1. waiver to the encroachment by-law 2003-446 for 1650-1666 Carling Avenue
DÉROGATION AU RÈGLEMENT no 2003-446 SUR LES
EMPIÈTEMENTS POUR LES 1650-1666 DE L’AVENUE CARLING
That Council approve the waiver of Provision 3(2) of the Encroachment By-law 2003-446 to permit the installation of an illuminated pylon sign to be constructed within the recently widened Carling Avenue road allowance.
Recommandation du comité
Que le Conseil municipal approuve une dérogation au paragraphe 3(2) du Règlement no 2003-446 sur les empiètements afin de permettre l’installation d’une enseigne illuminée sur poteau sur l’emprise routière de l’avenue Carling élargie récemment.
1. Deputy City Manager's report (Public Works and Services) dated 15 July 2008 (ACS2008-PWS-TRF-0003).
That Transportation Committee recommend that Council approve the waiver of Provision 3(2) of the Encroachment By-law 2003-446 to permit the installation of an illuminated pylon sign to be constructed within the recently widened Carling Avenue road allowance.
Que le Comité des transports recommande au Conseil municipal d’approuver une dérogation au paragraphe 3(2) du Règlement no 2003-446 sur les empiètements afin de permettre l’installation d’une enseigne illuminée sur poteau sur l’emprise routière de l’avenue Carling élargie récemment.
A revised application for development requiring Site Plan Control at 1650-1666 Carling Avenue proposes a commercial ground-mounted sign on the road allowance.
Surface encroachments on the road allowance are prohibited in Provision 3(2) of City of Ottawa Encroachment By-law 2003-446. The applicant, Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited, has requested the waiver of said provision due to exceptional circumstances at this location, described below.
The subject property is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Carling Avenue and Clyde Avenue (Document 1). As a condition of Site Plan Control (D07-12-05-0286, Document 2), a seven metre width of Carling Avenue frontage of the property will be conveyed to the City for future road widening purposes. Four commercial signs were previously located within the widened road allowance.
In the original Site Plan proposal for the site, submitted August 2006, signage was proposed to be located within private property, but it did not conform to the size requirements of City of Ottawa Signs on Private Lands By-law 2005-439. In January 2007, the City’s Planning and Environment Committee carried a staff recommendation to refuse the application for the oversized sign.
The revised Site Plan application proposes that a sign, that conforms to the requirements of the Signs By-law, be erected on City road allowance.
The proposed sign will be approximately eight metres in height and have a sign face of approximately 14 square metres (Document 3). It will be located in a landscaped area that is subject to the provisions of an existing Maintenance and Liability Agreement, and will be in line with other signs along Carling Avenue to the east and west of the subject site.
The proposed location of the sign is approximately 120m east of the intersection of Carling Avenue and Clyde Avenue, on the west side of a private approach (Document 4). Carling Avenue is divided by an unbroken median at this location, and therefore traffic using the approach will be right in/right out. No sight lines or pedestrian or vehicle movement will be affected by the erection of the sign.
Should the sign be permitted on the road allowance, it will be the subject of a Permanent Encroachment Agreement with associated annual fees. As a standard condition of such agreement, the property owner agrees to remove the encroachment upon request of the City.
The revised Site Plan has been circulated to staff of the following Departments:
Traffic and Parking Operations Branch, Department of Public Works and Services
Infrastructure Services Branch, Department of Public Works and Services
Building Code Services Branch, Department of Planning, Transit and the Environment
The Ward Councillor is aware of the proposal.
Annual fees relating to the encroachment agreement will be paid to the City.
Document 2: Site Plan
Document 3: Sign Detail
Document 4: Sign Location
Public Works and Services
Department staff will advise the applicant of City Council’s decision.