Update: Brigil Application 2940 & 2946 Baseline Road
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To see the new site plan click here. Comments accepted until March 23rd, 2015.
Developers submitted the site plan application for the properties at 2940 and 2946 Baseline Road as of December 23rd , 2014 with some minor changes and it is nearing approval. Changes which included additional reduction in total units going from 504 to 492, with it fewer parking spaces from 921 to 901 and of course a slight change to the parking layout have been carefully reviewed and will soon be uploaded to DevApps on the Ottawa.ca website. You will also be able to find the updated plans on this page.
Members in the Qualicum - Graham Park Community Association and Woodvale Pentecostal Church should expect electronic notification on this in the near future. Any questions or comments can be directed to my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or the planning department before the end of the comment period on March 23rd, 2015.
The zoning amendment application was approved in Planning Committee back in May with members of the community Steering Committee speaking in favour of the application for three buildings,on the condition that key elements in the application are met.
The original 2011 application was for four towers at 2940 Baseline Road. But the developers also own neighbouring 2496 Baseline Road, with the medical building. In response to community concerns, the developer submitted a new application dealing with both properties.We achieved several concessions including a withdrawal and resubmission of the application to include Brigil's adjacent property (to prevent a mirror development of several additional high rise buildings) and retention of significant commercial designation to meet community requests and need including a possible produce food store.
As part of the zoning amendment the current medical office building will be refurbished and an eight-storey structure could be built as part of a final phase. They've also included the ability for the developer to build a small commercial building, like a coffee shop or restaurant, on site.
The steering committee features representatives from the four neighbouring communities—Qualicum-Graham Park, Leslie Park, Redwoods and Valley Stream—was formed to work with me and the developer. Public meetings were held with hundreds of people over the past three years and countless Steering Committee meetings.
Now that the site-plan application is submitted the steering committee and I will be back at work ensuring the needs of the community and concessions won come to fruition.