That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of Part of 2168 Tenth Line Road from DR - Development Reserve zone to R3XX– Residential Third Density Subzone XX Exception  zone, as shown in Document 1.
RECOMMENDATION DU COMITÉ
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement municipal 2008-250 visant à changer le zonage d’une partie du 2168, chemin Tenth Line de Zone d'aménagement futur (DR) à Zone résidentielle de densité 3, sous-zone XX, dotée d’une exception  (R3XX), comme l’indique le document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager’s report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, dated 21 May 2010 (ACS2010-ICS-PGM-0111).
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That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of Part of 2168 Tenth Line Road from DR - Development Reserve zone to R3XX– Residential Third Density Subzone XX Exception  zone, as shown in Document 1.
RECOMMANDATIONS DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement municipal 2008-250 visant à changer le zonage d’une partie du 2168, chemin Tenth Line de Zone d'aménagement futur (DR) à Zone résidentielle de densité 3, sous-zone XX, dotée d’une exception  (R3XX), comme l’indique le document 1.
The subject lands, known as part of 2168 Tenth Line Road, are surrounded to the north by development land, the Hydro corridor and the future Transitway, to the east and south by existing and future residential development and to the west by future residential development.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
The purpose of this zoning amendment is to allow the development of residential dwellings to correspond to the existing R3XX zone to the south and east. These lands, which form part of the same overall plan of subdivision as the surrounding parcels, are currently owned by Minto Communities Inc., and are being conveyed to Tamarack Developments Corporation as part of a land exchange.
The zoning on this property is currently DR - Development Reserve which recognizes lands intended for future urban development in areas designated General Urban Area in the Official Plan.
The requested Zoning By-law Amendment will rezone these lands to R3XX to permit the construction of detached dwellings.
The Official Plan designates the subject property as "General Urban Area" which permits a full range of types and densities of housing to meet the needs of all ages, incomes and life circumstances to facilitate the development of complete and sustainable communities. This includes low, medium and high density housing and seniors' apartments, in combination with well located employment, shopping, service, cultural, leisure, park, natural areas and institutional uses
Details of Proposed Zoning
As mentioned, the proposal is to amend the zoning from DR - Development Reserve to R3XX which permits detached, semi-detached and multiple attached dwelling units. This zoning is consistent with the existing zone to the south and east as these lands are intended to form part of the next registered phase of development in Chaperal. The subject lands are being transferred to Tamarack by Minto Communities in order to complete the five single lots at the end of Azure Street.
This development is in an area of sensitive marine clay soils. Council policies require that tree planting in these soils be setback from main buildings by 7.5 metres and located at a minimum of 2.5 metres from the curb. After further review, Forestry Services have agreed to allow a reduced distance of 5.0 metres between the tree and the main building foundation with the installation of root barriers. The proposed exception zone reflects this requirement in the front yard setback to accommodate tree planting. This distance, in addition to the width of the standard right of way in this area of the development, would permit the planting of the recommended species identified in the "Trees and Foundations Strategy in Areas of Sensitive Marine Clay in the City of Ottawa" report presented to Planning and Environment Committee in September, 2005. The front and rear yard setbacks in this zone will allow for the planting of trees to create the desired streetscape within the community and will provide a functional rear amenity area for each unit.
The proposed zoning complies with the Official Plan policies which support the development of a full range of housing densities and encourages uses within neighbourhoods providing for the local everyday needs of the residents, including shopping, recreation and services.
This development application in consistent with the Mer Bleue Community Design Plan approved by Council in May, 2006 in that it maintains the housing mix and densities proposed as well as the basic street layout.
Servicing, traffic and geotechnical studies in support of the Mer Bleue Community Design Plan and the plan of subdivision have been approved and adequately satisfy all requirements for this proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.
Staff recommend approval of the Zoning By-law amendment as outlined in Document 2.
Notice of this application was carried out in accordance with the City's Public Notification and Consultation Policy. The City did not receive any negative comments or opposition to this application.
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal/risk management 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.