Greystone Village

Project Description

In a space with multiple stakeholders and a very active community, Novatech worked hard to achieve consensus. This required multiple meetings with Ottawa East Community Association (OECA) as well as the Park Committee within the association, SLOE (Sustainable Living Ottawa East), the Farmer’s Market Board, and the local Councillor. A signature urban park will take centre stage within the Greystone Village. Among the goals that have been met, the ambitious design of this urban park has managed to address a significant collection of Heritage trees on the site and satisfy the interests of the Heritage and Forestry consultants from the City.

A wide buffer along the Rideau River was designated to respect the natural heritage on the riverbank and provide access to this area for all. Working with SLOE (Sustainable Living Ottawa East) and the RVCA, a conceptual design will address some of the invasive species, introduce reforestation areas, and increase habitat for snapping turtles and muskies.

Richardson Ridge

Project Description

This is a mixed-use residential development built high on the South Carp Hills. Work began with a ‘Design with Nature’ assessment followed by master planning and design guidelines. Bedrock features prominently in the centre of this community and in recreational spaces. Recreational paths are aligned to meander through existing trees and take in wide views from the crest of a ridge. Novatech has designed one of the parks in this community and an additional park land will be designed as this project moves forward.

Robert Grant Avenue

Project Description

Joining the communities of Stittsville and Kanata South, Fernbank is a planned new community covering 674-hectares that, once complete, will accommodate up to 31,000 new residents. The new community’s transportation spine is Robert Grant Avenue, an arterial roadway that, once completed, will tie Fernbank to the Highway 416-Palladium Drive interchange.

The first phase of construction includes 1.4 kilometres of roadway linking Fernbank Road to Abbott Street through greenfield development, with associated stormwater management and utility infrastructure. The design incorporated 3 new roundabouts, a fully signalized intersection, a multi-use pathway, raised asphalt cycle tracks, sidewalks and both short height and tall height LED lighting.

Hornet’s Nest

Project Description

In 2003, Novatech acted as prime consultant, providing complete engineering services for a P3 partnership project (City of Ottawa and TMSI Sports Management) to build a 6550m2 air supported dome over a soccer field at this 12 field soccer park.

Several design issues, special building code requirements and NCC approvals were required in the preparation of the site, dome construction and sewer services extensions. This work added to the field house construction, completed in 1999.


Project Description

This community is being built around an 18-hole golf course and commercial lands.  Attention to landscape is evident through tree preservation, streetscape planting, unique gateway features, clubhouse grounds, a neighbourhood park, and a network of recreational paths that move through the community and connect it to the Rideau River, other open spaces, and other amenities in the area.

Brookstreet Hotel

Project Description

Site planning for this 4-star hotel facility required integration into the Marshes golf course. This KRP developed site included underground parking and an inviting outdoor pool zone.


Project Description

Regional Group’s prestige business park campus occupies an 81.58ha site in central South Nepean. Fast tracked to meet user demands, both interim servicing strategies and innovative stormwater management techniques were employed. Campus design guidelines included the re-location and habitat reconstruction for the O’Keefe Drain. The project involved the design and construction of the 4 lane divided arterial, Strandherd Drive east of Fallowfield Road.

Churchill Avenue

Project Description

This integrated rehabilitation of Churchill Avenue (from Carling Avenue to Scott Street) require implementation of an urban road cross-section over a mix of rural and aged urban sections, for a total length of 1950.m. Raised cycle tracks were designed in the boulevards (first in Ottawa), while sewer and watermain renewals related to upgrades planned for Carling Avenue. It is considered Ottawa’s first “Complete Street”.