On July 16, 2020, the City of Ottawa received the second submission regarding the Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment applications. This submission is in response to the comments provided to the applicant in December 2019.
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.
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 applicant described the resubmission as including the following changes:
- Relocating the medium density block previously proposed at the southwest corner of Parcel A further east along Campeau Drive, away from the existing residential uses, and removing the previously-proposed window street;
- Introducing a new stacked townhouse block at the southwest corner to provide for a more gradual transition in the intensity of built form;
- Replacing traditional townhouses at the easterly end of Parcel A backing onto the Stonecroft Terrace and Morenz Terrace developments with detached houses;
- Replacing front-drive townhouses and back-to-back townhouses in the northwest corner of the subject site, in Parcel D, with detached houses abutting the existing detached houses further north and west;
- Replacing some of the front-drive townhouses at the southeast corner of Parcel D with detached houses;
- Introducing a fourth park, ‘Woodland Park’, abutting the west lot line, north of the stacked new townhouses, which would be 1.62 hectares in size, to preserve a large portion of an existing significant woodlot (per the City of Ottawa’s criteria for the urban area) and provide for a shade structure, seating/picnic tables, open space trails, a fitness station, bridge and bicycle racks;
- Revising the ‘Neighbourhood Park’ concept to retain the majority of an existing significant woodlot (per the City of Ottawa’s criteria for the urban area);
- Revising the park and parkette concepts to include additional active amenities;
- Retaining existing rock outcrops near Weslock Way;
- Improving connections and views from the subject site to Walden Park to the northwest, by extending the proposed cul-de-sac to the extent of the park with an open space between the park and the road;
- Improving connections and views from the subject site to Craig Park to the east, extending the proposed open space along the east lot line so that it interfaces with the park and extending the trail towards the proposed street;
- Including a new emergency vehicle turnaround in front of the proposed open space next to Craig Park;
- Setting back all homes (including porches) a minimum of 3 metres from the
- street to better accommodate tree planting; and
- Pairing the driveways of the proposed low-rise typologies in order to increase contiguous front yard soft landscaping areas.
A total of 1,544 units is now proposed as part of the applications.
Further details regarding the changes to the proposal can be found in the amended Planning Rationale.
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.
Plan of Subdivision: File # D07-16-19-0026
Zoning Amendment: File # D02-02-19-0123