Lincoln Fields Secondary Plan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

The purpose of this study is to prepare a Secondary Plan to guide future development in the Lincoln Fields Station Area that compliments the City’s newly adopted Official Plan. The main objective of the study and the secondary plan is to facilitate a more urbanized place that helps meet the City’s intensification targets and strategically locate density in proximity to the future Lincoln Fields O-Train Station.

The study area boundary identifies what is approximately an 800-metre or 10-minute walk from the future Lincoln Fields O-Train Station, as well as lands outside of that in order to consider elements such as connectivity, infrastructure, amenities. The study area is the area for which the secondary plan policies will apply. It will also be determined through the study process if Zoning By-law amendments are required.


Study Area



The purpose of this study is to prepare a Secondary Plan to guide future development in the Lincoln Fields Station Area that compliments the City’s newly adopted Official Plan. The main objective of the study and the secondary plan is to facilitate a more urbanized place that helps meet the City’s intensification targets and strategically locate density in proximity to the future Lincoln Fields O-Train Station.

The study area boundary identifies what is approximately an 800-metre or 10-minute walk from the future Lincoln Fields O-Train Station, as well as lands outside of that in order to consider elements such as connectivity, infrastructure, amenities. The study area is the area for which the secondary plan policies will apply. It will also be determined through the study process if Zoning By-law amendments are required.


Study Area



  • Lincoln Fields Secondary Plan and the New Official Plan

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    The purpose of a secondary plan is to adapt land use planning policies provided by an Official Plan to address local context. With that in mind, it is important to understand what the newly adopted Official Plan says about the Lincoln Fields Station Area in order to inform what policy direction may be required in order to achieve priorities for this area.

    Here is what the newly adopted Official Plan says about planning and development in the Lincoln Fields Station Area

    Inner Urban Transect

    The study area is located within the Inner Urban Transect. This Transect surrounds the Downtown Core Transect and is characterized by its mix of urban and suburban built form. The objectives for the Inner Urban Transect is to see it become more urbanized with high-density mixed-use development and reliant on sustainable modes of transportation. This also includes making walkability and cycling a priority by limiting car-oriented development such as surface parking, drive-throughs, and service stations. Infill and redevelopment of old shopping centres is also a focus as these forms of development are opportunities for creating complete communities and expanding housing choices.

    Hubs

    The new Official Plan designates lands around Lincoln Fields Station as a Hub. Hubs are major destinations on the rapid transit network. They are the focus for density and urban development which may include major employment and permit the greatest heights. Hubs are intended to contribute to 15-minute neighbourhoods. In the Inner Urban Transect, buildings within 400 metres walking distance of a rapid transit station shall generally be high-rise.

    Carling Avenue and Richmond Road designated as Mainstreet Corridors

    The new Official Plan designates Carling Avenue and Richmond Road as Mainstreet Corridors. Mainstreets are intended to provide for daily and weekly services to those who live and work nearby. Built form along mainstreets is intended to be mid- to high-rise.

    Evolving Neighbourhood Overlay

    The new Official Plan now includes overlays which provide direction for a change in character in the designated areas. Areas designated as Evolving Neighbourhood are experiencing rapid change in urbanization from low to high density. The intention of the policies applied to lands designated as Evolving Neighbourhood Overlay is to limit low density built form and car-oriented development such as private approaches, as well as ensure positive contributions to the public realm. This overlay is intended on supporting amendments to the Zoning By-law to permit higher densities in low-rise areas. Lands within the Lincoln Fields Station Study Area are subject to this overlay.

    Protected Major Transit Station Area

    Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSAs) are a discretionary tool that municipalities may use in order to establish transit-supportive densities within a designated area that surrounds a rapid transit station area. The new Official Plan designates lands within the Lincoln Fields Station Area as PMTSA. Policies within the new Official Plan for PMTSAs include establishing a minimum density target of 200 people/jobs per gross hectare. This will be achieved through medium to high density housing developments and commercial and employment uses. Establishing a PMTSA also provides the municipality with an opportunity to apply inclusionary zoning provisions which promotes the supply of affordable housing.

  • Past Engagement Opportunities

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Community input session

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 pm

    Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
    102 Greenview Avenue
    Ottawa, ON K2B 8J8

    As We Heard It Report

Page last updated: 16 Jun 2022, 02:51 PM