Active Development Applications

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. This application will be heard on by the Planning and Housing Committee on Wednesday June 19th, 2024. 

Planning and Housing Committee - June 19, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, and the deadline to register by email to speak is 8:30 am on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Contact Kelly Crozier at (613) 580-2424, ext. 16875 or [email protected]


1 Centrepointe

Consent Application: (Applicant(s): Centurion Appelt (Ranger Portfolio) GP Inc. Agent: T. Freeman) To subdivide the property into two separate parcels to create a new lot for future development.

Committee of Adjustment - Panel 2 - June 04, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)

Comments: The application will be heard at the Committee of Adjustment on June 4


178 Oakridge

Consent & Minor Variance Applications: To subdivide the property into two parcels to create one new lot for future residential development with a reduced lot area and lot width. The existing dwelling will remain on the other parcel with a reduced lot area. 

Committee of Adjustment - Panel 2 - June 04, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)

Comments: The application will be heard at the Committee of Adjustment on June 4


7 Starwood

Minor Variance Applications: (Applicant(s): 11710842 Canada Inc. (Under Agreement of Purchase & Sale)
Agent: J. Murray) To permit reducd lot widths and lot areas for the construction of two detached dwellings. Each detached dwelling will contain three dwelling units.

Committee of Adjustment - Panel 2 - June 04, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)

Comments: The application was adjourned on June 4th, 2024. We expect it will be heard again on June 18th, 2024.


10 Chippewa

Minor Variance Applications: (Applicant(s): 11710842 Canada Inc. (Under Agreement of Purchase & Sale)
Agent: J. Murray) To permit reduced lot widths and lot areas for the construction of two detached dwellings. Each detached dwelling will contain three dwelling units.

Committee of Adjustment - Panel 2 - June 04, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)

Comments: The application was adjourned on June 4th, 2024. We expect it will be heard again on June 18th, 2024.


2335 Baseline 

Minor Variance Application: (1000447098 Ontario Inc.) To permit the conversion of a detached dwelling to a two-story rooming house with an increased number of rooming units and a reduced number of parking spaces.

Committee of Adjustment - Panel 2 - June 04, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)

Comments: The application will be heard at the Committee of Adjustment on May 14. You can find the decision HERE Committee of Adjustment - Panel 2 - May 14, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)


1987 Robertson

Zoning By-law Amendment The amendment is required to recognize the proposed residential and retail uses. The proposed zoning is Arterial mainstreet. The site is located in Bells Corners, north of Robertson Road, east of Moodie Drive, abuts the Ottawa Greenbelt and is south of the Beachburg Rail Corridor and former Carleton Place Rail Corridor. The subject parcel is approximately 9.63 hectares and is currently a former industrial property used today by a rental supply company.

Application Details - Development Applications Search (ottawa.ca)

Comments: The comment period is open. Please submit feedback ahead of March 28th, 2024 here: Development applications feedback form | City of Ottawa


512 Moodie 

Minor Variance Application (1000681380 Ontario Inc) To permit the conversion of a detached dwelling into a 12-unit rooming house with an increased number of rooming units, reduced driveway width, parallel parking and a driveway that crosses between the front wall and street.

Committee of Adjustment - Panel 2 - April 16, 2024 (escribemeetings.com)

Comments: The Committee of Adjustment provided their decision which can be found here: Decision (escribemeetings.com)


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.


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) 


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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