When the Official Plan was reviewed in 2009, City Council and the Ontario Municipal Board approved a number of urban expansion areas to support the population projected in 2031. The Kanata North Urban Expansion Area is one such area. Before the lands can be developed as part of the urban area, a comprehensive study is required in the form of a Community Design Plan (CDP). The CDP implements the policies of the Official Plan to the specific area and will be the result of the collected efforts of the stakeholders. General information regarding a CDP may be found in Section 2.5.6 of the Official Plan.
The CDP process will be integrated with the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. EA approval is required for municipal infrastructure such as water, sanitary and storm sewers, roads and transit. The integrated process allows approvals, reviews and public consultations to be co-ordinated. Requirements of both the Environmental Assessment Act and the Planning Act will be satisfied.
The Planning and Growth Management Department began working with the consultant representing the major landowners in May 2013.
- Create a plan which will implement the Official Plan policies
- Illustrate the arrangements for all types of land uses and transportation corridors
- Provide a land use summary table that sets out land areas, number of units, jobs and densities as well as phasing
- Direct the area's design and land use policies to create an appropriate transition between the existing communities and the new development
- Establish a comprehensive framework to manage future development in the study area
- Establish a guide for future public works projects to support the movement and connectivity of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists within the study area and the wider community
Community Design Plan Area
- CDP area is irregularly shaped, extending along both sides of March Road from the existing urban area of Kanata and excludes existing subdivisions. It is generally bounded by Old Carp Road, Murphy Court, Nadia Court and the rail corridor (Figure 1)
- The Study Area for various supporting studies to the CDP extends into the urban and rural areas beyond the limits of the CDP Area to provide for a more comprehensive analysis of the influences in the CDP
Figure 1-CDP area extends along both sides of March Road from the existing urban area of Kanata. It is generally bounded by Old Carp Road, Murphy Court, Nadia Court and the rail corridor. The existing subdivisions are excluded.
Stage 1-Existing Conditions
- Inventory existing conditions
- Identify opportunities and constraints
- Develop guiding principles and design framework
- Develop and select alternative solutions for servicing and transportation
- Public Meeting/Open House #1: provide information and solicit public input
Stage 2-Develop Planning and Design Options
- Develop servicing and transportation alternatives based on technical studies and fieldwork
- Develop alternative land use concepts
- Public meeting/Open House #2: present draft land use concepts, gather stakeholder feedback and solicit public input
Stage 3-Preparation of CDP
- Based on feedback, refine technical studies as required
- Draft CDP, Master Servicing Plan, Master Transportation Plan and Environmental Management Plan. Include land use plan, built form policies, design guidelines and phasing strategy
- Begin processing Official Plan Amendment
- Public meeting/Open House #3-present preferred land use concept, servicing and transportation designs, draft studies and solicit public input
- Finalize CDP and Master Plans
- Public meeting #4-present CDP, Official Plan Amendment and Master Plans to Planning Committee
- Appeal periods for Official Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment to coincide
The preparation of the CDP will be carried out in collaboration with affected stakeholders in the area including community organizations, residents, property owners and businesses. Public participation is encouraged throughout the process to develop a vision and plan which reflects and balances the desires of the stakeholders.
A minimum of three public meetings/open houses will be held during the study. One public meeting will occur when the CDP and Official Plan amendment is presented to Planning Committee. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this project or have comments or requests, you may contact us at any time by email: email@example.com.