Now is the time to have your voice heard Barrhaven! This petition is about the six story retirement residence proposal for Maravista Drive and Chesapeake Crescent.
The vacant lot was last zoned for a five story retirement residence in 2008, eleven years ago before many of the surrounding town-homes existed and before any of us could voice our opinions. The new proposal is for a six story retirement residence with 143 rooms, 42 underground parking spaces (for residents) and only nine (9) exterior parking spaces which will only worsen our existing traffic problems as well as street parking. The loading docks are to be located on Chesapeake Crescent which will pose a safety concern for the many young families living there when the delivery trucks make their frequent visits.
This petition is not against having a retirement residence in the area, it's to try and amend the proposal to match the community esthetics. The local businesses (Kennevale Drive and Strandherd Drive) are currently a four story maximum which is much more proportionate to the home heights in that area. By having a smaller retirement residence, in height and scale, the unit would be better suited for our community. There are several wonderful retirement residences which are two or three stories in height nestled in our community like "The Court at Barrhaven" and "Revera Barrhaven" that compliment the surrounding infrastructure. Something like this would be a better fit to our community.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and making your point heard.
Your Community Member