Full steam ahead for north Kanata developments
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Jan 30, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Full steam ahead for north Kanata developments

Ottawa East News

Various developments in north Kanata are going full steam ahead this year.

Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson updated residents on construction in the area at her monthly ward council meeting on Jan. 14.

A revised proposal was submitted for the lands at 1131 Teron Rd. but, “It’s not that different from the last proposal,” said Wilkinson, adding the building is still listed at 15 storeys. No date has been set for the rezoning application to go before the planning committee.

The councillor said she has been working with Urbandale Corp., which owns five parcels of land in the Kanata Town Centre, to come up with a proposal that fits the community.

The developer agrees with a minimum six-metre setback on the buildings, a maximum of three-storeys along Campeau Drive that can go up to six-storeys further back from the road, said Wilkinson.

“There are a number of things happening and we’re working it out jointly,” she said, adding a report by city staff should be available soon, and the rezoning application for Urbandale’s town centre lands is set to go before the planning committee on Feb. 12.

Construction has begun on a new restaurant in the Kanata Centrum. Les 3 Brasseurs, a microbrewery, will open at 565 Kanata Ave. near the Empire Theatres

Construction has not started on the new Milestones eatery, to be located at 255 Kanata Ave., near the Holiday Inn and Suites.

“That will make 18 restaurants in the Centrum,” said Wilkinson.

The councillor added fast-food chain McDonald’s is eyeing property on March Road but nothing has been finalized.

With the amount of development happening in the ward, Wilkinson said she will be hosting a planning summit – likely in February – to discuss concerns with residents and draft a plan to deal with rezoning.

“I think we do need to have a discussion,” she said, adding residents can submit ideas for the city’s Official Plan to protect communities from overdevelopment.

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