That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250, to change the zoning of 601 and part of 645 Longfields Drive, as shown on Document 3 and as detailed in Document 2.
RECOMMANDATION DU COMITÉ
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement 2008-250 sur le zonage visant à changer la désignation de zonage du 601 et d’une partie du 645, promenade Longfields, comme l’illustre le document 3 et le précise le document 2.
1. Deputy City Manager’s report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, dated 18 June 2010 (ACS2010-ICS-PGM-0127).
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That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250, to change the zoning of 601 and part of 645 Longfields Drive, as shown on Document 3 and as detailed in Document 2.
RECOMMANDATIONS DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement 2008-250 sur le zonage visant à changer la désignation de zonage du 601 et d’une partie du 645, promenade Longfields, comme l’illustre le document 3 et le précise le document 2.
A portion of the subject property, 645 Longfields Drive, is located within the South Nepean Community of Barrhaven. École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School is located at 601 Longfields Drive and both sites are subject to the proposed zoning application.
The City’s Longfields Subdivision is comprised of property located at 645, 100 and 300 Longfields Drive and was draft approved in September 2008 for a residential subdivision. The Draft Plan of Subdivision will accommodate approximately 1500 dwelling units as well as some limited institutional and commercial land uses.
Post Draft Plan Approval, the City, as the owner, approached the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est to propose a land exchange affecting the École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School Site located at 601 Longfields Drive. The proposed land exchange will allow for compatible development adjacent to the school property while providing the school with a larger play area for soccer fields and proposed portable classrooms.
This Zoning By-law amendment specifically addresses the land exchange between École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School and the City to accommodate the School Board’s schedule in constructing portables on the property prior to September 2010 school year. Further zoning amendments for 100, 300 and 645 Longfields Drive will be brought forward to the August 24, 2010 Planning and Environment Committee as part of a comprehensive zoning amendment for the larger area.
The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the lands which are subject to the land exchange between the City and École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School. The specifics of the land exchange would have Area A as shown in Document 3, being transferred from the City to École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School to accommodate a soccer field and three portable classrooms. Area A is approximately 1643 square metres. The parcel to be acquired by the City is Area C and is approximately 1643 square metres. Area C will be developed as mixed used residential as shown in Document 4 in the Concept Plan for the Draft Plan of Subdivision (D07-16-07-0014). In the Concept Plan, Area C along with the adjacent street will serve as a focal point to the new community and will provide direct access to the transitway station currently under construction at the end of this street.
The lands affected by the land exchange between the City and École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School are currently zoned R4A and I1A/R3Z.
The subject property is designated “General Urban Area” in the Official Plan. Policy 126.96.36.199 of the Official Plan permits all types and densities of housing, as well as employment, retail uses, service, industrial, cultural, leisure, greenspace, entertainment and institutional uses.
The subject property is designated “Mixed Density Residential” and “School” in the South Nepean Secondary Plan, Areas 1, 2 and 3. Mixed Density Residential designation permits a variety of uses including low rise apartments, street, block and stacked townhouses. Higher density housing forms are encouraged in locations proximate to the rapid-transit network, arterial and collector road and community facilities such as schools and parks.
The School designation permits design details and actual lot configurations for school sites to be determined during the consideration of development applications in consultation with local area school boards. The City and school board have worked together to configure the school property to optimize the school yard while developing a complementary streetscape adjacent to the school.
The land being transferred from the City, shown as Area A in Document 3 will be rezoned from residential to institutional to reflect the permitted uses. The parcel will be rezoned from R4A (Residential Forth Density Zone, Subzone A Exception 1640) to I1A[XXXX]/R3Z (Minor Institutional Zone, Subzone A Exception XXXX/Residential Third Density Zone, Subzone Z Exception 937). The proposed exception will accommodate a reduced rear yard setback for an institutional building. École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School is proposing a four-metre rear yard setback for the proposed portables, whereas Minor Institutional Use zone provisions require a 7.5-metre rear yard setback. The reduced rear yard setback only applies to portables and not the principle building. Currently, the property adjacent to the rear of the school is vacant. The reduced rear yard setback by 3.5 metres will have negligible impacts on the future adjacent residential dwellings.
The school property, 601 Longfields Drive, as shown as Area B in Document 3 will be rezoned from I1A/R3Z (Minor Institutional Zone, Subzone A/Residential Third Density Zone, Subzone Z Exception 937) to I1A[XXXX]/R3Z (Minor Institutional Zone, Subzone A Exception XXXX/Residential Third Density Zone, Subzone Z Exception 937) to accommodate the institutional exception for rear yard setback from a portable.
The land being transferred from École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School to the City is shown as Area C, in Document 3. Area C will be rezoned from institutional to residential with an exception to permit limited commercial uses. The permitted limited, small format commercial uses are compatible with the abutting school property while being complementary to the adjacent mixed use zone. Such commercial uses may include artist studio, bank, day care, instructional facility, medical facility, office, personal service business and service and repair shop.
Area C will be rezoned from I1A/R3Z  (Minor Institutional Zone, Subzone A/ Residential Third Density Zone, Subzone Z Exception 937) to R4A[XXXY] (Residential Fourth Density Zone, Subzone A Exception XXXY).
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report.
By approving the rezoning, the land exchange between the City and École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School can be finalized and the City can move forward the following priorities and objectives of the City Strategic Plan;
Sustainable Healthy and Active City – Require walking, transit and cycling oriented communities and employment centres; and
Planning and Growth Management – Become leading edge in community and urban design including housing creation for those in the city living on low incomes and residents at large and respect the existing urban fabric and neighbourhood form so that new growth is integrated seamlessly with established communities.
Document 1 Location Map
Document 2 Details of Recommended Zoning
Document 3 Zoning Key Plan
Document 4 Concept Plan – Longfields Infill Residential Subdivision
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 DOCUMENT 2
Proposed Changes to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law
The land, being a part of the property municipally known as 645 Longfields Drive and as shown as Area A on Document 3, and the land known as 601 Longfields Drive and as shown as Area B on Document 3, shall be rezoned as follows:
1. Area A – Rezoned from R4A to I1A[XXXX]/R3Z
2. Area B – Rezoned from I1A/R3Z to I1A[XXXX]/R3Z
The following exception applies to lands zoned I1A[XXXX]:
[XXXX] – Column V – Provisions: - rear year setback to a portable is 4m
3. Area C - Rezoned from I1A/R3Z  to R4A[XXXY]
The following exception applies to lands zoned R4A[XXXY]:
[XXXY] – Column III – Provisions:
Additional Land Uses Permitted:
- Artist studio
- Day care
- Instructional facility
- Medical facility
- Personal service business
- Service and repair shop
[XXXY] – Column V – Provisions:
For apartment dwelling, low rise and stacked dwelling uses:
- minimum lot width: 30m
- minimum lot area: 1600m2
- minimum front yard setback: 0m
- minimum rear yard setback: 5m
- minimum side yard setback: 3.0m
- maximum density 85 units per hectare
- minimum building separation distance: 4.5m
- maximum building height: 13m or 4 storeys
- minimum number of parking spaces required is 1.0 space per unit
ZONING KEY PLAN DOCUMENT 3
CONCEPT PLAN DOCUMENT 4
LONGFIELDS INFILL RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION