Next Phases for Blackstone Development Proposed

Blackstone Phases 4-8 Concept Plan

The City of Ottawa has received applications for a Draft Plan of Subdivision, as well as a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the construction of the next phases of the Blackstone subdivision.   The subject lands are located in the southeast corner of the Fernbank Community and are approximately 42.5 hectares in size and are currently vacant with some vegetation and trees.

 

Mattamy Homes and Cardel Homes proposed to develop the subject lands with approximately 950 residential dwellings. The plan of subdivision proposes approximately 425 lots for detached dwellings and 27 blocks for townhouses. The townhouses are primarily located along the future collector streets and in the southerly portion of the subdivision, close to Fernbank Road. One high density block for condominium apartments or stacked units is proposed at the southeast corner of Fernbank Road and Rouncey Road.

Blackstone Phases 4-8 Areal View

The Blackstone development will incorporate a number of open space amenities including, two 1-hectare parks hectare parks, one of the southwest corner of the site and one in the southeast. Pathway blocks will provide connections to the Monahan Drain, the parks, and the two school sites. A stormwater management block will be located in the northeast corner of the site, immediately south of the Monahan Drain. An Ottawa Carleton District School Board elementary school site is proposed at the southwest corner of Cope Drive and Rouncey Road, and an Ottawa Catholic School Board high school site is proposed at the southeast corner of the subdivision, adjacent to the existing commercial development.

 

The proposed street network is based on the Fernbank Community Design Plan. Through the subdivision Cope Drive, Tapadero Avenue, and Rouncey Road will be extended. A roundabout will be located at the intersection of Cope Drive and Rouncey Road.

 

I am pleased to see these next phases of development proposed as it includes additional amenities that will be beneficial to the community including the extension of Cope Road, a safer pedestrian access for area residents to access the commercial shopping area, additional parks and pathways as well as some proposed schools.

 

To provide comments by July 14 or for questions please contact my office and City Planner Kathy Rygus at Kathy.Rygus@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 x28318.  A public meeting will also be held at a later date which will also provide another opportunity for the public to provide input as well.

 

Application Summary

Plan of Subdivision

Planning Rational

Transportation Impact Study

 

For additional planning documents regarding the application please visit here.

Fernbank Crossing Zoning Application

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The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment to rezone lands within Phase 4 of the Fernbank Crossing subdivision, you can view the application summary here. The Fernbank Crossing subdivision received Draft Approval in 2012 and previous phases are completed or in progress.  The subject lands are bounded by Fernbank Road to the south, Cope Drive to the north and Robert Grant Avenue to the west. The lands within this phase are approximately12 hectares in area and are currently zoned Development Reserve (DR) which is applied to lands intended for urban development.  West of the subject lands is a portion of the Phase 3 development which is currently under development. South of Fernbank Road are rural lands outside the urban boundary.

 

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment to rezone lands within Phase 4 of the Fernbank Crossing subdivision. The Fernbank Crossing subdivision received Draft Approval in 2012 and previous phases are completed or in progress, you can view the draft plan here.

 

The subject lands are bounded by Fernbank Road to the south, Cope Drive to the north and Robert Grant Avenue to the west. The lands within this phase are approximately12 hectares in area and are currently zoned Development Reserve (DR) which is applied to lands intended for urban development. West of the subject lands is a portion of the Phase 3 development which is currently under development. South of Fernbank Road are rural lands outside the urban boundary.

 

For questions and to provide comments by June 22, 2017 please contact myself and City Planner Kathy Rygus at Kathy.Rygus@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 x23818.

5897 Fernbank Road

A Zoning by-law amendment application has been filed for 5897 Fernbank Road. The site is located northeast of the Shea and Fernbank roundabout.

 

The purpose of the application is to permit non-residential uses on the subject lands. The amendment of the Zoning By-law would permit a medical facility to be established in the existing heritage dwelling as well as 5,550 square metres of retail space.

 

The applicant is proposing to re-zone the site from DR to General Mixed Use (GM) thereby allowing for residential, commercial and institutional uses. At this time, there has been no site plan application filed.  The target date this application is to be considered by Planning Committee is August 22, 2017.

 

This application is subject to public consultation.

 

More updates will be available in my newsletter as they come.

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

GRC

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

abbottsvillepark

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.