Quinn Farm Subdivision
- Land Development
- Project Management
- Location: Greely, Ontario
- Size: 213-lot subdivision, 76 ha
- Client: Ken Gordon Holdings Inc.
- JLR Contact: Tim Chadder
- Related Projects: Kellam – Claridge Lands Urban Expansion Areas 9A & 9B (Leitrim Subdivision), Blackstone Community Plan of Subdivision, Rideau Forest Estates Subdivision
Quinn Farm is a 213 lot residential development project located in the Village of Greely, south of Ottawa. The subdivision was developed in phases, and the lots are serviced by private wells and tertiary septic systems. The minimum lot size of 0.5 acres was in keeping with the Village’s development approach previously approved for lots in the area. The property presented numerous development design challenges because of its location in a relatively low-lying area adjacent to a major drain, known locally as Shields Creek.
Numerous engineering studies and reports were completed by JLR in support of the proposed development, including a Noise Impact Study, Traffic Impact Study, Serviceability Study, and SWM Report. An update to the Shields Creek Stormwater and Drainage Study (SCSDS) was also required to support the proposed development. A detailed review and revision to the SCSDS hydrologic and hydraulic model was undertaken by JLR and J.F. Sabourin and Associates to reflect existing and proposed development conditions. The results of the updated model were presented to local review agencies for approval. The approved model results played a key role in limiting the amount of fill that was required to develop the subdivision. JLR provided the design for the SWM system to service the ultimate build-out of the subdivision phases. The system included a shallow swale perforated pipe storm sewer network and an end-of-pipe dry pond detention facility.
Approval of the private septic systems on 0.5 acre lots presented a significant project challenge. JLR worked with a geotechnical engineering consultant and the City of Ottawa to secure approval for a state-of-the-art tertiary type septic system, which incorporated a field monitoring program to assess its operational performance.
JLR was instrumental in facilitating all of the required approvals, including the MOE Environmental Compliance Approval for the SWM works.