3.         OFFICIAL PLAN and zoning AMENDMENT - 412 Nepean Street

 

MODIFICATION AU PLAN OFFICIAL ET AU ZONAGE - 412, RUE NEPEAN

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:

 

1.         and adopt an amendment to Volume 2-A Secondary Plans, Centretown Secondary Plan of the Council Adopted Official Plan of the City of Ottawa, to redesignate 412 Nepean Street from Public/Institutional to Residential Medium Profile, as detailed in Document 2.

 

2.         and adopt an amendment to the Centretown Secondary Policy Plan included within Volume II, Secondary Policy Plans of the Official Plan of the former City of Ottawa, to redesignate 412 Nepean Street from Public/Institutional to Residential Medium Profile as detailed in Document 3.

 

3.         the application to amend the former City of Ottawa Zoning By-law, 1998, for 412 Nepean Street, from a Leisure (L3) to a Residential R5D H(15.0) exception zone to permit stacked townhouses, as detailed in Document 5 and shown on Document 1.

 

4.         That the rezoning report for 412 Nepean Street be amended as follows:

 

Under the heading DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING in Document 5,

i)          Item 4 is amended by replacing the word “garage” with the word “space”.

ii)         Item 6 is amended by replacing the number “22” with the number “33”.

 

5.         That no further notice be provided pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act RSO 1990 c.

 

 


RECOMMANDATIONS MODIFIÉes DU COMITÉ

 

Que le Conseil approuve

 

1.         et d’adopter une modification au Volume 2A, Plans secondaires, Plan secondaire du Centre-ville, du Plan officiel de la Ville d’Ottawa adopté par le Conseil afin de changer la désignation du 412, rue Nepean de Public/Institutionnel à Utilisation résidentielle à profil moyen, tel qu’il est expliqué dans le Document 2.

 

2.         et d’adopter une modification au Plan de politiques secondaires du Centre-ville compris dans le Volume 2, Plans de politiques secondaires du  Plan officiel de l’ancienne Ville d’Ottawa afin de changer la désignation du 412, rue Nepean de Public/Institutionnel à Utilisation résidentielle à profil moyen, tel qu’il est expliqué dans le Document 3.

 

3.         une demande de modification du Règlement de zonage de 1998 de l’ancienne Ville d’Ottawa afin de changer le zonage du 412, rue Nepean de Loisirs (L3) à zone d’exception résidentielle R5D H(15.0) en vue de permettre l’aménagement de logements superposés en rangée, tel qu’il est expliqué dans le Document 5 et indiqué dans le Document 1.

 

4.         Que les modifications suivantes soient apportées au rapport de rezonage visant le 412, rue Nepean :

 

Sous la rubrique DÉTAILS DU ZONAGE RECOMMANDÉ dans le Document 5,

(i)         au point 4, le terme « garage » est remplacé par le terme « espace »;

(ii)        au point 6, le chiffre « 22 » est remplacé par le chiffre « 33 ».

 

5.         Qu'aucun autre avis ne soit donné en vertu du paragraphe 34(17) de la Loi sur l'aménagement du territoire, L.R.O. 1990, chap.   .

 

 

 

 

 

Documentation

 

1.         Development Services Department General Manager’s report dated 23 December 2003 (ACS2004-DEV-APR-0025).

 

2.                  Extract of Draft Minutes, 13 January 2004.


Report to/Rapport au :

 

Planning and Environment Committee

Comité de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement

 

and Council / et au Conseil

 

23 December 2003/ le 23 décembre 2003

 

Submitted by/Soumis par : Ned Lathrop, General Manager/Directeur général,

Development Services/Services d'aménagement 

 

Contact Person/Personne ressource : Grant Lindsay, Manager / Gestionnaire

Development Approvals / Approbation des demandes d'aménagement

(613) 580-2424 x13242, Grant.Lindsay@ottawa.ca

 

Somerset (14)

Ref N°: ACS2004-DEV-APR-0025

 

 

SUBJECT:

OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING AMENDMENT - 412 NEPEAN STREET (FILE NO. D01-01-03-0014 AND D02-02-03-0085)

 

 

OBJET :

MODIFICATION AU PLAN OFFICIAL ET AU ZONAGE - 412, RUE NEPEAN (DOSSIERS Nos D01-01-03-0014 ET D02-02-03-0085)

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend that Council approve:

 

1.         and adopt an amendment to Volume 2-A Secondary Plans, Centretown Secondary Plan of the Council Adopted Official Plan of the City of Ottawa, to redesignate 412 Nepean Street from Public/Institutional to Residential Medium Profile, as detailed in Document 2.

