40 Agreement Kanata
The 40% agreement dates back more than 35 years and provides for the rehabilitation of the land. But opponents argue that Kanata`s proposal is contrary to a long-standing agreement to preserve the property as a green space. Earlier this month, a virtual hearing was held in the regional court to decide the validity of the decades-old agreement, but the court has not yet rendered its decision. ClubLink wants to rediscover the kanata Golf and Country Club courses to build homes, but the City of Ottawa says the company must maintain a 40% greenspace agreement. (Leah Larocque / CTV News Ottawa) The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition says that when ClubLink bought the golf course in 1996, it had to sign an acceptance agreement – which occurs when the course changes ownership. The agreement required the company to comply with the provisions of previous agreements. A key clause states that ClubLink cannot change the golf countries included in the original agreement. It must also ensure that the open space in the square is “sustainable” and that the local community can participate in the use of the spaces for recreational purposes. The city insists that the municipality must be preserved with 40 percent green space, since in the 1980s an agreement was signed between the city of Kanata and developers. The Kanata Lakes community was built around the Kanata Golf and Country Club. Our community`s vision included preserving 40 per cent of green space. This was consolidated by the signing of the 40% agreement in 1981.
This document has been preserved to this day and the organization of our community has played an important role in the design. On its website, which describes the proposed project, kanatapossibilities.ca, ClubLink stated that it wanted to obtain at least 25 per cent green space. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson sided with the owners. “[Bill Teron] had a vision and a dream, and many of you, Kanata-born residents, bought in that dream, green space and the 40 percent deal, and you paid a premium for your home, and the houses are more appreciated and you paid more taxes through this agreement,” he said recently at a news briefing. Sudds encouraged the municipality and its neighbours to participate in future public meetings and to comment on the nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Under the 1981 agreement, 40% of the Kanata Lakes township`s construction area is for natural areas and parks. The most important golf course is the one that offers 30 percent of the green space in the Beaverbrook area of Kanata. The agreement was created because “people wanted to carve and protect their access to nature in (a) document,” Ramsay said. The idea for this agreement was born in 1981 in response to the vision of Bill Teron, the “father of Kanata”, who wanted to build a garden city.
The plan was developed by Don Kennedy of Campeau Corp. to protect 40 per cent of Kanata`s lakes area as a green space. It was approved by Campeau and the city of Kanata at the time. Kanata was then integrated into the city of Ottawa. ClubLink and its partners submitted a development proposal in October 2019, despite an agreement reached more than three decades earlier between the original owners of the golf club and the former city of Kanata. ClubLink maintains, however, that it is not bound by the agreement. It wants to redevelop the country because, in addition to rising operating costs, it is threatened by lower interest rates and the participation of dishin golfers.