Ray Essiambre and Associates Ltd.

Land Use Planning / Land Development Consulting Services

PAST PROJECTS

Accomplishments

Comprehensive Land Use Planning

 

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Client: Kaitlin Corporation
Location: Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptual Plans for residential / golf course community
  • Pre-consultation Meeting with staff at Prince Edward County to determine servicing capacity and identify approvals required
  • Draft Plan of Subdivision
  • Planning Rationale
  • Rezoning, public consultation

Development Feasibility

Town of Picton – waterfront 124 unit condominium development and boat docks

Picton Harbour Satellite

Client: Vericon Real Estate Ventures Inc. Calgary
Location: Bridge Street, Town of Picton, Ontario

  • Review Land Use Policies, Navigable Waters Act, Conservation Authority Development Regulations
  • Pre-consultation Meeting with staff at Prince Edward County to determine servicing capacity and identify approvals required
  • Participation in Picton Harbour Land Owners Meeting
  • Assistance to the client to determine market potential
  • Rezoning, public consultation, approval of boat slips
Picton Harbour Min

Consent Applications

Town of Wellington – Severance and Minor Variance

Consent Application Wellington

Client: Private homeowner
Location: Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario

  • Land use policy review
  • Determine development potential to create a new lot
  • Pre-consultation meeting, prepared applications for Consent to create an additional lot and obtain a Minor Variance.

Rezoning and Site Plan Approval

City of Ottawa – Expansion to the Southway Hotel

Rezoning Southway Hotel

Client: Southway Hotel
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

  • Land use policy review
  • Determine development potential and building envelop for expansion of the hotel
  • Prepared applications for site specific zoning and site plan approval
  • Negotiations with municipal staff and stakeholders
  • Final approval of applications
  • Cleared conditions of site plan approval

Development Feasibility and Rezoning

Greater Napanee

Client: Prince Edward County Farms (PEC Farms)
Location: Greater Napanee, Ontario

  • Land use policy review
  • Determine development potential for future lot severances
  • Coordinate location of flood plain and wetland
  • Obtained rezoning from Prime Agricultural Land to Rural permitting severance of several residential lots.
Development_Feasibility- Napanee

Business Park

 

Business Park

Client: Simplicity Developments
Location: Highway 416 and O’Keefe Court, Barrhaven, Ontario

  • Assisted client with selection of consulting team.
  • Coordination of consulting team.
  • Preparation of project budget (soft costs).
  • Public consultation.
  • Preparation of Planning Rationale including;
    • Mineral aggregate policies
    • Area Context
    • Site criteria for conceptual design
    • Municipal servicing solutions
    • Preparation of Concept Plan.
    • Preparation of applications for Official Plan Amendments, Rezoning and Consent.

Urban Expansion

Project Coordination
Conceptual Plan

Urban Expansion

Client: Clydesdale Meadows – private landowner
Location: 100 acres, Stittsville, Ontario

  • Project management including selection and management of professional team to assist in preparing conceptual plan – municipal engineers, geotechnical, environmental, surveyors.
  • Provided advice to change the designation of the lands from Rural to Urban.
  • Preparation of Planning Rationale including a review all relevant provincial and municipal land use policies
  • Preparation of conceptual plan on 100 acres that conformed to all municipal policies
  • Participation in discussions with adjacent land developers to produce an overall comprehensive demonstration plan for developable land in the area.

Expropriation

Proposed Expropriation of Gananoque Boat Lines

Gananoque Boat Lines

Client: Gananoque Boat Lines
Location: Town of Gananoque, Ontario

  • Lead Planner supporting the Legal Team representing the Gananoque Boat Lines against the proposed expropriation by the Town of Gananoque Boat Lines waterfront property.
  • For all Gananoque Boat Lines property, reviewed planning policies, zoning and legal agreements between the Town and the Boat Lines.
  • Review Navigable Waters Act and other relevant documents affecting use of waterfront property.
  • Produced “book of evidence” of pertinent information to be presented at expropriation hearing.
  • Agreement to a mutually agreeable solution was reached prior to the hearing.