 

2.         and adopt an amendment to the Centretown Secondary Policy Plan included within Volume II, Secondary Policy Plans of the Official Plan of the former City of Ottawa, to redesignate 412 Nepean Street from Public/Institutional to Residential Medium Profile as detailed in Document 3.

 

3.         the application to amend the former City of Ottawa Zoning By-law, 1998, for 412 Nepean Street, from a Leisure (L3) to a Residential R5D H(15.0) exception zone to permit stacked townhouses, as detailed in Document 5 and shown on Document 1.

 

RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT

 

Que le Comité de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement recommande au Conseil d'approuver

 

1.         et d'adopter une modification au Volume 2A, Plans secondaires, Plan secondaire du Centre-ville, du Plan officiel de la Ville d'Ottawa adopté par le Conseil afin de changer la désignation du 412, rue Nepean de Public/Institutionnel à Utilisation résidentielle à profil moyen, tel qu'il est expliqué dans le Document 2.

 

2.         et d'adopter une modification au Plan de politiques secondaires du Centre-ville compris dans le Volume 2, Plans de politiques secondaires du  Plan officiel de l'ancienne Ville d'Ottawa afin de changer la désignation du 412, rue Nepean de Public/Institutionnel à Utilisation résidentielle à profil moyen, tel qu'il est expliqué dans le Document 3.

 

3.         une demande de modification du Règlement de zonage de 1998 de l'ancienne Ville d'Ottawa afin de changer le zonage du 412, rue Nepean de Loisirs (L3) à zone d'exception résidentielle R5D H(15.0) en vue de permettre l'aménagement de logements superposés en rangée, tel qu'il est expliqué dans le Document 5 et indiqué dans le Document 1.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The subject property is located on the southeast corner of Nepean and Percy Streets.  Presently located on the property is a two storey brick and concrete building.  The property has been used by the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (a community serving use).  The applicant wishes to demolish the building on the site and construct a 33 unit stacked townhouse project with seven single storey units and 26 two storey units.

 

DISCUSSION

 

OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENTS

 

The City Council Adopted Official Plan designates the subject property as General Urban Area.  Lands having this designation are expected to develop with a wide range of residential uses as well as employment, service, cultural, leisure, entertainment and institutional uses. 

 

Both the former City of Ottawa Official Plan and the Council Adopted Official Plan contain a Secondary Plan for the Centretown Neighbourhood.  This Secondary Plan designates the subject property as a Public/Institutional Area, which anticipates uses such as schools, parks, public utility installations, municipal facilities, community and health centres and places of worship.  This designation is located on properties across the Centretown Neighbourhood that  accommodate public and institutional uses, including the subject property; which has accommodated a community serving use for many years (boys and girls club). 

 

 The Public Institutional designation plays an important role in providing a location for community serving uses within the Centertown area.  Since the subject property represents only a small fraction of the lands in Centretown having this designation, it is the Department's position that removal of this designation from the subject lands will not inhibit the fulfillment of the policies relating to community serving uses.

 

Amending the designation on the subject property to allow residential uses will enable other policies contained in both the Council Adopted Official Plan and the former City of Ottawa Official Plan to be realized.  The City Council Adopted Official Plan provides polices for intensification of residential development.  It states that within the Greenbelt there are intended to be approximately 283 000 households by the year 2021.  Currently, there are approximately 223 000 households.  It is expected that approximately 90 percent of the growth in population, jobs and housing will take place within the established urban boundary.  This intensification approach to residential development ensures that new development makes the best use of existing services such as sewers and the transportation network, in an effort to restrict urban sprawl and therefore the City's cost of providing these services.  It is the Department's position that redesignating the subject lands to allow for residential development will advance the intent of the residential intensification policies in the new Official Plan.

