Ottawa’s planning committee approves new Riverside South, Orleans subdivisions

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The new Riverside South subdivision plan

The city’s planning committee in September has approved zoning amendments to permit two new subdivisions in Riverside South and Orleans.

The Riverside South Development Corporation plans to develop parts of 980 Earl Armstrong, 4619, 4623 and 4721 Spratt Rd. and an unaddressed parcel to the south with approximately 316 single detached units, 177 townhome units, a future school development, two parks, five multi-use pathways, and to accommodate the Thomas Gamble Municipal Drain, according to municipal planning documents.

Meanwhile, Innes Road Development Corporation plans to develop 3490 Innes Rd. as a residential subdivision consisting of 326 single detached dwellings, 131 townhouse two units, parks and open space blocks, and land reserved for future development.

The committee also approved new guidelines for the 2005 Clay Soils Policy that will allow flexibility to increase the number, size and variety of street trees in new subdivisions.
These new tree-planting guidelines are one of the initiatives resulting from the Building Better and Smarter Suburbs project.

The committee approved agreements to reimburse four subdivision developers for work done in Kanata to extend Campeau Dr., Didsbury Rd. and Huntmar Dr.. This work helped improve traffic flow for the Kanata West Business Park and for events at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Three applications for new construction were also approved by the committee. An application in New Edinburgh on Mackay St. involves repairs to an existing heritage house and replacing the rear addition. In Rockcliffe Park, new houses are proposed for vacant lots on Old Prospect Rd. and on Green Ave.

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