5. ZONING – Part of 7606 (7626) Bank street
ZONAGE – PARTIE DU 7606 (7626), rue bank
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 7606 (7626) Bank Street from AG (Agricultural) to AG5 zone (Agricultural, Subzone 5).
RECOMMANDATION DU COMITÉ
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 en vue de faire passer le zonage du 7606 (7626), rue Bank de AG (zone agricole) à AG5 (zone agricole, sous-zone 5).
1. Deputy City Manager’s Report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, dated 5 August 2011 (ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0162).
(FILE NO. D02-02-11-0053)
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 7606 (7626) Bank Street from AG (Agricultural) to AG5 zone (Agricultural, Subzone 5).
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 faire passer le zonage du 7606 (7626), rue Bank de AG (zone agricole) à AG5 (zone agricole, sous-zone 5).
The subject land, 7606 (7626) Bank Street, is located on the west side of Bank Street, north of Devereaux Road. It is an agricultural parcel, surrounded by agricultural uses to the north, south, east and west. The subject land has a frontage of 115 metres along Bank Street and an area of approximately 39.27 hectares.
This parcel was the subject of a recent consent application. The existing dwelling and associated outbuildings are being severed as a surplus farm dwelling. The retained land will remain vacant and will continue to be used for agricultural purposes.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
The proposal is to rezone part of the subject land to meet a condition of consent to sever a surplus farm dwelling imposed by the Committee of Adjustment (Application No. D08-01-11/B-00169).
The land to be severed will have a frontage of 115 metres on Bank Street, to an irregular depth of 130 metres and will contain a lot area of 2.07 hectares. It will contain a detached dwelling and barn.
The land to be retained, which is the subject of the zoning request, will have a frontage of 1849 metres on a private drive (Road allowance between Lots 25 and 26), to a depth of 208 metres, and will contain a lot area of 37.2 hectares.
The subject land is currently zoned Agricultural (AG). 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 uses in order to preserve prime agricultural lands from loss to other uses.
The requested zoning amendment proposes to rezone the retained parcel (farmland) from AG to Agricultural Subzone 5 (AG5). This zoning permits agricultural uses, but prohibits residential uses. This particular subzone represents agricultural lands with a minimum area of 30 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 (AG). The AG zone permits a detached dwelling, agricultural use and several other uses. In order to ensure that the intent of the Official Plan policies are implemented through zoning, it is recommended that the zoning of a portion of the subject land (retained farmland) be changed from Agriculture (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 5 (AG5), as shown on Document 1. The AG5 zone will prohibit residential uses on a lot having a minimum area of 30 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.
COMMENTS BY THE WARD COUNCILLOR
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal implications associated with this report.
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report.
CITY STRATEGIC PLAN
APPLICATION PROCESS TIMELINE STATUS
Document 1 Location Map
City Clerk and Solicitor Department, Legislative Services to notify the owner, applicant, OttawaScene Canada Signs, 1565 Chatelain Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8B5, 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.