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Kanata Lakes Development Applications - 7000 Campeau Drive

Project Status: 
Underway

Applicant's Proposal

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.

Concept plan

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.

Visit ottawa.ca/devapps and read the amended 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

An application was heard in Superior Court on July 13, 14 and 15 2020 regarding the Forty Percent Agreement. A decision has not yet been rendered.

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)

The applications were appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on March 6, 2020 due to the City of Ottawa’s lack of decision on the applications within the timelines prescribed under the Planning Act.

A hearing will be scheduled accordingly.

Timelines

Next steps in the development application approval process

  1. You may comment on the proposed second submission of the development development applications.
  2. City staff will review all public and technical comments.
  3. City staff will provide both public and technical feedback to the applicant for their response.
  4. The applicant will consider the feedback and prepare a response, which may include revising some of the previously submitted plans and studies.
  5. The City will share any application re-submission with the public when it is received.
  6. Decision is rendered regarding draft approval of the plan of subdivision.
  7. 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.
  8. The staff report is posted on e-Agenda on ottawa.ca 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

Planning Committee: To be determined

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 kanatalakes@ottawa.ca
  • Submit written comments to Planning Committee, or speak at the Committee once a date has been determined.

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

Contact

Laurel McCreight
Planner File Lead
Planning Services
Email: kanatalakes@ottawa.ca

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