Development and Transportation Projects

Current Projects

The CCA’s Development Committee keeps us up-to-date on projects impacting Carlington residents. Below you will find information on projects awaiting zoning by-law amendments, site plan approvals or completion of construction.  Recently completed projects are available on the Archived Projects page. For more information on any of these projects, please send an email to: development@carlingtoncommunity.org. The most recent City of Ottawa Zoning Map for Carlington:  March 2020 (PDF, 560Kb). The CCA has endorsed the KeepFisherGreen.ca campaign.

Best Western Plus Hotel (1272 Carling Avenue)

  • Application Number:  D07-12-19-0153
  • Status:   Site Plan approved
  • Project Type:  New construction
Details:

(Last updated: September 2020)  The site plan application is for a two-storey addition above the hotel’s north wing, to accommodate 24 additional guest rooms. The proposal will also remove one existing exit onto Carling Avenue. The current parking lot is to be reconfigured with additional landscaping and three additional parking spaces.

1130 Carling Avenue (2nd Chance Auto)

  • Application Number:  D07-12-20-0063
  • Status:   Zoning by-law amendment and new Site Plan awaiting approval
  • Project Type:  Demolition and new construction
Details:

(Last updated:  November 2021)  The new development application is for the southwest corner at 1330 Carling Avenue and Archibald Street, currently occupied by 2nd Chance Auto Sales.  It’s for a 24-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses at-grade and 175 residential units above. It will have a five-storey podium and a tower, with an outdoor amenity area on the roof of the podium, and an internal amenity area as well.

Parking will be located underground with some surface parking spaces for retail use.  The Zoning By-law Amendment will be to permit the building and to reduce parking from 82 to 52 spaces (8 surface spots for retail, 18 visitor spots and 36 residential spots). The proposed tower is slender and is set back a similar distance from the low-rise homes fronting Thames Street.

This proposal has triggered Section 37 benefits, which allow negotiation towards community benefits while increasing permitted density by 25+%. The specific benefits are $125,000 towards the Carlington Community Garden and $125,000 towards traffic calming.  Also included is an increase in bike parking, two EV charging stations and two bike repair stations (one open to the public) and free transit passes for one year for building residents.

More detailed information and project drawings can be found in the Public Notification Package (PDF file, 2MB).

 

Carling and Kirkwood (North) Intersection Redesign

Construction started Autumn 2021.

(Last updated:  August 2021)  Purpose of redesign is to prevent traffic using Carling/Kirkwood exit from Queensway west-bound from making a left turn south onto Kirkwood.  A median will be installed so that traffic exiting the Queensway must travel west to Saigon Court in order to use Carling east-bound to turn onto Kirkwood south.  Saigon Court will be widened to accommodate new traffic.

As part of this redesign,  a traffic light is being installed at the Saigon/Carling east-bound intersection.

Carling Avenue Transit Priority and Traffic Safety Intersection Improvements

  • Location:  Carling Avenue between Lincoln Fields Station and Bayswater Avenue
  • Status:  Construction scheduled to begin in Summer 2021 and to finish in Fall 2021 (tentatively)
  • Project Type:  New transit priorities to be implemented

 

Details:

(Last updated: May 2021)  Designated shared bus/bicylce lanes will be implemented where currently 3 general purpose traffic lanes exist.

Three intersections will undergo pedestrian safety improvements: Carling at Edgeworth; Carling at Clyde/Cole and Carling at Broadview.

For more information, please see the City of Ottawa website: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/carling-avenue-transit-priority-and-traffic-safety-intersection-improvements

Carlington Heights Pump Station Upgrade

  • Location:  Top of Carlington Hill in Carlington Park
  • Status:  Construction scheduled to begin Autumn 2021, to last three years
  • Project Type:  New construction, old structure to be demolished

 

Details:

(Last updated: June 2021)  A new, larger pump station will be constructed at the top of Carlington Hill west of the existing pump station so that it can provide adequate emergency supply to the City’s various water pressure zones in the future. The current pump station will remain in operation until the new one is built. Water mains will then be re-routed to the new pump station.  Once the new station is operational, the old pump station will be demolished about 6 months later.

In May 2017, the City of Ottawa gave an information session about this project.  For more information about this project, please see the City of Ottawa website.

Caldwell Family Centre Relocation

  • Current Location:  Medford Avenue
  • Status:  Discussions still underway

 

Details:

(Last updated: May 2021)  The current location on Medford is too small.  Various options have been proposed and discussed, to no avail.  At present, the focus is on the Bellevue Community Centre (located between the two Caldwell towers), which is owned by Ottawa Community Housing (OCH).  OCH’s 50-year lease with the City of Ottawa exires this year,  so the idea is now to renovate that space for the Caldwell Family Centre

Formal arrangements still have to be made so OCH will continue to use the space itself.

Civic Hospital: New Campus

  • Location: 930 Carling Ave. & 520 Preston St.
  • Status:   Stage 2 of 5 of the Planning Process
  • Project Type:  New construction, 5 years of planning and 5 years of construction

Details:

(Last updated:  May 2021)  The new campus of the Civic Hospital is located on the land to the west of Dow’s Lake, between  Carling Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive. In the spring of 2018, this site was rezoned to Major Institutional Zone.

