Come Visit Me for a City Chat at the GRC

GRC

At the Stittsville Planning Primer, a large amount of information was presented showing the complexity of the planning process.

 

For a complete picture of the active and pending development applications in Stittsville I encourage you to review the Ward 6 Development Applications Map. You can search the development name or file number on my website www.shadqadri.com or on the City’s Development Application site www.ottawa.ca/devapps.

 

I would like to invite residents to join me on Saturday, April 22 from 10am-Noon in the Lobby of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex at 1500 Shea Road for a City Chat on Planning and Development.

 

My City Chat sessions offer an informal setting where I can speak to residents one-on-one on topics of interest.

 

I would also like to get a better understanding of what topics are most of interest to Stittsville residents in regards to development. I would like to request that you take 10 seconds out of your day and give your feedback on our Planning and Development Poll available here.

 

Thank you for keeping involved and I look forward to chatting with residents on April 22.

Proposed Park Plans in Abbottsville Development

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The City is seeking feedback on the park plans for a park to be constructed in the new Mattamy Homes Abbottsville Development located at 570 Hazeldean Road.  This site is part of the Fernbank community and is located south of Hazeldean Road, east of Iber, west of the Carp River and north of the Trans Canada Trail.

 

The parkette is located at the intersection of Malahat Way and the extended Abbott Street within the first phase of the Abbottsville Crossing development. The parkette is 0.4Ha and features a puddle rink, junior playground, sand play area, and swing set. There are open spaces and native seed areas, with a small berm.

Please view the plans here and ensure you scroll down to view both pages.

Residents are encouraged to visit Ottawa.ca for more information and and send their comments to the Planner, Jennifer Shepherd, before April 26, 2017 at Jennifer.Shepherd@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 13771.

Come Visit Me at the GRC for a City Chat and Have Your Say in our Planning + Development Poll

GRC

At the Stittsville Planning Primer last week, a large amount of information was presented showing the complexity of the planning process.

 

For a complete picture of the active and pending development applications in Stittsville I encourage you to review the Ward 6 Development Applications Map. You can search the development name or file number on my website www.shadqadri.com or on the City’s Development Application site www.ottawa.ca/devapps.

 

I would like to invite residents to join me on Saturday, April 22 from 10am-Noon in the Lobby of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex at 1500 Shea Road for a City Chat on Planning and Development.

 

My City Chat sessions offer an informal setting where I can speak to residents one-on-one on topics of interest.

 

I would also like to get a better understanding of what topics are most of interest to Stittsville residents in regards to development. I would like to request that you take 10 seconds out of your day and give your feedback on our Planning and Development Poll available here.

 

Thank you for keeping involved and I look forward to chatting with residents on April 22.

Proposed Park Plans in Abbottsville Development

abbottsvillepark

The City is seeking feedback on the park plans for a park to be constructed in the new Mattamy Homes Abbottsville Development located at 570 Hazeldean Road.  This site is part of the Fernbank community and is located south of Hazeldean Road, east of Iber, west of the Carp River and north of the Trans Canada Trail.

 

The parkette is located at the intersection of Malahat Way and the extended Abbott Street within the first phase of the Abbottsville Crossing development. The parkette is 0.4Ha and features a puddle rink, junior playground, sand play area, and swing set. There are open spaces and native seed areas, with a small berm.

Please view the plans here and ensure you scroll down to view both pages.

Residents are encouraged to visit Ottawa.ca for more information and and send their comments to the Planner, Jennifer Shepherd, before April 26, 2017 at Jennifer.Shepherd@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 13771.

Committee of Adjustment Applications for Stittsville

The City’s Committee of Adjustment will be considering some planning applications in Stittsville.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. at Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, Main Floor, 101 Centrepointe Drive.

 

Below is a brief description of the applications in our community and for more information please visit here and scroll down to the meeting.

 

19 Brae (previously 19 Elm): To consider an Application for a Minor Variance to permit a reduced lot width for the construction of a one-storey detached dwelling on the property.

 

20 Cedarow:  To consider an Application for Consent to convey a portion of the property to the abutting property to the east known municipally as 5731 Hazeldean Road, and to establish access and service easements.

