ABOUT

In June of 2017, Hopewell Residential submitted an application to develop the former Hawkwood Farm with the intention of building a new residential community that includes approximately 890 new residential units. The proposal includes a mix of housing types including single detached dwellings, townhouses and apartment buildings (up to 4 storeys). The proposal also includes new streets, public parks and public pathways.

Why is The City considering this application?

The former Hawkwood Farm is a privately owned piece of land. The landowner has the right to apply to The City through a land use redesignation application, to change the way they use their land. The City is obliged to conduct an impartial review of these applications.

The image below is of the proposed site map submitted by the developer. It has not been approved by The City. We are looking for your feedback on submitted site plan.


PROCESS

There are three parts to this application:

  • Land Use Redesignation
  • Outline Plan
  • Master Plan and Design Guidelines

This application proposes to change the current land use designation (zoning) of this site from Special Purpose Future Urban Development (S-FUD) District to a range of multi-residential and low density residential land uses to allow for the development of a range of new housing.

The Outline Plan for this application lays out the framework for future subdivision of the “Hawkwood Farm” property and establishes the configuration of streets, accesses, park space, pathway connections and servicing requirements.

A Master Plan and Design Guidelines provide direction and guidance for The City in evaluating future development permit applications for buildings on the site.


APPLICATION REVIEW

Study Review

The City is currently reviewing the supporting information submitted with this application. This review involves making sure the documents meet City technical standards. The following studies are under review:

  • Transportation Impact Assessment
  • Biophysical Impact Assessment
  • Staged Master Drainage Plan
  • Geotechnical Report

Public Engagement

Community feedback on the application is also part of the application review. We are seeking community feedback on the application to inform the review.

There are three ways in which you can provide your feedback:

  1. Online through this site. Online feedback will be open from August 21 - September 10.
  2. Drop in open houses have been scheduled for August 24th and 25th (see Key Dates for details).
  3. Two standing boards will be on the north and south end of the regional pathway off of 85th street NW from August 21 - September 10 and will be updated weekly.



PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

There are three ways in which you can provide your feedback:

  1. Online through this site. Online feedback will be open from August 21 - September 10
  2. Drop in open houses have been scheduled for August 24th and 25th (see Key Dates for details)
  3. Two standing boards will be on the north and south end of the regional pathway off of 85th street NW from August 21 - September 10 and will be updated weekly

Question 1

If so, pin them directly on the map and tell us why.

What do you think about the location of the apartment buildings? They are the large grey rectangles. The proposal has them at a maximum of 4 stories. If you would move them tell us where and why. If not, tell us why you would keep them as they are. Use the image as a reference guild. Keep in mind that the storm-water pond cannot be moved.

Thinking about future development on this site, tell us about what additional park spaces, amenities, or programs you’d like to see included. Use the image in questions 1 and 2 as a reference or to tell us about specific locations.