Timbermere Stormwater Management Pond Low Flow Outlet Rehabilitation

The City will be undertaking rehabilitation of the low flow outlet structure for the Timbermere storm management  pond this Fall. Fencing has recently been installed around the work area to ensure turtles do not enter the construction zone. Work has commenced and is anticipated to be complete by early December.

If you have any questions regarding the work, please contact:

Ben Strang

Project Specialist

Stormwater Management Services

tel: (613) 580-2424, ext. 20437

email: Benjamin.Strang@ottawa.ca

Zoning By-Law Amendment 5331 Fernbank Road

The Planning Department received an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment for 5331 Fernbank Road, to permit the development of a large format retail hub including retail buildings, a service station, car wash and restaurants. The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject lands from Business Park Industrial, Exception 2411 (IP [2411]) to General Mixed Use (GM), with site-specific exceptions, for reduced interior side yard setback requirements and to permit a “gas bar” on the site.

Questions and comments on this item can be forwarded to the lead planner for the file Laurel McCreight laurel.mccreight@ottawa.ca


West Ridge Park A – Playground Replacement Project

The following link offers concept plans and images that depict two options for the lifecycle replacement of the play equipment proposed for West Ridge Park, located at 20 West Ridge Drive in Stittsville. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option A and Option B on the plans as shown below.

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than November 6, 2018 to:

Jennifer Hemmings, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa

Fringewood Playground Replacement Project


The Fringewood Park playground replacement project is posted online. Residents invited to provide their comments on the proposed options for Fringewood Park located at 14 Fringewood Drive in Stittsville.

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than October 31, 2018 to:

Jennifer Hemmings, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa

Potter’s Key Parks Consultation


The Potter’s Key subdivision at 6111 and 6141 Hazeldean Road is set up for two future parks to be built and Minto has opened the public consultation period for each on the City of Ottawa website this week!


Joe Lewis Park will be a 0.97-hectare neighbourhood park located off Eagle Crest Heights, between Overland Drive and Samantha Eastop Avenue.  The proximity to Feedmill Creek to the south of the park will influence the theme and character of the park by bringing a naturalized area into the park. A significant portion of the wooded area within the park block will be retained.  A multi-use hard surface court, play structures, sand play and passive recreation (pathways) are being proposed for construction within the future park.


Eaglehead Park will be a 0.37-hectare parkette off Eaglehead Crescent, north off Kimpton Drive. The park is located directly adjacent to Feedmill Creek, and will connect to the recreational trail system to be constructed south along the Feedmill Creek corridor. A themed climbing structure, a duel saucer swing and other play structure amenities are being proposed for construction within the future park.


Both parks are scheduled to be constructed in 2019. Comments should be sent to the City Planner at Mike.Russett@ottawa.ca by June 25th. Thank you.

5969 Fernbank Road Public Information Meeting

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On Monday June 11th, City Planning staff in coordination with my office will be holding a public information session for a zoning by-law amendment (D02-02-18-0042) and subdivision application (D07-16-18-00009) that has been filed for 5969 Fernbank Road. The session is taking place in the Board Room on the second floor of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex located at 1500 Shea Road at 7:00 PM.

The purpose of the application is to develop a subdivision containing 357 units: 119 single detached dwellings, 2 semi-detached units and 236 townhouse units. Included is a 2.45 hectare school site and 1.36 hectare park.


The zoning by-law amendment requests to bring the site into conformity with the General Urban Area designation of the Official Plan and to implement the approved Fernbank Community Design Plan.


The target date for draft approval of the subdivision is July 19, 2018.  The zoning by-law amendment cannot proceed until the subdivision has received draft approval.
For full application details, please click here and here.


Should you have any questions in relation to this file you may contact the lead planner Laurel McCreight at Laurel.McCreight@ottawa.ca or my office at shad.qadri@ottawa.ca

Fernbank Road Watermain Construction


Municipal Consent has been granted for work to commence at the Fernbank Road Watermain.

