3. EXTENSION OF INTERIM CONTROL - WARD 12 RIDEAU VANIER PROHIBITION OF GROUP HOMES AND SHELTERS
PROLONGATION DE LA RESTRICTION PROVISOIRE DANS LE QUARTIER 12 (RIDEAU-VANIER) – INTERDICTION DES FOYERS ET REFUGES DE GROUPE
That Council approve an amendment to By-law 2006-452, as amended, to extend the period of interim control for a maximum of one year, with an end date of November 22, 2008.
Que le Conseil approuve une modification du Règlement municipal 2006-452, modifié, afin de prolonger la période de restriction provisoire pour un maximum d'un an, jusqu'au 22 novembre 2008 au plus tard.
1. Deputy City Manager's report (Planning, Transit and the Environment) dated 17 September 2007 (ACS2007-PTE-POL-0055).
2. Extract of Draft Minute, 23 October 2007 (follows the French version of this report, and available in English only).
1. Rapport du Directrice municipal adjointe (Urbanisme, Transport en commun et Environnement) daté le 17 septembre 2007 (ACS2007-PTE-POL-0055).
2. Extrait de l’ébauche du procès-verbal, le 23 octobre 2007 (suit la version française de ce rapport, et disponible en anglais seulement).
For the information of council
The Planning and Environment Committee also approved the following directive:
That the Cornerstone Housing for Women (Susan Garvey, Director) and the Multifaith Housing Initiative (Fran Klodawsky) be invited to participate in the consultation regarding By-law 2006-452 and that these organization be notified.
Pour la gouverne du Conseil
Le Comité de l’urbanisme et de l’environnement a également approuvé la directive suivante :
Que Le Pilier : Logement pour femmes (Susan Garvey, directrice) et l’Initiative multiconfessionnelle sur l’habitation (Fran Klodawsky) soient invités à participer à la consultation concernant le Règlement 2006-452 et que ces organismes en soient avisés.
Report to/Rapport au :
Comité de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement
and Council / et au Conseil
Directeur municipal adjoint,
Planning Transit and the Environment/
(613) 580-2424 x22653, Richard.Kilstrom@ottawa.ca
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to By-law 2006-452, as amended, to extend the period of interim control for a maximum of one year, with an end date of November 22, 2008.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement recommande au Conseil d'adopter une modification du Règlement municipal 2006-452, modifié, afin de prolonger la période de restriction provisoire pour un maximum d'un an, jusqu'au 22 novembre 2008 au plus tard.
By-law Number 2006-452 has the effect of imposing Interim Control (I.C.) in the area of the Rideau-Vanier Ward, excluding the By-Ward Market area, a six block area of Sandy Hill to which a prior I.C. by-law applied on the same issue, and the property known municipally as 433 Nelson Street (see Document 1).
The purpose of I.C. By-law 2006-452 and its amending By-law 2006-471 is to prohibit special needs housing including shelters, and group homes, as well as retirement homes or homes for the aged, so that a study may be undertaken by the City to review the existing zoning regulations for these uses in the area, assess their effectiveness and modify or establish new regulations as required. The proposed I.C. By-law will expire on November 22, 2007 or at such time as the related study is complete and a report brought forward to City Council. It is anticipated that a Zoning By-law amendment will be brought forward implementing the findings of the study by the end of this year.
The study is ongoing, and a document outlining the current and proposed zoning approach for the affected land uses, attached to a letter with a request for comments, has been sent to all interested stakeholders for their review and comment. As part of the study, a comprehensive review of the neighbourhood characteristics has been undertaken, and concerns voiced with respect to the amount of special needs housing, as well as with the over-concentration of social services within the Ward, have been considered within the context of this study. Meetings have been held with various stakeholders as well as with the Ward Councillor and the Housing Branch, with contact made also with Public Health Branch.
As the study findings and proposed approach were not completed until mid-summer, it was felt that inadequate time would be available for public input and preparation of the final report to meet the November deadline. As such, the reason for the extension is to ensure adequate time for public review and any consequent meetings that may arise in order to arrive at a recommended land use approach, particularly for those housing forms identified in the I.C. by‑law. It is anticipated that this work will be completed before the end of the year, with any related zoning regulations coming into force early in the new year. The I.C. period will be terminated at that time, before the one year extension would expire.
Public notification and consultation is not required for this report, although the document outlining the proposed zoning approach and letter sent to stakeholders informed them of this upcoming requested I.C. by-law extension. A public meeting of Planning and Environment Committee and City Council will also be held before any related by-laws are passed into law.
Legal Services Branch to forward the implementing by-law to City Council on November 14, 2007.
AREA SUBJECT TO INTERIM CONTROL DOCUMENT 1