6. ZONING - 29 AURIGA DRIVE
ZONAGE – 29, PROMENADE AURIGA
(This application is subject to Bill 51)
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 29 Auriga Drive from IG5  - General Industrial, Subzone 5, Exception  to IG5 - General Industrial, Subzone 5.
Recommandation DU Comité
(Cette demande est assujettie au Règlement 51)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 visant à faire passer la désignation de zonage de la propriété située au 29, promenade Auriga de IG5  – Zone d’industrie générale, sous-zone 5, exception  à IG5 – Zone d’industrie générale, sous-zone 5.
1. Deputy City Manager’s report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 30 June 2009 (ACS2009-ICS-PGM-00133).
That the recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 29 Auriga Drive from IG5  - General Industrial, Subzone 5, Exception  to IG5 - General Industrial, Subzone 5.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 visant à faire passer la désignation de zonage de la propriété située au 29, promenade Auriga de IG5  – Zone d’industrie générale, sous-zone 5, exception  à IG5 – Zone d’industrie générale, sous-zone 5.
The property is a vacant parcel located on the east side of Auriga Drive between Antares Drive and Deakin Street. There is a self storage facility to the north, office and light industrial uses to the west and south and the Metropolitan Bible Church to the east of the subject property.
This application was made to allow for the expansion of the Metropolitan Church parking lot on to this property. The issue is not the use, as parking is permitted. However, there is an exception in the Zoning By-law that prohibits access from this property to Prince of Wales Drive. This exception impedes the Church from allowing cars to travel from the subject property over the church site to Prince of Wales Drive or vice versa. The proposed amendment will remove the exception from this property allowing for the free movement of vehicles between the properties and allow access from Prince of Wales Drive. The property will remain zoned General Industrial, Subzone 5 – IG5.
The Official Plan designates this parcel as Employment Area. This designation is intended to provide large lands with good access to transportation facilities to promote employment in areas outside of the Central Area.
Parking lots are generally accessory to other uses. However, complementary uses, such as stand-alone parking lots can be developed on small sites in employment area.
The new parking lot will have two accesses to the existing Church parking area. Staff does not anticipate that this will create an opportunity for vehicles to cut through as the aisles are not lined up and cars will need to slow down. Deakin Street, which is just to the south, will be more direct for vehicles going between Prince of Wales Drive and Auriga Drive.
The new parking lot will provide the Church with two accesses to Auriga Drive, which will alleviate some of the traffic congestion on the existing site and Deakin Street after services. Staff recommend that the Zoning By-law amendment be approved.
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 Service Branch, Legislative Services to notify the owner, Metropolitan Bible Church Property Corp., 2176 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, K2E 0A1, applicant, Gus Pranger, 205-33 Roydon Place, Ottawa, K2E 1A3, 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 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.