Planning and Environment Committee
Comité de l’urbanisme et de l’environnement
Minutes 47 / Procès-verbal 47
Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 9:30 a.m.
le mardi 11 avril 2006, 9 h 30
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Salle Champlain, 110, avenue Laurier ouest
Present / Présent : Councillor / Conseiller P. Hume (Chair / Président)
Councillors / Conseillers G. Bédard, M. Bellemare, R. Bloess, A. Cullen,
D. Holmes, J. Harder, G. Hunter
Regrets: Councillor / Conseillère P. Feltmate (Vice-Chair / Vice-présidente)
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
No declarations of interest were filed.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
Ratification dES procÈs-verbaUX
Minutes 46 of the Planning and Environment Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 28 March 2006 were confirmed.
At the start of the meeting,
Chair Hume read a statement required under the Planning Act, which advises that anyone who intends to appeal the
proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments listed as Items 6, 8
3must either voice their
objections at the public meeting or submit their comments in writing prior to
the amendments being adopted by City Council on 26 April 2006. Failure to do so may result in the Ontario
Municipal Board dismissing all or part of the appeal.
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
COMITÉ CONSULTATIF SUR L’ENVIRONNEMENT
1. ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE -
2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORK PLAN
COMITÉ CONSULTATIF SUR L’ENVIRONNEMENT -
RAPPORT ANNUEL DE 2005 ET PLAN DE TRAVAIL 2006
ACS2006-CCV-EAC-0001 CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
Ms. Mary Hegan, Chair, Environmental Advisory Committee and Mr. Serge Morin, the EAC Vice Chair appeared before the Committee. Ms. Hegan described the mandate of the EAC, noting that its focus would be on linking the environment to human and public health concerns. She added that, in the face of comments about the City not being responsive to environmental issues, the City Manager has formed a new Working Group for the Environment and the EAC is examining the Group’s Terms of Reference.
Ms. Hegan listed the following as the EAC’s Priorities and Actions for 2006:
· A focus on protection and enhancement of the environment, environmental health and sustainable development;
· The launch of a new website on Earth Day, 26 April 2006;
· The launch of the Environmental Sustainability Fund;
· An Air Quality Monitoring Network;
· Looking at waste management in an integrated fashion;
· Utilizing a New Westminster Smart Growth Checklist for development applications and land use.
Councillor Alex Cullen, Council liaison to the EAC, said the Advisory Committees are frustrated with the process and with the fact that politicians don’t necessarily listen to the advice the committees proffer. He added that the City Manager’s initiative assures the committees they have the attention of the Mayor and the City’s senior management, including Hydro Ottawa. Councillor Cullen encouraged advisory committee members to persevere in their efforts to bring issues of concern to the attention of City officials.
The Committee Chair, Peter Hume, responding to suggestions from Councillors Bédard and Diane Holmes about the early release of departmental reports, or reports “in principle” to the Advisory Committees, pointed out that some Councillors do not favour this approach. He indicated he would consult with the Chairs of the other Standing Committees to see how earlier circulation of reports could be facilitated.
Councillor Gord Hunter said he felt the advisory committees needed to be proactive and provide input even before reports are generated.
Councillor Holmes put forward a Motion, calling for a policy to be put in place to guide the early circulation of departmental reports to advisory committees.
Councillor Cullen referred to the City Clerk’s Governance Review to take place prior to the establishment of the new Ottawa City Council later in the year, and he moved that Councillor Holmes’ Motion be referred to that review process.
Moved by A. Cullen
That the following Motion (from Councillor D. Holmes) be referred to the City Clerk’s Governance Review prior to the new term of Council.
That a policy be established that all reports that are appropriate for Advisory Committee comments be circulated early in their conception for input.
The report recommendations were then put forward:
That the Environmental Advisory Committee recommend that Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council:
a) Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Environmental Advisory Committee as detailed in Document 1; and
b) Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Document 2.
LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
COMITÉ CONSULTATIF SUR LA CONSERVATION DE L’ARCHITECTURE LOCALE
2. LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION
COMMITTEE – 2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORK PLAN
COMITÉ CONSULTATIF SUR LA CONSERVATION DE L’ARCHITECTURE LOCALE –
RAPPORT ANNUEL DE 2005 ET
PLAN DE TRAVAIL 2006
ACS2006-CCV-LAC-0001 CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
That the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee recommend that the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council:
a) Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee as detailed in Attachment 1; and
b) Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.