 

Similar intensification goals exist in the Primary Plan of the former City of Ottawa Official Plan which provides for denser residential development within the greenbelt, to make use of existing infrastructure, to reduce energy consumption, decrease the financial burden of underutilized municipal services and relieve pressure for development of designated natural area and open space.   Approval of   this Official Plan Amendment satisfies this intent as indicated in the former City of Ottawa Official Plan.

 

The proposed Medium Profile Residential Area designation will allow for residential development consistent and compatible with existing residential development in the area and extends the current medium profile residential area designation applying to lands to the south and west on to the subject site.  With the medium profile Residential Area designation, policies set out in both the Council Adopted Ottawa Official Plan and the former City of Ottawa Official Plan will apply to ensure that development will fit within the adjacent community.

 

ZONING AMENDMENT

 

Council Adopted Official Plan

 

The Council Adopted Ottawa Official Plan requires that proposals for residential intensification  be considered with respect to their contribution to the maintenance and achievement of a balance and range of housing types for a variety of demographic profiles.  New development is to relate to the existing community character so that it enhances and builds upon desirable established land use patterns and built form.  Towards this end, specific policies are set out to ensure that proposed uses are appropriate in relation to surrounding uses and that development will respect the built form patterns existing and/or that can be accommodated within an area.  These policies relate to the compatibility of development and ensuring that the development becomes an integral component of the neighbourhood (Section 2.5.1.).  Many of these policies, such as those relating to the design of buildings and landscaping will be addressed through the site plan control approval process.  Nevertheless, the rezoning proposal satisfies other policies in the Council Adopted Official Plan related to zoning, dealing with matters such as heights and setbacks to ensure that the setbacks and height of the proposed development are compatible with the surrounding developments. 

 

The 13 metre height limit proposed under the recommended zoning will allow buildings of about three storeys.  This is compatible with the two and three storey residential buildings located in the surrounding neighbourhood to the south.  As well, the setback for the southern face of the building proposed is in compliance with the Zoning By-law and will respect the private amenity areas of adjacent dwellings.  This area will also be landscaped through the Site Plan Control Process.  To the east is the parking area for a school.  Parking for the proposed residential development and a driveway leading to this parking is proposed adjacent to the parking on the adjacent school site.  This will provide for a compatible relationship between the school and proposed residential development. 

 

Policies in the Council Adopted Official Plan also provide direction that new residential development be located on a road having sufficient capacity to accommodate the anticipated traffic to be generated by the proposal.  The proposed rezoning will allow a development of approximately 33 units.  Although it is located at the intersection of two local roads, the anticipated traffic volumes from the proposed development can be accommodated by the existing road network, without any modifications. 

 

Finally, direction is provided to give consideration to how a proposed development will add to the diversity of land uses or activity in the surrounding area.  The surrounding land uses consist of a diversity of residential, commercial and public uses.  The proposed rezoning to allow residential uses on the property will add to that mix and complement the existing diversity.

 

Former City of Ottawa Official Plan

 

Policies 3.6.2.i and j of the former City of Ottawa Official Plan relate to moderate residential intensification, which is the type proposed by this application.  These policies indicate that intensification should be permitted where a number of factors can be satisfied.  These include the provision of adequate transportation and service capacity, schools, parks and other amenities, as well as where the design of the development allows for adequate vehicular and bicycle parking, access to abutting streets, facilitates the use of public transit and incorporates a pedestrian circulation system.  These policies also articulate the built form of a development and address issues such as lot size, setbacks, parking, private amenity areas and the height of buildings.  They are intended to ensure that infill is compatible with the surrounding community.   Taking into consideration the subject property's relationship to the surrounding community and the type of development proposed, it is the Department's position that the recommended zoning satisfies these polices of the former City of Ottawa Official Plan relating to moderate residential intensification. 

 

In summary, it is the Department's position that the proposed rezoning to allow residential uses on the property will provide the opportunity for a range of development types to serve a wide demographic profile, which is consistent with the policy directives set out in the new Official Plan and in the  former City of Ottawa official Plan.  The rezoning of the property to allow more intense forms of residential development, such as stacked townhouses, will create a built form and pattern of development that is appropriate for this location and compatible with the lower-rise residential buildings to the south.

