The City of Ottawa has received Official Plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment applications from Taggart Miller Environmental Services to develop a new waste disposal site at 5471, 5575 and 5613 Boundary Road and 5508, 5554, 5570, 5610, and 5800 Frontier Road. This facility will be known as the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC).
The purpose of the CRRRC will be to recover and recycle resources and divert them away from landfill disposal. The facility will process solid non-hazardous wastes and soils that are generated by the commercial, industrial, institutional, construction, and demolition sectors. Operations at the facility will include: composting organics, treating contaminated soils, managing surplus soil, collecting landfill gas, pre-treating leachate, and disposing of waste.
The applicant’s development proposal includes:
- An administration building
- Inbound and outbound weight scales
- Employee parking
- Small load drop-off parking
- A material recovery facility
- A construction and demolition material processing facility
- A maintenance garage
- An organic pre-processing facility
- An organics processing facility
- A secondary digester
- A flare and power generation
- A compost processing and storage pad
- A surplus soil stockpiles area
- A petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil treatment area
- A petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil storage building
- A leachate pre-treatment facility
- A sludge dewatering pad
- A leachate treatment equalization pond or tank
- Treated leachate effluent ponds or tanks
- Various storm and fire ponds
- A 10.7 million cubic metre landfill
Details of the Official Plan and zoning by-law amendment applications
The applicant has asked to amend Schedule A – Rural Policy Plan [PDF 1.61 MB] of the Official Plan to add a symbol showing the location of a new Solid Waste Disposal Site.
The applicant has also requested to change the zoning of the affected properties on Boundary and Frontier Roads from Rural Countryside (RU) and Rural Heavy Industrial (RH) to Rural Heavy Industrial with a new rural exception. The changes would permit the use of a waste processing and transfer facility on the lands, the construction of an accessory building in the front yard, a minimum of 110 parking spaces, a minimum lot frontage of 30 metres, and a maximum building height of 18 metres.
You can view all the plans and studies that the City of Ottawa has received as part of the Official Plan and zoning by-law amendment applications on the Development Application Search Tool.
Please refer to Appendices C and D of the Planning Rationale for a detailed description of the proposed amendments.
Application review timeline and process
- Pre-application consultation with City staff: July 4, 2017
- Applications submitted: October 17, 2017
- 28-day comment period: November 16 to December 14, 2017
- Community Information and Comment Session: December 7, 2017
- As We Heard It report: December 2017
- Issue resolution / staff report preparation: December 2017 to January 2018
- Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee and City Council meetings: February/March 2018
- 20-day appeal period: March 2018
Learn more about the development application review process.
Tell us what you think
You can provide comments on the Official Plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment applications until the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee meeting in February/March 2018.
To be part of the public engagement process for these applications:
- Submit comments to the file lead, Jeff Ostafichuk, by December 22, 2017
- Attend the Community Information and Comment Session on December 7, 2017
- Submit written comments to Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee or present at the meeting
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified of all meeting dates and decisions.
The applications will evolve as City staff work with the applicant on any areas of concern identified in the required technical and public application circulations.
By providing comments on the Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments before they are considered by City Council, you have the right to appeal Council’s decisions. Comments must be submitted in writing to the file lead or in writing or orally to the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee to preserve your appeal rights.
On May 31, 2017, the provincial Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change approved the environmental assessment for the CRRRC under the Environmental Assessment Act.
Before the development can proceed, the applicant must submit a site plan control application to the City for approval. This application cannot be approved until the Official Plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment applications are approved. The public will be notified when an application is submitted and will have an opportunity to comment on aspects of the site like the locations of buildings and vehicular accesses, parking layout and landscaping.
The applicant will also be required to submit applications under the Environmental Protection Act, Drainage Act, Species at Risk Act, and Conservation Authorities Act as part of the site plan control process.