Shenkman/Cavanagh have submitted a revised Plan of Subdivision to the City of Ottawa for a major mixed use development on their land at 195 Huntmar Drive. The new plans will be presented at a public meeting scheduled for January 10.
The property at 195 Huntmar is an oddly-shaped parcel of land that extends west from Huntmar Drive around the existing police station, and north to Palladium. The existing community of Fairwinds is directly to the south. The 135.7-acre (54.9 hectare) property is mostly farm fields, brush and trees.
The new plan being presented on January 10 is a significant update to the original plan submitted back in September 2016. The development needs a number of city approvals before it can go ahead including a zoning bylaw amendment, amendment to the official plan and approval for the plan of subdivision.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison showing what’s changed since 2016.
|Old plan (2016)||Revised plan (2017)|
Total: 1099-1169 housing units
Total: 671 units
|A 6-acre neighbourhood commercial block fronting Huntmar||About 10 acres of mixed-use commercial to the west of the future North-South arterial|
|Three 5-acre automotive parks||Four 5-acre automotive parks|
|A large 27.6-acre district park on the west side of the property, to be handed over to the City of Ottawa.||A 14.8-acre (6 hectare) district park relocated to the east side of the property, along Huntmar|
|n/a||Land for a new public high school, adjacent to the district park.|
|A 7-acre stormwater management facility that would be located on Ministry of Transportation land north of the subdivision.||Still part of the plan, but moved slightly south.|
|n/a||A small neighbourhood park in the middle of the residential area.|
The alignment of the North-South arterial and Palladium Drive has also changed. A road would connect this neighbourhood to Stittsville Main (via Jackson Trails).
These maps show the previous plan (top) compared to the new plan (bottom). You can click on either map to zoom in.
These maps and a one-page summary of changes are all we have to go on until the public meeting. It’s on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Hall A) located at 1500 Shea Road. There’s an open house at 6:30pm and a presentation at 7:00pm.
For more information you can also contact the planning lead, Louise Sweet, at 613-580-2424 x27586.