Developer re-submits application for 130 Huntmar Drive

(Artists rendition of the ‘Jazz’ condominium design proposed for the development at 130 Huntmar. Photo: Urbandale Construction)

A revised development submission for 130 Huntmar has been received by the the City. The submission included a proposed Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision to be located at the northeast corner of Huntmar Drive and Maple Grove Road. Urbandale/ /Lioness have partnered as the developers.

(The location for the proposed development at 130 Huntmar Drive.)

The developer plans to construct a mixed-use subdivision with 631 homes, including low-rise apartment, townhomes and singles comprised as follows:

  • 87 single dwellings
  • 244 townhouse dwelling;
  • approximately 300 units comprising of back-to-back stacked townhouses and apartment dwellings; and
  • land will be set aside to allow for commercial space, a school and park.
(130 Huntmar – Townhouse Rendition. Urbandale Construction Design)

Councillor Gower has provided comments on the proposed resubmission:

  • Development of this land will allow for completion of a section of Robert Grant Avenue between Maple Grove and Huntmar. Robert Grant is the highest transportation priority for Stittsville.
  • The inclusion of land for commercial/retail is good – mixing some community retail with residential is important to achieve the objective of creating 15-minute communities.
  • I’d still like to see higher density with fewer single family homes and more stacked townhomes or low-rise apartments. The project does achieve a density of 51 units per net hectare, which is above the standard for greenfield development. However, because it’s adjacent to a future LRT station, a higher density would be a more efficient use of land around the LRT station.
  • In the revised submission, “Street #5” has been realigned to match with Rosehill, which makes for a better road layout.
  • The Huntmar-Maple Grove intersection is overloaded now, but there are plans to upgrade the intersection in 2021 and we will see future improvements to Huntmar Drive and Maple Grove Road.
  • A multi-use pathway (MUP) is planned along Huntmar Drive as part of this development. I’ll be looking for more details about active transportation links (pedestrians and cycling) to the future LRT station as part of the plan of subdivision.  I’ll also be looking for road design to support traffic calming and 30km/h speeds.  All local roads will have one-sided on-street parking.

For further details on this resubmission, visit the City’s Development Apps site at – https://devapps.ottawa.ca/en/applications/__BQ3DT8/details.

Stream Shen is the planner for this development. Should you have questions or comments, address them to stream.shen@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424 ext. 24488. Let Councillor Gower know your thoughts as well by copying him (glen.gower@ottawa.ca) on your email.


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