We ask that the City of Ottawa recognize and support the importance of community design plans by turning down a development proposal for an 8-storey building in a rural village. Carp is 35 kilometers north and west of downtown. It has a community design plan that was one of the first completed after amalgamation. It was passed by Council in 2004 and can only be amended by council. The design plan limits building height to 3-storeys. A developer has requested a zoning ammendment to permit an 8-storey building in the village. Not only does this proposal challenge the community design plan, it contradicts the City's goal to increase population density inside the Greenbelt. The City of Ottawa translates the principles and policies of its Official Plan to the community scale by working with landowners, local businesses, school boards and other interested parties to create community design plans. These plans are the backbone of any significant change in a community and should be respected. If you check the "Display my name as anonymous" box, your name will not be publish on the signatures page, but it will be included when the petition is sent to the City.