use
(Avenue N to Avenue U may not be rezoned).

• The TOD designation has also created mixed-use zoning (residential, retail and commercial up to 6 storeys) for edges of the residential section (i.e. adjacent to Avenue U and the west side of Belfast Road).

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City rezones parts of Eastway Gardens in effort to double the density of homes and jobs around future LRT stations

The Ottawa Citizen, December 30, 2011 The city is about to more than double the density of jobs and homes around stations like St. Laurent, Cyrville and Train in the next 20 years, ideally to make the neighbourhoods even denser than Centretown outside the core business district.

Around the Train station, for instance, the existing density is about 100 people a hectare, roughly 7,000 people, and just about all the people who count toward that figure are workers. The city wants to increase that to 200 to 300 a hectare, and have a mix of employment and residential uses. Centretown south of Gloucester Street, for comparison, has about 200 people a hectare today, with a plan to increase that to 250.


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How will Light Rail Transit affect housing value in Ottawa?

Urban Scrawl Tales and Thoughts of the Cities that We Call Home, January 9, 2016 Amidst the grumbling of commuters stuck behind construction-based traffic snarls, tunnels are being dug and tracks are being laid. Ottawa's long-serving Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) transitway is in transition towards becoming a light rail network that will better serve the city's rising transit needs. The current plan calls for two stages of development. The first stage (in green below) currently under construction, will travel east to west connected Blair Station in the east to Tunney's Pasture in the west. A second proposed stage (in red) would extend these lines east to Orleans and west to Bayshore and Baseline. The currently existing O-train would add a few stations and would be extended to the Ottawa south suburbs . . .