Each home at Hendrick Farm is unique. While some back onto parks and greenspace, others front onto the organic farm and others are adjacent to the heart of the village. Phase 1 includes three distinct neighbourhood styles: Village Properties, Farm Properties and Park Properties. Each of these has its own characteristic look and feel.
Hendrick Farm is an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind community just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Nestled in the heart of Old Chelsea village with trail connections to Gatineau Park, a certified organic farm, and acres of parks and greenspace. Restaurants, boutiques, and a healthy and innovative community design put walkability first.
Hendrick Farm is designed to provide people with a place to have privacy without isolation, to have access to services without dependency on a car, and to bring recreation to your door. Hendrick Farm allows you to enjoy your community’s street life from your front porch or take some private time in your backyard watching the sunset on the farm – all the while knowing that you have your own place in a vibrant, healthy and active community.
Hendrick Farm is founded on the principle that a vibrant community is one that listens to its cultural, historical and natural environment. Hendrick Farm is informed by the agricultural, village-scale business and recreational environment of Old Chelsea. Underpinning these plans is our belief that the best way to protect nature is to leave it alone. Hendrick Farm stops suburban sprawl in its tracks, increases the agricultural and recreational use of prime village real estate and dramatically increases the variety of available housing and service options in this historic setting. Best of all, Hendrick Farm makes it possible for you to call Old Chelsea home.
Hendrick Farm is a conservation development. Our plan preserves more than 50% of the land as greenspace and encourages walkability throughout a mix of village-appropriate residential and commercial options for the built area – including the establishment of a working organic farm. Greenspace has been planned to protect the area’s natural environment, including preserving open space, landscape and vistas, protecting fertile agricultural land, natural habitats for flora and fauna, and maintaining the rural character of the community for existing and future residents of Old Chelsea. Trail networks link all aspects of Hendrick Farm with the Gatineau Park and the surrounding village.
For centuries community planners have looked for ways to create small semi-private enclaves within a broader community plan. The Park Homes provide a sense of micro-community by sharing a semi-private greenspace among a dozen or so private residences. These properties will create exclusive enclaves in which only a handful of homes will front on one of two semi-private parks. Available Homes: 3 and 4 bedroom single-family homes. VIEW MODELS
Country living in the heart of an active community.
Many people have told us that they would like to live in the country while maintaining a meaningful connection to their community. They want a quieter life but want to be able to go for a morning walk to their favourite coffee shop or run into their friends on their way home from work. The Village Properties provide this balance. Lot designs have front porches set close to the street to increase social connection. Rear laneways offer a safe place for kids to play away from traffic. Available Homes: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom single-family homes, including bungalows. VIEW MODELS
A front row seat at the organic farm.
The organic farm rests at the centre of Hendrick Farm. Only a handful of homes will front onto the organic farm. The porches of these homes will offer front row seats to what’s growing at the farm and views of the vast open greenspace the fields provide. A walking trail will provide pedestrian access to the fronts of these homes and link the properties with their neighbours, the farm and the village. Farm Homes will be available in 2017.
The Hendrick Farm Foundation’s mission is to provide leadership and financial support for local food system development, land conservation, environmental education and community engagement. The Foundation provides educational resources for students and professionals interested in local agriculture, conservation development, innovative land use and planning and environmental stewardship. 1% of all home sales go directly to supporting Hendrick Farm’s organic farming operations and the Foundation’s educational and outreach programs.
Nearly 40 acres of parks, trails and greenspace - including the beautiful Chelsea Creek corridor - rest at the heart of Hendrick Farm. These exceptional natural resources are central to the planning of the community and provide walkable links to the surrounding village, neighbouring communities, as well as beautiful connections to the golf course, village eateries and hundreds of kilometres of trails in the Gatineau Park.
Community Supported Agriculture
The Hendrick Farm Foundation’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides its members with fresh, high quality, certified organic produce grown at the farm. A CSA membership at Hendrick Farm offers 16 weeks of farm-fresh vegetables. Each week a bountiful mix of seasonal produce is packaged for members along with a CSA newsletter that provides recipes and tips on how to get the most out of the week’s produce.
Hendrick Farm is also home to The Farm Stand, where certified organic vegetables from the field are harvested and presented fresh for sale daily. Visitors can choose from a selection of seasonal and local produce in a friendly atmosphere. Our organic flower program sources beautiful heritage and other popular varieties of flowers and grows them lovingly on the farm.