Colonnade Bridgeport looks to add more retail amenities on vacant Kanata North land

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Local Ciena and BlackBerry QNX employees could see several retail stores appear outside their office if city councillors give the green light to a development application later this month.

On Tuesday, the city’s planning committee will consider a request by Ottawa-based property manager and developer Colonnade Bridgeport to rezone its two-acre property at 5045 Innovation Dr., at Terry Fox Drive.

The landowner wants to build a commercial plaza consisting of three single-storey retail buildings. While reports submitted late last year say tenants have not been confirmed, plans for two of the retail buildings include a drive-through, suggesting the developer is targeting fast-food restaurants or coffee shops.

Colonnade Bridgeport acquired the property after the city determined in 2012 that it wasn’t needed for its plans to construct a new OC Transpo park-and-ride lot on the adjacent land.