What are they building now?

A Guide to Barrhaven Commercial Development

It seems that everywhere you look in Barrhaven, they are building new store fronts and commercial centres; we all keep asking ourselves: “I wonder what’s going in there?” Development in Barrhaven has been moving at a rapid pace for over a decade and it can be hard to keep up. Here are some of the answers!

Why Barrhaven?

Barrhaven is one of the fastest growing communities in the Ottawa area and has a population of close to 90,000 people (over 100,000 if you add in Riverside South). Lease rates are amongst the highest in the city because, just like residential properties, the market is hot! The Barrhaven BIA is an amazing source of information on development in Barrhaven and their ongoing research and analysis has helped guide the development plan of the area.

Two Hotels in 2019

A long time coming, Barrhaven will welcome its first (and second) hotel in 2019! Both will be located on Strandherd Road near Fallowfield and the 416. The Hampton Inn and Suites will boast 6 storeys and 100 rooms and the The Towne Place Suites by Marriott will be 5 storeys tall and also have 100 rooms. This will be a much needed addition to the Barrhaven community of over 90,000 people and these hotels may provide a great opportunity for a stay-cation with the kids as they both feature indoor pools.

Loblaws Parking Lot

Last year, the community was buzzing about the construction going on in the Loblaws parking lot. As the construction winds down and the businesses are now starting to open, this promises to add some great things to the community. Slated to open (or already open now) include Chatters Salon, New Look Optical, Tommy Guns Barbershop, Paramount Fine Foods, Meridian Credit Union, and Firehouse Subs!

Citigate (Costco Mall)

It seems that every time you turn your head, there is something new at Barrhaven Citigate! Recent additions include House of Cheese, Burrito Gringo, East Side Mario’s, and Montana’s but there are still some amazing stores yet to open. There are no official announcements at this time about additional businesses but there appears to be a lot of action in the area so make sure to watch for signs!

Highbury Park Mall

This space opened with band in the fall of 2018 by bringing Chocolats Favoris to Barrhaven! Since then, construction has continued and once all is said and done, this area will feature a dentist, periodontist, Lebanese pie shop, nail salon, medical office, pharmacy, restaurant, physio therapy, and yoga studio! With lots of great parking and a convenient location right off Greenbank road, this is quickly becoming a popular spot!