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 : Richard Kilstrom, Manager/Gestionnaire, Policy Development and Urban Design/Élaboration de la politique et conception urbaine, Planning and Growth Management/Urbanisme et Gestion de la croissance
(613) 580-2424 x 22653, Richard.Kilstrom@ottawa.ca
Que le Comité de l'urbanisme prenne connaissance du présent rapport.
The annual Vacant Urban Residential Land Survey (VURLS) monitors the supply of vacant urban residential land to determine if it meets policies of the Official Plan and Provincial Policy Statement.
The survey includes a summary report, plus a detailed parcel list and accompanying map which shows unit potential, approval status, ownership and other information for individual properties.
Key findings for 2010 include:
• The inventoried supply of vacant urban residential land and its unit potential was 2 301 net hectares (ha) and approximately 96 860 units at the end of 2010, compared to 2 327 ha and 94 070 units in December 2009 (this includes land added to the urban area by Council in 2009 as part of Official Plan Amendment 76, but does not include the additional land required to be added by the Ontario Municipal Board decision on the urban boundary). This supply is sufficient for approximately 18 years at projected growth rates, significantly more than the 10-year requirement of the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS).
• The supply of registered and draft approved vacant land with servicing in 2010 (647 ha) represents a 5.4 year supply based on projected demand. This exceeds the PPS requirement for a three year supply of serviced registered and draft approved lots.
• The overall supply of serviced land is sufficient for 12.4 years. By area, serviced supply is: Inside the Greenbelt 8.8 years; Kanata-Stittsville 9.4 years; South Nepean 7.9 years; Riverside South 23.6 years; Leitrim 21.9 years; and Orléans 12.4 years.
• Consumption of urban residential land in 2010 totalled 116 net ha, down from 126 ha in 2009, and below the five-year average of 135 ha. Dwelling units built on these lands totalled 4 422, little changed from 4 427 in 2009.
• The average density of housing built in 2010 was 38.3 units per net ha, the highest ever recorded by the survey. However, after five years of steady increase, the density of single-detached units declined slightly from 23.0 units/net ha in 2009 to 22.8 in 2010.
• Vacant land supply shares by area:
• Kanata-Stittsville 35%
• Riverside South 21%
• South Nepean 17%
• Orléans 16%
• Leitrim 6%
• Inside the Greenbelt 5%
• The ten largest landowners held 63.4 per cent of the residential land supply in 2010, down from 64.4 per cent in 2009. Major owners were Richcraft (12.8%), Urbandale (10.2%), Minto (9.5%), Mattamy (6.2%), KNL (5.1%), Claridge (4.9%), CRT Developments (3.9%), Ashcroft (3.8%), Taggart (3.6%), and Tartan (3.4%). If known partnerships are considered, Richcraft and Urbandale together accounted for about 28 per cent of the land supply.
Further details are contained in the main report.
There are no legal implications associated with receiving this report.
Planning and Growth Management:
Objective 1 – Manage growth and create sustainable communities, including ensuring that new growth is integrated seamlessly with established communities.
Objective 3 – Ensure that City infrastructure required for new growth is built or improved as needed to serve the growth.
Document 1 Vacant Urban Residential Land Survey, 2010 Update. Issued separately to members of Council and held on file with the City Clerk. Copies of the report, parcel list and map are available at the City Hall Client Service Centre.
VACANT URBAN RESIDENTIAL LAND SURVEY, 2010 UPDATE DOCUMENT 1
Issued separately to members of Council and held on file with the City Clerk.