New rules would translate into an annual discount of about $1,000 for a business property assessed at $600,000 that now pays about $15,000 a year in taxes.
It would be the second year of the pilot project, which saw 600 devices available for rent in 2020.
Councillors gave a unanimous thumbs-up to the plan that would see pedestrian plazas set up along major streets and a “destination building” replace the Clarence Street parking garage.
A staff report released last week urged the planning committee to reject ClubLink’s proposal to build more than 1,500 housing units on the site of the Kanata Golf and Country Club.
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.