Jay Baltz is a Hintonburg resident and member of the Hintonburg Community Association board, who has served on numerous advisory committees for City of Ottawa planning and zoning studies, and is past chair of the City’s Built Heritage Advisory Committee.

BALTZ: Section 37 loopholes now big enough to drive a bus through

In a previous post here last May , I talked about the City’s plans to finally implement the powers granted by “Section 37” of the... Read More

Space for schools: why were planners oblivious to inner city growth?

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BALTZ: Five Reasons Intensification Could Fail

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BALTZ: Parking phobia to blame for Sherwood speedway

Mixing traffic engineering and politics can have unintended consequences. Take Sherwood Drive, running from Carling Ave near Dow’s... Read More

BALTZ: Upzoned developments are no place for a shell game


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Hintonburg Hub: Will the City do the right thing?

About 150 people came to the Hintonburg Community centre on April 4 to hear about plans for the “Hintonburg Hub.” The Hub, still in... Read More

Bayview Station should be a landmark

Jay Baltz is a Hintonburg resident and member of the Hintonburg Community Association board, who has served on numerous advisory... Read More