4. ZONING – 1614 AND 1624 THOMAS ARGUE ROAD
ZONAGE – 1614 ET 1624, CHEMIN THOMAS ARGUE
That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 1614 and 1624 Thomas Argue Road from RC (Rural Commercial zone) to RC3[213r] (Rural Commercial zone, Subzone 3, Exception 213r) as detailed in Document 2.
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250, visant à faire passer le zonage du 1614 et du 1624, chemin Thomas-Argue de Zone de commerces ruraux (RC) à Zone de commerces ruraux, sous-zone 3, dotée d’une exception 213r (RC3[213r]) comme l’explique en détail le document 2.
1. Deputy City Manager’s Report, Planning and Infrastructure Services dated 5 April 2012 (ACS2012-PAI-PGM-0094).
Report to/Rapport au :
Comité d'agriculture et des affaires rurales
and Council / et au Conseil
05 April 2012 / le 05 avril 2012
Planning and Infrastructure/Urbanisme et Infrastructure
Contact Person/Personne-ressource : Derrick Moodie, Manager/Gestionnaire, Development Review-Rural Services/Examen des projets d'aménagement-Services ruraux, Planning and Growth Management/Urbanisme et Gestion de la croissance
(613) 580-2424, 15134 Derrick.Moodie@ottawa.ca
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 1614 and 1624 Thomas Argue Road from RC (Rural Commercial zone) to RC3[213r] (Rural Commercial zone, Subzone 3, Exception 213r) as detailed in Document 2.
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 le zonage du 1614 et du 1624, chemin Thomas-Argue de Zone de commerces ruraux (RC) à Zone de commerces ruraux, sous-zone 3, dotée d’une exception 213r (RC3[213r]) comme l’explique en détail le document 2.
The subject site is located on the east side of Thomas Argue Road and north of March Road (see Document 1).
The site is surrounded by the Carp Self-Storage facility to the immediate south (2405 March Road), the Carp Airport to the east and agricultural uses to the north and west.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
The purpose of the amendment is to permit a self-storage warehouse on 1614 and 1624 Thomas Argue Road, and to rezone the lands similar to 2405 March Road (the existing self-storage facility). The two parcels, 1614 and 1624 Thomas Argue Road are under the same ownership as 2405 March Road. These three parcels can be considered one lot for zoning purposes.
The current zoning of the parcel is Rural Commercial (RC) zone. This zone permits a limited range of commercial uses including retail stores, animal care establishments and automobile service stations. A self-storage warehouse is not a permitted use in this zone.
The requested zoning amendment proposes to change the subject property from RC to RC3 [213r]. The proposed zoning will match the current zoning of the existing self‑storage facility at 2405 March Road.
The permitted lot coverage for the RC3 zone is 20 per cent; however, the application proposes a lot coverage of 34.6 per cent. Exception 213r can be amended to add a maximum permitted lot coverage of 35 per cent.
These properties are the subject of a current Site Plan Control Application (D07-12-11-0008). The Site Plan application proposes to develop the site in three phases with 14 single-storey self-storage buildings, renovate an existing two-storey building and expand this building for self-storage use, and renovate and add a new office building. Currently, there is a single family dwelling located at 1624 Thomas Argue Road. The Site Plan application proposes to relocate the dwelling to 2405 March Road, in front of the current self-storage facility. At this time, the City is working with the Applicant to resolve outstanding engineering issues.
According to the Official Plan, the subject land is designated Agricultural Resource Area. Policies, in this designation, protect major areas of agriculture and other lands suitable for agriculture, from loss to other uses, as well as ensures that uses, which would result in conflicts with agricultural operations, are not established in productive farming areas.
Carp Self-Storage has been operating at 2405 March Road for almost eight years and has demonstrated that it is a compatible use with the surrounding agricultural lands. The properties to be zoned are currently developed as residential and building lots. Staff believe that the proposed use is less likely to be in conflict with the adjacent agricultural operations than the current use or other existing permitted uses, such as an amusement centre, automobile dealership, campground, or car wash, as several examples.
The subject properties have been taken out of agricultural production for quite some time. Furthermore, the lot sizes are fragmented and not suitable to return to an agricultural use.
Although the use is not agricultural in nature, the proposal meets the intent of the policies because it is not removing any agricultural land from production and it will reduce the potential for conflicts with neighbouring agricultural operations.
The site is zoned RC (Rural Commercial), which accommodates a variety of rural commercial uses that serve the rural community.
The proposed zoning (RC3[213r]) will permit the use of a self-storage warehouse, which is currently the use of the neighbouring property under the same ownership. The provisions in the RC3 zone will be applied to 1614 and 1624 Thomas Argue, which will match the current provisions for 2405 March Road. These lots will be treated as one lot for zoning purposes. The exception can be amended to include a maximum permitted lot coverage of 35 per cent.
The rural area will be protected through the proposed zoning and there will be no rural implications.
Notice of this application was carried out in accordance with the City's Public Notification and Consultation Policy. The City did not receive any negative comments or opposition to this application.
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal implications associated with this report.
There are no risk management implications associated with this report.
There are no financial implications associated with this report.
There are no environmental implications associated with this report.
There are no direct technical implications associated with this report.
This Zoning By-law amendment supports the growth of the local economy by allowing for the expansion of an existing business.
The application was processed by the "On Time Decision Date" established for the processing of Zoning By-law amendments.
Document 1 Location Map
Document 2 Details of Recommended Zoning
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
1. Rezone the subject land from RC to RC3[213r].
2. Amend exception 213r in Section 240 – Exceptions by adding the following provision:
- maximum lot coverage: 35 per cent