OTTAWA FORESTS AND GREENSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
COMITÉ CONSULTATIF SUR LES FORÊTS ET LES ESPACES VERTS D’OTTAWA
3. OTTAWA FORESTS AND GREENSPACE ADVISORY
2005 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006 WORK PLAN
COMITÉ CONSULTATIF SUR LES FORÊTS ET LES ESPACES VERTS D’OTTAWA – RAPPORT ANNUEL DE 2005 ET PLAN DE TRAVAIL 2006
ACS2006-CCV-OFG-0001 CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
That the Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee recommend the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council:
a) Receive the 2005 Annual Report of the Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee as detailed in Attachment 1; and
b) Approve the objectives contained in the 2006 workplan, as detailed in Attachment 2.
PUBLIC WORKS AND SERVICES
Service et Travaux publics
4. REVIEW OF THE BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND TECHNICAL OPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT
Examen du plan de gestion des biosolides et des options techniques pour une gestion des biosolides à long terme
ACS2006-PWS-UTL-0006 CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
Mr. K. Brothers, Director, Utility Services Branch, Public Works and Services (PWS) Department, introduced Mr. F. Petti, Manager, Environmental Programs and Technical Support Branch, PWS. Mr. Brothers then spoke to a PowerPoint slide presentation providing the Committee with an overview of the staff report. A copy of the presentation is held on file with the City Clerk.
In reply to Chair Peter Hume, Mr. Brothers clarified that the recommendations from the Environmental Advisory Committee, as contained in the EAC Coordinator’s memorandum of 14 Mar 06, would be fully implemented as part of the review.
Councillor Alex Cullen inquired about the financial implications of digester conversion. Mr. Brothers indicated that cost estimates would be presented in the spring, and that a component of these costs in the Long Range Financial Plan would be revised. The Councillor also wanted to know whether the City has the ability to divert Industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) biosolids. Mr. Brothers said the City has neither the tools nor the mandate at this time, however he indicated that policy directives related to the ICI sector would be evaluated later this year.
Chair Hume inquired whether participation in organics diversion could be offered to restaurants. Mr. Brothers replied that this would depend on the size and capacity the City was able to offer without overloading the system, but he did feel this could be the focus of future discussions.
Councillor Diane Holmes asked whether a Class A product gets the City to the point where it can sell sewage as a clean, dry commodity. Mr. Fel Petti responded by saying that the process only deals with pathogens and does not reduce heavy metals therefore a Certificate of Approval would be required to market the product. He added that source control is the issue. The diversion program removes many contaminants and this, coupled with a strong Sewer Use By-law, ensures that the heavy metal content in biosolids is below the standard set by the Province.
Councillor Diane Deans asked for information about the savings achieved through land application of biosolids. Mr. Petti indicated that $200,000 was forecast in 2004 for a full year of land application: for three months of application in 2005, the amount was $121,000. The Councillor wanted to know about the storage facilities required under the revised Nutrient Management Act, specifically where these would be located, what size they would be and what would be the cost. Mr. Petti stated these would likely be placed in locations to reduce hauling distances, away from populated or industrial area. As to the cost, Mr. Petti indicated that staff would do an initial review and, if conditions were favourable, would bring forward recommendations early in 2007.
Jim Poushinsky, President, Ottawa Residents Against Pollution by Sewage, decried the fact that there had been no notification of public meetings, nor any advance notification of this item being on today’s agenda. The public was overwhelmingly opposed to building storage facilities in 2001, and now Council is being asked to oppose the public’s views. Mr. Poushinsky indicated that the State of California has recommended a complete ban on biosolids use until it is proven not to harm humans or animals. He expressed the belief the product should be put into the Trail Road landfill site to generate energy in the future. He added that, even if pathogens are reduced by composting, there are untold amounts of chemical compounds that remain, making the product too dangerous for such uses.
