Municipality of North Grenville
eQuinelle is currently under development as Kemptville's
first Town & Country community. This exciting project involves the development of a 500 acre parcel of land into a single family and multi-unit residential subdivision surrounding a championship golf course with associated commercial and recreational land uses. The design plan has
taken into consideration the unique local environmental
conditions, resulting in the creation of fish habitat and
wetlands within the golf course.
The extensive engineering
and planning aspects of this project requires Novatech's
multi-disciplinary expertise to successfully design the
required servicing for this exceptional development. The
engineering design involves all aspects of land development including sanitary sewer and pump stations,
water and water storage facility, stormwater management, grading, utility design and
construction project management. It also includes extensive off-site works in conjunction
with extension of services from Kemptville and upgrading the town sewage treatment
plan. The planning aspects included an official plan amendment, rezoning, and
site plan applications.
Arbourbrook Estates is an upscale community of sixty-seven 2-acre residential lots
located within 190 acres of idyllic country side. The project was designed to maintain
and enhance the rural character of the property, and included the preservation of an
existing covered bridge, log farmhouse and tree-covered areas. A pathway system was
created along Richardson Creek, a tributary of the Carp River, which meanders through
the development. Engineering design included a rural subdivision design plan consisting
of stormwater management, well and septic systems, utilities, roads and grading design.
Construction management was also a key aspect to the project. Planning design
included rezoning and subdivision agreements.
Montmartre on the Market
Dalhousie Street and Guigues Street, Ottawa
This mixed residential and commercial development combines two 100+ year-old wood-framed buildings with a new four-storey
concrete, steel & wood-framed structure. The complete development provides 22 residential units, 3 commercial units and
an underground parking structure. Heritage components of the existing buildings were retained, and the new structure was
designed to fit into the existing low-rise streetscape.
In order to determine which components could be retained, or needed
upgrading, and which components required replacement, Novatech undertook
a structural investigation. As one building required extensive
internal demolition and reconstruction, Novatech prepared demolition and
construction phasing plan to maintain the stability of the buildings during
the work. The structural work also included underpinning details for
both buildings to transfer building loads to rock and to allow construction
of the underground garage immediately adjacent to the existing buildings.
Structural upgrades included additional steel framing to carry a new rooftop
storey on one building, and reinforcement within the existing roof structure to support snow accumulation from adjacent
For the new building, Novatech provided complete civil and structural engineering services, including design and details for
site services, the underground parking, courtyard deck, transfer beams, and wood-framed superstructure.
In order to build the exclusive condominium development at 700 Sussex, extensive transportation
and municipal design was required to upgrade Confederation Boulevard along Sussex Drive,
Rideau Street and MacKenzie Avenue. Novatech was responsible for completion of the Civil design
works and the coordination of landscape and electrical design completed by the NCC's landscape
A critical and integral part of this work involved the preparation of a traffic and pedestrian management
plan. Novatech completed a detailed Traffic Study both for the long term impact and short
term impacts during construction. Design services included transportation analysis, roadway functional
and detail design, utility design and construction management services.
Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
This project involved the demolition of an existing commercial development
and the construction of a new commercial development. The site is approximately
seven hectares with 280,000 sq. ft. of commercial space within eight
The project required the design and development of servicing in relation to
available capacity in existing mains. Also, a deep City sanitary trunk sewer was
relocated through the site to accommodate one of the building locations and the existing trunk sewer was abandoned. As part
of the stormwater management component of the site, the parking areas were graded to accommodate ponding of stormwater.
Coordination was required for the phasing of, and access to, the development as some businesses remained in operation until
their future space was built. A city road was built in conjunction with this project, which required coordination of construction
timing and access/entrance openings and closures.
Kanata Research Park
Since the development of the original 100 acres approximately 500 additional areas
have been purchased and are either under development or proceeding through the development
process. Novatech has been involved since the beginning, providing a full
range of planning and engineering services for the subdivision as well as site development
projects. Services include feasibility studies, planning and approvals, municipal
infrastructure, environmental and stormwater management, site plan approvals, civil
works for site development along with contract administration and inspection during
Terry Fox Drive Widening
This project involved the widening of Terry Fox Drive from a 2-lane rural cross-section
to a 4-lane urban cross-section. Included among the preliminary and detailed design
project elements were: an updating of the Traffic Forecast from that presented in the
ESR, 2 public open houses, presentation to the T.T.C., extensive integrated sound barrier
/ retaining wall requirements, reinforcement of the underground hydro throughout
the project, T.C.S. and streetlighting, development of 2 major intersections and landscaping
Township of Rideau Lakes Official Plan
Three and one-half years after the restructuring of five municipalities
to form the new Township of Rideau Lakes, Novatech was retained to
develop a new Official Plan. A Steering Committee which provided
guidance and advice on the project was formed to work with Novatech.
As this township is a major recreational area best known for its many water bodies and the historical Rideau Waterway
system, the preparation of an Official Plan document which addressed recreational, environmental and heritage issues was
a challenging project. As the largest municipality in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville geographically, the public
consultation component of the project involved numerous open houses and extensive use of the Township's website for posting
information about the Official Plan project, as well as the draft documents. The project was completed in late 2003 and was
notable in that there were no OMB appeals filed.