HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 45 ROBERTSON ROAD CITY OF OTTAWA

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					                              HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
                               45 ROBERTSON ROAD
                                 CITY OF OTTAWA

                                 TRAFFIC REVIEW




                                     Prepared for:


                         Chamberlain Architect Services Limited
                           5096 South Service Rd., Suite 103
                            Burlington, Ontario L7L 5H4




                                     April 21, 2008

                                        108-469
                                       Report_1.doc




D. J. Halpenny & Associates Ltd.
Consulting Transportation Engineers
P.O. Box 774, Manotick, ON K4M 1A7 $ Tel (613) 692-8662 $ Fax (613) 692-1945
Holiday Inn Express
45 Robertson Road, Ottawa
Traffic Review




                                 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
                             45 ROBERTSON ROAD, OTTAWA
                                   TRAFFIC REVIEW

1.      BACKGROUND

Chamberlain Architect Services Limited has proposed the redevelopment of a parcel of land at
45 Robertson Road in Bells Corners. The site is approximately 2.49 hectares in size, and is
located adjacent to the east limit of a shopping centre which contains a Zellers and Loblaws
stores. The subject lands are currently occupied by a Burger King fast-food restaurant.

The redevelopment proposal comprises of the replacement of the Burger King restaurant with a
Holiday Inn Express hotel. The hotel would contain 115 suites in a 6 storey building. The hotel
would retain the existing one site access onto Roberson Road.

The purpose of this traffic review is to compare the existing site generated trips from the Burger
King restaurant (3,975 ft2 gross floor area) with the expected trips from the Holiday Inn Express
hotel. The trip calculation will use the calculated weekday peak AM and PM hour trips.


2.      TRIP ANALYSIS

The expected site generated trips were determined from statistical data contained in the Trip
Generation, 7th Edition manual, published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
The following are the ITE Land Uses which were utilized to determine the trip generation rates
and volumes for the existing and proposed land uses.

Burger King – ITE 934 (Fast-Food Restaurant with Drive-Through Window)
Holiday Inn Express – ITE 311 (All Suites Hotel)

Table 2.1 presents the trip generation rates for the weekday peak AM and PM hours of the
adjacent street traffic. The trip rates were the average trip rate for each ITE Land Use.


                                        TABLE 2.1
                                 TRIP GENERATION RATES

                                                  TRIP GENERATION RATE
             LAND USE
                                          PEAK AM HOUR                PEAK PM HOUR

       EXISTING BURGER KING               53.11 Trips/1000 ft2       34.64 Trips/1000 ft2
       HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS                  0.38 Trips/Room            0.40 Trips/Room
Holiday Inn Express                                                                         Page      2
45 Robertson Road, Ottawa
Traffic Review


The average trips rates shown in Table 2.1 were applied to the existing Burger King restaurant
having a gross floor area of 369.22 m2 (3,975 ft2), and the proposed Holiday Inn Express hotel
having 115 rooms. Table 2.2 summarizes the findings of the trip generation analysis.


                                       TABLE 2.2
                            PEAK HOUR SITE GENERATION TRIPS

                                                 SITE GENERATED TRIPS
      LAND USE                      PEAK AM HOUR                         PEAK PM HOUR

                              ENTER        EXIT       TOTAL       ENTER         EXIT       TOTAL
BURGER KING                   108 Trips   103 Trips   211 Trips    72 Trips    66 Trips    138 Trips

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS            24 Trips    20 Trips    44 Trips    21 Trips    25 Trips    46 Trips



3.      FINDINGS

The owners of the land at 45 Roberson Road have proposed to redevelop the land, replacing the
existing Burger King restaurant (with drive-through window) with a 115 suite Holiday Inn
Express hotel. The peak periods of the hotel traffic would occur during the weekday peak AM
and PM hours.

The purpose of the traffic review was to examine the number of calculated site trips from the
existing Burger King restaurant, and compare the number of trips to those expected from the
proposed Holiday Inn Express hotel. Table 2.2 shows that the proposed Holiday Inn Express
hotel would generate approximately 20 percent of the existing weekday peak AM hour trips of
the Burger King, and approximately 35 percent of the weekday peak PM hour trips. With the
proposed site utilizing the existing access point to the property, the proposed Holiday Inn
Express hotel is expected to produce less of an impact on the adjacent streets and intersections
than the existing Burger King restaurant. The replacement of an existing land use with a land
use generating less traffic and utilizing the same access point, would not trigger the requirement
for the preparation of a traffic assessment report as stipulated in the City of Ottawa publication,
Transportation Impact Assessment Guidelines, October 2006.


Prepared by:




David J. Halpenny, P. Eng.