(Peter Vukovic and his family were on their way to church on Sunday morning, when they were involved in a serious collision at the intersection of Terry Fox Drive and Cope Drive near the Walmart. He posted this photo and open letter to Stittsville councillor Shad Qadri on Facebook. We’re republishing it with his permission. He says his family is shaken, but were not seriously injured. “Thankfully, my daughter asked my wife to sit in the back seat with her for some reason. And everyone was belted. Guardian Angels at work.”)
Councillor Shad Qadri I am begging you to please petition the city to make the intersection of Terry Fox and Cope Drive a fully controlled intersection.
After seeing many near misses and having a few of my own at that intersection over the years, my luck ran out this morning on the way to church. My whole family was transported to hospital by ambulance and the driver of the other car was transported as well.
The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer. Continue reading →
West end business leaders say that Kanata’s poor transit service is hindering their ability to attract talented employees, and they’re asking the mayor to extend light rail to Kanata before 2031.
Earlier this month the Kanata North BIA sent a letter to Mayor Jim Watson, co-signed by other business associations, west end politicians, and a bevy of business executives including Sir Terence Matthews. (There are nearly four pages of signatures attached to the end of the letter, which you can read below.) Continue reading →
A public meeting will be held on this proposed development on Monday, January 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sobeys Grocery Store (Upstairs Community Room) located at 700 Terry Fox Drive.
The property is an irregular shaped vacant 14.3 ha parcel of land within the Fernbank community. Lands north-east of the property include the Glen Cairn Storm Water Management facility and part of the Carp River corridor. Low density residential housing as well as a Sobey’s grocery store is at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Terry Fox Drive. East of Terry Fox Drive is the existing Glen Cairn neighbourhood. South of the property is a hydro corridor, the Trans Canada Trail and further south is the future Monarch Blackstone subdivision. To the west are future residential lands within the Fernbank community.
The owner, SPB Developments Inc. (Metric Homes) is proposing the development of 245 residential units comprised of single detached, townhouses and low rise apartment dwellings, with an accessory commercial/storage facility, as well as a park and adjacent open space.
The city has posted a new zoning bylaw amendment application for 1039 Terry Fox Drive / 5331 Fernbank Road. Part of that land is the farmland where you always see cows grazing on the east side of Terry Fox.
Here’s a summary from the planning documents:
The subject lands are approximately 25.5 hectares in size and consist of vacant lands currently being used for agricultural purposes. The lands are bound by Fernbank Road to the south, the Trans-Canada Trail to the north, Terry Fox Drive to the west and a pedestrian pathway to the east. A hydro corridor runs east-west along the northern portion of subject lands and a branch of the Monahan Drain runs through the center, just north of Cope Drive.
Surrounding the property, to the north is the Castleglen residential subdivision consisting of single detached, semi detached and townhouse dwellings. To the south is the future Bridlewood Trails residential subdivision and to the southwest is a commercial centre. To the west is the future Blackstone residential subdivision, which is within the Fernbank Community Design Plan. To the southeast is the existing Trail West community consisting of single detached and townhouse dwellings and to the northeast is the South Kanata Business Park.
The purpose of this application is to rezone the subject lands to accommodate a mix of employment, residential, retail and commercial uses. The plan proposes employment lands for the northern portion of the subject lands, north of the Monahan Drain and south of the Trans-Canada Trail. Residential uses are proposed north of Cope Drive and south of the Monahan Drain. The residential zone would consist of medium density residential uses in the form of approximately 225 units. Retail commercial uses are proposed north of Fernbank Road and south of Cope Drive. In the concept plan, the retail commercial uses are outlined as neighbourhood-orientated retail stores.
The subject lands are currently zoned Industrial Business Park Industrial Subzone 4 (IP4). The applicant is purposing to rezone the lands to Industrial Business Park Zone (IP), Industrial Business Park Zone with exceptions (IP [xxxx]) and Residential Fourth Density Zone (R4). The proposed IP Zone for the northern portion of the lands will permit a wider range of employment uses and performance standards. The proposed IP Zone with exceptions for the portions of the lands south of Cope Drive will permit retail store and retail food store as secondary uses and increase the maximum individual and cumulative gross floor area. The proposed R4 Zone for the portions of the lands north of Cope Drive and south of the Monahan Drain will permit a wide range of residential building forms ranging from detached to low-rise apartment dwellings.
Remember that scene in Back to the Future, when Doc says to Marty: “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”
The opposite is true for Future Stittsville. Our village is expanding from about 30,000 today to over 70,000 in 2031, and the rapid growth here and in areas south like Richmond is already putting a strain on road infrastructure. Continue reading →
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the robbery of a retail premise targeting cellular phones and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the male suspect. Continue reading →
A new Plan of Subdivision has been submitted by SPB Developments to the City of Ottawa for “245 dwelling units (singles, towns, low-rise apts) on 5 local roads with a stormwater management pond and a neighbourhood park” at 950 Terry Fox Drive, just north of the Trans Canada Trail. Continue reading →