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Kanata Lakes Development Applications - 7000 Campeau Drive

Project Status: 

Applicant's Proposal

On October 8, 2019, the City of Ottawa received planning applications Bousfields Inc., on behalf of Clublink Corporation ULC to develop the lands at 7000 Campeau Drive.

The applications are to develop a residential subdivision that includes a mix of housing types, parks, stormwater management ponds, open spaces, landscape buffers and roadways in Kanata North.

Study area map

Details about the proposed development application

The subject site is approximately 70.89-hectares (175.89-acres) and is made up of four irregularly shaped parcels separated by the local road network. The municipal address for the property is 7000 Campeau Drive, however, there is also frontage along abutting roads including Knudson Drive, Beaverbrook Road and Weslock Way.

Currently, the site is:

  • Occupied by the Kanata Golf & Country Club, which consists of and 18-hole golf course, a two-storey clubhouse, as well as a large surface parking lot on the southwest portion of the site.
  • The subject site is located within the low-rise residential neighbourhood of Kanata Lakes north of Highway 417, west of Beaverbrook Road and east of Terry Fox Drive.
  • The adjacent area includes low-rise residential neighbourhoods to the north, east and west, and to the south is the major east-west arterial road Campeau Drive and the Kanata Town Centre further south.

The proposed development is a residential subdivision including a variety of dwelling types and land uses:

  • The proposed new development includes residential uses, open space blocks and stormwater management facilities.
  • A total of 1,502 residential units with 3,699 associated parking spaces are proposed within the site which is proposed to consist of approximately:
    • 545 detached dwellings with 2,081 parking spaces;
    • 498 townhouse dwellings 996 with parking spaces;
    • 88 back-to-back townhouses with 176 parking space; and
    • Two medium density apartment dwelling blocks with 371 units with 446 parking spaces.
  • The medium density apartment blocks are proposed to front along Campeau Drive, away from the existing residential uses.
  • The proposal also includes three new parks, five new stormwater management ponds, a series of new internal streets and other open space blocks, as well as landscaped buffers throughout the property.
  • All existing abutting residential properties are proposed to be separated from the proposed development block by either a park, stormwater management pond, an open space or a landscaped buffer.
  • Road connections are proposed to Beaverbrook Road, Campeau Drive, Knudson Drive and Weslock Way.

Current land use designation and zoning

  • The property is designated General Urban Area on Schedule B of the City of Ottawa Official Plan.
  • Section 3.6.1 of the Official Plan permits a range of types and densities of housing as well as employment, retail uses, service, industrial, cultural, leisure, greenspace, entertainment and institutional uses.
  • The property is currently zoned Parks and Open Space, Subzone A (O1A). The Parks and Open Space zone permits environmental preserve, education area, park, urban agriculture and a golf course.

What the applicant is asking for

  • The Plan of Subdivision application proposes to create blocks for residential development, public roads, parks and infrastructure.
  • The Zoning By-law Amendment application requests to rezone the property from Parks and Open Space, Subzone (01A) to a mix of residential zones and open space zones to permit the proposed uses.

Learn more about the proposed development application

You may view all of the plans, studies and renderings that the City of Ottawa has received.

Visit and read the application summary and Planning Rationale to learn more about the development applications.

Plan of Subdivision: File # D07-16-19-0026

Zoning Amendment: File # D02-02-19-0123

Legal proceedings

The City will bring an application in Superior Court for an order that ClubLink be required to offer to convey the golf course to it at no cost, in accordance with ClubLink’s contractual obligations flowing from an agreement signed in 1981 with the former City of Kanata.

This legal action has been initiated and will be happening in parallel to the process described below.


The process timeline below shows opportunities for you to participate in the City’s application review process and the order in which decisions are made on the Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

Kanata Lakes timeline [ PDF 50 KB ]

Timeline for application

Next steps in the development application approval process

  1. You may comment on the proposed development applications.
  2. City staff will review all public and technical comments.
  3. All public feedback will be summarized in an As We Heard It report after the 28-day circulation period.
  4. City staff will provide both public and technical feedback to the applicant for their response.
  5. The applicant will consider the feedback and prepare a response, which may include revising some of the previously submitted plans and studies.
  6. The City will share any application re-submission with the public when it is received.
  7. Decision is rendered regarding draft approval of the plan of subdivision.
  8. If no appeals are received, Planning staff will prepare a report and provide a recommendation to Planning Committee and Council about the development proposal (specifically the Zoning By-law Amendment). City staff will include all comments received from the public in the staff report.
  9. The staff report is posted on e-Agenda on one week in advance of the Planning Committee meeting.

City planning approvals

Before the development can proceed, the applicant needs several planning approvals from the City of Ottawa, including a Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

The applications will evolve as Planning Staff work with the applicant on any areas of concern identified in the required technical and public application circulations.

Who will approve the applications?

The Manager of Development Review has delegated authority by Council to draft approve subdivisions. City Council will make the final decision on the Zoning By-Law amendment application. The Zoning By-law amendment will not proceed to Planning Committee until the Plan of Subdivision has been draft approved. Should Council approve the proposed amendments, it will pass by-laws and a 20-day appeal period will follow.

Can the application decisions be appealed?

By providing comments on the Zoning By-law amendment before they are considered by City Council, you have the right to appeal Council’s decision to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. Comments must be submitted in writing to the file lead or in writing or orally to Planning Committee to preserve your appeal rights. Appeals must be filed within 20 days of the date of Council’s written decision and include the reasons for the appeal and the fee. Only the property owner can appeal the Manager’s decision on the plan of subdivision application.

Public engagement and open house

Community Meeting
October 28
Newbridge Ballroom, Brookstreet Hotel, 2nd floor
525 Legget Dr, Kanata, ON K2K 2W2

Tell us what you think

You can provide comments on the Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-Law Amendment applications until the Planning Committee meeting.

To be part of the public engagement process for this application, you may:

  • Email your comments to
  • Phone Laurel McCreight, at 613-580-2424, extension 46530.
  • Submit written comments to Planning Committee, or speak at the meeting in the fall of 2019 where City staff will present the application.

Please email if you would like to be notified of all meeting dates and decisions.


Laurel McCreight
Planner File Lead
Planning Services
613-580-2424 ext. 46530

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