Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal for 5615 Fernbank

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On Tuesday, August 22nd, the City`s Planning Committee will be considering a Zoning By-law amendment proposal for Zoning – 5615 Fernbank Road (formerly known as 5786 Fernbank Road) to permit a residential subdivision with school site, Emergency Services facility and transit station.

 

The site is a vacant 12-hectare parcel within the Fernbank Crossing subdivision. It is bounded by Fernbank Road to the south, Cope Drive to the north, Robert Grant Avenue to the west and vacant land to the east that will be developed as future phases of the Blackstone subdivision The lands form the fourth and final phase of the Fernbank Crossing subdivision.

 

The Fernbank Crossing subdivision received draft approval on February 2, 2012, and previous phases have been registered, with the third phase of development currently under construction. This final phase of the Fernbank Crossing subdivision proposes the development of approximately 107 detached dwellings, four blocks for townhouses, an elementary school site, paramedic post and transit station with a park-and-ride facility.

 

To view the report in full, please click here. For questions or to provide comments, please contact myself and City Planner Kathy Rygus Kathy.rygus@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 x 28318.

Councillor’s View – Stittsville BIA Meeting Recap

Dear Residents,

 

Last Tuesday night, I met with some Stittsville business owners for an excellent discussion at the information session regarding the potential Stittsville Business Improvement Area (BIA).

 

A BIA is important for the growing business community in Stittsville to have access to the resources which help them to thrive.

 

The session was well attended and some valuable points were brought up by some of the attendees.

 

I would like to thank the steering committee and all potential members who joined to share their insight, particularly Jim Walker for taking the lead as Chair person.

 

I have attached a copy of the presentation made at the meeting for your information available by clicking here.

 

A number of businesses have volunteered to be part of the Stittsville BIA Steering Committee to engage the discussion in the community and seek input. Now, it is very important that the Steering Committee hears from Stittsville’s business leaders to provide their input. All types of feedback are important and welcomed from every area of our diverse business community. Businesses and commercial property owners are requested to please complete an online survey available at the below links:

 

Please note that the survey will close on August 4

 

I strongly support the establishment of a BIA in Stittsville as I see there are many benefits that it would provide and it would be a valuable investment for businesses.  All decisions of the BIA would be made by the businesses and it is the businesses that would elect a Board made up of Stittsville businesses.

 

Another meeting is being planned and will hopefully take place later this autumn. More information on that will be shared in my newsletter as it is received.

 

For more information or to provide additional comments please contact myself and the Stittsville BIA Steering Committee at stittsvillebia@gmail.com. If you have specific questions regarding the assessment of your property and potential levy please feel free to contact the City’s Economic Development Officer Brian Simpson at Brian.Simpson@ottawa.ca.

-Shad

 

 

Kanata West Pump Station and Forcemain Project and Maple Grove Closure – UPDATE

I would like to provide a quick update regarding the ongoing construction work for the Kanata West Pump Station and Forcemain Project Maple Grove Road between Terry Fox Road and Huntmar Road.

 

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the segment between Terry Fox and Silver Seven was reopened last Friday.

 

However, due to weather, I have been advised that the sewer installation work and subsequent road closure between Silver Seven and Huntmar scheduled for completion July 21st has been extended to August 4th to allow more time for road reinstatement and paving.

 

I would like to thank affected residents for their patience at this time.

 

The Contractor will take every precaution necessary to minimize interruptions to residents but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.

 

Signed detours for vehicles and bicyclists will be in place during the duration of the road closure.

Sidewalk Construction on Hazeldean

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I would like to update residents on the construction of a sidewalk on Hazeldean to take place later this year.

 

The overall project involves the construction of a new 2.0m wide asphalt sidewalk along the north side of Hazeldean Road east of Kittiwake Drive. The new sidewalk will connect to the existing sidewalk at the intersection of Hazeldean Road and Kittiwake Drive at the western limit and the existing sidewalk connection from Abaca Way at the eastern limit. The sidewalk will be located behind the existing shoulder and streetlighting within the existing grass boulevard.