The project is located on Fernbank Road between Shea Road and the Hartsmere Drive/Liard Street intersection, approximately 200 meters West of Shea Road. Work on this project involves construction of approximately 500 meters of 400 mm diameter including valves and the removal of approximately 250 meters of existing 200 mm diameter watermain on Fernbank Road to service the proposed Davidson Lands residential subdivision located on the south side of Fernbank Road.

The new watermain will connect to the existing main just east of the Hartsmere Drive/Liard Street intersection and extend to provide three connections to the Davidson Lands watermain system. The five existing residents on Fernbank Road will be fed by a temporary watermain during construction and reconnected to the new main.

Construction is anticipated to begin this summer, tentatively scheduled for July 3-November 23 (weather permitting).

The proponent of this project is Tartan Land Corporation, and the consultant engineer is IBI Group. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Lance Erion, P.Eng, at lerion@IBIGroup.com

1981 Maple Grove Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment Application

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The City of Ottawa has received a concurrent Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit the development of a 196-unit subdivision comprised of 57 single-detached dwellings, 101 townhomes and 38 back-to-back townhomes.


The property is located at the northeast corner of Stittsville Main Street and Maple Grove Road within the Kanata West Concept Plan. The site is approximately 7.58 hectares and is currently vacant with groupings of tree coverage. The property is surrounded by vacant lands to the north, east and west, existing low-rise residential subdivision to the south and one single-detached home immediately to the east along Maple Grove Road. On the vacant land directly north of the site, there is currently an active subdivision application by Cavanagh / Shenkman, municipally addressed as 195 Huntmar Drive.


The land is currently zoned Development Reserve Zone (DR) and designated as General Urban Area in the City’s Official Plan. The DR zoning recognizes lands intended for future urban development in area designated as General Urban Area of the City’s Official Plan. The applicant is proposing to rezone the lands to Residential Third Density Zone, Subzone Z (R3Z) and Parks and Open Space Zone (O1) to permit the development of the proposed subdivision. The proposed R3Z zoning allows a mix of residential building forms ranging from detached to townhouse dwellings and the O1 zoning permits the development of a park within the site.


A concurrent Plan of Subdivision application was also submitted to permit the development of a 196-unit subdivision comprised of 57 single-detached dwellings, 101 townhomes and 38 back-to-back townhomes. As part of this subdivison, there is a 0.68 hectare park proposed at the northeast corner of the site. The park will be built as a “parkette” park type and transferred to the City as a requirement of parkland dedication. The street network shown on the draft plan of subdivision proposes a grid-pattern layout which includes seven local roads used to service the site. There will be five accesses into the subdivision, one on Maple Grove Road, three along the future Stittsville Main Street extension to the west, and one access from the future Kanata West Main Street to the north.

Johnwoods Sewer Work


My office has received notice that the diversion sewer project along the Johnwoods pathway will be starting on May 7th. Please be cognizant when in the area.


Preliminary work on this project took place in the Fall to expedite the estimated pathway completion by the end of Summer.


Notice of this work was shared in my newsletter last March. For more information, please visit https://shadqadri.com/2017/12/08/john-street-johnwoods-sanitary-pumping-station-decommissioning-project-2/

Johnwoods Linear Park Update


The Planning Department has received the revised plan for the Johnwoods Linear Park which will be located between Rosehill Drive and Maple Grove Road on the closed portion of Johnwoods Street.  The revisions to the plans involve additional landscaping and modification of all streetlights to low spillage LED bulbs as per the public comments. I encourage residents to review the plans and the response to public comments.


Work will continue in the Spring on this project with the anticipated completion this summer.  This section of Johnwoods was closed in the Fall as it allowed for preliminary work to take place so in the spring, work can be expedited with the plan to have the pathway completed in the summer. While approvals are still being finalized for the co-ordination of the works for the diversion pipe, I have confirmed with City staff that there are no current delays to the project timeline for the pathway construction.