2. ZONING – 1730-1758 MONTREAL ROAD
ZONAGE – 1730 AU 1758, CHEMIN DE MONTRÉAL
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 1730-1758 Montreal Road from Arterial Mainstreet Subzone 6 (AM6) to Arterial Mainstreet Subzone 6 exception [xxxx] (AM6 [xxxx]), as detailed in Document 2.
Recommandation DU Comité
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de faire passer le zonage du 1730 au 1758, chemin de Montréal de zone d’artère principale, sous-zone 6 (AM6) à zone d’artère principale, sous-zone 6, dotée d’une exception [xxxx] (AM6 [xxxx]), comme l’explique en détails le document 2.
Deputy City Manager's report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability, dated 16 December 2011 (ACS2012-ICS-PGM-0005).
(dOSSIER nO. D02-02-11-0074)
That the Planning Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 1730-1758 Montreal Road from Arterial Mainstreet Subzone 6 (AM6) to Arterial Mainstreet Subzone 6 exception [xxxx] (AM6 [xxxx]), 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 afin de faire passer le zonage du 1730 au 1758, chemin de Montréal de zone d’artère principale, sous-zone 6 (AM6) à zone d’artère principale, sous-zone 6, dotée d’une exception [xxxx] (AM6 [xxxx]), comme l’explique en détails le document 2.
The subject property is located to the south of Montreal Road to the east of Elwood Street in the Beacon Hill community as shown in Document 1. The property is approximately 0.65 hectares with an average depth of 50 metres.
An existing plaza is located back from the street to allow parking in front. There is a mix of businesses in the plaza including real estate offices and restaurants. This property is part of a cluster of commercial properties that extend west to Blair Road. To the north, there are is a retirement residence and dental centre. The rest of the areas to the east and south are predominately a mix of single detached and row houses.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
The proposed Zoning By-law amendment is required to permit a retail food store with a maximum gross floor area of 186 metres square.
The existing zoning of the property is Arterial Mainstreet, Subzone 6, (AM6), which permits a range of commercial uses that would be more oriented to local services and smaller format stores. A retail food store is not permitted in this zoning.
Provincial Policy Statement
The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) provides direction on matters of Provincial interest related to land-use planning and development by promoting efficient land use patterns that support development of viable liveable communities.
The proposed development is consistent with the objective and policies of the PPS because it helps provides a wide range of business within a community that make efficient use of available infrastructure services.
The Official Plan designates the properties as General Urban and Arterial Mainstreet. The General Urban designation permits the development of a full range and choice of housing types to meet the needs of all citizens, in combination with conveniently located retail, service, entertainment and institutional uses. This zoning amendment will facilitate the development of a complete and sustainable community. Arterial Mainstreets are to function as mixed-use corridors able to provide a wide range of goods and services to neighbouring communities and beyond and this proposed development fits within that function.
Details of Proposed Zoning
The AM zone is intended to accommodate a broad range of uses including retail, service commercial, offices, residential and institutional uses in mixed-use buildings or side by side in separate buildings in areas designated Arterial Mainstreet in the Official Plan. There are seven subzones with two prohibiting retail food stores and one other restricting the size of stores.
An exception is recommended to be created on this property to permit the retail food store and limit the total gross floor area to 186 square metres.
Staff are satisfied that the proposed changes in the zoning of 1730-1758 Montreal Road to AM6 [xxxx], is consistent with the policies of the Provincial Policy Statement, and the Official Plan.
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendations.
There are no legal implications associated with this report.
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
There are no risk management implications associated with this report.
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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 staff 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 Zoning By-law 2008-250
1. The subject lands shown on Document 1 will be rezoned from AM6, Arterial Mainstreet, Subzone 6, to AM6 [xxxx], Arterial Mainstreet, Subzone 6, Exception Zone
2. An exception will be added to Section 239 - Urban Exceptions that will apply to the AM6 [xxxx] zone and will include the following:
Further permitted Uses
Notwithstanding Section 186 (6)
Retail Food Store
Retail Food Store is restricted to a maximum gross floor area of 186 m2.
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. No additional public meetings were held in the community.
Comment Since there is already a retail grocery store just west of Elwood Street, then I think it would be both unfair to the people with the existing store and the plaza renters.
Response Zoning By-laws are not intended to restrict competition between businesses and more activities present in the plaza will only make it a more attractive destination for shoppers.
Comment That a second storey not be added to the existing building.
Response The applicant has made an application to obtain an additional use on the subject property and has no plans to construct a second floor.
Comment That waste be handled indoors so that more animals are not attracted to the area.
Response The applicant has responded that waste will be stored indoors between pickups.