The 40 Percent Agreement hearing did prove to be a very interesting 2 and a half days. The days sped by given the mix of legal arguments, some complex and others not so difficult and, the theatre of the lawyers with their varying styles. For much of the hearing there were more than 200 watching via YouTube - a great turnout! More...
The virtual hearing on the 40% Agreement will proceed from July 8th – 10th. Here you will find an Explainer Video on the Campeau Lands and the 40% Agreement, a Timeline of the 40% Agreement, the Court Documents filed by all parties for the Virtual Hearing and More....
The Coronavirus has reminded us how important liveable neighbourhoods are for our well being. In Kanata North, we’re fortunate to have paths, trails, parks, wildlife and a great deal of green and open space, while downtown residents are searching for safe spots to walk 2 metres apart. Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook were designed by visionary Bill Teron with green space top of mind. That’s why we have the 40% Agreement.
We write to ClubLink to correct the misrepresentation of the facts in their March 9th letter to City Councillor Jenna Sudds which they shared on the kanatapossibilities.ca web site. They claimed that the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition did not respond to their invitation to meet. This is FALSE. Read our letter.
On the Kanatapossibilities web site there is a process which ClubLink has prepared which misrepresents the facts.
Tech titan Terry Matthews talks to CTV Ottawa from the ForeverGreen Gala at the Brookstreet Hotel last night talking about the importance of Greenspace in the Nation's Capital. This is why Terry Matthews lives in Kanata. More.
In response to "Kanata club memberships down, ClubLink rep says" by Jon Willing, Saturday, January 16, 2020
ClubLink implies through the affidavit of its employee Brent Deighan that it is hard done by because membership is below its nominal target (a variation on the theme that the golf business is in decline) yet it reports profits annually to its KGC members, the lawn mowers run and the fertilizers and pesticides flow from April to October. This message was the initial ClubLink justification for its planned wholesale destruction of 175 acres of linked, open urban greenspace and construction of 1502 homes, seen as unnecessary by planning experts and not wanted by the existing community.
Here is a copy of the opinion letter written by our planning consultant Dennis Jacobs and provided to the City of Ottawa last week. Lots here.
At our Community Meeting on November 5, Goeff Gowan made a presentation of the value of home backing on the golf course as well as homes in the surrounding area. You can see it HERE.
ClubLink submitted to city hall Tuesday morning its controversial planning application to redevelop 71 hectares of land at the Kanata Golf and Country Club. The golf company is working with Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes to turn the golf course into a suburban infill neighbourhood. According to the development scheme, 53 per cent of the land would be redeveloped for homes, 20 per cent of the land would be for new roads and 27 per cent would be for green space, parks and ponds.
We, along with our lawyer Sylvain Rouleau, were very pleased with Friday’s meeting and its outcomes. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) member assigned to the CMC was Rick Makuch who is Ottawa based. The virtual call lasted about an hour and was without major issue.Continue reading
As we told you last week, the KGPC intends to seek Party status at the LPAT Case Management Conference (CMC) on October 9 and both ClubLink and the City are now aware of this. The September 30 deadline imposed by LPAT for written submissions is coming up next week and we have received lots of calls from residents who are unsure of their best action. During the week, we have had a chance to consult with our planner Dennis Jacobs from Momentum Planning and Sylvain Rouleau from WeirFoulds, the lawyer representing us at LPAT.Continue reading
Come join us for an end of summer impromptu fundraiser in the Brookstreet Hotel’s Backyard Tent with a great meal and entertainment on September 22.
This E-News is later than we planned for some very good reasons… and they are included here for you to read, digest and we hope inspire you to act. Continue reading
The Planning Department at the City is waiting for your comments on the ClubLink July resubmission. Your approach can be similar to last October when you responded to the original development application. Check the Write to the City tab for help on this issue. We include some suggestions on approach and some topics you may want to consider that are specific to this resubmission.Continue reading
Today we want to make you aware of important financial aspects of our critical community campaign to Save our Greenspace by updating you on our accomplishments, the fundraising challenges we face and our needs going forward.Continue reading