 

5731 Hazeldean: To consider an Application for Consent to convey a portion of the property to the abutting property to the west known municipally as 20 Cedarow Court and to establish service easements

Understanding Development with the Stittsville Planning Primer

This week, I hosted a City Planning Primer in Stittsville with the City of Ottawa Planning Department.  Typically these are held for the public at City Hall on a Saturday and weekday but I knew that this location or time may not have been ideal so I requested staff come to Stittsville.

 

The Primer covered a condensed presentation of Planning Primer I and II. There was a large amount of detail presented at the meeting and I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the session. This information provides a complete overview of the detailed planning process. The City also offers specific topics of Planning Primers and I would be very interested to hear if there are topics residents would like to be interested in having presented in Stittsville.

 

Development Statistics

At the meeting, I presented some development statistics illustrating the growth Stittsville has experienced.

 

Stittsville is one of the fastest growing communities in Ottawa. Back in February, Statistics Canada released the population and dwelling counts from the 2016 Census. While the biggest population increase in the city was in Barrhaven, the Stittsville area also saw considerable growth.

 

Between 2011 and 2016, the south and west parts of Stittsville grew by more than 25 per cent. Those communities saw an increase of almost 400 dwelling units and the population increased by nearly 1,400 people. Stittsville also saw similar growth along its northern edge. That area grew by more than 22 per cent, with very similar increases in terms of population and number of dwelling units.  In these two areas alone, Stittsville added almost 3,000 people and about 800 households over a five year period.

 

Like any City, Ottawa is constantly growing and changing.  The City’s land-use planning process has a big role to play in how the various communities like Stittsville take shape over time.  Those changes need to take account of multiple factors, like the population growth we saw in Stittsville over the last year.

 

Planning Documents 

There were a number of documents and policies discussed and I have provided links below to these items that were discussed. If residents have any additional questions please feel free to contact me for more information. I am also available to meet or discuss any development concerns over the phone as well.

 

For resident who are interested in this subject but were unable to attend the session I encourage to review the presentations from the evening below.

 

Another great resource to use is the video and information on the City website on How Planning Works

 

Planning Hierarchy:

The Planning Hierarchy

Land Use Policy

Implementation

o   Lot Development

  • Approval Authority

o   Planning Committee & City Council

o   Delegated Authority

 

For information on specific developments please visit the Planning & Development section of my website and also you can find information on the City’s Development Application Website www.ottawa.ca/devapps

I would like to thank Councillor Harder and City staff, Derrick Moodie, Carol Ruddy, and Justyna Garbos for all of their assistance in making this presentation a reality. More importantly, I would like to also thank all the residents who took the time to participate in the Primer and learn more about City Developments. More notes from the meeting will be shared with the community e-newsletter in the weeks to come so please stay tuned!

Tri-pole at 145 Iber Rd

tripole

Shared Network Canada (SNC) is proposing a 50m tri-pole communication tower to be constructed at 145 Iber Rd. The tower will be used to offer space to multiple cellular carriers to enhance and support their networks. A small fenced area with a walk-in cabinet will be constructed at the base of the installation.

A public meeting will be held at the Main Hall of the Goulbourn Recreational Complex (1500 Shea Rd) on Wednesday, April 12th to help answer resident questions and concerns regarding the project.

This meeting structure is as follows:

7:00 to 7:30pm: Open House

7:30 to 8:00pm: Presentation on the project

8:00 to 8:45pm: Q&A

8:45 to 9:00pm: Final wrap up

I highly encourage any residents who live in the area to join this meeting and share their thoughts surrounding the project. I also encourage all residents to review the public notification package for this project in its entirety here.

Councillor’s View – Stittsville Planning Primer

Dear Residents,

 

I hope that you will be able to join me at the Stittsville Planning Primer being held on Thursday, April 6th to learn more about the planning process in relation to development in Stittsville.  Planning and development in Stittsville is a vast topic and we are experiencing development throughout our community.

 

I feel it is important to share planning information with the community as frequently as possible so that residents have a greater understanding of the development process and also know what to expect with new developments.  The City runs Planning Primers at City Hall a few times a year so that residents throughout the City can learn more about the development process.  I think these sessions would be of interest to Stittsville residents but I also know that residents in Stittsville are not interested in travelling to City Hall to attend information sessions and that is why I requested the City provide a Planning Primer in Stittsville.

