Ottawa approves zoning for new subdivisions in Stittsville and Kanata North

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ottawa Planning and Housing Committee has approved zoning for new subdivisions in Stittsville and Kanata North, which could help increase supply in the housing market.

The 570-home subdivision in Stittsville would be located northeast of Hazeldean and Carp roads, and would include 20 detached homes, 150 townhouses, four-storey apartment buildings, a nine-storey mixed-use building, and a public park.

The nine-storey building in the centre of the development would be required to include at least 1,500 sq. m. of non-residential space, and the buildings on the north side of the development would be required to set back further than usual to allow for views of the rear yard.

The committee also approved a zoning amendment for the Brookline subdivision in Kanata North, which is northeast of March and Klondike roads. The 915-home subdivision was approved in 2021, but the developer has since made some design changes, which the committee says will allow for the development of nine lots.

The committee also approved the construction of a nine-storey, 126-unit apartment building on Weeping Willow Lane in Kanata, between Varley Drive and Teron Road.

The building would drop down to six storeys along Varley Drive, and the committee says the existing zoning limited development to a five-storey retirement home. The amendment will allow for the construction of the nine-storey apartment building, but the developers plan to dedicate 875 square metres of the land to a city park

The committee also approved zoning for a planned 27-storey residential building with 315 dwellings on Gloucester Street, between O’Connor and Metcalfe streets. An existing six-storey office/retail building and parking lot would be demolished to allow for redevelopment. The amendment would retain the existing residential parent zoning but increase the maximum building height, reduce the required front yard setback and lift restrictions on some additional permitted commercial uses. It would also reduce required resident parking from 152 to 68 spaces and increase required bike parking from 158 to 315 spaces.

The committee is recommending that council approves the land use permissions for these developments, which will allow for the construction of 1,011 new homes in Ottawa.


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