Description : The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision application to subdivide the subject lands for residential lots and blocks, three parks, open space blocks, future employment blocks and public streets to accommodate up to 2,040 dwellings. https://devapps.ottawa.ca/en/applications/D07-16-21-0015/details
Planning Rationale: http://webcast.ottawa.ca/plan/All_Image%20Referencing_Subdivision_Image%20Reference_2021-05-25%20-%20Planning%20Rationale%20-%20D07-16-21-0015.PDF
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision application to subdivide the subject lands for residential lots and blocks, three parks, open space blocks, future employment blocks and public streets to accommodate up to 2,040dwellings.
The subject site is situated north of Brian Coburn Boulevard, south of Innes Road and immediately west of Mer Bleue Road within that portion of the recently Council-approved East Urban Community (EUC) Phase 3 Area north of the future Cumberland BRT Transitway and hydroelectric power transmission corridors that divide the community.The subject irregularly shaped lands are vacant and have an area of 82 hectares (203 ac.) with approximately 480 metres of frontage along Mer Bleue Road.Despite the lands having an Innes Road address, the subject lands do not have any frontage along Innes Road. Immediately south of the site are the planned Cumberland BRT Transitway and the hydroelectric power transmission corridor running parallel to each other. Farther south of the transitway and hydro corridors are the earlier phases of the developing Trailsedge community and the balance of the EUC Phase 3 Area undeveloped lands.The established commercial retail developments along Innes Road as well as the City-owned urban natural feature known as Innes Park Woods abut the lands to the north.The developing low-and medium-density residential communities of Orléans Village and Avalon West abut the site to the west and east, respectively. Please refer to the attached Location Map.The proposed plan of subdivision is intended to implement the recently approved EUC Phase 3 Area Community Design Plan (CDP). In total, approximately 2,040 dwelling units are proposed throughout the lands. Approximately 983 low-and medium-density dwellings are proposed, including 340 single detached dwellings, 529 townhouses and 114 back-to-back townhouses fronting along a network of rectilinear public streets. In addition, approximately 200 dwelling units are proposed within a medium-density residential block, and up to 859 dwelling units are proposed within two high-density residential blocks in proximity to the future planned transitway station at Brian Coburn Boulevard and Fern Casey Street. These latter two development blocks would be subject to individual applications for site plan control approval in the future. The proposed subdivision also accommodates three municipal parks, including a 0.586-ha. parkette, a 1.234-ha. neighbourhood park and a 4.591-ha. community park,and natural open space blocks.The easternmost portion of the subject lands is designated as Urban Employment Area in the Official Plan. These lands are largely proposed to remain vacant for future employment-generating uses, which will be developed through individual applications for site plan control approval.The accompanying zoning by-law amendment application proposes to put in place the appropriate permitted uses and zone provisions to support and permit the proposed subdivision development. Specifically, the application proposes to rezone the subject lands from, generally, “Light Industrial”, which is reflective of the previous intended use of these lands until recently, to “Residential Third Density, Subzone Z” (R3Z) to permit the low-and medium-density residential uses, “Residential Fifth Density” (R5) to permit mid-and high-rise residential in the three identified medium-and high-density blocks, “Parks and Open Space” (O1) to permit the proposed municipal parks, stormwater management block and environmental lands, and “Light Industrial, Subzone 2” (IL2) to permit the future intended business park uses. See the attached subdivision plan to understand the general land uses proposed.With respect to the three medium-and high-density residential (R5) blocks, Richcraft is proposing maximum height limits of 35 metres, or 12 storeys (medium density block), and 60 metres, or 20 storeys (high-density blocks).