 

Exceptions to the Zoning

 

In addition to rezoning the subject property from Leisure L3 to R5D H(13.0), the applicant is also requesting exceptions to the regulations of the zoning.  These include:

 

-           allowing the development (which has a common foundation) to be treated as stacked     town housing for the purposes of applying the Zoning By-law.  

 

-           permitting a rear yard of 3.6 metres.

 

-           eliminating the requirement for a minimum separation distance and a landscape strip        between a parking lot and a lot line.

 

-           to permit a driveway leading into the parking garage to be 6.0 metres wide.

 

-           to permit air conditioning units to project into the required vertical clearance above a      parking garage.

 

It is the Department's position that the requested exceptions do not result in over development of the site nor detract from the functionality of the property.  They allow the site to be developed as proposed, represent only minor deviations to the parent R5D zoning and should not result in any undue hardship on adjacent residential properties.  The request to have the proposed development considered as stacked townhouses stems from a technicality whereby the proposal shares a common underground parking garage, which having a common foundation wall, requires it to be considered as an apartment building.  Despite this technicality, the proposed development functions and will be constructed as a stacked townhouse development.

 

CONSULTATION

 

Notice of this application was carried out in accordance with the City's Public Notification and Consultation Policy. Information signs were posted on-site indicating the nature of the application.  The former Ward Councillor also held a public meeting where 14 people attended.  No comments were received as a result of the posting of the on-site sign.  Concerns raised at the public meeting regarding the proposed amendments related to the loss of privacy and the location of the garbage bin on the property.  Detailed responses to the comments received as a result of the notification/circulation of the applications are provided in Document 6.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

N/A

 

APPLICATION PROCESS TIMELINE STATUS

This application was not processed within the timeframe established for the processing of Official Plan and Zoning Amendments as the applicant modified the proposal to provide for a development considered more suited to the site and its location.

 

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

 

Document 1      Location Plan

Document 2      Proposed Amendment to Council Adopted Official Plan

Document 3      Proposed Amendment to former City of Ottawa Official Plan

Document 4      Explanatory Note

Document 5      Details of Recommended Zoning

Document 6      Consultation Details

 

DISPOSITION

 

Department of Corporate Services, Secretariat Services to notify the owner (Domicile Holdings  2000 Inc., Suite #1 371A Richmond Road, K2A 0E7), applicant (J.E. Ironside Consulting Ltd. 2055 Prince of Wales Drive Nepean, Ontario, K2A 0E7), All Signs, 8692 Russell Road, Navan, ON  K4B 1J1, and the Program Manager, Assessment, Department of Corporate Services of City Council's decision.

 

Department of Development Services to prepare the implementing by-laws and forward to Legal Services Branch, and undertake the statutory notification for the Official Plan Amendments and for the amendment to the Zoning By-Law 1998 of the former City of Ottawa.

 

Department of Corporate Services, Legal Services Branch to forward the by-laws to adopt the official plan amendments and to implement the zoning change to City Council.

 

 

 


LOCATION MAP                                                                                                         Document 1

 

 


PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT                                                        Document 2

 

 

Official Plan Amendment XX/Modifications du Plan directeur XX

 

To the Official Plan of the City of Ottawa

 

 

Land use

Utilisation du sol                                                                                                                                 

 

 ________________________________________________________________________

 

INDEX

________________________________________________________________________

 

The Statement of Components 

 

PART A - THE PREAMBLE

Purpose

Location

Basis

 

PART B- THE AMENDMENT

Introductory Statement

Details of the Amendment

 

PART C - APPENDIX

Appendices

 

 

THE STATEMENT OF COMPONENTS

 

PART A - THE PREAMBLE, introduces the actual Amendment but does not constitute part of Amendment No. XX to the City of Ottawa Official Plan.

 

PART B - THE AMENDMENT, consisting of the following text and maps constitutes the actual Amendment No. XX to the City of Ottawa Official Plan.

 

PART C - THE APPENDIX, does not form part of the Amendment but is provided to clarify the intent and to supply background information related to the Amendment.

