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

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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

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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.

Potter’s Key Construction Update

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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.

Potter’s Key Construction Update

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

 

At the present time, work is running approximately one week behind schedule due to weather but blasting is expected to be complete by Friday, April 7th. The updated Potter’s Key construction schedule is as follows:

  • Rock Removal – January 15thApril 7th, 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

 

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.

Proposed Townhouse Development in Blackstone

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The City has received a Site Plan Control application from Cardel Homes for 502 Dressage Avenue. The subject property is located at the northwest corner of Dressage Avenue and Oxer Place within the Blackstone Phase III lands.

 

The applicant has proposed twenty free hold townhouse units fronting onto a private street. The townhouses will be built in four construction blocks, with each block containing between four and six dwelling units. The units are to be two storeys high with a maximum height of 11 metres. Two parking spaces per unit are provided.

 

The 7.5 metre wide private street will connect with Oxer Place at the southwest corner of the parcel and Dressage Avenue at the eastern midpoint of the property line. Twelve deciduous trees are to be planted along Oxer Place and Dressage Avenue to partially screen the units, and a 1.8 metre wooden privacy fence is to be installed on the northern and southern property edges.

 

Application Summary

Site Plan

Landscape Plan

 

For more information and to provide comments by March 30, 2017 please contact myself and the City Planner Kathy Rygus at Kathy.Rygus@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 x28318.

Potter’s Key Blasting Reminder

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My office has received a couple of inquiries regarding the construction activity and blasting taking place for the Potter’s Key development along Hazeldean Road beside the Jackson Trails Plaza.

Minto Homes held a Construction Information session for residents on January 11th at the Johnny Leroux Community Center. Notices regarding this meeting were delivered by Minto to the residents in Jackson Trails and Echowoods. In addition my office also sent out a notification of this meeting through my weekly e-newsletter to ensure that all residents of the Stittsville community were aware and had the opportunity to participate.

 

Attendees at the public information session had the opportunity to ask questions to Minto and their construction contractors regarding upcoming construction activities at the Potter’s Key development.  The discussion from the meeting was reported on by John Curry in the Stittsville Newspaper in the January 19th edition.

 

Minto Homes delivered a pre-blast survey letter, prior to the blasting activity, to homes that are within the influence zone of the blasting activities. According to Provincial and City regulation the survey is only carried out for residents within the 75 meter radius of the blasting occurrence. In addition to this vibration monitoring stations are set up to detect vibrating occurrence outside of the 75 meter range.

Potter’s Key construction schedule is as follows:

  • Rock Removal – January 15th– March 30th, 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

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.

Potter’s Key Update and Information Session

I would like to supply residents with a quick update on the Potter’s Key subdivision.

The earthworks and servicing contract for Potter’s Key to Taggart Construction has been awarded and Taggart will be starting the earthworks program in the new year.

Expo Tech will be the sub-contractor undertaking the blasting program and they will be mailing out letters to adjacent homeowners regarding the pre-inspection survey.

In efforts to continue communication with the neighbouring communities, Minto will be hosting a Potter’s Key Construction Information Session on Wednesday, January 11th.  The session will be at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena, Upper Hall (2nd floor), from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A presentation regarding the blasting program will be initiated by the contractors, providing attendees the opportunity to ask questions to Minto and their experts at the meeting.

Notification on the information session will be sent out to affected homeowners the week of January 2nd.

If you or your neighbours have any questions regarding Potter’s Key, please do not hesitate to contact my office at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.

Blackstone Construction

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Mattamy Homes is constructing the Abbottsville Crossing subdivision in the Fernbank Community Design Plan lands located north of the Trans Canada Trail near Rouncey Road. As part of this community, they are required to extend Rouncey through the Trans Canada Trail into the subdivision.  Work has begun and they will be temporarily redirecting pedestrian traffic to allow their contractor to construct this portion of road.

 

It has also been brought to my attention by residents that they are concerned with construction traffic accessing the Abbottsville Crossing subdivision through the Blackstone subdivision. Mattamy Homes has advised that they have restricted their contractor from using this as an access through Blackstone and have constructed a stone road from Hazeldean through Richcraft’s property to their site.  The main access for all construction vehicles is to be through this access road with some access through Abbott Street at Terry Fox as a secondary point.

Site alteration activity north of Jackson Trails

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Recently, some residents raised concern with the construction work they witnessed taking place on the property that is located north of Jackson Trails subdivision and the Potter’s Key development land.

 

The City’s Planning Department has advised that their City forester has attended the site, and identified that there was brush clearing in the area. He confirmed through his site visit that the activities taking place would not require a permit under the Urban Tree Conservation Bylaw.

Property owners have a right to undertake some site alteration of their own land outside of the development process, provided they are complying with relevant bylaws and legislation and are not having a negative effect on property owners downstream of them. The City does not have a role in policing these activities where the landowners are not breaking any bylaws and there has been no demonstrable impact on other landowners.  There are currently no planning development applications that have been submitted for the site.

 

The Planning Department did contact the owner and they noted that they are clearing out some small brush on their lands. They indicated that the land was cleared a number of years ago, and that there are no large trees on the site. They noted they have had issues with people trespassing lately and starting fires which has prompted the need for them to undertake this work.