Official Plan Amendment Proposal Summary
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4305, 4345 and 4375 McKenna Casey Drive and 3285, 3288, 3300, 3305 and 3330 Borrisokane Road
The City of Ottawa has received an Official Plan Amendment to introduce site-specific special policies to allow for the identification of lands suitable for development through a specified approvals process.
The site is located in Barrhaven, south of Strandherd Road and north of the Jock River. The site has an approximate area of 182.5 hectares (451 acres) and is currenlty farmed for primarily cash crops. To the north are retail and employment areas along Strandherd Drive/McKenna Casey Drive and residential neighbourhoods (including complementary community facilities such as schools, parks, etc.). To the east is the Barrhaven Town Centre. To the south is the Jock River and on the other side of the river are residential neighbourhoods. To the west is Highway 416 and further west are rural and agricultural areas characterized by rural and agricultural uses.
The subject site is presently designated in the Official Plan (OP) as ‘General Urban Area’ and ‘Major Open Space’, it is also subject to a “Flood plain’ overlay as shown on Schedules K and L2 of the OP. The ‘General Urban Area designation is intended for a mix in housing types and densitites, employment , retail, service, cultural, industrial, leisure, greenspace, entertainment and institutional uses. The ‘Major Open Space’ designation is given to areas intended to be a significant component of a larger Greenspace Network. The ‘Flood plain’ policies seek to protect the natural drainage system function of flood plains and to ensure that any permitted development in flood plains don’t directly or indirectly negatively impact public health and safety, property, the natural environment, or cause economic and/or social disruption.
The South Nepean Urban Area Secondary Plan (Area 8 and 9/10) policies also apply to these lands which designates this area as ‘Conservation’, ‘Commercial Recreation’ and ‘Prestige Business Park’ on the east side of Borrisokane Road (being Area 8) and as ‘Conservation’, ‘Commercial Recreation’ and ‘Business Park’ with a
potential stormwater management facility on the west side of Borrisokane Road (being Area 9/10). The ‘Conservation’ designation is intended for stormwater management facilities (where identified) and commercial recreational uses. The ‘Commercial Recreation’ designation is intended for open space uses such as golf courses, private/public sports fields and other recreation uses.
The proposed Official Plan Amendment is to add a site-specific special policy to allow the City to consider filling and development in portions of the flood plain in the area identified in the Location Map.
The proposed Official Plan Amendment is also to modify to Volume 2 – Secondary Plan as per the following:
– create an area-specific policy framework to allow for the identification of lands suitable for development through a specified approvals process.
– amend the relevant schedules of the Area 8 and Areas 9/10 Secondary Plans to reflect the proposed revised limits of the Jock River flood plain and designate this area as Conservation.
– amend the relevant schedules of the Area 8 and Areas 9/10 Secondary Plans to designate the area outside of the proposed revised limits of the Jock River flood plain as Residential.
Related Planning Applications
Timelines and Approval Authority
The “On Time Decision Date”, the target date the application will be considered by the City’s Planning Committee, is February 13, 2018.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the proposed Official Plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Municipal Board.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the proposed Official Plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.
Request to Post This Summary
If you have received this notice because you are the owner of a building within the area of the proposed official plan amendment, and the building has at least seven (7) residential units, it is requested that you post this notice in a location visible to all of the residents.
Stay Informed and Involved
1. Register for future notifications about this application and provide your comments either by faxing or mailing the notification sign-up form in this package or by e-mailing me and adding File No. D01-01-17-0019 in the subject line.
2. Access submitted plans and studies regarding this application online at ottawa.ca/devapps.
3. If you wish to be notified of the decision of Council on the proposed official plan amendment, you must make a written request to me. My contact information is below.
4. Should you have any questions, please contact me.
Mélanie Gervais, Development Review Planner Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 24025 Fax: 613-580-2576 Melanie.Gervais@ottawa.ca