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Development Services 

The Planning Department is responsible for providing assistance to residents respecting development - big and small.

Whether its a question about permitted uses on your property or an inquiry about setbacks, we're available to answer your questions.

Niki Dwyer
Director of Development Services
ndwyer@carletonplace.ca 
613-257-6202 

Jennifer Hughes
Planning Clerk/Administrator
jhughes@carletonplace.ca 
613-257-6211


Development Charges Background Study

Council of the Town of Carleton Place retained Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to complete a Development Charges Background Study in accordance with Section 10 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, C.27.  Municipalities impose development charges is to assist in providing the infrastructure required by future development in the Town through the establishment of a viable capital funding source to meet the municipality’s financial requirements.

At least 60 days prior to passing the proposed Development Charges by-law, the Town is required to make the background study available on the Town’s website in accordance with Section 10 (4) of the Act.


Notice of Public Meeting - On Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 the Council of the Town of Carleton Place will hold a public meeting, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the Town’s proposed Development Charges By-law and underlying background study.

All interested parties are invited to attend the Virtual Public Meeting of Council and any person who attends the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed Development Charges By-law and background study.

PUBLIC MEETING - Persons interested in actively participating in the virtual Public Meeting are required to notify the Clerk of the Municipality at sblair@carletonplace.ca by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8th, 2021.

The meeting is to be held: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

In order that sufficient information is made available to the public, the background study was made available online at the Town’s website on December 9th, 2020. Copies of the proposed Development Charges By-law and the background study are available from the municipal Clerk at 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place K7C 2V8 by phone at 613-257-6212 or by email at sblair@carletonplace.ca   

Interested persons may express their comments at the public meeting or in writing, addressed to the municipal Clerk, at the above address prior to Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 and such written submissions will be placed before Council at the February 9th, 2021 meeting.  Following the public meeting, additional comments will be accepted until Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. 


Notice of Passing - TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Carleton Place passed Development Charges By-law No. 41-2021 on the 9th day of March, 2021 under Section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended;

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Carleton Place on or before the 19th day of April, 2021 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, which came into effect on March 9th, 2021, is as follows:

SCHEDULE “B” TO BY-LAW 41-2021 - Schedule of Development Charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

No key map has been provided as the by-law applies to all lands located within the Town of Carleton Place.

A copy of the complete by-law is available for examination at the Town of Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM) excluding statutory holidays.

DATED at the Town of Carleton Place Town Hall, Ontario, this 10th day of March, 2021.

Comprehensive Review

The Town of Carleton Place has initiated a Comprehensive Review to evaluate the options for growth planning and management of the Town to the year 2038 . We want to ensure that EVERYONE, including residents, businesses and developers, have a say in the Comprehensive Review process. This survey will provide you with the opportunity to contribute and share your insights!

Please visit the Comprehensive Review page for more information

Interim Control By-law

The Town is considering the adoption of an Amendment to the "Mississippi Residential District" to recognize uses and zone provisions which are more consistent with the existing "mature neighbourhood".

The new policy was influenced directly by the public feedback we received during the Neighbourhood Character Study.

Details on the proposed amendment can be found below under "Notices"

County of Lanark

The County of Lanark has the authority to approve consents (severances), plans of subdivision and condominium, part-lot control by-laws, local Official Plan Amendments and local Official Plan 10-Year Reviews. Lanark County's Sustainable Communities Official Plan. The Town of Carleton Place facilitates the consultation and provides recommendations on applications.  For more information about filing an application please contact the Planning Department.
 

The Official Plan

The Official Plan is a fundamental policy that provides the framework for how development and growth will occur within the Town.  

The vision of the Official Plan is to "maintain and celebrate our heritage through balanced and sustainable growth which will support a sense of place respectful of our unique historical, cultural and natural heritage where citizens can enjoy an unparalleled quality of life."

Development Permit By-law

The Town of Carleton Place uses a Development Permit By-law in place of a Zoning By-law, Site Plan By-law and Minor Variance. 

Similar to a Zoning Bylaw, the Development Permit Bylaw provides permitted uses and setbacks for properties in different "designated areas" in Town.

The Bylaw also includes prescriptive Design Guidelines for each area of Town.

Notices and Public Meetings

Notice of Open House and Public Meeting - In accordance with Section 21 of the Planning Act for the Amendment of the Official Plan

TAKE NOTICE that a virtual open house will be hosted between May 10-14th, 2021 in order to consider three growth scenarios as part of the Comprehensive Review of the Carleton Place Official Plan. The virtual materials will be available on the Town’s website for residents to review.

AND TAKE NOTICE that a Virtual Public Meeting will be held on May 25th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Carleton Place to receive resident feedback on the options for growth scenarios in accordance with Section 21 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.

TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with Section 21 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13, this notice is to advise that there is sufficient information and supporting documentation to deem the Amendment complete.

TAKE NOTICE that this consultation is preliminary and will not result in any immediate decision on an amendment.  If you wish to be notified of future discussions and decisions of Town of Carleton Place on the proposed Official Plan Amendment, you must make a written request to the Development Services Department at planning@carletonplace.ca.

COVID-19 MEASURES

OPEN HOUSE – The Open House will be a virtual format. Presentation materials will be made available on the Municipality’s website and participants are encouraged to review the material and provide comments on the comment sheets provided to the Planning Department.

PUBLIC MEETING - Residents interested in actively participating in the virtual Public Meeting are required to notify the Clerk of the Municipality at sblair@carletonplace.ca  by the Tuesday one week prior to the meeting date.

PROVIDING COMMENT - Residents are encouraged to provide comments in writing or telephone by contacting the Development Services Department at planning@carletonplace.ca or 613-257-6202.


Comprehensive Review Growth Scenarios – Virtual Open House - May 10th to 14th, 2021

Purpose of the Virtual Open House

The Town of Carleton Place conducts statutory Open Houses and Public Meetings when changes are proposed to land use planning policies like the Official Plan.

It is important for the Town to understand and review the feedback of residents on amendments in order to fully appreciate and analyze the impact of those changes on property owners.

Purpose of the Amendment

The Town has considered the impacts of the population increase and have suggested three (3) possible scenarios for consideration:

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Growth Scenario 1: Infill & Intensification of vacant lands and strategic properties in the existing built-up area only, excluding all greenfields.

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Growth Scenario 2: Growth including urban greenfields in addition to all other vacant land within the existing built-up area, including a future residential district.

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Growth Scenario 3: Growth including both urban greenfields and rural greenfields (e.g., annexed lands) in addition to all other vacant land within the existing built-up area.

Each of the three (3) proposed Growth Scenarios will be explored in more detail in the virtual package.

A Note About COVID

Due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, a traditional “Open House” cannot be hosted at the Town Hall.

An Open House allows residents the opportunity to view and ask questions about the amendment. Posters illustrating the proposal are available and staff are present to speak with residents.

The “Virtual” Open House will offer the same sort of viewing and commenting experience remotely.

How to Participate in the Open House

open book iconStep 1 – Review the materials provided in this virtual package.

thinking iconStep 2 – Think critically about how the policy change may impact you and the development of the community.

email iconStep 3 – Provide your comments, thoughts or questions on the amendment to staff by following the links provided on the last page of the virtual package.

Questions? Contact the Director of Development Services, Niki Dwyer at ndwyer@carletonplace.ca.


Development Permit Amendment (DPA-03-2020)

Review the document


Notice of Decision - In accordance with Section 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act for the Amendment of the Development Permit Bylaw

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place passed By-law  32-2021 on the 23rd day of February 2021, under Section 34 and 70.2 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990. 

THE SUBJECT LANDS of By-law 32-2021 apply to all lands within the “Mississippi Residential District.”

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the amendment is to amend the permitted and discretionary uses permitted in the “Mississippi Residential District” and to introduce Development Standard provisions respecting setbacks, coverage, height, dwelling unit areas and other such performance standards to each type of use.

A track-change copy of the proposed amendments is available to view at here:  Review the document

TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Carleton Place not later than the 17th day of March 2021.  An appeal must be accompanied by the fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Niki Dwyer, MCIP RPP
Director of Development Services
ndwyer@carletonplace.ca


Notice of Public Meeting and Open House - In accordance with Section 21 of the Planning Act for the Amendment of the Official Plan.

TAKE NOTICE that a virtual open house will be hosted between April 12th-16th, 2021 in order to consider the proposed Amendment to the Official Plan. The virtual materials will be available on the Town’s website.

AND TAKE NOTICE that a Virtual Public Meeting will be held on April 27th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Carleton Place to consider a proposed Amendment to the Official Plan in accordance with Section 21 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.

TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the Sections 21 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13, this notice is to advise that there is sufficient information and supporting documentation to deem the Amendment complete.

TAKE NOTICE that if you wish to be notified of the decision of Town of Carleton Place on the proposed Official Plan Amendment, you must make a written request to the Development Services Department at ndwyer@carletonplace.ca.

COVID-19 MEASURES

OPEN HOUSE – The Open House will be a virtual format. Presentation materials will be made available on the Municipality’s website and participants are encouraged to review the material and provide comments on the comment sheets provided to the Planning Department.

PUBLIC MEETING - Residents interested in actively participating in the virtual Public Meeting are required to notify the Clerk of the Municipality at sblair@carletonplace.ca by the Tuesday prior to the meeting date.

PROVIDING COMMENT - Residents are encouraged to provide comments in writing or telephone by contacting the Development Services Department at ndwyer@carletonplace.ca or 613-257-6202.

