3. ZONING - 4532 ROCKDALE ROAD
ZONAGE - 4532, CHEMIN ROCKDALE
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning 4532 Rockdale Road from Agricultural (AG) with a floodplain overlay to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) with a floodplain overlay, as shown in Document 1.
RECOMMANDATION DU COMITÉ
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250, afin de modifier le zonage du 4532, chemin Rockdale de Zone agricole (AG) avec zone sous-jacente de plaine inondable à Sous-zone agricole 4 (AG4) avec zone sous-jacente de plaine inondable, comme le montre le document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager’s Report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 6 May 2010 (ACS2010-ICS-PGM-0094).
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning 4532 Rockdale Road from Agricultural (AG) with a floodplain overlay to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) with a floodplain overlay, as shown in 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 modifier le zonage du 4532, chemin Rockdale de Zone agricole (AG) avec zone sous-jacente de plaine inondable à Sous-zone agricole 4 (AG4) avec zone sous-jacente de plaine inondable, comme le montre le document 1.
The subject parcel is known as 4532 Rockdale Road. The parcel is in an agricultural area, on the west side of Rockdale Road, east of Frank Kenny Road, north of Russell Road, and south of Huisman’s Road.
The rezoning is required to fulfill a condition of the Committee of Adjustment decision to sever an eight hectares parcel containing a dwelling and outbuildings made surplus through farm consolidation.
The existing zoning of the severed and retained properties is Agricultural (AG). The existing zone contemplates Agricultural uses and sets minimum zone provisions related to agricultural uses. There is a floodplain overlay affecting the rear of the property.
Vacant Farmland Parcel – 4532 Rockdale Road – to be zoned Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4)
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 retained lands to be rezoned, prior to finalization of the consent. The proposed zoning therefore implements the intent of the Official Plan.
In accordance with the Provincial Policy Statement and the Official Plan, the Committee of Adjustment required that the retained vacant farmland be rezoned to prohibit future residential dwellings.
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 92 hectares in area. The Agricultural Subzone 4 sets a minimum lot area of 45 hectares.
The Agricultural Subzone 4 requires a minimum lot width of 90 metres. The subject parcel has in excess of 90 metres lot width. The Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) therefore will be appropriate for the vacant farmland parcel.
No servicing exists on the subject parcel.
The lot is affected by the 1:100 year floodplain and is recognized as such in the floodplain overlay in the Zoning By-law. No change to the floodplain overlay is proposed by this zoning amendment.
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.
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report.
There are no direct financial implications associated with this report.
Document 1 Location Map
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.