Our Support for the City’s Step to Protect Kanata North Greenspace

The Kanata Greenspace Steering Committee, on behalf of the community and the residents of Ottawa, would like to express its support for last Friday’s unanimous decision by the City of Ottawa Finance and Economic Development Committee to approve funding for the legal defence of the 40% Agreement, should ClubLink file an application to redevelop the Kanata Golf and Country Club.

Kanata North Councillor, Jenna Suddds stated, “if ClubLink proceeds and submits an application for draft subdivision approval and/or a zoning amendment to permit residential development on the golf course lands, the City of Ottawa will proceed to seek a determination from the Superior Court Justice on the enforceability of the agreements.”

“We are encouraged that Mayor Watson and the city councillors agree that the Kanata Greenspace is an invaluable resource and the centerpiece of the local community,” said KGSC Co-Chair Geoff McGowan.  “The KGSC and the residents of the neighbourhood have been working hard to support the city in its leadership role to preserve this important resource and will continue to do so.”

The Kanata Greenspace Committee is a group of concerned residents who represent the neighbourhood of Kanata and work to create public awareness and raise funds to support the City’s efforts to enforce the 40% Agreement.

Background:

In December 2018, ClubLink announced it is partnering with Minto and Richcraft to redevelop the Kanata Golf and Country Club in Kanata North.

The 40% Agreement is a contract created in 1981 between the City and the owner of the greenspace lands, preserving the lands as greenspace in perpetuity.

Links:

Memo from City Clerk and Solicitor Rick O’Connor: https://kanatanorth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kanata-Lakes-Memo-Final-EN.pdf

The Kanata Greenspace Steering Committee

Co-Chair Geoff McGowan 613-769-2183  geoff@geoff-bobbie.com

Co-Chair Barbara Ramsay 613-725-6595 barbararamsay@me.com