LEGION REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
I gotta admit, I would have never predicted that the first significant development to fall under the auspices of the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan would come from the Stittsville Legion.
The Stittsville News reports this week on an ambitious $1.5-million redevelopment plan for the Stittsville Legion’s headquarters. They want to demolish the existing 1932 building and replace it with a two-storey building that will include a pub and meeting hall.
So far all I’ve seen are architect renditions of what the development will look like, but at first glance I like what I see. Designed by HDD Hierarchy Development & Design, the new building would front Stittsville Main and include a patio next to the sidewalk. The renderings suggest offices on the main floor as well.
I’m curious about where they’re going to put all the parking – hopefully more to the rear than the side. We will find out once more detailed plans are submitted to the City for approval.
The Legion is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to pay for the new building.
195 HUNTMAR PUBLIC MEETING POSTPONED
A public meeting for a massive housing and commercial development at 195 Huntmar has been postponed until January 10 (more info here). The developer is proposing 1120 housing units, a district park, retail, restaurant, auto parks, and a public high school.
This project was originally proposed about this time last year (see link), and it looks like there have been some significant changes. For example, 174 detached homes have been dropped from the plan, and the high school is new. We’ll learn more once the developer submits the revised plan to the City in advance of the public meeting.
Today at City Hall, councillors approved expropriation of land to allow the construction of the “Kanata South Link Project”. That’s a road widening project to provide another connection between Eagleson Road to the 416, via Hope Side Road, Old Richmond Road, and West Hunt Club Road.
FRINGEWOOD NORTH AT COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT
Planning nerd level: High. On December 6, the city’s Committee of Adjustment will hear an application for a minor variance for several properties on Rowan Road and Bradley Green Court in Fringewood North:
“The Owner wants to remove and replace four of the older mobile homes in the Fringewood North Mobile Home Park and to add an additional two new lots/mobile homes as part of the ongoing improvement and updating of the park that commenced in 2000. There will be a total of 67 mobile homes. It should be noted that the property is considered one lot for By-law purposes, with Hazeldean Road being the front lot line. In order to proceed, the Owner requires the Authority of the Committee for Minor Variances from the Zoning By-law…”