 

 

PART A - THE PREAMBLE

 

1.0 Purpose

 

The subject property at  412 Nepean Street is presently designated Public/Institutional Use in Volume 2A Secondary Plans of the City Council Adopted Official Plan - Secondary Plan for Centretown.  The purpose of Amendment No. XX is to amend the land use designation for the subject property to Residential-Medium Profile.

 

2.0 Location

 

The lands affected by the amendment are generally located on the southeast corner of Nepean and Percy Streets.

 

3.0 Basis

 

3.1 Background

 

The subject property is presently occupied by a two storey brick and concrete building.  It has been used by the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.  The applicant wishes to demolish this building and construct a new stacked townhouse development consisting of 33 units.

 

3.2 Context of Amendment

 

The applicant is requesting modifications to Schedule H, Centretown Land Use.  The property is presently designated Public/Institutional and will be amended to Residential-Medium Profile. 

 

Lands in the Secondary Plan designated Public/Institutional Use are anticipated to be developed with uses such as schools, parks, public utility installations, municipal facilities, community and health centres and places of worship.  This designation plays an important role in providing a location for community serving uses within Centertown. The subject property is designated Public/Institutional because of the community serving nature of the use that occupied the property for many years.    Since the subject property represents only a small fraction of the lands in Centretown having this designation and is no longer used for community uses, removal of this designation from the subject lands will not inhibit the fulfillment of the policies relating to community serving uses.  These policies will still be satisfied by other existing facilities, including the adjacent school.

 

Given the foregoing context, it is appropriate and compatible to redesignate the land Residential/Medium Profile to allow the site to be used to achieve residential intensification objectives of the Official Plan.  The adjacent school to the east will continue to be designated Public/Institutional. 

 

 

PART B - THE AMENDMENT

 

1.0 The Introductory Statement

 

All of this part of the document entitled Part B - The Amendment, consisting of the following text, constitutes Amendment No. XX to the City of Ottawa Official Plan.

 

2.0 Details of Amendment

 

The City of Ottawa Official Plan is hereby amended as follows:

 

2.1 Schedule H  - Centretown Land Use is amended to include the following changes shown on Schedule "B" attached hereto:

 

I) Redesignate the lands generally located on the southeast corner of Nepean and Percy Streets from Public/Institutional to Residential - Medium Profile.

 

 

 

 

PART C - THE APPENDIX

 

N/A

 

 PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FORMER CITY OF OTTAWA

OFFICIAL PLAN                                                                                                                               Document 3

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FORMER CITY OF OTTAWA OFFICIAL PLAN

 

Official Plan Amendment XX/Modifications due Plan director XX

 

To the Official Plan of the City of Ottawa

 

 

Land use

Utilisation du sol                                                                                                                                 

 

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

INDEX

________________________________________________________________________

 

The Statement of Components 

 

PART A - THE PREAMBLE

Purpose

Location

Basis

 

PART B- THE AMENDMENT

Introductory Statement

Details of the Amendment

 

PART C - APPENDIX

Appendices

 

 

THE STATEMENT OF COMPONENTS

 

PART A - THE PREAMBLE, introduces the actual Amendment but does not constitute part of Amendment No. XX to the former City of Ottawa Official Plan.

 

PART B - THE AMENDMENT, consisting of the following text and maps constitutes the actual Amendment No. XX to the former City of Ottawa Official Plan.

 

PART C - THE APPENDIX, does not form part of the Amendment but is provided to clarify the intent and to supply background information related to the Amendment.

 

 

PART A - THE PREAMBLE

 

1.0 Purpose

 

The subject property at 412 Nepean Street is presently designated Public/Institutional Use by the Centertown secondary policy plan contained in Volume II Secondary Policy Plans/Site Specific Policies of the former city of Ottawa official plan.  The purpose of Amendment No. XX is to amend the land use designation for the subject property to Residential-Medium Profile.

 

2.0 Location

 

The lands affected by the amendment are generally located on the southeast corner of Nepean and Percy Streets.

 

3.0 Basis

 

3.1 Background

 

The subject property is presently occupied by a two storey brick and concrete building.  It has been used by the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.  The applicant wishes to demolish this building and construct a new stacked townhouse development consisting of  33 units.

