2. ZONING - 1171 AND 1175 RIVER ROAD
ZONAGE - 1171 ET 1175, CHEMIN RIVER
That Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Osgoode Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 1171 and 1175 River Road from Ru (Rural) to Ru [x] (Rural, exception) as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.
Recommandation du comitÉ
Que le Conseil municipal approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage de l’ancien Canton d’Osgoode en vue de changer la désignation de zonage des 1171 et 1175, chemin River de Ru (zone rurale) à Ru [x] (zone rurale assortie d’une exception), tel qu’il est indiqué dans le document 1 et expliqué en détail dans le document 2.
1. Deputy City Manager, Planning and Growth Management report dated 18 April 2006 (ACS2006-PGM-APR-0093).
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Osgoode Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 1171 and 1175 River Road from Ru (Rural) to Ru [x] (Rural, exception) as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l’agriculture et des questions rurales recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage de l’ancien Canton d’Osgoode en vue de changer la désignation de zonage des 1171 et 1175, chemin River de Ru (zone rurale) à Ru [x] (zone rurale assortie d’une exception), tel qu’il est indiqué dans le document 1 et expliqué en détail dans le document 2.
The subject property is located on the east side of River Road, south of Mitch Owens Road. The 35-hectare farmland is vacant and surrounded by residential uses to the west, across River Road, residential and vacant rural lands to the north, and rural lands to the east and south. The land was retained when the owner obtained consent to sever a lot containing a residence surplus to a farming operation. The new Provincial Policy Statement (2005) requires that new residential dwellings be prohibited on any vacant remnant parcel of farmland created by severance. The current zoning of the site permits residential uses. This non-conformity is being addressed through this Zoning Bylaw process.
Official Plan and Zoning Provisions
The site is designated Agricultural Resource Area on Schedule A of the City Council Approved Official Plan and the former Regional Official Plan. A key objective of this designation is to protect lands suitable for agriculture from loss to other uses. The former Township of Osgoode Official Plan designates this land as Agricultural Resource, which intends to preserve this land for agricultural uses. The site is currently zoned RU (Rural), which allows residential uses under certain conditions. The site must be rezoned to conform to the new Provincial Policy Statement.
Staff supports the proposed amendment because it is consistent with the policies in the Official Plans and the Provincial Policy Statement.
Notice of this application was carried out in accordance with the City’s Public Notification and Consultation Policy. The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation. The City did not receive any negative comments or opposition to this application.
Document 1 Location Map
Document 2 Details of Recommended Zoning
Corporate Services Department, City Clerk's Branch to notify the owner (1361227 Ontario Inc, P.O. Box 40, Manotick, ON K4M 1A2), applicant (Donald Steeves, 5873 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON K4M 1B3), Signs.ca, 866 Campbell Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 2C5, and Ghislain Lamarche, Program Manager, Assessment, Financial Services Branch (Mail Code: 26-76) of City Council's decision.
Planning and Growth Management Department to prepare the implementing by-law, forward to Legal Services Branch and undertake the statutory notification.
Corporate Services Department, Legal Services Branch to forward the implementing by-law to City Council.
LOCATION MAP DOCUMENT 1
DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING DOCUMENT 2
The property at 1171/1175 River Road be rezoned from Ru – Rural to Ru (x) – Rural Exception, including the following provision:
Uses prohibited – Residential.