Ottawa Construction News staff writer
RioCan has submitted a site plan control application to the City of Ottawa for phase two of the Tanger Retail Outlet Centre at 333 Huntmar Dr. in Kanata.
The company is proposing to develop seven additional commercial buildings on the site. Its plan includes building six free-standing pads intended for restaurant uses, and one six-storey hotel.
The outlet centre’s first phase opened on Oct. 17, in time for the 2014 Christmas season. There were immediate traffic congestion plans because construction work on Highway 417 combined with the mall opening.
Phase one has 293,000 sq. ft. of branded factory outlet retailers. Tenants include the Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Guess Factory Store, American Eagle Factory Store, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan New York.
For the second phase, “the hotel is six storeys and will contain approximately 134 rooms,” the site plan application filed in December says. “The hotel has been centred on the Feedmill Creek Crossing, a private roadway linking the Tanger project, to create a vista for vehicles and pedestrians travelling south across the creek crossing,” says the application document, prepared by Miguel Tremblay, manager, development planning and planner Paul Black representing FOTENN Consultants Inc.
“A similar design approach was taken with the retail centre buildings in Phase 1 to create a vista from the crossing. The six restaurant buildings have areas ranging from 365 sq. m. to 517 sq. m. Each restaurant building has the opportunity to provide an outdoor patio space, subject to tenant specifications and requirements.”
PCL Construction completed the project’s first phase. The planning documents do not provide a construction timeline or name the contractor for the project’s second phase.
The city is now seeking comments on RioCan’s proposal.