Welcome to the virtual home for the City of Ottawa Comprehensive Plan Update! The Plan will serve as a guide for the future, informed by ideas that YOU share: what you love about Ottawa, what you want to see in the future, and how we get there.  

This plan will be an update to the 2014 plan, with a specific focus on: Downtown Riverfront, I-80/ IL Route 71 Interchange Area, and Norris Drive (Rt. 6) Corridor

Over the next several months, the City will be working with residents, business owners, and local stakeholders to create a plan that discusses physical, social, and economic development. Let’s get started! 

Project Timeline

Project PhaseTimeline
Existing Conditions and Vision JUL 2020 – DEC 2020
Special Area PlansJAN 2020 – JUN 2021
Draft PlanJUL 2021 – OCT 2021
(Oct. 25th Plan Commission Review)
Plan Review and AdoptionOCT 2021 – NOV 2021
(Tenative Nov. 22 Public Hearing)

Get Involved

Attend an Event – We plan to have two more community workshops in the coming months, so stay tuned for more info about those and other events!

Follow the Project Site – Use the “Follow” button at the bottom of the website to submit your email address so you can receive project news notifications and other updates about the planning process.

Tell Your Friends – We want to hear from as many people as possible. Tell your friends about the Cultivate Ottawa comprehensive planning process and encourage them to get involved, as well.

Share Your Ideas – Your input is essential to this plan! Share ideas, insights, and photos by taking a quick 10-minute survey.  Click the button below to take the survey, or check out the “Share Ideas” tab to see what others are saying.  

Project News

  • Recent Events & Next Steps
    January 25th – Plan Commission Reviews Riverfront and Norris Corridor Concepts – The Plan Commission provided initial feedback on market conditions […]
  • Kick-Off Community Workshop Summary
    Comprehensive Planning & A Look at Ottawa Today The City of Ottawa held the Cultivate Ottawa Kick-Off Community Workshop during […]
  • Save The Date: Virtual Kick-Off Workshop on 11/23
    Join us *virtually* for the Cultivate Ottawa Kick-Off Community Workshop, which will be held Monday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm! […]
  • News
    When we have news to share, you’ll find it here!