The Business Association works to improve business opportunity in the area. We do this in a number of ways:
- Hear directly from business and property owners on a wide range of ideas for improvement and challenges to their business success
- Monitor City land use and zoning changes to help ensure benefit to Corridor owners
- Ensure our Councillors and senior City managers are up to date on Corridor business concerns
- Participate and provide input to all City consultation processes
- Provide information about the Corridor to business and land development prospects
- Complete studies which identify business opportunity in the Corridor and act to fulfill that opportunity
- Complete studies which identify business challenges in the Corridor and act to eliminate those challenges
Many property owners and businesses have expressed an interest in municipal water and sewer services:
RECENT NEWS: In 2023 the City is considering long term water and sewer services in the Village of Carp. Past studies have included pipes on Carp Road as an alternative. The Business Association will be advocating that economic benefit to the Corridor be a factor in decision making.
Traffic, Transportation, and Transit
The Corridor is home to many businesses with large fleets. Efficient access into and out of business locations is important. Many businesses have advocated for transit services:
RECENT NEWS: In 2023 the City of Ottawa will complete the detailed design of an improved Carp Road north of 417. The Business Association will be advocating for design of a signalled intersection at Westbrook which takes into consideration the truck traffic in and out of the subdivision. The Business Association will be advocating a 5 lane design in order to maintain north bound and south bound access to businesses.
The Corridor is 50% vacant land which will develop over time. Parts of the built Corridor are starting to redevelop. Efficient development approvals helps promote the Corridor as a good place to build.
RECENT NEWS: The Business Association is undertaking an area study to address some of the City of Ottawa’s concerns related to the density of new development in the Corridor.
Since formation the Business Association has worked on a wide variety of issues including:
- Local flooding
- Hydro reliability
- Area security
- Property reassessments
- Individual development applications
The Carp Road Corridor BIA sits in the rural West End of the City of Ottawa, close to the 417 highway.
The Carp Road Corridor Business Improvement Area’s boundaries are shown in detail on this City of Ottawa map.
We work with over 300 business and property owner members in the area.