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NOTEBOOK: Owners want to axe Palladium Autopark capacity limit

Oh the irony.

A planning consultant says that a luxury auto dealership planned for Palladium Drive will be pedestrian friendly.

I’ll admit, a lot of the information contained in the Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment Planning Rationale for 2499 Palladium Drive, 2500 Palladium Drive and 675 Autopark Private is over my head, but I know enough to read these documents with a certain degree of skepticism.

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NOTEBOOK: Food truck news; Dogs of Quitters; Snowmobile parking


Posted today on the Wiches Cauldron Facebook page:

“We had no idea when we opened our service window November 11th 2016, that it would be our last service at 1195 Carp Road. We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all of the love and support we have received over the last 4 seasons. Opening the food truck was such a leap of faith, and we couldn’t have imagined it being as rewarding and successful as it has been. We lost our current spot, but thanks to you we are moving on from the food truck world and looking at locations for a year-round store front shoppe in Stittsville…. onward and up! SO, if we don’t see you in the spring, don’t fret….. there are exciting things coming up!
All our love,
YOUR local ‘Wiches”

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Restaurant and commercial building proposed for 301 Palladium Drive

A new site plan control and zoning bylaw amendment were posted this week for a tear-drop shaped piece of land at 301 Palladium Drive.   The restaurant name isn’t indicated in the applications, but drawings included in the submissions to the city include signage for a Heart & Crown restaurant.  (We haven’t been able to confirm yet through the Heart & Crown if they are involved in this development.)

How’s how they describe the development:

The subject property is located along Palladium Drive between Terry Fox Drive and Silver Seven Road. The surrounding area is primarily characterized by business park and office uses. The Kanata North Client Service Centre exists directly east of the site; office and warehouse buildings exist to the west and southwest; a hotel is situated to the northeast; and further north of the site is a Costco, situated along the Queensway.

The site is approximately 4,950 square metres in size with 125 metres of frontage on Palladium Drive. The site is currently vacant with a number of trees along the Palladium Drive frontage.

A Site Plan Control application has been submitted to accommodate a commercial mixed use building with a restaurant being the primary use. The proposed building is one storey (with mezzanine) at a maximum height of 15.2 metres and a gross floor area of 556 square metres. The building includes patio areas on the north, west and east sides of the building. The development includes two accesses; both from the private road that runs along the southern portion of the site.

The subject property is currently zoned Light Industrial Subzone 5, Maximum Building Height 22 metres (IL5 H(22)) and Light Industrial Subzone 5, Exception 306, Maximum Building Height 30 metres (IL5 [306] H(30)).

The amendment to the zoning by-law proposes to rezone the subject property to General Mixed Use with site specific provisions. The applicant is proposing the General Mixed Use Zone to permit a restaurant and office uses on site. The proposed yard setbacks will reflect the zoning provisions of the nearby office uses.


PHOTO: Gas station on Palladium changes from Ultramar to Esso

The gas station at the corner of Palladium and Huntmar has been temporarily shut down as crews convert it from an Ultramar to an Esso. We tried calling the gas station today but we keep getting a busy signal.  Will the Country Style donut shop be converted to a Tim Hortons?

UPDATE: Like a really efficient pit stop, the gas station was open again as of Wednesday evening as an Esso.


Sens move to downtown would create opportunity for Kanata/Stittsville, says planner

(Above: Workers install the new Canadian Tire Centre sign in August 2013.)

The lead planner of the master plan for Kanata West says that if the Sens ever move to Lebreton Flats, it could present a big opportunity for the area.

Ted Fobert is a partner with Fotenn Consultants and was the lead planner and program manager for the Kanata West Concept Plan. That plan was created in the late 1990’s to guide the development of west end of Kanata, centred around the NHL arena (now Canadian Tire Centre). Continue reading


Petition to rename Palladium Drive to Alfredsson Way closes in on 2,000 signatures

Alfie's back!
“Alfie’s Back” – photo by Derek Mellon, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group. (Click for full size.)

A fan petition to rename Palladium Drive that started only five days ago already has nearly 2,000 signatures.  Organizers want to name it in honour of former Sens player Daniel Alfredsson, who retired last week. Continue reading


Fishing and hunting store Cabela’s coming to Kanata

(Press release from Cabela’s)

A 70,000-square-foot Cabela’s store will be located near the intersection of Palladium Drive and Highway 417. It will anchor the newly planned Kanata West Centre, which is being developed by Taggart Realty Management. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015, and Cabela’s plans to open the store in the spring of 2016. Continue reading