Wateridge Village has been owned primarily by the Canada Lands Company CLC Limited. The total site area is 125 hectares and Block 21 land area is 1.22 ha. Through the Community Design Plan (CDP) process CLC prepared a master plan for the overall development of the lands and development will occur on a phased basis.
Due to the site’s proximity to downtown, the new community will be built at relatively high densities compared to the outer suburbs. This will lead to a variety of low, mid and highrise housing types including detached dwellings, townhouses, walk-ups and stacked units, lane-oriented housing and apartments.
Development in the CDP will have particular focus on:
compact and complete mixed use forms
transit and pedestrian connections to the surrounding city fabric
enhancement of the existing natural environment
prioritizing non-vehicular movement
reflecting and respecting the heritage and legacy of the Algonquin peoples and serving to connect cultures
commemorating the military heritage of the site
The community will be designed as an attractive, compact urban community with aesthetically interesting and sustainable urban neighbourhoods. Low impact development (LID) techniques will be the hallmark of the Wateridge community.
The site is located within Phase 1B at Wateridge Village.
Phase 1B envisions approximately 750 units in low to mid-rise residential blocks and mixed-use blocks, 2 elementary schools, a large community park and a town square.
Block 21 (Identified as Block 37 in the Land Use Plan) is located east of Codd’s Road and north of Mikinak Road between Block 19 and 22, and north of the South Community Park. It is located in the Core neighbourhood and this area is characterized by 9 blocks of mid-rise mixed-use blocks in the heart of the community.
The Core is in close proximity to everything, it is a place where residents, those who work in the area, and outside visitors can gather and socialize. The intent of the Core is to be a compact, pedestrian oriented area.
Hemlock Core Street will be developed as the core of the community and should be framed by active, street-level pedestrian-friendly uses such as retail and other street oriented commercial uses, and street related entrances to residential and mixed-use buildings.
Current Zoning is GM-31, for permitted uses City of Ottawa Zoning By-Law