1. ZONING - PART OF 1690 TENTH LINE ROAD
ZONAGE - PARTIE DU 1690, CHEMIN TENTH LINE
(This application is subject to Bill 51)
That Council approve an amendment to the former City of Cumberland Zoning By-law to change the zoning of part of 1690 Tenth Line Road from R1F to R1A (RAU) Block "M" - X1 - Exception One as shown on Document 1.
Recommandation du Comité
(Cette demande est assujettie au Règlement 51)
Que le Conseil municipal approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage de l’ancienne Ville de Cumberland visant à faire passer la désignation de zonage de la propriété située au 1690, chemin Tenth Line de R1F à R1A (RAU) Bloc « M » - X1 - Exception Un, comme l’illustre le document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager's report Planning, Transit and the Environment dated 3 August 2007 (ACS2007-PTE-APR-0163).
That the recommend Council approve an amendment to the former City of Cumberland Zoning By-law to change the zoning of part of 1690 Tenth Line Road from R1F to R1A (RAU) Block "M" - X1 - Exception One as shown on Document 1.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage de l’ancienne Ville de Cumberland visant à faire passer la désignation de zonage de la propriété située au 1690, chemin Tenth Line de R1F à R1A (RAU) Bloc « M » - X1 - Exception Un, comme l’illustre le document 1.
The site is surrounded to the north, west and south by residential development and to the east by Tenth Line Road and a gas station.
The requested Zoning By-law amendment will amend the zoning of residential land to commercial. The net effect will be to extend the boundary of the R1A (RAU) Block "M" - X1 - Exception One in order to add four parking spaces to the existing dental office on the site.
The applicant is proposing to extend the western boundary of the R1A (RAU) Block "M" - X1 - Exception One zone to permit four additional parking spaces to accommodate the existing dental office on that site.
The Official Plan designates these lands "General Urban Area" which permits a full range of types and densities of housing to meet the needs of all ages, incomes and life circumstances, including low, medium and high density housing and seniors' apartments, in combination with well located employment, shopping, service, cultural, leisure, park, natural areas and institutional uses to facilitate the development of complete and sustainable communities.
Details of Proposed Zoning
The requested Zoning By-law amendment proposal will amend the zoning of a six-metre by 30‑metre strip of residential land to commercial to accommodate additional parking serving the existing dental office on the site. The strip of land subject to this rezoning will be severed and merged with the dental office property, thereby creating a new residential lot for development at the north east corner of Duvernay Drive and Avenue Des Epinettes. The newly created residential lot will comply with the existing provisions of the R1F zone.
The City received comments from neighbouring residents opposed to the expansion of the parking area of this existing dental office. They were opposed when the original site plan was approved on the site for a commercial development to construct the existing building. They claim there is sufficient commercial activity on the east side of Tenth Line Road, in particular the noise generated by the existing Canadian Tire, car wash and Petro-Canada gas station. They would like to keep the corner of Duvernay Drive at Avenue Des Epinettes residential.
Other residents expressed concern regarding the increase in traffic and noise generated by the operation of the dental office and stressed that transit should be used more in this area and commented that the existing chain link fence abutting Duvernay Drive should be replaced with a solid fence. They expressed concern with the safety of the vehicles entering and exiting onto Avenue Des Epinettes from the site and with the speed of oncoming traffic from Tenth Line Road and Charlemagne Boulevard just east of the site creating a dangerous situation.
Staff are satisfied that sufficient land is being maintained for residential development at the corner of Duvernay Drive and Avenue Des Epinettes and agree that the use of transit services should be encouraged in the urban area, however it is felt that the reconfiguration of the parking area and entrance on Avenue Des Epinettes will improve traffic movement in and out of this existing site and create a safer situation. The residential lot being created fronting on Duvernay Drive and Avenue Des Epinettes will not be subject to site plan approval and therefore the existing chain link fence may remain, be removed or be replaced depending on where the driveway to the lot will be.
Document 1 Location Map
City Clerk’s Branch, Council and Committee Services to notify the owner, Dr. Jaideep Lal, 1690 Tenth Line Road, Ottawa, ON K1E 2H8, applicant, Ainley Graham & Associates Limited, 2724 Fenton Road, Ottawa, ON K1T 3T7, OttawaScene.com, 174 Colonnade Road, Unit #33, Ottawa, ON K2E 7J5, Ghislain Lamarche, Program Manager, Assessment, Financial Services Branch (Mail Code: 26-76) of City Council’s decision.
Planning, Transit and the Environment Department to prepare the implementing by-law, forward to Legal Services Branch and undertake the statutory notification.
Legal Services Branch to forward the implementing by-law to City Council.