Details of the Proposed Amendment

Purpose and Effect of Amendment:

The purpose of the amendment is to make changes to Policy Section 6.15 of the Official Plan in order to clearly articulate the goals and objectives of Community Improvement Plans as defined under Section 28 of the Planning Act.  The policy amendment will also recognize affordable housing, façade improvements, and energy efficiency projects as qualifiable proposals.

The Town must have enabling language within the Official Plan in order to adopt a Community Improvement Plan under the Planning Act.  It is the intention of the Town of Carleton Place to develop a Community Improvement Plan by 2022, and future consultation in accordance with the Planning Act will be scheduled to discuss and review the details of the plan.

A track-change copy of the proposed amendments and general information regarding the purpose of a Community Improvement Plan is available to view at https://carletonplace.ca/development-services-2.php.

Property(ies) Impacted by Amendment:

The proposed amendment is general in nature and will impact all properties within the Town of Carleton Place.

Legal Text:

Any person may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed policies in the Development Permit Amendment.   If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting, or make   written submissions to the Town of Carleton Place before the Development Permit
By-law Amendment is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

If a person or public body does not make oral submission at the public meeting, or make written submissions to the Town of Carleton Place for the Development Permit By-law Amendment  before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the   hearing of an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, unless, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Additional information in relation to the proposed amendment is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday in the Development Services Department at the Town Hall, or by calling 613-257-6202 or by visiting the website at http://carletonplace.ca/development-services-2.php .

Associated Documents:

Current Applications

Residents are encouraged to provide comments on any open application listed below. Comments can be provided using our website form, or by contacting the planner responsible for the review. interested in renovating, developing or redeveloping their properties are encouraged to contact the Planning Department to confirm if a development application is required. If you have confirmed that an application is indeed necessary, fillable forms can be found below.


None Currently.

Residential Subdivisions

The Town of Carleton Place is a highly sought-after community in the Ottawa valley.  Presently the Town has five (5) major subdivisions in development.

Carleton Landing North

Approved in 2017, Carleton Landing North is presently in its 4th phase of a 6-phase development.  With an array of single, semis and townhomes, this subdivision will result in the creation of 450 new family homes south of Cavanagh Road. 

Developer:  Pegasus

Builder: Olympia Homes

Number of Dwellings: 450

Phasing Plan

https://olympiahomes.ca/carleton-place/

Miller's Crossing

Welcome to Miller’s Crossing, an exclusive Cardel Homes subdivision.  Under construction since 2017, Cardel is preparing for the completion of the final phase of the development.  Phase 3 of the subdivision offers spacious single detached and semi-detached dwellings, a number of which back onto parkland and large rural lots in Beckwith Township.

Developer: Cardel Homes

Builder: Cardel Homes

Number of Dwellings: 275

Phasing Plan

https://www.cardelhomes.com/ottawa/communities/millers-crossing-in-carleton-place

Coleman Central

This centrally located residential community provides residents easy access to an array of commercial uses right next door.  Developed by Cavanagh Developments Ltd., Coleman Central is entering its 2nd phase of construction and will introduce a stacked-townhome model to the existing available semi and street townhomes. 

Developer: Cavanagh Developments Ltd.

Builders: Grizzley Homes, Doyle Homes, Landrick Homes, Longwood Builders

Number of Dwellings: 300

Phasing Plan

http://cavanaghdevelopments.ca/

Mississippi Shores

Mississippi Shores (formerly Bodnar Subdivision) is the most recent residential community approved in Carleton Place.  Draft approved in 2018, site preparation and early servicing has begun with the registration of Phase 1 of the subdivision to occur in late 2021.  As one of the largest subdivisions undertaken in Carleton Place, Mississippi Shores will see the creation of a mix of types of houses by a variety of builders.

Developer: Cavanagh Developments Ltd.

Builder: Patten Homes, Cardel Homes, NeilCorp

Number of Dwellings: 560

Concept Plan

http://cavanaghdevelopments.ca/

Taber Street (Jackson Ridge)

Tucked away in the recently completed Jackson Ridge Subdivision, residents will find the Taber Street townhome subdivision.  This limited development will fill in the remaining lands within the Jackson Ridge neighbourhood.

Developer: Cavanagh Developments Ltd.

Builder: Patten Homes

Number of Dwellings: 20

Phasing Plan

https://www.pattenhomes2000.com/taber-street-towns.

Filing an Application

Residents interested in renovating, developing or redeveloping their properties are encouraged to contact the Planning Department to confirm if a development application is required. If you have confirmed that an application is indeed necessary, fillable forms can be found below: 

Development Permit Applications

Fee Schedule

There are fees associated with all development in Carleton Place. Fees associated to building development and sewer and water can be on the Building Department page.