Tag Archives: zoning

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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UPDATE: Flewellyn-Jones house project seeks re-zoning

(ABOVE: Flewellyn-Jones House, November 2013.)

Last January, City Council approved heritage designation for the Flewellyn-Jones House on Fernbank Road, just east of the Shea Road roundabout. I noticed that a lot of the brush and overgrowth had been cleared away from the property recently and I was curious about the status of the redevelopment plans. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: Marijuana dispensary cited for zoning violation

(Photo: Inside Magna Terra on Iber Road. Supplied photo.)

The Ottawa Citizen reports that the Magna Terra marijuana dispensary in Stittsville has received a notice of a zoning violation from the City of Ottawa.

“Two dispensaries have received notices of zoning violations for operating ‘retail stores’ in industrial zones. City inspectors are also investigating the take-out window in a boarded-up pot shop to see if the operation violates the building code, ” writes Jacquie Miller in Saturday’s Citizen. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: Potter’s Key zoning; Photo radar; Hartsmere blasting

Minto's Potter's Key
Sign at Minto’s Potter’s Key development on Hazeldean Road.

This week City Council approved a zoning change for 6111 and 6141 Hazeldean Road, site of Minto’s future Potter’s Key development. Attached to that zoning change was a condition that “only single detached units are to back onto existing single detached units in the Echowoods and Jackson Trails subdivisions”.  
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COMMENT: Seven reasons why a proposed drive-thru doesn’t fit on Stittsville Main

Is a drive-thru appropriate on a traditional main street? In some places yes, but the drive-thru proposed for Stittsville Main Street falls far short of what city planners say should be allowed.

A fast food drive-thru is proposed for Stittsville Main in front of Brown’s Independent. It will be the first real test of the new Stittsville Main Community Design Plan (CDP). Approved in 2015, the CDP (and its cousin, the Stittsville Main Street Secondary Plan) is supposed to provide a framework for development over the next few decades on our traditional main street. Continue reading


Planning Committee decides on Stittsville South zoning February 9

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.”

You can read the staff report here.

Stittsville South zoning map
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