Community Planning Project Management

Carson Grove
Residential and Office

Clients: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Canada Lands Company
Location: 160 acres, Ottawa and Gloucester, Ontario

  • Appointed by the Board of CMHC to management the planning and coordinate all sub-consultants
  • Coordinate completion of 35 background studies
  • Prepared concept plans, pro-forma, official plan amendments, zoning by-laws and plans of subdivision.
  • Obtained twelve development approvals from Municipal, and Federal Governments.
  • Conducted public consultations.
  • Provided expert testimony at three Ontario Municipal Board Hearings.
  • Co-ordinated the multidisciplinary team.
  • Cleared complex conditions of subdivision approval that resulted from OMB hearings.
  • Site Plan approval for the CMHC National Office Building
  • Assisted the Canada Lands Company with sale of the property
  • The entire process took 13 years
Carson Grove

Community Planning Project Management

Hunt Club East
Residential and Retail

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Clients: Richcraft Homes
Location: 180 acres, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Needs analysis to demonstrate need to convert industrial land to residential land
  • Prepared functional land use plans relating the property to surrounding land uses – the logical extension to residential community
  • Co-ordinated the multidisciplinary team
  • Official Plan Amendment to convert industrial and to residential
  • Conducted public consultations
  • Rezoning to permit residential and commercial uses
  • Prepared draft plan of subdivision, cleared conditions and registered the plan of subdivision

Community Planning Project Management

Clyde and Merivale
Residential and Retail

Clyde and Merivale

Clients: RMOC
Location: 140 acres, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Appointed Planner and Project Manager by the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton
  • Co-ordinated a multidisciplinary team
  • Official Plan Amendment to convert Agricultural Land and to Residential/Mixed use community
  • Conducted public consultations
  • Rezoning to permit residential and commercial uses
  • Prepared Land Use Concept, draft plan of subdivision, cleared conditions

Community Planning Project Management

Riverside Drive
Residential – Hotel - Office

Riverside Drive & Hunt Club

Clients: Riverside Development Corporation
Location: 60 acres,  Ottawa, Ontario

  • Planner and Project Manager
  • Co-ordinated a multidisciplinary team
  • Official Plan Amendment to convert Aggregate Resource (sand pit) to Residential/Mixed use community.
  • Conducted public consultations.
  • Rezoning to permit residential and commercial uses.
  • Prepared Land Use Concept, draft plan of subdivision, cleared conditions.
  • Expert Witness at OMB Hearing.

Amber Lakes Retirement Bungalows

 

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Client: Amber Lakes Development Corporation
Location: Main Street, Stittsville, Ontario

  • Designed a Plan of Subdivision for 104 residential retirement bungalow units while preserving adjacent wetland and fish habitat.
  • Obtained Official Plan amendment, rezoning, and approval of subdivision conditions for a 40-acre site located in the Poole Creek Watershed.
  • Provided expert testimony at an Ontario Municipal Board hearing.

Community Planning Project Management

Timbermere Residential /Commercial Subdivision

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Client: Timberwood Development Corporation
Location: West of Carp Road,  Stittsville, Ontario

  • Design of plan of subdivision for a residential/commercial subdivision located in Stittsville, Ontario.
  • The plan contained 440 residential units and commercial uses located in Poole Creek Watershed. Features of the design include four parks linked by a 2.5km walking/cycling trail and a stormwater pond incorporated as an entrance feature.
  • Co-ordinated the clearing of conditions and the registration of the Plan of Subdivision.
  • Obtained municipal and regional approvals, rezoning and an amendment to the Official Plan.
Timbermere Community Planning

Waterfront Townhouse Development Mediation

 

Waterfront Townhouse Development Mediation

Client: Town of Prescott
Location: Prescott, Ontario

  • Consulted with landowner and objectors to a proposed townhouse development on the Town’s waterfront to obtain a mutually agreeable situation for this key waterfront development in the Town’s Historic Downtown.
  • Conducted review of Official Plan and Zoning By-law.
  • Preparation of development and design guidelines, site plan criteria for approval, and site-specific Zoning By-law.

