Ottawa City Council approved two Kanata zoning amendments and rejected a third at a council meeting on August 27:
370 Huntmar Drive: Council approved an amendment to “permit a multi-building commercial shopping centre”. The address is at the south-east corner of Campeau Drive and Huntmar Drive, across the street from the Tanger Outlets. The proposed shopping centre would include approximately 10,500 square metres of retail and restaurant space in nine buildings, along with 525 parking spaces. The full report is here…
5264 Fernbank Road
Council approved a zoning amendment that would allow a car dealership including a gas station, service bays and car wash. The land is on the southeast corner of Fernbank and Eagleson. The land was previously zoned as “institutional”, which includes usages such as day cares, places of worship, retirement homes, schools and community centres. The full report is here…
19 and 23 Bachman Terrace
Council rejected a proposed zoning change for this property near Hazeldean and Eagleson. The zoning change would have permitted a higher-density townhouse development. Council refused the development as being “too dense in light of the development in the surrounding community” and because it “does not ‘fit well’ within its physical context nor does it ‘work well’ with the existing and planned function of the surrounding community.” The full report is here…
Repairs to fix mould, leaks, rust, and structural integrity issues will delay the re-opening of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex pool until at least May 2015. That’s the earliest you’ll be able to swim or take lessons at the facility.
Stittsville has one of the fastest-growing populations in all of Ottawa. Here’s a chart showing growth from 2001 to 2031. The data is based on census numbers (2001-2011) and City of Ottawa projections published in 2014. Just imagine what traffic will be like down Stittsville Main in a couple decades.
Several City of Ottawa services will be affected by the Labour Day Monday holiday on September 1.
There will be no curbsidegreen bin, recycling, or garbage collectionon Labour Day. Labour Day’s pickup will take place on Tuesday, September 2. In addition, the collection of garbage, green bin and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the week of September 1.
Goulbourn Recreation Complex gyms and activity rooms will be closed for annual maintenance from August 30 until September 5. The work includes cleaning and painting of the facility. The arena part of the facility will remain open. The front desk at the GRC will be open to accept registrations, or you can register online here.
“Proposal for Draft Plan approval for a 31-unit townhouse development on a private street. The private street will be cul-de-sac with access onto Kittiwake Drive. Visitor parking will be provided on the private street in accordance with the zoning for this property.”
OC Transpo’s fall service changes will mean a slightly longer commute for Stittsville residents who rely on the 96A route. The changes were confirmed as part of the transit agency’s regular fall update of its various services.
Demolition of the old Bradley’s General Store building at 1518 Stittsville Main Street started at 7am today. By 10am it was a pile of bricks. A fire destroyed the building in September 2013. Although it had heritage designation, the building was deemed to be structurally unsound.
No word yet on what will replace the building, or when.
“Yesterday’s fire on Abaca Way was caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette. Cigarette was put in a planter which caught fire. This is the third fire in a week caused by carelessly discarded smoking material.”