195 Huntmar Drive Proposed Development Public Meeting

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There is a public meeting to discuss 195 Huntmar Shenkman/Cavanagh development on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 with an open house at 6:30 PM, and a presentation at 7:00 PM at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Hall A), located at 1500 Shea Road.

 

The Plan of Subdivision proposes a residential development including blocks for commercial development, a secondary school (OCDSB) and parks.

 

There have been revisions made to the plan since it was first submitted and below is a summary of the revisions made by the Applicant to the Draft Plan of Subdivision from the original submission:

  Original Submission Revised Submission
Units 1170 units: 174 singles, 286 townhouses, 520 stacked townhouses, 190 apartments. 671 units – 127 singles, 544 townhouses
School Site No school site Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) Secondary School site located on east side of future north-south arterial abutting the new District Park location.  School block size 7.6 ha

OCDSB expressed interest in a school site, but will still require funding from Provincial government.

Parks & Pathways District Park located in north-west corner of the property.  Park block size 11 ha.

 

No neighbourhood park.

District Park relocated to the east side with frontage on Huntmar Road to allow for shared amenities with school. Park block size 6.0 ha, Total size school/park block – 13.6 ha.  If school is not constructed, City will require larger park size.

 

Added new neighbourhood park in central portion of residential uses. Additional walkway blocks added.

Stormwater management   Relocated to north-west corner
Mixed use block Re-configured mixed-use (commercial/residential) block along the west side of the north-south arterial.

 

Street changes Relocated Palladium Drive/north-south arterial intersection further south.

Streets No. 1 and 3 proposed as extension of Stittsville Main Street – connects to proposed terminus of Palladium Drive.

 

For additional information, please visit my website here.

 

For more information, please contact myself and City Planner, Louise Sweet at 613-580-2424 ext. 27586 or Louise.Sweet@ottawa.ca .

Committee of Adjustment Applications for Stittsville

The City’s Committee of Adjustment will be considering some planning applications in Stittsville. A meeting open to the public will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 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.

 

240 (196) Livery

To consider an Application for Consent to subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land. One parcel will contain a three building condominium development and the other will contain the adjacent stacked townhouse condominium, all of which is currently under construction. This block will continue to be considered one lot for zoning purposes.

5731 and 5745 Holdings Inc. Hazeldean

Further to the Committee’s previous 2017 approval to consider an Application to provide a joint stormwater drainage easement, an access easement and a servicing easement over a portion of their property in favour of the owners of the proposed property to be severed to be known municipally as 5731 Hazeldean Road.

 

20 Cedarow

To consider an Application to establish an easement over a portion of the property in favour of the owners of the abutting properties known municipally as 5731 and 5745 Hazeldean Road to provide a stormwater drainage easement.

195 Huntmar Drive Proposed Development Public Meeting

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A public meeting is being held on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 with an open house at 6:30 PM, and a presentation at 7:00 PM at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Hall A), located at 1500 Shea Road.

 

The public meeting is regarding a proposed plan of subdivision by Shenkman/Cavanagh for the property at 195 Huntmar drive, which is located west of Huntmar drive and South of Highway 417 as shown on the location map (file no.: d07-16-16-0011).

 

The Plan of Subdivision proposes the development of approximately 1120 detached, townhouse, stacked townhouse, and low-rise apartment residential units. The subdivision also includes blocks for commercial development to accommodate a range of small scale retail, restaurant, and service commercial uses and automobile dealerships. A secondary school (OCDSB) and parks, including the Kanata West District Park, are also proposed.

 

For additional information, you can visit my website here.  Please note that in the future a revised Concept Plan for the subdivision will be available on my website and on www.ottawa.ca/devapps .

 

For more information, please contact myself and City Planner Louise Sweet at 613-580-2424 ext. 27586 or  Louise.Sweet@ottawa.ca .

CRT Lands Blasting

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I have heard from some residents concerned with the blasting being done in the Fernbank area for the CRT subdivision development. The development is located at 5786 Fernbank Road and for additional information on the development plans, please visit here. The property for this development is located west of Robert Grant Avenue, north of Fernbank and south of Abbott Street.

 

I did provide an update to residents in October regarding this blasting, which you can find here.   Given the recent concerns by residents, I did follow up with the blasting company, DST Consulting Engineers, as well as City staff regarding concerns from residents.

 

DST Consulting Engineers has provided the below blasting schedule:

  • Blasting operations will cease for the Christmas holidays on December 23, 2017.
  • Blasting operations will commence on January 2, 2018, and shall continue through mid to end of January 2018.

 

If residents have concerns with the blasting operations, they may contact Anas Saleh, Project Manager, DST Consulting Engineers Inc. 613-748-1415 ext 238 or asaleh@dstgroup.com .  If residents are concerned with damage to their properties due to the blasting, they can contact the above individual or submit a claim through the City.  For more information on the City’s claim process, please visit here.

 

John Street (Johnwoods) Sanitary Pumping Station Decommissioning Project

The John Street Pumping Station located at 53 Mika Street is scheduled for decommissioning in 2019. With the expected completion of the Kanata West Pumping Station in early 2018, John Street Pumping Station, along with four other pumping stations in the west end of Ottawa are scheduled to be replaced with bypass sanitary sewers and decommissioned.

 

Part of the project involves installing a new 250-millimetre sanitary bypass sewer along Johnwoods Street between Maple Grove Road and John Street Sanitary Pump Station, connecting on Mika Street. Given the current construction status of Johnwoods Street between Maple Grove Road and Rosehill Avenue, staff is requesting Council permission to enter into a third party infrastructure agreement with Mattamy Homes for the detailed design, tender and construction of the 250‑millimetre by-pass gravity sanitary sewer so that it may be combined and coordinated with the Johnwoods Street conversion project.

Combining the two projects will avoid duplication of work and throw away costs which would otherwise be incurred if the multi-use pathway project was to proceed in advance of the sanitary bypass sewer. The removal of a section of the newly constructed multi-use pathway would then be required to allow the construction of the bypass sanitary sewer. Combining the two projects will also minimize the amount of construction related disruption for the adjacent residents. The actual decommissioning of the station will not be part of this agreement. Once the City receives Committee and Council approval and Mattamy tenders the project, we will be able to provide further update on timing and any impact on adjacent residents.

 

A 3rd party infrastructure agreement report will be coming to Planning Committee on December 12th and Council on December 13th for delegated authority and is now available on the City website here.

 

I am supportive of this agreement and am pleased the City and Mattamy have been able to work together on this portion of the project.  I had advised the City that this was very important to have done now to ensure there will no further construction disruption to the neighbourhoods for this connection that would be required.

Johnwoods/Rosehill Update

As residents are now aware, Johnwoods is closed between Rosehill and Maple Grove.

As part of the plans to facilitate traffic in the Fairwinds and Bryanston Gate communities, I am happy to share that traffic staff have established the warrant for a 4-way stop at Santolina and Rosehill.

Additionally, with the connection on Rosehill now established, the complete length of Rosehill will soon be converted to a 40 km/h speed limit.

I am happy that working with my office, traffic staff continues to work toward alleviating the concerns of residents in this area in relation to the Johnwoods closure. In the meantime, I will continue to work with staff looking into other viable traffic measures in this area if needed.

Construction continues on the portion of Johnwoods that has been closed. For more information on the closure of Johnwoods, please visit https://shadqadri.com/johnwoods-closure/

Building Site Plan for 44 Iber Road

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The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan application to permit the development of a 13,000 square foot one-story building behind the existing building (File D07-12-17-0146). The proposed building will accommodate four new occupancies, and additional parking spaces will be provided.

 

The subject property is located on the western side of Iber Road, approximately 350 metres south of the intersection of Hazeldean Road and Iber Road. The property has 80 metres of frontage on Iber Road, with a total lot area of 13,520 square metres. The subject site is currently occupied by a 20,000 square foot one-storey building, which houses a gymnastics facility and two light industrial uses. The balance of the property to the rear is occupied by a parking lot, vacant grassed lands, a drainage pond, and a treed buffer.

 

Application Summary

Site Plan and Elevations

 

Additional documents available on Ottawa.ca/devapps .

 

To provide comments by December 18th or for questions please contact my office and City Planner Stream Shen at Stream.Shen@ottawa.ca  or 613-580-2424 ext. 24488.

 

POSTPONED 195 Huntmar Drive Proposed Development Public Meeting

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The public meeting scheduled for November 30th has been POSTPONED until Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 with an open house at 6:30 PM with a presentation 7:00 PM at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Hall A), located at 1500 Shea Road.

The public meeting is regarding a proposed plan of subdivision by Shenkman/Cavanagh for the property at 195 Huntmar Drive, which is located west of Huntmar Drive and south of Highway 417 as shown on the Location Map (File No.: D07-16-16-0011).

The Plan of Subdivision proposes the development of approximately 1120 detached, townhouse, stacked townhouse, and low-rise apartment residential units. The subdivision also includes blocks for commercial development to accommodate a range of small scale retail, restaurant, and service commercial uses and automobile dealerships. A secondary school (OCDSB) and parks, including the Kanata West District Park, are also proposed.

For additional information you can visit my website here.  Please note that in the future a revised Draft Plan of Subdivision will be available on my website and on www.ottawa.ca/devapps.

For more information, please contact myself and City Planner Louise Sweet at 613-580-2424 ext. 27586 or  Louise.Sweet@ottawa.ca.

6591 Fernbank Cell Tower

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A Cellular Tower is currently being proposed for 6591 Fernbank by Shared Network Canada. This tower will provide service for multiple internet providers.

 

Although this proposal is not within the boundary of Ward 6, some residents have reached out to me with concern regarding the consultation process. I have been advised by the City’s Planning Department that this application is not subject to the City’s public consultation process. Public consultation is undertaken by the applicant and takes the form of circulating owners within 210 metres of the tower’s location (3x the towers height), notifying local leadership such as the Ward Councillor (in this case, Ward 21 Councillor Scott Moffatt), MP, MPP, and community associations, as well as posting an ad in the local newspaper.

 

For more information on this tower, please view the Application Summary and Site Plan.

 

Additional questions can be directed to:

Natalie Persaud

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department

613-580-2424 ext. 12681

Natalie.Persaud@ottawa.ca

Kanata South Link Project Update

This week, City Council approved the Kanata Link Report recommending that Committee and Council enact a by-law to expropriate lands required for purposes of the Kanata South Link Project.  I am very pleased to see this project moving forward and I would like to thank Councillor Hubley for his efforts for providing me the opportunity to be a part of this important project along with Councillors Moffatt and Chiarelli.

 

In the 2017 Capital Budget, City Council approved funding for the Kanata South Link Project.  To accommodate growth in the Kanata South and Stittsville communities, this project involves the widening to 4 lanes of Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road between Hope Side Road and Highway 416.  The project also includes roundabouts at Hope Side Road/Old Richmond Road, Stonehaven/Old Richmond Road, and Old Richmond Road/West Hunt Club Road.

 

The project is required to minimize the impact on the Greenbelt lands and to protect the Stoney Swamp Conservation Area and wetlands. The functional design consists of a rural road cross-section with paved shoulders within the Greenbelt and an urban cross-section for 500 meters on the west side of Old Richmond Road and along the north side of Hope Side Road. Two lane roundabouts are included at all intersections except at Moodie Drive, where signals are specified to reduce impacts on adjacent wetland.

 

Following the completion of the Preliminary Design and updated cost estimates, the project scope was prioritized and work is proceeding to obtain both Federal and Provincial approvals. Detailed design is underway, following which the project tendering process will be initiated, with contract award scheduled for summer 2018.

 

For more background information on this project please review the report and visit the project website here.