4. ZONING - 5705 FOURTH LINE ROAD
ZONAGE - 5705, CHEMIN FOURTH LINE
(This application is subject to Bill 51)
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 5705 Fourth Line Road from Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2) to Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6), as shown in Document 1.
Recommandation du Comité
(Cette demande est assujettie au Règlement 51)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de changer la désignation de zonage du 5705, chemin Fourth Line de Zone agricole, sous-zone 2 (AG2), à Zone agricole, sous-zone 6 (AG6), comme il est indiqué dans le document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager's report Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 4 September 2009 (ACS2009-ICS-PGM-0148).
That the recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 5705 Fourth Line Road from Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2) to Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6), as shown in Document 1.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de changer la désignation de zonage du 5705, chemin Fourth Line de Zone agricole, sous-zone 2 (AG2), à Zone agricole, sous-zone 6 (AG6), comme il est indiqué dans le document 1.
The subject parcel, 5705 Fourth Line Road, is located in an agricultural area, north of Century Road and east of Fourth Line Road.
The rezoning is required to fulfill a condition of the Committee of Adjustment decision to sever a 0.68-hectare parcel containing a dwelling and outbuilding made surplus through farm consolidation.
The existing zoning of the severed and retained properties is Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2). The existing zone contemplates Agricultural uses and sets minimum zone provisions related to agricultural uses. The minimum lot size to permit Agricultural use of a property is 18 hectares. Agricultural uses are not permitted on new lots less than 18 hectares in size. For uses other than Agriculture, Forestry, Equestrian Establishment and Kennel the minimum lot area is 0.4 hectares.
The parcel is designated Agricultural Resource in the Official Plan. The policies permit severance of a dwelling and immediately adjacent outbuildings made surplus through farm consolidation, provided the vacant agricultural parcel is rezoned to prohibit any residential use.
The Committee of Adjustment in granting the severance of the dwelling and immediately adjacent outbuildings, has required, in accordance with the Official Plan, the severed and retained lands to be rezoned, prior to finalization of the consent. The proposed zoning therefore implements the intent of the Official Plan.
Severed Parcel –5725 Fourth Line Road – to remain Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2)
With an area of 0.68 hectares, agricultural uses are not permitted on the severed lot.
Retained Parcel – 5705 Fourth Line Road – to be rezoned to Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6).
The Zoning By-law sets up specific zones that prohibit residential uses for these circumstances, depending on the area and frontage associated with the final parcel configuration. In this case the retained parcel is approximately 19.3 hectares in area and has a lot width of 113 metres.
The proposal is to rezone the retained parcel to Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6). The Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6) zone prohibits residential uses and sets a minimum lot area of 18 hectares. The standard Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6) zone requires a 60-metre minimum lot width. As such the Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6) is appropriate for the retained parcel.
Private individual services, well and septic exist on the severed parcel. No servicing exists on the retained parcel.
The rezoning supports the agricultural community, permitting a farmer to dispose of a dwelling surplus to his operation, while protecting and preserving the agricultural use of the retained lands, by prohibiting future dwellings to be constructed thereon.
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.
There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report. Approval of this recommendation will satisfy one of the standard conditions established by the Committee of Adjustment for severances related to farmland.
Document 1 - Location Map
City Clerk and Legal Services Branch, Legislative Services to notify the owner, applicant, 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.