The average commercial property owner will shell out an additional $231 under a draft budget framework approved by a city committee on Tuesday.
Proposed changes would make it easier and less expensive to have properties rezoned for certain types of businesses.
Changes would reduce the minimum required lot sizes and raise the four-unit cap that currently applies in some Ottawa neighbourhoods.
City eyeing extra plowing, fire pits to help businesses weather COVID-19 storm this winter, Watson says
Mayor said City Hall staff are working with local business groups to help restaurants, bars, retail shops and other enterprises that have seen revenues plummet during the pandemic.
Tunnel one of two options for proposed system connecting Ottawa and Gatineau, along with an above-ground route along Wellington Street.
Popular Kanata shopping mall argues it deserves exemptions due to its proximity to visitor attractions such as the Canadian Tire Centre and Bell Sensplex.
OC Transpo boss John Manconi says the Rideau Transit Group will be getting $17.45 million, or just over a quarter of the roughly $60 million it is seeking under its service agreement with the city.
New rules would apply to all rental properties that are at least three storeys tall or have a minimum of 10 rental units.
New rules from Ottawa Public Health come slightly more than a week before city council is scheduled to debate similar restrictions.
Proposed bylaw 'would ensure that all businesses are on a level playing field,' Watson says.