5. ZONING - PART OF 1299 RIVER ROAD
(This application is subject to the provisions of Bill 51.)
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning for Part of 1299 River Road from Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2) to Agricultural Subzone 6, (AG6) as shown in Document 1.
Recommandation DU Comité
(Cette application est assujettie aux dispositions du Règlement 51.)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 visant à faire passer la désignation de zonage d’une partie de la propriété située au 1299, chemin River, de sous-zone agricole 2 (AG2) à sous-zone agricole 6 (AG6), comme l’illustre le document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager’s Report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 5 August (ACS2010-ICS-PGM-0141).
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning for Part of 1299 River Road from Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2) to Agricultural Subzone 6, (AG6) 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 visant à faire passer la désignation de zonage d’une partie de la propriété située au 1299, chemin River, de sous-zone agricole 2 (AG2) à sous-zone agricole 6 (AG6), comme l’illustre le document 1.
The subject parcel is known as Part of 1299 River Road. The approximately 24-hectare parcel is on the east side of River Road, north of Rideau Forest Road and south of Mitch Owens Road. The property is adjacent to agriculturally zoned lands to the north and south and across River Road to the west are Rural Countryside zoned lands with an existing estate lot subdivision. The lands that are intended to be rezoned constitute the “retained” agricultural lands on a recent consent application.
The rezoning is required to implement conditions of an Ontario Municipal Board Decision to sever a 1.3-hectare parcel containing a dwelling unit made surplus through farm consolidation.
The existing zoning of the severed and retained properties is Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2). The existing zone recognizes and permits agricultural uses in areas designated “Agricultural Resource Area” in the Official Plan and restricts the range of permitted uses to agricultural, forestry and related accessory uses, in order to preserve these prime agricultural lands from loss to other uses. The Subzone 2 refers to an agricultural parcel that is a minimum of 18 hectares with a minimum lot width of 60 meters.
The retained lands are intended to be zoned Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6). This zoning permits agricultural uses in areas designated “Agricultural Resource Area” as above but prohibit a detached dwelling. This particular subzone represents agricultural lands with a minimum area of 18 hectares and a minimum lot width of 60 metres.
The parcel is designated Agricultural Resource in the Official Plan. The policies permit severance of a dwelling unit made surplus through farm consolidation, provided the vacant agricultural parcel is rezoned to prohibit any residential use.
The Ontario Municipal Board in granting the severance of the dwelling unit 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 Ontario Municipal Board 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 lot width associated with the final parcel configuration. In this case the retained parcel is approximately 24 hectares in area with an approximate lot width of approximately 114 metres. The Agricultural Subzone 6 sets a minimum lot area of 18 hectares and minimum lot width of 60 metres.
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 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.
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.