The City has received a subdivision and zoning by-law amendment application from Mattamy Homes for 1837-1849 Maple Grove Road. The 1.75 hectare site is just east of Montserrat Street, on the north side of Maple Grove in the Fairwinds community.
Plan of Subdivision
The proposal is to develop a residential subdivision with 90 townhomes (28 three-storey townhomes and 62 three-storey, back-to-back townhomes). Four private connections to Maple Grove road are proposed for vehicle and pedestrian access. On-street visitor parking is proposed as part of the development and landscape buffers will provide additional space between the proposed streets and abutting properties.
There are four existing vacant structures on the site, two of which are 19th century stone buildings listed on the City of Ottawa Heritage Register. The applicant proposes to retain these two buildings: The Patrick Hartin House will be used for commercial purposes and the smaller stone cottage will be used as storage or meeting space for residents.
Zoning by-law amendment
The site is currently zoned “Development Reserve Subzone 1” and “General Mixed Use, Subzone 16”. The application to support the proposed development would involve rezoning to “Residential Third Density Zone”. Retaining the stone cottage requires an exemption to permit storage and a place of assembly. A site-specific exception is required to reduce the rear yard setback from 7.5 metres to 6.3 metres. An amendment is also required to expand the list of permitted uses to facilitate future commercial use for the Patrick Hartin House.
There will be a virtual public meeting via Zoom in the coming weeks – we’ll be sharing details soon.
You can send comments and questions through the “Send Feedback” link on DevApps, or directly to planner Laurel McCreight at email@example.com or 613-580-2424 ext. 16587, and you can copy firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for comments is April 22, 2021.