Active Development Applications

572 MOODIE/4000 OLD RICHMOND

4 storey apartment (59 units) on 4000 Old Richmond with 73 underground parking spaces. 6 units of stacked towns on 572 Moodie with parking in rear yard.

City of Ottawa DevApps link

Comments:

I have met with the proponent and City Staff about this application to add affordable housing and a retirement community to this site. I have heard from residents about this project and understand that the main concerns are about traffic. I will continue to work with Traffic Staff to address the concerns about traffic speeds and volume on Old Richmond Road and Moodie Drive, but I am supportive of this infill development that will offer much needed housing.  


1826 ROBERTSON

To develop a 790 square metre single-storey retail plaza consisting of five (5) commercial units and drive-through facility on a portion of the existing parking lot for the Lynwood Shopping Centre.

City of Ottawa DevApps link

Comments:

I have met with the proponent and have received some feedback from residents. Although it is frustrating to see a parking lot be used for a drive-thru restaurant while it would be better used for a denser development that provides housing, at this time Robertson Road is zoned commercial and this is a permitted use. I am concerned that we continue to invest in Robertson Road as a transitional place and not creating investments that will encourage people to get out of their cars and experience local business. We will be sure to let residents know when this file will be coming to the Planning and Housing Committee, where you can provide written or oral delegations.


1274 MARYGROVE

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to rezone the property from R1O) Residential First Density, subzone O) to R2J (Residential Second Density, subzone J) to permit the development of a semi-detached dwelling.

City of Ottawa DevApps link

Comments:

I have met with the proponent and have received feedback from residents. Staff are working with the applicant to address comments from staff and the public. I have met with the proponent and have received some feedback from residents. While I would have liked to see a proposal for a denser development, that provides housing, buildings of this kind are a permitted use. This application preserves setbacks that will maintain trees and green space, which is at a premium in this neighbourhood and infill doesn’t always take it into consideration. We will be sure to let residents know when this file will be coming to the Planning and Housing Committee, where you can provide written or oral delegations.


2946 BASELINE

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to construct three mixed-use residential buildings, with retail-commercial on the ground floor with building heights ranging from 9-32 storeys. The proposed development will have a total of 700 dwelling units and approximately 500 parking spaces.

City of Ottawa DevApps link (Zoning By-law Amendment)

City of Ottawa DevApps link (Site Plan Control)

Comments:

I have met with the proponent and received many emails from residents about this application. Our office hosted the applicant, Brigil, to present their application to residents and answer questions last summer on July 10th, 2023, and I have met with many community groups one-on-one. The proponent is working through comments provided by the public and staff. We will be sure to let residents know when this file will be coming to the Planning and Housing Committee, where you can provide written or oral delegations.

Please read my statements HERE: Zoning and development application: 2946 Baseline Road - Laine Johnson, College Ward (college-ward.ca) 


8 WITHROW

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to permit the construction of a new place of worship, an 8-storey apartment building with 57 affordable housing units, and 27 townhouse units.

City of Ottawa DevApps link

Comments:

I have met with the proponent and community members about this application. Overwhelmingly, the feedback is positive, though I appreciate residents who have provided feedback. This application will bring much needed affordable housing, and housing for larger households, to College Ward. We expect this application may be heard at the Planning and Housing Committee as early as Spring 2024. We will be sure to let residents know when this file will be coming to the Planning and Housing Committee, where you can provide written or oral delegations.


Frequently Asked Questions About Development Applications

  1. Why has the City of Ottawa allowed this application to proceed?
    Under Provincial law, the City cannot prevent a developer from making an application, nor does the applicant have to advise the City in advance. However, just because the application is made does not mean it will be accepted. The City, Councillor, and community can ask for changes, height restrictions, etc. before the application moves forward.
  2. How much time do we get in advance of the application to provide comments, and why can’t the Councillor share this sooner?
    Councillors receive applications at the same time the public does - there is generally no advance notice. Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to community associations, local residents, and the Ward Councillor ahead of placing an application, though this is not a requirement.
  3. Do we get a say in this application?
    YES! There are various points in the application process where the public can ask questions and provide feedback. These might include public meetings; the public comment period; and Planning Committee meetings. Anyone who has provided a written or oral delegation at the Planning and Housing Committee, as well as the applicant, is able to appeal the decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal. 
  4. When will we know if the application is approved?
    Recent changes to Provincial regulations have reduced the timelines for development applications. You can also follow the Planning and Housing committee schedule to watch the debates and decisions, HERE: Planning and Housing Committee | City of Ottawa 
  5. Do all building applications have to go through this process?
    NO! Some applications propose buildings that can be built-as of-right, which means they are not seeking any changes to zoning in terms of use, set-back, or height. In these cases, there is no public consultation process. Additionally, changes to the Ontario Planning Act removed site plan control requirements for most projects with fewer than 10 residential units (with limited exceptions). Please see HERE: Site Plan Control | City of Ottawa
  6. What's the difference between a "pending" application and an "active" application?
    Some applications move quickly through the application system and remain active. In some cases, the application is unable to move forward, which may be for technical reasons or a choice by the applicant. While these applications have not been withdrawn, there is currently no formal work being done on them at this time.

 

 

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