Public input received through Canada Lands Company’s consultation process, combined with the analysis of the technical agencies, has guided the project team in the preparation of a draft Community Design Plan (CDP) and associated draft preferred plan.
Based upon preliminary comments on a previous draft CDP and new information from the City of Ottawa, a revised draft CDP and all of the necessary supporting draft technical studies will soon be provided to the City. Once the City determines that all of the documents are suitable for review, the City’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will review the entire draft package. When the TAC has completed its review, the CDP will go on technical circulation to outside agencies. At that time, the CDP and supporting documents will be available on-line for the public to view and comment on.
A public meeting of the Planning Committee of the City will be advertised and those interested in making oral or written submissions will be provided the opportunity to do so. The Committee meeting is anticipated in early 2015.
Canada Lands Company expects to receive City zoning and conditional draft subdivision approvals at that time, and will subsequently start the installation of infrastructure and services later in 2015. We anticipate that first sales to builders will take place in 2016. Serviced blocks of land will be sold to builders, who will in turn sell individual homes/units to homebuyers. Canada Lands Company anticipates the first residents will move into this community in 2017.
A complete draft of the CDP will become available following the City of Ottawa’s technical review. For now, a few key plans from the draft CDP are available in the Resource Library.
Canada Lands Company finalizes Community Design Plan (CDP) & submits to City of Ottawa with supporting reports such as Environmental Assessment (EA) Master Plans for Transportation & Servicing Infrastructure which include impact assessment and mitigation plans.
City of Ottawa begins public & technical agency review to prepare recommendation to Planning Committee.
City of Ottawa publishes notice for EAs and Planning Committee agenda on website & in newspaper. EA Reports available for public review.
City of Ottawa holds public hearing at Planning Committee – Public can provide comments.
Planning Committee makes recommendation on CDP and related Secondary Plan Amendment to Official Plan to City Council.
City Council makes its decision on CDP & related Secondary Plan Amendment.
Canada Lands Company applies for plan of subdivision & zoning for Phase 1.
Canada Lands Company starts Phase 1 by constructing infrastructure (roads, sewer & water), landscaping parks & selling lands to builders. Approximate target: 2015-16
First residents move in by 2017-18.
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February 20, 2014: Canada Lands Company would like to thank everyone who came out to our third public event. Canada Lands is grateful to everyone who has participated and contributed during this fruitful and innovative public consultation process for the former CFB Rockcliffe.
The presentation and display boards from the event can be found here: Resource Library
Here is a slideshow of photos taken during the event.
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We’re almost there – Final Open House Prior to Submission of Draft Preferred Plan to the City of Ottawa
Come out and tell us what you think.
Canada Lands Company, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, is preparing a Community Design Plan and environmental assessment studies to identify a recommended plan for the redevelopment of the former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe lands. This project is being conducted using the integrated approach in accordance with Section A.2.9 of the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act and for approval under the Planning Act. Alternatives for providing water, wastewater, stormwater, roads, transit and active transportation infrastructure have been assessed.
The study team is hosting a Public Open House to share information and to receive feedback from members of the public. This final Open House is a follow up to the Workshop and Open House held in November of 2012, and May of 2013. Participants will have the opportunity to review progress on the project to date prior to its submission to the City of Ottawa for approval. The primary purpose of this event will be to present an overview of the draft preferred community design plan and infrastructure alternatives to provide participants with an opportunity to meet with representatives from the study team and to review and comment on the draft preferred plan and infrastructure alternatives.
The Public Open House will include both informaldrop-in hours and opportunities to hear a formal presentation.
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Drop-in Hours: Anytime between the hours of 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Presentation Times: 4:00 PM and repeated again at 7:00 PM
Location: Ottawa Conference and Events Centre (Formerly Hampton Inn Conference and Convention Centre), 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa ON (at the corner of Vanier Parkway)
The venue is accessible by public transit. Please visit www.octranspo.com for more information.
The summary reports from the last community consultation event have been posted to the Resource Library. We invite you to catch up on what happened at the last event in case you weren’t able to attend, or if you would just like to refresh your memory in preparation of the upcoming open house.
Have a question about Rockcliffe? Want to share news with your friends and family? We have launched a new Facebook page in order to make it even easier to engage and learn about this exciting consultation process.
Starting June 3, 2013, Canada Lands Company will be providing a temporary parking for the exclusive use of Montfort Hospital staff on the former parade square at our CFB Rockcliffe property. This is not a public parking lot. As part of CLC’s agreement with the Montfort Hospital, the hospital is providing shuttle service between the hospital and the parking lot between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. The hospital will not allow their staff to park on our site overnight, except in the case of emergencies. We expect this temporary parking lot to operate until Canada Lands Company begins construction as part of the redevelopment of a new community on this site.
For further information, please submit an inquiry via the quick contact form.
The Public Consultation Report regarding last November’s Ideas Fair is now available online. In addition to this comprehensive written summary, Canada Lands Company has posted a video of the Ideas Fair in its entirety for public viewing. This video includes the evening presentations by CLC and its consultants that took place on November 26, 2012, as well as the full question and answer session that followed.
We hope these resources will serve as a useful reference for individuals with a general interest in the CLC Rockcliffe project, as well as those who were unable to attend the Ideas Fair in person.