In recognition of Howard A. Maguire’s demonstrated excellence, courage and exceptional service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 560 Parade Drive, within the new residential development at 1921 Stittsville Main Street, “Howard A. Maguire Park”. Continue reading →
STITTSVILLE SOUTH ZONING APPROVED This week the City’s Planning Committee unanimously approved a zoning change for a subdivision at Stittsville South, paving the way (pun intended) for a new residential development including 339 single detached, 162 multiple attached and 152 low-rise apartment units. It goes to City Council for full approval on February 24. Continue reading →
The City’s Planning Committee will consider a zoning by-law amendment for a subdivision in Stittsville South, “to permit residential development of 339 single detached, 162 multiple attached and 152 low-rise apartment dwelling units as well as two parks and a stormwater management pond.”
The land in question is known as 1845, 1877, 1883 and part of 1921 Stittsville Main Street, 70 Friendly Crescent and 74 Hartsmere Drive, and includes 37 hectares of land. The site is currently zoned Rural Residential Subzone 2 (RR2) and Rural Countryside Zone (RU) and the owner wants it re-zoned to permit higher residential density. (The land is actually in Rideau-Goulbourn ward.)
From a staff report: “The properties consist of existing rural properties, thickets, meadows, hedgerows and some treed areas in the west and south edges of the site. The Faulkner Drain forms the easterly edge of the site. The site is the western portion of the lands within the Stittsville South Urban Expansion Area, Area 6. Surrounding the properties, to the north, is the West Wind Farms urban residential subdivision consisting of single detached, semi detached, and townhouse dwellings as well as blocks for schools and parks. To the west across Stittsville Main Street is the Harris Lands subdivision comprised of single detached and townhouse dwellings as well as a park block. To the south is the Woodside Acres country estate featuring large lots of 1.8 to 2.5 acres in size. To the east is the remaining land of the Urban Expansion Area 6. A hydro corridor runs in a north-south direction to the south of the property.”
Please be advised that the General Manager of Planning and Growth Management has approved a Tree Permit to allow tree removal in the Stittsville South subdivision (File No. D07-16-13-0033), as of January 4, 2016. There may be a bit of activity on site between now and the New Year, however this will be very minor in nature. The main brunt of the tree removal will be started on or after the week of January 4th. The site is the western portion of the lands within the Stittsville South Urban Expansion Area (Area 6). Surrounding the property, to the north is the Upcountry/West Wind Farms subdivision and to the west across Stittsville Main Street is the Traditions/Harris Lands subdivision. To the south is the Woodside Acres country estate.
There’s a new zoning bylaw amendment proposal for the area known as “Stittsiville South“, a new development on the east side of Stittsville Main near Hartsmere.
“Zoning By-law Amendment: to rezone the lands to Residential First Density Subzone V (R1V Zone), Residential First Density Subzone V with exception for a 5m no-touch zone (R1V with exception), Residential First Density Subzone Z (R1Z Zone), Residential First Density Subzone Z with exception for a 5m no-touch zone (R1Z with exception), Residential Third Density Subzone Z (R3Z), Residential Fourth Density Subzone Z (R4Z) and Parks and Open Space Zone (O1). The R1V and R1Z zones will permit single detached dwellings only. The R3Z zone will allow townhouse units. The R4Z zone will allow low rise apartments of four storeys. The O1 zone is for two parks and a stormwater management pond.”
The Planning and Growth Management Department has approved the Draft Plan of Subdivision submitted by Novatech on behalf of Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and Stittsville South Inc. subject to the development conditions.
This site has been referred to as Stittsville South and Area 6 and is municipally known as 1845, 1877, 1883 and 1921 Stittsville Main Street, Part of 6070 Fernbank Road, Part of 5993 Flewellyn Road, and one additional unaddressed contiguous parcel. The application file number is D07-16-13-0033.
The site is the western portion of the lands within the Stittsville South Urban Expansion Area (Area 6). Surrounding the property, to the north is the Upcountry/West Wind Farms subdivision and to the west across Stittsville Main Street is the Traditions/Harris Lands subdivision. To the south is the Woodside Acres country estate. To the east is the remaining land of the Urban Expansion Area 6, this site is known as the Area 6 East (Davidson’s land) and a development application was recently submitted by Tartan Homes for these lands at the address of 5970 Fernbank Road (File number D02-02-15-0041 & D07-16-15-0008).
Over the years there has been a large amount of discussion regarding this proposed development and concerns have been expressed by residents in Upcountry/West Wind Farms Community and Woodside Acres. I am pleased that the following conditions have been included in this development as this should assist in addressing some of the concerns that were raised. I can appreciate that this may still not be ideal for all residents but I do feel a compromise was found.
No construction traffic of any kind will access this subdivision using Hartsmere Drive any time during the construction. There will also be no construction traffic using Poplarwood as there will not be a road connecting to this street.
Street Twelve and Street Thirteen will remain closed between Hartsmere Drive and Street One until such time as a collector road connecting to either Fernbank Road and/or Shea Road through the Area 6 East land (aka Davidson’s land) is available.
The owner will be required to install barriers and signage preventing vehicular access to this section of the road. These barriers will be designed to allow for emergency vehicles to access the subdivision, all to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Planning and Growth Management.
Prior to a road connection through the Area 6 East land (aka Davidson’s land) to Fernbank Road and/or Shea Road as shown on is constructed, no more than 350 building permits will be issued within this subdivision. Prior to the aforementioned collector road is connected, the Owner may request additional 50 building permits once 250 units are occupied and a traffic count is conducted for the intersection of Stittsville Main and Street One/West Ridge that confirms there is available capacity.
The Owner agrees to construct (and enter into cost sharing agreements with the other land owner) a collector road connecting to Fernbank Road and/or Shea Road through the Area 6 East land (aka Davidson’s land), under the circumstances that the aforementioned collector road is not built by the other land owner of Area 6 East land (aka Davidson’s land).
EDITOR’S NOTE: Seven Stittsville and West Carleton community associations have written an open letter to City of Ottawa officials about the development of the Carp Road landfill near their communities. The entire letter is republished here.
The City of Ottawa has received a revised draft plan of subdivision for the Stittsville South development that includes some significant changes over previous plans. The City of Ottawa is holding an open house on June 3 to provide an overview of the proposed development. Continue reading →