Kanata tees up housing plans
January 2, 2019
The Kanata Golf & Country Club near Ottawa is teeing up plans for a large residential development on the 172-acre parcel, according to owner and operator ClubLink.
ClubLink has partnered with Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes—two major residential developers—to assist with redevelopment plans for the property.
"Golf courses are struggling across the country, and particularly in saturated markets like Ottawa. Participation levels have declined and people are playing less golf while operating costs continue to rise," said Robert Visentin, ClubLink's senior vice-president of investments, in suggesting that new homes and green space may be welcomed in the capital city area.
Beginning in early 2019, ClubLink, Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes will undertake a community engagement process that will inform a land-use plan for the property. This process will also be carried out in collaboration with City of Ottawa officials.
ClubLink also owns the Glenn Abbey golf course in Oakville, Ontario, which the company said is also being eyed for redevelopment.