Planning committee approves 47 two-storey townhome development on WC’s border

KANATA NORTH – Ottawa’s Planning committee approved a zoning amendment that will allow the construction of 47 townhomes on Old Second Line road in Morgan’s Grant today (May 14).

The city’s Planning committee approved that zoning amendment and two others to permit new residential communities in Stittsville and Kanata.

In Kanata North, the committee approved zoning for 47 two-storey townhouses off Old Second Line Road in the Morgan’s Grant neighbourhood opposite the South March Highlands Conservation Forest. The application was submitted by Holzman Consultants and the architect will be Urbandiva Design Inc.

The subject lands are located on the east side of Old Second Line Road between Klondike Road to the south and Old Carp Road to the north. Approximately 12,296.3 square metres in area, with 95 metres of frontage on Old Second Line Road, the subject lands are partially treed, with an existing detached dwelling on the southern part of the site.

Theberge Homes is proposing to develop 47 two-storey townhouse dwellings on nine residential blocks. Each block is to contain four to six townhouse units. A block of four townhouse dwellings have been sited and designed with the primary entrances facing Old Second Line Road with parking provided off the private street in the centre of the development. The remaining units and blocks are oriented to the private streets with the primary entrances for the two end units located within the southwest and northwest blocks being additionally oriented to Old Second Line Road. Two points of access are proposed from Old Second Line Road with an internal 6.7-metre wide private street network. Each proposed townhouse dwelling has an associated attached garage and private driveway for an additional parking space with eighteen visitor parking spaces proposed in the centre of the site. A portion of the existing recreational pathway within the hydro corridor, which is located on the subject site, is proposed to be relocated outside of the development lands. One internal sidewalk is proposed in order to connect Old Second Line with the pathway.

In Kanata South, on Eagleson Road at the northwest corner of Terry Fox Drive, the committee approved zoning to add 393 units – a mix of detached homes and townhouses.

The proposed community In Stittsville, along Hazeldean Road, will now be permitted to build 76 stacked townhouses and 10 back-to-back townhouses.

Recommendations from today’s Planning committee meeting will go to council on Wednesday, May 27.