2. ZONING - 3985 NAVAN ROAD
ZONAGE - 3985, CHEMIN NAVAN
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 3985 Navan Road from Rural Countryside Zone (RU) to Rural Countryside Zone Exception 32r (RU[32r]), as detailed in Document 2 and as shown on Document 1.
Recommandation du Comité
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de changer la désignation de zonage du 3985, chemin Navan de Zone d’espace rural (RU) à Zone d’espace rural assortie de l’exception 32r (RU[32r]), comme il est expliqué en détail dans le Document 2 et indiqué dans le Document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager’s report (Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability) dated 6 November 2009 (ACS2009-ICS-PGM-0220).
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 3985 Navan Road from Rural Countryside Zone (RU) to Rural Countryside Zone Exception 32r (RU[32r]), as detailed in Document 2 and as shown on Document 1.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l'agriculture et des affaires rurales recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de changer la désignation de zonage du 3985, chemin Navan de Zone d’espace rural (RU) à Zone d’espace rural assortie de l’exception 32r (RU[32r]), comme il est expliqué en détail dans le Document 2 et indiqué dans le Document 1.
The subject site, 3971 Navan Road and part of 3985 Navan Road, is situated on the north side of Navan Road, between Tenth Line Road and Mer Bleue Road, just east of the community of Notre-Dame des Champs.
The site is located along a mixed-use segment of Navan Road, which includes rural residential, commercial and agricultural uses. The property at 3971 Navan Road is approximately 3283 square metres in area and is occupied by a small one-storey commercial building and associated accessory buildings. The site is operated by Lavergne Western Beef Inc. as a butcher shop, and has been in operation since 1960. The property at 3985 Navan Road is 3.1 hectares in area and consists of a single detached residential dwelling.
Over recent years the parking spaces associated with the butcher shop have encroached onto the 3985 Navan Road property. A conditional consent was granted on August 25, 2009 by the Committee of Adjustment to sever 4839 square metres of land from 3985 Navan Road, containing the parking spaces, in order to legally combine them with the butcher shop operation at 3971 Navan Road and thereby rectify the encroachment. With the addition of the severed land the butcher shop property will be 8190 square metres in area.
The properties at 3985 and 3971 Navan Road are currently zoned differently. The purpose of the zoning amendment is to expand the boundary of the zone applicable to the butcher shop operation over the severed portion of land, harmonizing the zoning of the newly enlarged parcel. This amendment is required to legalize the portion of the parking area located on the severed parcel.
The property at 3985 Navan Road is currently zoned RU - Rural Countryside Zone, which permits a large range of rural-based land uses, however a butcher shop is not a listed permitted use. The property at 3971 Navan Road is zoned RU[32r] - Rural Countryside Zone Exception 32r. Exception 32r adds a retail store limited to a butcher shop as a permitted use, which may include, as an accessory use, the slaughter of animals on a small scale.
The proposed zoning amendment would extend the boundary of the RU[32r] zone to include the severed portion of 3985 Navan Road, changing the zoning from RU to RU[32r].
The proposed amendment will also make a technical modification to the minimum lot width requirement for the site. The existing lot at 3971 Navan Road had a legal non-complying right to a reduced lot width of 35.59 metres; the addition of the adjacent land will increase the lot width to approximately 44.0 metres moving it closer to conformity. The amendment will change the minimum lot width requirement from 50.0 metres to 44.0 metres under exception 32r, recognizing the modification to the site.
The property is located within an area designated as General Rural Area in the Official Plan. The General Rural Area permits a variety of land uses, such as farms, rural housing, wood lots and forests, small industries, golf courses, and in many places, small clusters of residential and commercial development. The intent of this designation is to accommodate a variety of land uses that are appropriate for a rural location and a limited amount of residential development where such development will not preclude continued agricultural and non-residential uses.
Staff recommends approval of the Zoning By-law amendment, as outlined in Document 2. The proposed amendment is consistent with the policies of the Official Plan. The butcher shop and subject lands are situated near the community of Notre-Dame des Champs and has been serving this area of the city for almost 50 years. The site is located along a mixed-use area of Navan Road, which is characterized by commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural uses. The butcher shop use is keeping with the rural character of the area and is appropriately located along an arterial road. The size and location of the site is appropriate to accommodate the use, and is at a scale compatible with the adjacent uses.
The addition of land to this property will allow for the orderly organization of the site of this longstanding rural business. This will be achieved through the provision of additional parking spaces and by enabling modifications to the site that will more clearly delineate the vehicular access to and from Navan Road. There are no adverse impacts anticipated on the rural area as a result of this zoning change.
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report.
The proposed amendment is consistent with the City’s Strategic Plan as it respects the rural character of the area and will not have any impact on the viability of rural villages. As well, no expansion of infrastructure is required for the development.
Document 1 Location Map
Document 2 Details of Recommended Zoning
City Clerk and Solicitor Department, 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 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.
DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING
Proposed Changes to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law
1. The subject lands, known as part of 3985 Navan Road and as shown on Document 1, shall be rezoned from RU to RU [32r].
2. Exception [32r] of Section 240 - Rural Exceptions will be amended by adding the following provision to Column V:
- Minimum lot width: 44.0 metres