(Rendering of proposed back-to-back townhomes – Image Source: RJH Architecture)
Novatech has submitted a proposal, prepared for eQ Homes, to the City of Ottawa to construct six back-to-back townhouse buildings for a total of 58 residential units in Fernbank Crossing. The buildings would consist of a mixture of six to twelve residential units. The new development is slated to be built at 360 Haliburton Heights.
The new townhomes will be located in what is known as Block 135 – confined by Haliburton Heights to the south, to the west Robert Grant with Shinny Avenue to the east.
(Aerial view indicating the Subject Site in red, the Fernbank Crossing subdivision in yellow and the Fernbank Community boundary in white – Image source: Google Maps)
“The Subject Site is part of the Council-approved Fernbank Community Design Plan (FCDP), which was implemented in 2009 through Official Plan Amendment #77″ as stated in the proposal. In the demonstration plan for FCDP, the proposed location is part of the plan and has been categorized for medium density residential development. The wording and implementation for Amendment #77 can be found here under Section 5 – Implementation, sub-section 5.3 – Other Implementation Policies, Point 7. This proposed residential use is permitted within the General Urban Area under the City’s current Official Plan.
Each unit will have a garage and will allow for another parking space in the driveway with parallel parking along the eastern property line. To permit encroachments for the minimum required rear and interior side yard setbacks, a minor variance or minor zoning bylaw amendment will be required to execute the proposal.
Attention was given to this proposed development — the townhomes will be similar in character to the existing structures and the project overall is in harmony with the Fernbank Community Design Plan.