1. ZONING - 2455 AND 2473 COLONIAL ROAD
ZONAGE - 2455 ET 2473, CHEMIN COLONIAL
(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 of part of 2455 and 2473 Colonial Road from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) 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 en vue de changer la désignation de zonage d’une partie du 2473, chemin Colonial de Zone agricole (AG) à Zone agricole, sous-zone 4 (AG4), comme il est indiqué dans le Document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager’s Report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 21 September 2010 (ACS2010-ICS-PGM-0178).
(FILE NO. d02-02-10-0075)
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 2455 and 2473 Colonial Road from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) 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 en vue de changer la désignation de zonage d’une partie du 2473, chemin Colonial de Zone agricole (AG) à Zone agricole, sous-zone 4 (AG4), comme il est indiqué dans le Document 1.
The subject land identified as 2455 and 2473 Colonial Road is located south of Colonial Road on the east side of Heuvelmans Road. This is an agricultural parcel surrounded by agricultural uses to the south, east and west.
To the north there are some rural industrial uses and a Limestone Resource Area. The subject land has a frontage of 303.28 metres on Colonial Road, a broken frontage of 1240 metres on Heuvelmans Road and an area of approximately 74 hectares.
The existing houses at 2455 and 2473 Colonial Road are being severed as surplus farm dwellings on two separate lots.
The proposal is to rezone the land to meet a condition of consent to sever two surplus farm dwelling imposed by the Committee of Adjustment (applications no. D08-01-10/B-00044 and D08-01-10/B-00045).
The land to be severed in the first application will have a frontage of 110.28 metres on Colonial Road to a depth of 185 metres and will contain a lot area of 2.04 hectares. It will contain the single-family dwelling, the barn and two sheds and is identified as 2455 Colonial Road. The land to be severed in the second application will have a frontage of 131 metres on Colonial Road to a depth of 185 metres and will contain a lot area of 2.42 hectares. It will contain the single-family dwelling, a shed and is identified as 2473 Colonial Road. The land to be retained will have a frontage of 1240 metres on Heuvelmans Road, a frontage of 283 metres on Colonial Road and a lot area of 74 hectares.
The current zoning is Agricultural Zone (AG) under Zoning By-law 2008-250. This zoning recognizes and permits agricultural uses on a minimum lot area of 36 hectares 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 by other uses.
The requested zoning amendment proposes to rezone the parcel to be retained (vacant farm land) from AG to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) to prohibit residential uses. This zoning permits agricultural uses, but prohibits a variety of residential uses including a detached dwelling. This particular subzone represents agricultural lands with a minimum area of 45 hectares and a minimum frontage of 90 metres.
According to the Official Plan, the subject land is designated “Agricultural Resource Area”. This designation protects prime agricultural areas from loss of lands to other uses. The policies ensure that a severance for the creation of a new lot on which is located a dwelling made surplus through farm consolidation does not permit the construction of a new dwelling on the lot rendered vacant through the severance.
The policies require that the vacant agricultural parcel so created be rezoned to prohibit any residential uses. The housing restriction is intended to limit a pattern of lot creation in Agricultural Resource Area that would see a new residence being constructed on a vacant farm property, the house being declared surplus and severed for a lot and the pattern so repeated.
According to Zoning By-law 2008-250, the site is presently zoned Agricultural Zone (AG). This zoning permits a detached dwelling, agricultural use and several other uses. In order to ensure that the intent of the Official Plan policies is implemented in the Zoning By-law 2008-250, it is recommended that the zoning of the site be changed from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4), as shown on Document 1, in order to prohibit residential uses on a lot having a minimum area of 45 hectares and a minimum width of 90 metres. This rezoning is considered appropriate since it will protect agricultural land from loss to other uses and the lot will continue to respect the minimum lot area and width requirements.
The subject land will be limited to agricultural uses. By restricting residential uses, major agricultural areas will be protected from fragmentation and competing uses. In effect, it will enhance the rural heritage and fortify the rural landscape
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report.
The application was processed by the "On Time Decision Date" established for the processing of Zoning By-law amendments.
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.