1. ZONING – PART OF 1765 TRIM ROAD
ZONAGE – PARTIE DU 1765, CHEMIN TRIM
(This matter is Subject to Bill 51)
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of Part of 1765 Trim Road from Development Reserve [DR] to Residential Third Density, Subzone XX, Exception xxx, R3XX[xxx] as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.
Recommandation DU Comité
(Cette question est assujettie au Règlement 51)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 de la Ville d’Ottawa afin de changer le zonage d’une partie du 1765, chemin Trim de Zone d’aménagement futur (DR) à Zone résidentielle de densité 3, sous-zone XX, exception xxx (R3XX[xxx] en vue de permettre des utilisations résidentielles, comme il est indiqué dans le Document 1 et expliqué en détail dans le Document 2.
1. Deputy City Manager's report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, dated 27 September 2011 (ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0198).
That the Planning Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of Part of 1765 Trim Road from Development Reserve [DR] to Residential Third Density, Subzone XX, Exception xxx, R3XX[xxx] as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l’urbanisme recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 de la Ville d’Ottawa afin de changer le zonage d’une partie du 1765, chemin Trim de Zone d’aménagement futur (DR) à Zone résidentielle de densité 3, sous-zone XX, exception xxx (R3XX[xxx] en vue de permettre des utilisations résidentielles, comme il est indiqué dans le Document 1 et expliqué en détail dans le Document 2.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
The site is bounded by Trim Road to the west, a Hydro Corridor to the north, undeveloped land to the south and low density residential development to the east. The approximately 8,018 square metre site is currently undeveloped and has access to Mondavi Street. The site is close to a recreation corridor located to the north along the Hydro Corridor.
The site is currently zoned Development Reserve [DR] in Zoning By-law 2008-250 and does not permit residential development.
The proposed amendment is to zone the site to R3XX[xxx] in order to permit residential development, ranging from single detached dwellings to multiple attached dwellings, subject to site specific requirements.
The site is designated General Urban Area in the Official Plan. This designation permits all types and densities of housing.
Residential uses are appropriate on the subject site. In the general vicinity, there are townhome and semi-detached dwelling units. The zoning proposed would mirror the existing zoning currently in place on lands abutting the subject site, resulting in development standards which are similar to those for the existing development with one exception. An additional provision is recommended in order to prevent the development of dwellings with garages or carports which extend further into the front yard than the main building. The garage would be either flush with or behind the main wall of the house or a covered porch or veranda that is at least 2.5 metres wide. These provisions prevent a garage from protruding in front of the house and decrease the prominence of the garage; which results in an increase in the visual appeal of the street.
A preliminary geotechnical investigation has been prepared in support of the application and provides site preparation and construction recommendations based on the site soils. Based on the field work, it was found that the site contains silty clay, occasional fine sand and, based on the moisture content at depths greater than 2.4m, the probable presence of sensitive marine clay.
A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) was also prepared and did not identify potential environmental concerns associated with the site.
No buildings existed on this property, which had been used for agricultural purposes until 1989. It has been fallow since that time. A Phase II ESA Site Assessment was not recommended.
The existing road network, through Mondavi Street and Breezewood Street to Valin Street, is expected to accommodate the increase in traffic resulting from development of the subject site. The road configuration will be determined through the subdivision or site plan processes. Should direct access to Trim Road be proposed, a Traffic Impact Study will be required upon submission of the site plan application, or if applicable, the subdivision application.
Prior to the development of this site, depending on the nature of the development, applications for subdivision and/or site plan will be required. At that time, detailed infrastructure information related to storm water management and servicing will be required. The final geotechnical report will also be required. A traffic impact study and noise study may also be required. A right of way width of 37.5m will be requested to be protected for the new Trim Road alignment.
The technical agencies contacted did not have concerns with the development of residential uses on the subject site. Development will be subject to the Urban Design Guidelines for Greenfield Neighbourhoods. Consideration is also to be given to a connection to the recreational pathway system.
The amount and form of parkland dedication will be determined at the time of the subdivision or site plan application.
The impact of the rezoning application is viewed as negligible and residential uses are compatible with the existing built environment.
There are no rural implications of this application.
The Councillor is aware of the application.
There are no legal implications associated with this report.
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
There are no risk implications.
There are no environmental implications associated with this application.
In accordance with the City’s Strategic Plan, the proposal respects the existing urban fabric.
Document 1 Location Map
Document 2 Details of Recommended Zoning
Document 3 Consultation Details
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.
DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING DOCUMENT 2
Proposed Changes to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law
a) The subject lands shown in Document 1 be rezoned from DR to R3XX[xxx].
b) A new exception R3XX[xxx] be added to Section 239-Urban Exceptions to include the following provisions:
i) The provisions of Table 160A apply with the exception of the following:
minimum lot area: 135 m2
minimum lot width per dwelling unit: 4.5m
minimum front yard setback: 5m
minimum rear yard setback: 6m
ii) No portion of a private garage or carport shall be located closer to the street lot line than the closer of:
a) a building front wall or side wall, or
b) a covered porch or veranda that is at least 2.5m wide
CONSULTATION DETAILS DOCUMENT 3
NOTIFICATION AND CONSULTATION PROCESS
Notification and public consultation was undertaken in accordance with the Public Notification and Public Consultation Policy approved by City Council for Zoning By-law amendments. As a result, six written submissions were received. Of these, three did not provide comments but requested to be further notified. No objections to the development of residential uses were received, however the following concerns were raised:
SUMMARY OF PUBLIC COMMENTS
1. Concern was expressed regarding heavy truck traffic potentially cutting through the local streets to access Trim Road, which may impact on the safety of children and pedestrians on the local streets.
2. Concern with decrease in property values if the height of the dwellings are three storeys or higher.
RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS
1. Should access to Trim Road be proposed, the Traffic Impact Study is to be submitted, to the satisfaction of the City of Ottawa.
2. The height limit proposed is 11 m and is the same limit as the surrounding residential area.