 

3.2 Context of Amendment

 

The applicant is requesting modifications to Schedule H, Centretown Land Use.  The property is presently designated Public/Institutional and will be amended to Residential-Medium Profile. 

 

Lands in the Secondary Plan designated Public/Institutional Use are anticipated to be developed with uses such as schools, parks, public utility installations, municipal facilities, community and health centres and places of worship.  This designation plays an important role in providing a location for community serving uses within Centertown. The subject property is designated Public/Institutional because of the community serving nature of the use that has occupied the property for many years.    Since the subject property represents only a small fraction of the lands in Centretown having this designation and is no longer used for community uses, removal of this designation from the subject lands will not inhibit the fulfillment of the policies relating to community serving uses.  These will still be provided by other existing facilities including the adjacent school.

 

Given the foregoing context, it is appropriate and compatible to redesignate the land Residential/Medium Profile to allow the site to be used to achieve residential intensification objectives of the Former city of Ottawa official Plan. The adjacent school to the east will continue to be designated Public/Institutional

 

 

PART B - THE AMENDMENT

 

1.0 The Introductory Statement

 

All of this part of the document entitled Part B - The Amendment, consisting of the following text, constitutes Amendment No. XX to the Former City of Ottawa Official Plan.

 

2.0 Details of Amendment

 

The former City of Ottawa Official Plan is hereby amended as follows:

 

2.1 Schedule H - Centretown Land Use is amended to include the following changes shown on Schedule "B" attached hereto:

 

I) Redesignate the lands generally located on the southeast corner of Nepean and Percy Streets from Public/Institutional to Residential - Medium Profile.

 

 

 

 

PART C - THE APPENDIX

 

N/A

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE                                                                                                Document 4

 

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXPLANATORY NOTE TO BY-LAW NUMBER

 

By-law Number ………………  amends By-law Number, 1998, the former City of Ottawa's Comprehensive Zoning By-law.  This amendment affects those lands known municipally as 412 Nepean Street, located at the intersection of Nepean and Percy Streets.  The applicant is requesting amendments to both the Council Adopted Official Plan and the former City of Ottawa Official Plan - Secondary Plan for Centretown.  The proposed zoning amendment is intended to implement the requested Official Plan Amendments to allow the construction of 33 stacked townhouse units on the property.

 

Current Zoning

 

The subject property is currently zoned Leisure (L3).  This is a Community Leisure zone which allows a limited number of uses, such as a community centre, a park, a recreational and athletic facility, a sports arena and a utility installation.

 

Proposed Zoning

 

The proposed zoning is R5D, a low rise apartment zone.  This zoning will allow the development of the site with the 33 stacked townhouse units as proposed.  The proposed zoning will also make certain exceptions to the parent zoning to modify certain performance standards as noted below:

 

                                                                                                                                                         -  To allow a building having multiple residential units, a common foundation, multiple storeys and ground floor access to each residential unit to be considered a stacked townhouse development rather then an apartment.

 

                                                                                                                                                         -  To allow a minimum rear yard of 3.6 metres

 

                                                                                                                                                         -  To not require a minimum separation distance and a landscape strip between a parking lot and a lot line.

 

                                                                                                                                                         -  To permit a driveway leading into the parking garage to be 6.0 metres wide.

 

                                                                                                                                                         -  To permit air conditioning units to project into the required vertical clearance above a parking garage.

 

                                                                                                                                                         -  To allow 33 stacked townhouse units on a lot having a width of at least 39.0 metres.

 

The lands affected by the proposed amendment are identified on the attached location map.

 

For further information on the amendment, please contact Douglas James at 580-2424 ext. 13856.

 

 DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING                                                                 Document 5

 

The following exceptions shall apply to the proposed R5D zoning for the property shown on Document 1:

 

1. A building having multiple residential units, a common foundation, multiple storeys and ground floor access to each residential unit, shall be considered a stacked townhouse for zoning purposes.