For an overview of the project, please see the Main Page of their website.

To keep up-to-date, visit their News page, which includes Checkpoint Newsletters.

861 Clyde Avenue (old Neilson Dairy)

  • Application Number:  Zoning By-law Amendment D02-02-20-0122
  • Status:   Comment period in progress.
  • Project Type:  Demolition and new construction
Details:

(Last updated: May 2021)  Note: While this property is currently in Kitchissippi Ward, it will become part of Carlington (River Ward) at the next municipal election.

The applicant is proposing 6 high-rise buildings, one mid-rise building, street oriented townhomes, a raised interior courtyard and a park space. The high-rise buildings, varying from twenty-five to thirty storeys, will sit on six-storey podiums,  and are proposed to be oriented closest to the Queensway to act as a barrier to the north. The mid-rise building that bounds the north side of the site varies from four to eight storeys, is proposed to have landscaped roofs and loft style units. The interior courtyard is proposed to be entranced by an amphitheatre segment overlooking the park and oriented to the afternoon sun. A pathway link south of the project is proposed to enhance cycling and pedestrian circulation travelling east-west.  A private street is proposed to connect both the Churchill and Clyde entrance through the site with minimal surface parking.

There was an Open House for this project given by Jeff Lieper, City Councillor of Kitchissippi Ward, on November 30, 2020, which can be viewed on YouTube.

As this project currently has 1,740 units planned, there is concern about increased traffic in the area, which the City is assessing. As well, the park area will be given to the City.

As of May 2021, no formal application has been submitted to the City.

1110 Fisher Avenue (2019 proposal)

  • Application Number:  D02-02-19-0059
  • Status:   Application proposal approved. Decision being appealed.
  • Project Type:  New construction
Details:
(Last updated: May 2021)  The owner of 1110 Fisher Avenue property filed a second development proposal with the City of Ottawa, this time for a 9-storey apartment building, containing 62 residential units and 3 levels of underground parking with 65 parking spaces. The Zoning By-Law Amendment was to change the current zoning designation from Residential Third Density Zone, Subzone A, Exception 2229 (R3A [2229]) to Residential Fifth Density Zone, Subzone B, Maximum height 32 metres (R5B H32), which would permit a mid-rise apartment building with a maximum height of 32 metres. A mid-rise apartment dwelling is defined as a 5- to 9-storey dwelling structure. After the second proposal was filed, a public meeting was held in July 2019 and many concerns were raised. Our City Councillor met with the applicant in August 2019 to discuss these concerns. The applicant was firm in his resolve to not change his application; the City Councillor told him point blank that he cannot support this application as is. In the meantime, the City Planner commented on that application; the applicant submitted a revised application before Christmas 2019. In January 2020, the City Councillor met with the applicant about the revised application; he found very little difference between the 2 applications, and very little that addressed local community concerns. The City Planner will again submit his comments on this 2nd application and the City  Councillor will be meeting with the applicant soon. As well, he is contacting the applicant’s representatives to re-iterate the community concerns. The second application was approved by the City’s Planning Committee in July 2020.  However, this approval is being appealed by Mary Ann Turnbull of the Turnbull School, and by immediate neighbours.  Be advised that it will take a year or more before the appeal is heard. For more details about the second proposal, please see the relevant section of Riley Brockington’s report from the Feb 18, 2020, CCA General Meeting and of Riley Brockington’s report from the Sept 22, 2020, CCA Annual General Meeting. The developer is now considering a new, third concept of the site that will likely reduce the height and the mass.

Kirkwood Avenue Traffic Calming

(Last updated: November 2021) City Councillor Riley Brockington is working with the City to reduce the speed limit down from 50km/hr to 40km/hr, to quantify the number of large trucks and review alternate truck routes to/from the Queensway, and to reduce traffic lanes down from four to two.  A public meeting is planned for December 2021.

864 Lady Ellen Place

  • Application Number: D07-12-19-0097
  • Status:   Site Plan approved
  • Project Type:  New construction
Details:
(Last updated:  March 2020)  The proposal is to construct a new 5-storey office building with a maximum height of 23.5 meter on the eastern portion of the site. There will be a total of 240 vehicular parking spaces provided in a surface lot. The new building will be net zero energy, net zero carbon and constructed of mass timber. It is intended to use greywater, rainwater, cool roof, air-source heat pumps, solar hot water heaters, indoor bicycle lockers and permeable paving surfaces.  

Laperriere and Clyde Traffic Light

  • (Last updated: February 2021) This intersection qualifies for a traffic light (in place of the current 3-way stop). Unknown at this time when approval would be given.

