195 Huntmar Development Meeting Summary

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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.

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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

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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 .

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 .

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.

POSTPONED 195 Huntmar Drive Proposed Development Public Meeting

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The public meeting scheduled for November 30th as been POSTPONED till 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.

Richcraft Homes Zoning Approved for development at 1620 and 1636 Maple Grove Road

This week at City Council the zoning application for the Richcraft Homes development at 1620 and 1636 Maple Grove Road was approved. This site is located south of Maple Grove Road, west of the Carp River and north of the Grant Shopping Plaza (Lowes).

 

The zoning amendment they submitted is to permit a residential subdivision for proposes 945 units that include a mix of single-detached, townhouses, back-to-back townhouses, stacked townhouses and low-rise apartments. A school, a commercial block and three parks are proposed.  A holding symbol on a portion of the land along the Carp River can only be lifted once conditions related to Carp River restoration works have been met. The lands will be rezoned but the holding provision will be carried forward until conditions are met.

 

Planning Committee Zoning Report

Plan of Subdivision

 

The development applications for this site were submitted in 2004 and public consultation was undertaken during that time. There was a concern expressed by some in the community that there was not adequate time for the community to provide comments on the zoning application.  Concerned residents requested the item be deferred to the following Planning Committee and given the concerns I did put a motion forward requesting a deferral.  However, my motion was not supported by the committee and the committee approved the zoning application with my dissention on the report.  I also dissented on the report at City Council where it was approved.

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Johnwoods Street Closure for Multi-Use Pathway from Maple Grove to Rosehill Avenue

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Starting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Johnwoods Street will be permanently closed to vehicular traffic from Maple Grove Road to Rosehill Avenue and will be rebuilt as a multi-use pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

This work will add a safe and accessible recreational amenity, more greenspace and direct connections for pedestrians and cyclists in your community. The pathway will also enhance privacy and livability for nearby residents by reducing vehicle traffic noise and headlight glare.

 

For more information on this project, including history regarding the decision I encourage residents to please review the documents available on my website.

 

Blackstone Community Park Update

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I have recently received inquiries from residents regarding the Community Park to be constructed in the Blackstone Subdivision.   The large community park in Blackstone will be 3.25 hectares (8 acres +/-) and will service a large area of the Fernbank community and will be located southwest of the intersection of Rouncey Road and Groningen Street.

The park will be constructed by the developers working with the City of Ottawa and the trigger for the park to be built is 50% of the building permits for the area it services. The developer has advised that they aim to start construction in 2018.

 

As with any new park, there is an opportunity for public comment on the park features.  A plan is in the process of being developed and then it will be circulated to the community for their comments.  The public will be able to comment on the type of park features to have in the park.  At this time the following amenities are being considered however please note these could still change: double tennis court; intermediate and full size soccer field; small skate park, puddle rink, splash pad, parking lot and shade shelter.

 

It was brought to my attention that one of the developers was sharing the Fit Plan for the park at their sales office, however this is not the final plan and should not have been shared at this time to the public.

 

For more information on the park development process please view the following image from page 50 of the City’s Park Development Manual (2nd Edition) the outlining the steps involved in designing and building a new park.

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