3. ZONING - 725 OLD COACH ROAD
ZONAGE - 725, CHEMIN OLD COACH
(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 725 Old Coach 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 de la propriété située au 725, chemin Old Coach 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 10 February 2011 (ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0054).
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 725 Old Coach 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 de la propriété située au 725, chemin Old Coach de Sous-zone agricole 2 (AG2) à Sous-zone agricole 6 (AG6), comme l’illustre le document 1.
The subject land, 725 Old Coach Road, is located on the west side of Old Coach Road, south of the intersection of Old Coach Road and Thomas A. Dolan Parkway.
This is an agricultural parcel surrounded by agricultural uses to the north, south, east and west. The subject land has a broken frontage of 169.36 metres along Old Coach Road, a frontage of 161 metres on Donald B. Munro Drive, and an area of approximately 25.45 hectares.
The subject lands constitute the retained lands from a recent consent application. The existing house, two barns, shed and detached garage are being severed as a surplus farm dwelling and are known as 737 Old Coach Road.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
The proposal is to rezone the subject land to meet a condition of consent to sever a surplus farm dwelling imposed by the Committee of Adjustment (Application No. D08-01-10/B-00199).
The land to be severed will have a frontage of 153.92 metres on Old Coach Road to an irregular depth of 116.43 metres and a lot area of 1.27 hectares. It will contain a single-family dwelling, two barns, a shed and a detached garage.
The land to be retained, which is the subject of this zoning request, will have a broken frontage of 169.36 metres along Old Coach Road, a frontage of 161 metres on Donald B. Munro Drive, and an area of approximately 25.45 hectares. It will contain vacant farmland.
The subject land is currently zoned Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2). This zoning recognizes and permits agricultural uses on a minimum lot area of 18 hectares in areas designated “Agricultural Resource Area” in the Official Plan and restricts the range of permitted uses to agricultural, forestry and related uses in order to preserve prime agricultural lands from loss to other uses.
The requested zoning amendment proposes to rezone the retained parcel (vacant farmland) from AG2 to Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6). This zoning permits agricultural uses, but prohibits residential uses. This particular subzone represents agricultural lands with a minimum area of 18 hectares and a minimum frontage of 60 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 Areas that would see a new residence being constructed on the vacant farm property, the house being declared surplus and severed for a lot and the pattern so continued.
The site is zoned Agricultural Subzone 2 (AG2). The AG2 zone 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, it is recommended that the zoning of the subject land be changed from Agriculture Subzone 2 (AG2) to Agricultural Subzone 6 (AG6), as shown on Document 1. The AG6 zone will prohibit residential uses on a lot having a minimum area of 18 hectares and a minimum lot width of 60 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. The effect of this rezoning will be to 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 the recommendation in 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.