6. ZONING – Part of 3039 River Road (5210 Cabin Road)
ZONAGE – Partie du 3039, chemin River (5210, chemin Cabin)
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 3039 River Road (5210 Cabin Road) from AG2 (Agricultural, Subzone 2) to AG6 zone (Agricultural, Subzone 6).
RECOMMANDATION DU COMITÉ
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 en vue de faire passer le zonage du 3039, chemin River (5210, chemin Cabin) de AG2 (zone agricole, sous-zone 2) à AG6 (zone agricole, sous-zone 6).
1. Deputy City Manager’s Report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, dated 4 August 2011 (ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0163).
Report to/Rapport au :
Comité de l'agriculture et des affaires rurales
and Council / et au Conseil
04 August 2011 / le 04 août 2011
Submitted by/Soumis par : Nancy Schepers, Deputy City Manager/Directrice municipale adjointe, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability/Services d’infrastructure et Viabilité des collectivités
Contact Person/Personne ressource : John L. Moser, General Manager/Directeur général, Planning and Growth Management/Urbanisme et Gestion de la croissance
(613) 580-2424 x 28869, John.Moser@ottawa.ca
(FILE NO. D02-02-11-0054)
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 3039 River Road (5210 Cabin Road) from AG2 (Agricultural, Subzone 2) to AG6 zone (Agricultural, Subzone 6).
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 3039, chemin River (5210, chemin Cabin) de AG2 (zone agricole, sous-zone 2) à AG6 (zone agricole, sous-zone 6).
The subject land, 3039 River Road (5210 Cabin Road), is located on the east side of River Road, south of Cabin Road. It is an agricultural parcel, surrounded by agricultural uses to the north, south, east and west. The subject land has a frontage of 90.26 metres along River Road, and 685 metres on Cabin Road, and an area of approximately 26.085 hectares. This parcel was the subject of a recent consent application.
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-00137).
The land to be severed will have a frontage of 90.26 metres on River Road, to an irregular depth of 103 metres and will contain a lot area of 1.085 hectares. It will contain a detached dwelling and four outbuildings.
The land to be retained, which is the subject of the zoning request, will have a frontage of approximately 685 metres on Cabin Road, to an irregular depth of 415 metres and will contain a lot area of approximately 25 hectares.
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 (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.
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 a portion of the subject land (retained farmland) be changed from Agriculture (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 implications associated with this report.
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
There are no risk management implications associated with this report.
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.