 

Schedule is unknown at this point, but the sidewalk is anticipated to be constructed before the end of 2017. It is noted that while the design is being completed by the City, construction will be undertaken by the Developer of Bulat Court.

 

For the construction of sidewalk, traffic should not be impacted and therefore no long duration lane closures will be required. Pedestrian access and construction site control will be per the City’s latest requirements.

 

I will be certain to provide updates in my weekly newsletter on this project as they become available.

Fernbank Rd Culvert Installation

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I would like to advise residents that Fernbank Road will be closed from Shea to Robert Grant between Tuesday, August 8th and Tuesday, August 22nd.

 

The contractor, Taggart Construction, will be installing a box culvert across the roadway for future storm water management.

 

Notification signs will be posted in advance of the closure with additional signs posted during the affected period. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

 

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Committee of Adjustment Stittsville Items

The Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa is holding a Public Hearing on August 2nd and residents’ input is requested.

 

Of the items for discussion, one application falls within the Stittsville Ward for 6111 Hazeldean/603 Geranium to consider an Application for Consent to subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land in order to create one new lot for future commercial mixed-use development.

 

I highly encourage residents to share their thoughts on this item so that they may be discussed in full at the Public Hearing. Comments are required by July 26th. Please email comments to cofa@ottawa.ca.

 

For more details of the applications scheduled for this Hearing, please visit the City’s e-Agenda website at  http://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/agendaminutes/index_en.aspx.

Next Phases for Blackstone Development Proposed – Comment date extended to July 31.

Blackstone Phases 4-8 Areal View

The City of Ottawa has received applications for a Draft Plan of Subdivision, as well as a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the construction of the next phases of the Blackstone subdivision.   The subject lands are located in the southeast corner of the Fernbank Community and are approximately 42.5 hectares in size and are currently vacant with some vegetation and trees.

 

Mattamy Homes and Cardel Homes proposed to develop the subject lands with approximately 950 residential dwellings. The plan of subdivision proposes approximately 425 lots for detached dwellings and 27 blocks for townhouses. The townhouses are primarily located along the future collector streets and in the southerly portion of the subdivision, close to Fernbank Road. One high density block for condominium apartments or stacked units is proposed at the southeast corner of Fernbank Road and Rouncey Road.

Blackstone Phases 4-8 Concept Plan

The Blackstone development will incorporate a number of open space amenities including, two 1-hectare parks hectare parks, one of the southwest corner of the site and one in the southeast. Pathway blocks will provide connections to the Monahan Drain, the parks, and the two school sites. A stormwater management block will be located in the northeast corner of the site, immediately south of the Monahan Drain. An Ottawa Carleton District School Board elementary school site is proposed at the southwest corner of Cope Drive and Rouncey Road, and an Ottawa Catholic School Board high school site is proposed at the southeast corner of the subdivision, adjacent to the existing commercial development.

The proposed street network is based on the Fernbank Community Design Plan. Through the subdivision Cope Drive, Tapadero Avenue, and Rouncey Road will be extended. A roundabout will be located at the intersection of Cope Drive and Rouncey Road.

I am pleased to see these next phases of development proposed as it includes additional amenities that will be beneficial to the community including the extension of Cope Road, a safer pedestrian access for area residents to access the commercial shopping area, additional parks and pathways as well as some proposed schools.

To provide comments by July 31 or for questions please contact my office and City Planner Kathy Rygus at Kathy.Rygus@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 x28318.  A public meeting will also be held at a later date which will also provide another opportunity for the public to provide input as well.

Application Summary

Plan of Subdivision

Planning Rational

Transportation Impact Study

For additional planning documents regarding the application please visit here.

Planning Committee approves zoning for Tartan’s EdenWylde Subdivision

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On July 11th the City’s Planning Committee approved the zoning report for Tartan’s EdenWylde Subdivision located at 5970 Fernbank Road. The report will not go forward for approval to City Council on July 26th.