Larkin, Larose and Lepage Infrastructure Project

  • Replacement  of sanitary and storm sewers, and watermains: City of Ottawa link
  • Status:   Work to begin 2021, to continue until Autumn 2023
  • Project Type:  Street re-construction
Details:

(Last updated:  June 2021)  The sanitary and storm sewers as well as watermains are to be replaced, having reached end of service life, on the following three streets:

  • Larkin Street, between Laperriere and Lepage
  • Larose Avenue, between Larkin and McBride
  • Lepage Avenue, between Larkin and Cavan

The roadways on Lepage and Larose will be fully reconstructed to match what is currently there. The west side of Larkin will have a new curb and sidewalk.

Total cost of City’s investment is $7.4 million.

Merivale North Community Design Plan (CDP)

  • Location: Merivale Road between Caldwell and Carling Avenues
  • Status:   Approved by City Council (June 2018), completion target date: +/-20 years
  • Project Type:  Community Design Plan
Details:

The purpose of the CDP is to establish a vision and planning framework to guide future growth, guide placemaking, enable sustainable modes of transportation and support economic prosperity in the CDP area. It provides guidelines that translate the broad policies of the Official Plan to the neighbourhood level. It is comprised of maps, illustrations and guidelines that, for example, provide direction for future infill development, grassroots economic development initiatives, improving pedestrian and cycling facilities, supporting transit and enhancing the public realm through future implementation of a complete street design.

The CDP and the zoning by-law amendments were approved by City Council in June 2018. More information about the CDP can be found on the City of Ottawa website.

1435 & 1455 Morisset Avenue

Details:

(Last updated: November 2021) The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to permit the development of a 4-storey, low-rise apartment building containing 31 residential apartment units and 12 parking spaces on the western portion of the 1435 Morisset Avenue.  City Councillor Riley Brockington hosted a public information session on September 23, 2021.

1387-1389 Raven Avenue

  • Application Numbers: D08-01-21/B-00364, D08-01-21/B-00365, D08-02-21/A-00320, D08-02-21/A-00321
  • Status:   Applications awaiting approval
  • Project Type:  Subdivide property into 2 and construct secondary basement units in each
Details:

(Last updated: November 2021) The Committee of Adjustment will consider Applications for Consent to subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land in order to establish separate ownerships for the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling, and to construct secondary dwelling units in the basement of each semi-detached dwelling. The Committee will also consider an Application for Minor Variances to permit reduced lot widths and lot areas, and to construct secondary dwelling units in the basement of each semi-detached dwelling and the two proposed parcels will not be conformity with the requirements of the Zoning By-law.

1186 Shillington Avenue

  • Application Number:   D07-12-19-0142
  • Status:   Application proposal stage
  • Project Type:  Addition to an already-existing building
Details:

(Last updated: October 2019) This application is for adding a third storey to an existing 2-storey apartment building, increasing the number of apartments from 8 to 16.

1291 Summerville Avenue

  • Application Number:   D07-12-21-0126
  • Status:   Applicant to re-submit proposal
  • Project Type: Demolition and new construction
Details:

(Last updated: November 2021) The City of Ottawa has received a proposal to demolish the existing low-rise apartment and construct a new 4-storey low-rise apartment building with 16 units, predominantly 2-bedroom. A public information session was held on October 5, 2021. Planning staff provided technical comments on the applicant’s first submission; the applicant will be submitting a revised submission once they review these comments. The timeline for re-submission is unknown at this time.

Travelodge Ottawa West Hotel

  • Location: 1354 and 1376 Carling Avenue
  • Application Number: D07-12-17-0041
  • Status:   Approved. Phase 1 construction started Spring 2021; to t 24 months. Phase 2: unknown.
  • Project Type:  Demolition and new construction
Details:

(Last updated: November 2021)  The developer is proposing a total of five buildings on the site: three towers of 20, 20 and 22 storeys on 6-storey podiums along Carling Avenue, and two 8-storey buildings backing onto the low-rise neighbourhood along Thames Street. The development would consist of 899 apartments with 587 underground parking spaces. The zoning by-law amendment was approved by the City of Ottawa’s planning committee on August 28th, 2018.

In the spring of 2019, the zoning and site plan application was approved. A public meeting was held October 3, 2019, outlining construction plans and timelines, and day-to-day operations. Contact Councillor Riley Brockington (Riley.Brockington@Ottawa.ca) for a summary of the public meeting. The project is currently awaiting construction.

Phase One is located on the east side (one 20-storey building and one 8-storey building with underground parking. It is now site-plan-approved and construction started Spring 2021 (estimated to last 24 months). The Travelodge will remain in operation during Phase One. There are now road closures on Meath and Archibald Streets.

Westgate Shopping Centre (1309 Carling Avenue)

Details:

(Last updated:  April 2020)  Note: Currently this project is in Kitchissippi Ward, but this area will become part of Carlington (River Ward) at the next municipal election. There are five towers proposed on this site: two fronting onto Carling Avenue with a proposed height of 24 storeys and, at the rear of the property, three high-rise towers, one at a height of 24 storeys and two with heights of 36 storeys.
The Westgate secondary plan, which includes the south side of Carling Avenue and the zoning by-law amendment for the Westgate redevelopment, were both approved by City Council in 2017.
The Phase 1 Site Plan was approved in October 2019, and construction has started.

To learn more about this project, please see the City of Ottawa website.

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