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.

1837 maple grove road aerial map

As part of the proposal, the two 19th century stone buildings would be retained. Patrick Hartin House (circa 1886) will be used for commercial purposes and the smaller stone cottage (circa 1851) will be used as storage or meeting space for residents.

 

Stone cottage at 1837 Maple Grove. Built circa 1851. Early Ontario cottage design with metal roof, full-width covered veranda with decorative brackets, and stone chimneys in gable ends. Asymmetrical façade. Main entry flanked by wood windows. This building was one of only a handful of structures to survive the great fire of 1870.

 

Patrick Hartin House at 1837 Maple Grove. A stone house built circa 1886. L-shaped farmhouse design with cross-gabled roof, wood bargeboard, contrasting stone quoins, stone voussoirs, stone sills and an open porch.

Patrick Hartin House at 1837 Maple Grove. A stone house built circa 1886. L-shaped farmhouse design with cross-gabled roof, wood bargeboard, contrasting stone quoins, stone voussoirs, stone sills and an open porch.

 

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.

More information about the proposal is available on the City’s DevApps site…

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 laurel.mccreight@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 16587, and you can copy glen.gower@ottawa.ca. Deadline for comments is April 22, 2021.