Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a call from staff at 6:21 a.m. indicating that there was heavy smoke in a unit of a Retirement Residence. Crews made their way to the 1300 block of Stittsville Main Street.
Upon their arrival, firefighters confirmed that evacuation of residents was already underway by staff. Some firefighters were tasked to assist with the evacuation while others made their way to the fire unit. Crews confirmed items had ignited in a microwave in a resident’s room which caused fire and ample amounts of smoke. Continue reading →
Let’s take out the crystal ball and look ahead at what 2017 may have in store for Stittsville…
CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE
Earlier this year we should hear from the Ottawa Senators about what they have in mind for Canadian Tire Centre once the Sens leave for Lebreton Flats. Last year, team owner Eugene Melnykteased that the development would be an “entertainment-driven” transformation. Whatever it is, any change will have a major impact on Stittsville and Kanata for jobs, transportation and economic development. Continue reading →
PETITION AGAINST GOULBOURN STREET NAME CHANGE City Council received a petition today from 43 residents on Goulbourn Street, asking the city to either keep the street name the same or re-name it “Old Goulbourn Way”. Continue reading →
There’s a new site plan proposal for 5731 Hazeldean Road, on the north side of the street just west of Huntmar.
According to the proposal submitted by Stantec, on behalf of Wellings and Extendicare: “The purpose of this application is to permit a mixed-use development comprised of a long term care facility, an apartment building and retail and offices uses to be built on this site. Although the site could be developed in as many as three phases, this application seeks approval for the entire project at this time. ”
Here’s what’s planned:
a 5-storey, 185-unit independent living apartment complex
a 4-storey, 256-unit long-term care facility
a mixed-use retail/office building along Hazeldean road
Another retirement home could soon be coming to Stittsville. The latest proposal was posted to the City’s web site this week:
“The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan application to build a five-storey retirement residence in two phases. Phase 1 (2,474.5 m2) will consist of 173 units and Phase 2 (771.5 m2) of 57 units. 110 parking spaces are being proposed. Roadway Modifications may be required.”
The land is at 6176 Hazeldean Road, part of a vacant piece of land that used to be home to the Stittsville Flea Market. So far none of the usual planning documents and studies that support the site plan have been posted.
It comes on the heels of another retirement home proposal last month, for a four-storey residence on Wildpine Court off Stittsville Main. We’ve also heard that the existing Rivera retirement residents is considering an expansion southwards from their current location on Stittsville Main.
The City has received a Site Plan Control for a four-storey retirement home on Wildpine Court at Stittsville Main Street with a total of 189 retirement units.
Of note: The developer is proposing to build a trail along Poole Creek behind the property that would fill in some of the “missing links” in the pathway system along the creek.
From the application summary:
The development proposal involves the construction of a four-storey retirement home with a total of 189 retirement (rooming) units. Ancillary uses for the residents are proposed on the ground floor of the retirement home, including a hair salon, spa and wellness centre. A parkette is proposed on the parcel at corner of Stittsville Main and Wildepine Court, which will provide a pedestrian friendly access point to the retirement home, as well as an opportunity for a landscaped open area to be used by neighbourhood residents and those living in the proposed retirement home.
A total of 49 parking spaces are proposed to accommodate the development, all of which, with the exception of three spaces, will be provided at the rear of the building. Half the parking spaces will be provided at grade and the remaining in an underground parking garage. A portion of the surface parking will be covered and an outdoor patio space which will be accessed via the second floor is proposed above this parking area.
The development includes two accesses off Wildpine Court; an all directional access located on the east side of the building providing access to the parking area and a one- way drop-off and pickup lane at the front of the building.
An interconnected trail system is envisioned by the City along Poole Creek. The application is proposing a trail at the rear of the property along Poole Creek which will contribute to proving a portion of the missing linkage within this system.