Column: June 11, 2015

Public Information Meeting – Urban Expansion Study area Kanata Highlands

The City of Ottawa is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30-9pm regarding the Urban Expansion Study Area (820 Huntmar Drive). The meeting is being held at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road. There will be a presentation and a question and answer period. Residents that attend will find out more about the Urban Expansion Study planned for the Kanata Highlands. Once completed, the study will review the site’s availability for urban development.

As a result of the Ontario Municipal Board decision on Official Plan Amendment No. 76, this land is included within the urban boundary and designated “Urban Expansion Study Area” on Schedule B – Urban Policy Plan of the City of Ottawa Official Plan. The Comprehensive Study will support an Official Plan Amendment to re-designate the lands from Urban Expansion Study Area to General Urban Area.

Comments received before June 30, 2015 will be considered by city staff prior to finalization of the Study’s recommendations. For more information contact Louise Sweet-Lindsay, Project Manager, City of Ottawa, 613-580-2424 ext. 27586, email:

Public Meeting for the WCEC Site Plan Control application

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application from the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC) to permit an expansion to the existing waste disposal facility at 2301 to 2437 Carp Road and 512 William Mooney Road. The application includes constructing a new landfill footprint and relocation of the primary site entrance with an associated widening of Carp Road. The plans also include a minor expansion to the existing waste processing and transfer facility, as well as a minor reconfiguration of existing buildings and infrastructure. (CLICK HERE for link to the application material.)

A public information meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Road. I will be in attendance, along with city staff, Waste Management representatives, and personnel from the FoTenn Consulting team.

The public comment period is ongoing until June 25.  Residents can also provide comments directly to