Sep 13, 2021
OPL is launching a public engagement process that will inform and lead to the establishment of a new Library branch to serve the growing communities of Orléans, Cumberland and the surrounding areas.
We are gathering public input in a multi-phased approach in order to determine the services needed at the new location south of Innes Road. The first step is an online survey via the City of Ottawa’s Engage Ottawa platform, in English and French, starting September 13 until October 4. We are also gathering movement data to support decision-making regarding the location of the new branch. For this analysis of traffic patterns, we are asking residents of Orléans and the surrounding areas to highlight places in the community that are part of their daily, weekly, and monthly routine.
Further steps will include virtual focus groups with community stakeholders and a virtual open house to report back to the community in early 2022. OPL will reach out to customers again for input when design begins.
Public input will be sought in as many ways as possible, in an open and transparent process, and will be adapted to respond to the changing pandemic realities.