The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment to re-zone a residential block in the future EdenWylde adult lifestyle community to permit a private community centre. The EdenWylde subdivision located southwest of Fernbank and Shea was approved in April of 2017 and is proceeding towards final approval and registration. The application summary can be found here.
Ottawa’s Zoning By-law determines what is allowed to be built in a certain area. Currently, the area of the subdivision where the community centre is to be built is zoned R3, meaning “Residential third density”. R3 zoning allows the development of townhomes, duplex, triplex and other higher density residential dwellings. A community centre is considered a “place of assembly” under the Zoning By-law and not currently permitted in this location.
The application also requests the removal of required parking spaces as the centre will only serve residents living within walking distance.