 

2.                                                                                       The minimum  rear yard shall be 3.6 metres

 

3. There is no requirement for a minimum separation distance and a landscape strip between a parking lot and a lot line.

 

4.           Air conditioning units may project into the required vertical clearance above a parking garage.

 

5.                                                  A driveway leading to a parking garage may be 6.0 metres in width.

 

6.    Despite Section 251. iii), an overall width of 39 metres is required for 22 stacked townhouse units.

 

 


CONSULTATION DETAILS                                                                                       Document 6

 

NOTIFICATION AND  ONSULTATION PROCESS

 

Notification and public consultation was undertaken in accordance with the Public Notification and Public Consultation Policy approved by City Council for Official Plan and zoning Amendments.  One public meeting was also held in the community.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Two comments were received from people who wanted more information concerning the proposal.  One comment with concerns was received as a result of the public meeting.  A summary of that comment and comments received during the meeting which are different, as well as a response to those comments are presented below.

 

 

SUMMARY OF PUBLIC INPUT

1.         I have a concern about the garbage container being too close to existing residences. 

 

Response

 

The location of garbage containers is a consideration of the Site Plan Control Approval process. Nevertheless, the revised proposal does not have a large garbage container located next to existing residences.

 

2.         I have a concern about windows and how they would interfere with the privacy of existing homes.

 

Response

 

The location of windows must be in accordance with the Ontario Building Code.  As well, during the Site Plan Control process, the City can discuss options for moving windows. 

 

 

June 26, 2003 - PUBLIC MEETING COMMENTS

 

1.         The proposed balconies will be looking into my backyard.

 

Response

 

Permitted projections, such as balconies, must be provided in accordance with the zoning regulations.  However, as with windows and the garbage, this issue can be addressed through the Site Plan Control process.

 

 2.        Can more parking be provided on the property?

 

Response

 

Minimum parking requirements will be provided on the property in accordance with the Zoning By-law.  Additional parking spaces will be at the discretion of the property owner.

 

COUNCILLOR’S COMMENTS

The ward Councillor, Diane Holmes, is aware of the application.

 


OFFICIAL PLAN and zoning AMENDMENT - 412 Nepean Street

MODIFICATION AU PLAN OFFICIAL ET AU ZONAGE - 412, RUE NEPEAN

ACS2004-DEV-APR-0025                                                                                         Somerset (14)

 

Chair Hume began by reading a statement required under the Planning Act, which advised that anyone who intended to appeal this proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), must either voice their objections at the public meeting, or submit their comments in writing prior to the amendment being adopted by City Council. Failure to do so could result in refusal/dismissal of the appeal by the OMB.

 

Chair Hume pointed out a Motion containing a technical amendment to the recommendations contained in departmental report dated 23 December 2003 was circulated.  Jane Ironside was present in support of the recommendation.

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

 

That the rezoning report for 412 Nepean Street be amended as follows:

 

1.         Under the heading DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING in Document 5,

i)          Item 4 is amended by replacing the word “garage” with the word “space”.

ii)         Item 6 is amended by replacing the number “22” with the number “33”.

 

2.         That no further notice be provided pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act RSO 1990 c.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

The departmental recommendations were approved as amended.

 

That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend that Council approve:

 

1.         And adopt an amendment to Volume 2-A Secondary Plans, Centretown Secondary Plan of the Council Adopted Official Plan of the City of Ottawa, to redesignate 412 Nepean Street from Public/Institutional to Residential Medium Profile, as detailed in Document 2.

 

2.         And adopt an amendment to the Centretown Secondary Policy Plan included within Volume II, Secondary Policy Plans of the Official Plan of the former City of Ottawa, to redesignate 412 Nepean Street from Public/Institutional to Residential Medium Profile as detailed in Document 3.

 

3.         The application to amend the former City of Ottawa Zoning By-law, 1998, for 412 Nepean Street, from a Leisure (L3) to a Residential R5D H(15.0) exception zone to permit stacked townhouses, as detailed in Document 5 and shown on Document 1.

 

4.         That under the heading DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING in Document 5,

i)          Item 4 be amended by replacing the word “garage” with the word “space”.

ii)         Item 6 be amended by replacing the number “22” with the number “33”.

 

5.         That no further notice be provided pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act RSO 1990 c.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED as amended