(Photo: City of Ottawa planner Mark Young presented the new draft plan for Stittsville Main Street at a public meeting on May 20.)
EDITOR’S NOTE: City Council approved the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan today, and we asked councillor Shad Qadri to comment on what the plan means for the community. Here’s his response.
I was very pleased to see that the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan (CDP) was unanimously approved by City Council today. It is a project that has been in the making for two years, and now, finally has come to fruition.
With this CDP, property owners along Stittsville Main Street have some definitive guidelines in order to be able to develop their properties.
I feel over the years, Stittsville Main Street has been lacking a blueprint for its development. This CDP now provides for a creation of a vibrant Main Street in future.
I would like to thank the Stittsville community for their active role in working with the City’s Planning Department and my office in order to see this project reach this milestone.
I firmly believe in the following three expressions regarding this Plan: