5969 Fernbank Road Public Information Meeting

5969 fernbank

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

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

1981 maplegrove

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/

Potter’s Key Connections to Jackson Trails

Potters Key

The first homeowners in Potter’s Key Subdivision are scheduled to move in on March 5 on Geranium Walk. Minto Homes intends to open the road connections from their development to the Jackson Trails subdivision at Kimpton Drive and Bandelier Way, as shown here. The opening of these connections is scheduled for the morning of March 5. The third connection at Eagle Crest Heights will be open by the end of April and the Kimpton Drive connection to Echo Woods will be sometime after that.


The construction road access on Hazeldean Road will remain open and Minto Homes will continue to direct their trades to use this access. I have requested Minto Homes ensure all their contractors and the sub-contractors are aware they are not permitted to use the existing residential streets.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office and Domenic Idone, Director, Land Development, Minto Homes at Didone@minto.com or 613-786-7922.

Site Plan for Addition at 5906 Hazeldean Road


The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan application for an addition at the back of the existing Stittsville Window and Doors building at 5609 Hazeldean Road.  The site is currently occupied by the existing 1-storey commercial building and is located on the south side of Hazeldean Road between Victor Street and Savage Drive. The property is surrounded by commercial and office uses along Hazeldean Road and low-rise residential homes to the south.


Site Plan

Elevations (North and East)

Elevations (South and West)


The proposed addition at the back of the existing building will have a height of 6.4 metres and comprised of a 99 square metre retail component and a 96 square metre space for storage. The existing access from Hazeldean will be maintained to service the 10 proposed vehicle and 8 bicycle parking spaces. Loading and garbage bin will both be located at the rear of the property screened with a 2 metres high opaque fence.


The site plan is not subject to a public consultation, however residents are welcome to provide their comments to my office at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca and I will provide them to the City.

195 Huntmar Development Meeting Summary

195 Huntmar location map

On January 10, 2018, a public meeting was held to discuss the proposed development at 195 Huntmar, which is located west of Huntmar Drive and south of Highway 417. The site falls within land covered by the Kanata West Concept Plan. The subject property is currently a vacant parcel of land approximately 54 hectares in size with approximately 153 metres of frontage on Huntmar Drive.


At the public meeting, a summary of the proposed development was provided including changes that have been made from the original submission to the City. One of the changes to the plan is the inclusion of an Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) High School site. As I noted at the public meeting, while it is encouraging to see a high school site at this property, there is no guarantee that a school will indeed be built. I have been in contact with the school board regarding this site and they noted this site is in addition to the site in the Fernbank lands currently being held for a public high school.


In the long term, the OCDSB has determined there will be a need for both sites in the area as well as another high school site in Kanata North in the KNL lands. In Stittsville, we have needed a public high school for a very long time. I have been supporting the efforts for a new public high school, however the funding for a new school is provided by the Provincial government. A public high school in Stittsville has been a top priority of the Board as recently as last year; however, the OCDSB has not received the required funding from the province. Once the development is registered (after all approvals), then the school board has 7 years to purchase the site or it is then returned to the developer. This 7-year timeframe has not started for any of the above-mentioned sites.


With the inclusion of a high school in the plans, the district park has been moved to border the school site as this follows the City’s Building Better and Smarter Suburbs initiative to have shared spaces with the schools and parks as much of the peak use times for these facilities are at different times. If the school is not built, then there will be a requirement for more land to be provided for the district park.


It was noted at the meeting that the density of the development has been reduced from the original proposal and the low-rise apartment building was removed. Some residents expressed concern with the current parking situation in Fairwinds and it was noted that this development is proposing longer lot sizes, which will provide longer driveways that can accommodate more vehicles.  In addition, as noted in the City’s Building Better and Smarter Suburbs, there is also direction that townhouse rows be mixed with single homes which provides more opportunity for on-street parking spaces and less congestion on the streets.


For additional information, I encourage residents to review the following information:


195 Huntmar Public Meeting Power Point Presentation

195 Huntmar Revised Concept Plan

Past Councillor’s update with summary plan changes

Pathway and Park Area Connections Kanata West District Park & High School Concept PlanPlease note this is a high level conceptual plan of the shared District Park and School Site and is subject to change.


The City will be reviewing and considering all comments from the meeting and those that have been submitted.


Residents are requested to provide their comments by January 31, 2018 to Louise Sweet at Louise.Sweet@ottawa.ca. You may also copy me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.


Future updates will continue to be provided through my eNewsletter.  If you wish to be included on the notification list for this development please contact Louise Sweet at Louise.Sweet@ottawa.ca.

195 Huntmar Lands Tree Clearing

I have been advised by City staff that the applicant has adequately rationalized the need for tree removal at 195 Huntmar and a tree permit is expected to be approved within the next two business days for the area highlighted in blue on the Property Location Map (see below).  A partial tree buffer along the eastern boundary will be retained. The permit will allow for the removal of all the trees within the block. An Environmental Impact Statement and Tree Conservation Report was supplied along with supporting geotechnical reports.


Tree removal is necessary to accommodate the substantial earthworks (filling/grading/soil loading) required within the on-property portion of the Feedmill Creek flood plain. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority has approved the earthworks which are expected to start as soon as tree clearing is finished. Access to the site will be off Palladium Drive. Approvals from the Province (species at risk) have been granted. Future permits requests are expected for this development.


I would like to remind residents to please exercise caution and avoid this area.  I know some residents enjoy walking in these areas but please remember all the lands in this area are private property and there is now some pre-development activities being done on this land.

195 Huntmar Drive Proposed Development Public Meeting

195 Huntmar location map

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 .

195 Huntmar Drive Proposed Development Public Meeting


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 .

Building Site Plan for 44 Iber Road


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.