 

The Stittsville Planning Primer will cover the information presented at the City Planning Primers with a specific focus and examples to Stittsville developments. The Planning Primer is the perfect opportunity for residents and community associations to learn about the necessary background in understanding the development process. It is a great means of keeping our community educated and up-to-date on all things that are going on in Stittsville.

 

A full detailed invitation with agenda is available for review here.

 

The event will take place from 6:30-9:30 (the presentation will begin at 7:00) Thursday, April 6th at the Goulbourn Recreational Complex Hall A and will provide a condensed introduction with materials covered in the City’s Planning Primer 1 and 2. For those unable to attend, I will be happy to share the information discussed in next week’s newsletter.

 

Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. For accessibility accommodation requests (such as wheelchairs, mobility challenges, etc), please email me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca by March 31, 2017.

 

In advance of the Primer, I would also like to take a moment to provide residents with some information pertaining to how planning is conducted within the City of Ottawa. This week, I encourage residents to review some background information on what is a Consent to Sever or a Minor Variance.

 

For more information on Planning and Development Applications, you can also review that here.

-Shad

Potter’s Key Construction Update

potterskey

I would like to take a moment to share another update regarding construction of the Potter’s Key site.

 

I have been advised that work is running further behind schedule than anticipated. The new date that blasting is expected to be complete by is now Friday, April 28th.

The updated Potter’s Key construction schedule is as follows:

  • Rock Removal – January 15thApril 28th, 2017
  • Rock Crushing – April – June 30th, 2017
  • Servicing (Sewers & Roads) – February – December 2017 (entire subdivision)
  • House Construction – August 2017 to December 2019
  • First Homeowner Moved-In – March 2018

 

 

Some residents have expressed concern regarding what to do should they potentially experience damage due to blasting.

 

As it relates to process, the City regulates blasting through the Construction Specifications which speak to the pre-blast survey requirements (all structures within 75m) and the requirement for a third party blasting consultant to monitor the blasts to make sure the peak vibrations are in compliance.

 

I encourage concerned residents to send an email including photos and a description of any prospective damage to Kevin Lamer, Program Manager, Development Inspection at Kevin.Lamer@ottawa.ca with CC to me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.

 

Residents also have the option to submit a legal claim into the City if they are not pleased with the response from City staff or the developer, you can find more information regarding this process here.

 

For more information you may contact my office or visit my web site at www.shadqadri.com. You are also welcome to contact the Minto Communities Construction Manager, Jean-Michel Le Blanc at jleblanc@minto.com, 613-782-5717. In addition you can reach out to Domenic Idone as the secondary contact for Minto at didone@minto.com  or 613-786-7922.

Stittsville Planning Primer – April 6

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As announced in a previous newsletter, my office is working with the City’s Planning Department to bring a Planning Primer event to Stittsville.

 

We are one of the fastest growing areas of the City with many development applications on the go.  I am frequently posting information regarding development projects in Stittsville to keep the community informed of what is being planned in the community. It can sometimes be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with just how the planning process works.

 

A Planning Primer is the perfect opportunity for residents and community associations to learn about the necessary background in understanding the development process. It is a great means of keeping our community educated and up-to-date on all things that are going on in Stittsville.

 

A full detailed invitation with agenda is available for review here.

 

The event will take place from 6:30-9:30 Thursday, April 6th at the Goulbourn Recreational Complex Hall A and will provide a condensed introduction with materials covered in the City’s Planning Primer 1 and 2. City’s Planning staff will also be explaining a variety of common topics specific to Stittsville including the process behind tree removal, the implementation of the Fernbank Community Design Plan (CDP), and an overview of the Ontario Municipal Board’s appeal process, to name a few.

 

Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. For accommodation requests, please email me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca by March 31, 2017.

 

In advance of the Primer, I would also like to take a moment to provide residents with some information pertaining to how planning is conducted within the City of Ottawa. This week, I encourage residents to review some background information on what is a Site Plan and Plan of Condominium.

 

For more information on Planning and Development Applications, you can also review: http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/development-information-residents/development-application-process#development-highlight-sheets