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Committee endorses plan to rehabilitate former sand and gravel pit

February 13, 2020
Council Updates

The City’s Planning Committee today approved zoning for a new subdivision on lands formerly occupied by the Brazeau sand and gravel pit, on the edge of the urban boundary.

The applicant proposes to rehabilitate the former pit in Barrhaven, developing it with a mix of detached homes and townhouses. The next step in the approval process is for the Government of Ontario to consider an application regarding the status of the active pit operation license for the site.

The process set out by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry requires the City to approve the zoning from mineral extraction to residential. After the Province surrenders its license, the City must finalize subdivision registration before construction can begin.

The Committee also approved zoning for an increase in permitted height for two properties on Solandt Road, in the Kanata North Business Park. The amendment would increase height from 22 metres to 44 metres, to allow for a proposed eight-storey office building.

Items approved at today’s Planning Committee meeting will go to Council on Wednesday, February 26.

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