3. ZONING - PART OF 7576 BANK STREET
ZONAGE - PARTIE DU 7576, RUE BANK
(This application is subject to Bill 51)
That Council approve an amendment to the By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 7576 Bank Street from Agricultural Zone "AG" to Agricultural Subzone 5 "AG5" as shown in Document 1.
Recommandation du Comité
(Cette demande est assujettie au Reglement 51)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement 2008-250 sur le zonage visant à faire passer la désignation d’une partie de la propriété située au 7576, rue Bank, de Zone agricole (« AG ») à Sous-zone agricole 5 (« AG 5 »), comme l’illustre le document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager's report Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 3 June 2009 (ACS2009-ICS-PGM-0113).
That the recommend Council approve an amendment to the By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 7576 Bank Street from Agricultural Zone "AG" to Agricultural Subzone 5 "AG5" as shown in Document 1.
RECOMMANDATIONS DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement 2008-250 sur le zonage visant à faire passer la désignation d’une partie de la propriété située au 7576, rue Bank, de Zone agricole (« AG ») à Sous-zone agricole 5 (« AG 5 »), comme l’illustre le document 1.
The subject land identified as part of 7576 Bank Street Road is located south of Snake Island Road. This is an agricultural parcel surrounded by agricultural uses to the north, south, east and west.
The subject land has a broken frontage of 130.87 metres on the west side of Bank Street and contains an area of approximately 39 hectares. The existing house at 7576 Bank Street is being severed as a surplus farm dwelling.
The proposal is to rezone the land to meet a condition of consent to sever a surplus farm dwelling imposed by the Committee of Adjustment (application no. D08-01-09/B-00047).
The current zoning is Agricultural Zone "AG" under Zoning By-law 2008-250.
The requested zoning amendment proposes to rezone the parcel to be retained (vacant farm land) from AG to Agricultural Subzone 5 "AG5" to prohibit residential uses.
According to the Official Plan, the subject land is designated “Agricultural Resource Area”. This designation protects prime agricultural areas from loss of lands to other uses. The policies ensure that a severance for the creation of a new lot on which is located a dwelling made surplus through farm consolidation does not permit the construction of a new dwelling on the lot rendered vacant through the severance. The policies require that the vacant agricultural parcel so created be rezoned to prohibit any residential uses. The housing restriction is intended to limit a pattern of lot creation in Agricultural Resource Area that would see a new residence being constructed on a vacant farm property, the house being declared surplus and severed for a lot and the pattern so repeated.
The site is zoned Agricultural Zone “AG”. This zoning permits a detached dwelling, agricultural use and several other uses. In order to ensure that the intent of the Official Plan policies is implemented in the Zoning By-law, it is recommended that the zoning of the site be changed from Agricultural Zone “AG” to Agricultural Subzone 5 “AG5”, as shown on Document 1, in order to prohibit residential uses on a lot having a minimum area of 30 hectares and a minimum width of 60 metres. This rezoning is considered appropriate since it will protect agricultural land from loss to other uses and will continue to respect the minimum lot area and width requirements
The subject land will be limited to agricultural uses. By restricting residential uses, major agricultural areas will be protected from fragmentation and competing uses. In effect, it will enhance the rural heritage and fortify the rural landscape
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
City Clerk and Legal Services Branch, Legislative Services to notify the owners, Michel and Wilfried Raats, R.R.1, Winchester, ON, K0C 2K0, the applicant, Shipman Surveying Ltd c/o Jeff Shipman, 6563 4th Line Road, P.O. Box 53, North Gower ON, K0A 2T0, 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 and Growth Management Department to prepare the implementing by-law, forward to Legal Services and undertake the statutory notification.
Legal Services to forward the implementing by-law to City Council.