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Committee OKs Potter's Key subdivision in Stittsville

Planning committee unanimously approves controversial Stittsville development, but with several amendments.

Ottawa's planning committee approved Minto's controversial Potter's Key proposal on Tuesday. The plan includes 400-plus residential units and two parks.

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Ottawa's planning committee approved Minto's controversial Potter's Key proposal on Tuesday. The plan includes 400-plus residential units and two parks.

A controversial subdivision proposal for Stittsville passed the planning committee hurdle on Tuesday.

But faced with neighbours’ concerns about a traffic surge, speeding vehicles, construction hubbub and townhouses backing onto single-family homes, Potter’s Key developer Minto is bound to a few changes.

The planning committee unanimously approved the plan, but with these amendments:

  • A temporary construction access road will link directly to Hazeldean Road, preventing any heavy duty vehicles from cutting through the existing neighbourhood.
  • Only single-detached dwellings will be permitted to back onto existing single-family homes.

The plan still does not include a direct route to Hazeldean Road, which is an arterial route. But city staff say that once an adjacent southern parcel of land is developed, it will include a road that connects both properties to Hazeldean.

The next step is for council to vote on the plan.

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