 

The zoning application is to permit a residential subdivision containing 326 single detached, 26 semi-detached, 233 multiple attached and 135 low-rise apartment dwelling units and one park, as detailed in the plan of subdivision. I supported this zoning as it reflects the plan of subdivision that has been presented to the public.  While this site is located in Councillor Moffatt’s ward, we have been working together on development applications in the urban boundary in his ward as they have an impact on the residents in ward 6.

 

I would like to thank Tartan Homes for their co-operation in ensuring that we follow the plans presented to the public. They had requested a change to the plans to permit a higher density in one location and while that was a minor request in nature, I felt the community may be concerned with not being consulted on the change and therefore Tartan agreed to follow the existing plan.

Next Phases for Blackstone Development Proposed

Blackstone Phases 4-8 Concept Plan

The City of Ottawa has received applications for a Draft Plan of Subdivision, as well as a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the construction of the next phases of the Blackstone subdivision.   The subject lands are located in the southeast corner of the Fernbank Community and are approximately 42.5 hectares in size and are currently vacant with some vegetation and trees.

 

Mattamy Homes and Cardel Homes proposed to develop the subject lands with approximately 950 residential dwellings. The plan of subdivision proposes approximately 425 lots for detached dwellings and 27 blocks for townhouses. The townhouses are primarily located along the future collector streets and in the southerly portion of the subdivision, close to Fernbank Road. One high density block for condominium apartments or stacked units is proposed at the southeast corner of Fernbank Road and Rouncey Road.

Blackstone Phases 4-8 Areal View

The Blackstone development will incorporate a number of open space amenities including, two 1-hectare parks hectare parks, one of the southwest corner of the site and one in the southeast. Pathway blocks will provide connections to the Monahan Drain, the parks, and the two school sites. A stormwater management block will be located in the northeast corner of the site, immediately south of the Monahan Drain. An Ottawa Carleton District School Board elementary school site is proposed at the southwest corner of Cope Drive and Rouncey Road, and an Ottawa Catholic School Board high school site is proposed at the southeast corner of the subdivision, adjacent to the existing commercial development.

 

The proposed street network is based on the Fernbank Community Design Plan. Through the subdivision Cope Drive, Tapadero Avenue, and Rouncey Road will be extended. A roundabout will be located at the intersection of Cope Drive and Rouncey Road.

 

I am pleased to see these next phases of development proposed as it includes additional amenities that will be beneficial to the community including the extension of Cope Road, a safer pedestrian access for area residents to access the commercial shopping area, additional parks and pathways as well as some proposed schools.

 

To provide comments by July 14 or for questions please contact my office and City Planner Kathy Rygus at Kathy.Rygus@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 x28318.  A public meeting will also be held at a later date which will also provide another opportunity for the public to provide input as well.

 

Application Summary

Plan of Subdivision

Planning Rational

Transportation Impact Study

 

For additional planning documents regarding the application please visit here.

Extendicare Long-Term Home Public Consultation

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is reviewing the issuance of a license undertaking to Extendicare for the development of a replacement long-term care home (currently a 240-bed home located at 2179 Elmira Drive) to 5731 Hazeldean Rd.

 

As part of the licensing process, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is holding a public consultation meeting on Tuesday, June 27th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the Algonquin College Banquet Room, the details of which are attached here. Residents are also welcome to submit their comments in writing prior to the event with subject line “Project #18-017” by mail to:

Director under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Licensing and Policy Branch

1075 Bay Street, 11th Floor

Toronto, ON, M5S 2B1

Email: LTCHomes.Licensing@ontario.ca

 

The public meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to share their feedback with the Ministry who will take it into consideration when making the licensing decision. Representatives from Extendicare will be there and made available for questions from the attendees if there are any.

 

I hope that interested residents take the time to share their thoughts on this project.