World Exchange Plaza City of Ottawa Design Competition

 

World Exchange Plaza

Location:  45 O’Conner Street, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Winning Submission of National Urban Design Competition for development on City of Ottawa property. The project covers an entire city block.
  • Analysis of land use planning and urban design policies.
  • Member of design team.
  • Prepared urban design criteria.
  • Coordination and analysis of commercial marketing demand.
  • Assisted in preparation of written submission for the Design Competition Selection Committee.

City of Ottawa Urban Expansion

 

City of Ottawa Expansion

Client: 40 landowners who owned 1,800 acres
Location: Kanata West, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Filed Applications and obtained amendment to the Official Plans of 4 municipalities. The Official Plan Amendment included guidelines and requirements for future urban development.
  • Appointment to the Study Area Steering Committee as a representative of landowners to ensure landowner interests were addressed.
  • The process took 7 years to reach Planning Committee and Council. 32 delegates spoke in favour of the application and the application was approved unanimously and no Ontario Municipal Board hearing was required.
Kanata West, City Expansion map

Expropriation and Highest and Best Use Analysis

 

Hewlett-Packard Canada

Client: Hewlett-Packard Canada Inc.
Location: Queensview Drive Ottawa, Ontario

  • Provided support for negotiations concerning $7 million acquisition of Hewlett-Packard’s site by the City for the West Transit Way Extension.
  • Assisted in developing a strategy for sale of Hewlett-Packard’s site.
  • Municipal Policy Review and highest and best use analysis.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Turn Key expansion to the National Office Building, Site Plan Approval

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Client: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Location: National Office, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Member of project steering committee for Turnkey Project Development of CMHC office expansion
  • Preparation of site plan application.
  • Obtained approval of site plan from the City of Ottawa.
  • Assisted with negotiations of site plan agreement.
  • Obtained approval from the National Capital Commission for the site plan.
  • Coordinated consulting team to prepare parking study including 3 options for the redesign of 500 parking spaces.

Riverside Hospital

Expansion – Medical Office Building

Riverside Hospital

Client: Riverside Hospital

Location: Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Doctors and health care professionals wanted to have their offices closer to the Riverside Hospital and their An office building was constructed on the site with a pedestrian connection to the main hospital building.
  • Preparation of site plan application.
  • Obtained approval of site plan from the City of Ottawa.
  • Assisted with negotiations of site plan agreement.

Town Homes

 

Town Homes

Client:  Alt Homes
Location: 
Pickford Drive, Kanata, Ontario

  • Coordination of the consulting team to design the project on a challenging site.
  • Preparation of site plan application and obtained approval of the site plan.
  • Provided advice regarding the site plan agreement.

Retail – Terry Fox Centre

McDonalds, Macs, RBC, Subway, Mattress Mart, Little Caesar’s Pizza

Terry Fox Centre

Client: Taylor Developments
Location: Hazeldean and Terry Fox, Kanata, Ontario

  • Coordination of consulting team to prepare site plan.
  • Preparation of site plan application.
  • Obtained rezoning of the site to permit retail development.
  • Obtained approval for site plan.
  • Assisted with negotiations of site plan agreement.

Retail – Signature Centre

Sobey, Beer Store, LCBO, Dentist, Tweed and Hickory, Zacks, CD Warehouse, Shoppers, Dairy Queen, Armstrong Richards, BMO, Quiznos

Retail Signature Centre

Client: Taggard Realty
Location: 10 acres, Campeau Drive and Terry Fox, Kanata, Ontario

  • Preparation of conceptual site plan layout to determine development potential of the site.
  • Obtained rezoning of the site to permit retail development.

Retail - Stittsville Corners

Sobey, A&W, Barley Mow, Tim Horton, Beer Store, Subway, Dentist, Browns Cleaners

Stittsville Corners

Client: Timberwood Development Corporation
Location:  15 acres Hazeldean and Carp Road, Stittsville, Ontario

  • Preparation of conceptual site plan layout to show development area. This was used to confirm the developable area which is constrained by the Hydro Corridor that bisects the site.
  • Obtained rezoning of the site to permit retail development.