Community Planning Permit (CPP) Pilot Study Public Information Session

October 23, 2023


Residents and businesses across Kanata and in surrounding wards are invited to a virtual Public Information Session, at which City staff will speak about the CPP System and the Pilot Study and the consultants will present a draft urban design framework for stakeholder consideration and feedback.

When:            November 9, 2023

What Time:   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where:           On Zoom. Please register in advance of this meeting at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A Stakeholders Working Group, consisting of participants from surrounding neighbourhood community associations, the Kanata North Business Association, landowners, businesses, post-secondary institutions running programs in the District, and interest groups, has been working with the City of Ottawa and consultants to create an urban design framework for how the District should develop over the next 25 years, based on the new Official Plan that designates the Kanata North tech park as a special Economic District.

The Official Plan establishes the overall policy framework for how the park will be transformed into a 21st Century innovation district that will remain competitive on national and international levels and continue to attract as well as retain talent over the next 25 years. The District will evolve to become a vibrant place where people live, work, learn and play; where businesses will have some flexibility that will allow them to grow and adapt over time to changing technologies and where creative collisions and collaboration between businesses will abound. The area will develop as a complete 15-minute neighbourhood, with a broad mix of land uses permitted in order to support employees and residents, while ensuring that the prime purpose of the District is retained for knowledge-based industries.  For more information please visit the project website Community Planning Permit (CPP) Study – Kanata North Economic District | Engage Ottawa or send an email to