Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


August 23, 2018:  The expansion lands has undergone a design plan and that has led to an application for an Official Plan Amendment (OP) by the owner, Richcraft. We’ve had several public meetings on a potential plan. The OP designates part for urban development. It is tentatively proposed to be at the Planning Committee on September 11, 2018. Information is on for Ward 5.
May 24, 2018 – Update: Please be advised that the City of Ottawa and Richcraft will be hosting an information session to present and discuss the preferred concept plan design for the development of the Kanata Highlands Urban Expansion Area on Tuesday May 29, 2018, 6 pm-8 pm at the Mlacak Centre (2500 Campeau Drive).
At the session, the study team will present the preferred concept plan for the property at 820 Huntmar Drive (west of Terry Fox Drive).   The concept plan outlines the area proposed for future development, the location of the stormwater management facility, high-density housing areas and municipal parks. The plan also includes recently completed mapping of the floodplain.
Please note that the preferred concept design is not yet available but will be posted on the city website at prior to the information session.
Update December 14, 2017: Concept ideas from the December 12, 2017 Public Meeting can be found hereThe concept ideas were submitted by the landowner and are not city approved and are for information only. 
Click here for a copy of the December 12th presentation. 
More information:
Planner – Robin van de Lande RPP MCIP, Planner
City of Ottawa (613)580.2424 x 43011

The first public meeting on the Kanata Highlands Development was held on June 16th, 2015. For additional information, a second meeting will be held in the fall.

The presentation at the meeting on June 16th included the draft Existing Conditions & Constraints Analysis Mapping (ECCA) and outlined the Urban Expansion Study planned for the Kanata Highlands. Once completed, the study will review the site’s availability for urban development.

As a result of the Ontario Municipal Board decision on Official Plan Amendment No. 76, this land is included within the urban boundary and designated “Urban Expansion Study Area” on Schedule B – Urban Policy Plan of the City of Ottawa Official Plan. The Comprehensive Study will support an Official Plan Amendment to re-designate the lands from Urban Expansion Study Area to General Urban Area.

Expansion Lands Map