Carol Poushinsky a resident of Ottawa, said few farmers want to use biosolids on their lands, as evidenced by the fact that, out of the six areas where the material was spread this year, only one is within the City of Ottawa (Rideau Ward). With regard to the use of pellets, farmers are not interested because the nitrogen content of this product is below useful levels. Ms. Poushinsky also felt there would be a huge outcry about storage facilities, as well as huge expenditures to build them. She said she wanted to see planning ahead for more that two years and money being put into more long-term solutions.
Mary Hegan, Chair, Environmental Advisory Committee, said she was pleased to hear that staff would implement the EAC’s recommendations regarding prion contamination of biosolids. She also supported comments about the advisory committees being “kept in the loop” at the early stages of report preparation, and commended staff on a good communication plan and outreach related to the Biosolids Management Plan.
The following correspondence is held on file with the City Clerk:
(a) Memorandum dated 14 Mar 06 from the Coordinator, Environmental Advisory Committee transmitting the EAC’s recommendations regarding prion contamination of Biosolids.
(b) Notes from the Waste Management Working Group, providing additional information on issues associated with Biosolids.
(c) E-mail dated 11 Apr 06 from Jim Poushinsky, Chair, Ottawa Citizens Against Pollution by Sewage entitled “Critique of Proposed Amendments to Biosolids Plan Review”
The report recommendations were then put forward.
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend that Council:
1. Reaffirm the 2001 Biosolids Management Plan
2. Add the following options to the list of technologies to undergo detailed review:
· Energy from waste
· Land application with storage
· Co-composting with MSW organics
· Conversion of the digesters to either Auto-heated Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion (ATAD) or Two-phase Anaerobic Digestion
3. Accept for information the Audit Report of the Biosolids Management System.
5. AUDIT REPORT – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR IN-HOUSE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION - 2005
RAPPORT DE VÉRIFICATION – ÉTATS FINANCIERS POUR
LA COLLECTE DES DÉCHETS SOLIDES PAR LA VILLE - 2005
ACS2006-PWS-UTL-0007 CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council receive this report for information.
planning and growth management
urbanisme et gestion de la croissance
Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Policy
Politiques d’urbanisme, d’environnement et d’infrastructure
6. OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT – COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT
AND CONTAMINATED SITES RELATED POLICIES
MODIFICATION DU PLAN OFFICIEL – POLITIQUES SUR LES AMÉLIORATIONS COMMUNAUTAIRES ET LES SITES CONTAMINÉS
ACS2006-PGM-POL-0025 CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
Mr. Peter Stewart, representing the Heart of Orléans Committee, appeared before the committee with Councillor Rainer Bloess.
The Councillor spoke in support of the group’s initiatives and wondered whether this amendment is an appropriate venue to request a community development plan.
Mr. Dennis Jacobs, Director, Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Policy, indicated that this amendment, which deals with “brownfields”, also speaks to policies in the Official Plan that allow for community improvement. He added that much work had already been done and that staff would look at whether there were any financial incentives to move this forward, in cooperation with Councillor Bloess’ office.
The Committee then approved the report recommendation:
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the City of Ottawa Official Plan to amend Sections 4.8.4 Contaminated Sites, 5.1 Introduction, 5.2.1 General, 5.2.3 Public Notification, 5.2.5 Community Improvement, and the Glossary as detailed in Document 1.
7. 2003 OFFICIAL PLAN APPEALS - EROSION PREVENTION
AND PROTECTION OF SURFACE WATER, AND FOREST STRATEGY
APPELS VISANT LE PLAN OFFICIEL DE 2003 - PRÉVENTION DE L'ÉROSION ET PROTECTION DES EAUX DE SURFACE, ET STRATÉGIE FORESTIÈRE
ACS2006-PGM-POL-0023 CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
Ms. Judy Flavin, Program Manager, Planning Policy and Area Planning (West Unit), Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Policy Branch, spoke to a PowerPoint slide presentation, providing the Committee with an overview of the staff report. A copy of the presentation is held on file with the City Clerk.
Councillor Alex Cullen questioned Policy 6, inquiring more specifically who determines the quality of the flow of surface waters. Ms. Flavin indicated that staff did not want to put the onus on the applicant to say that a tributary is dry and wanted the guidelines to provide details. In reply to the Councillor’s assertion that this is too vague, Ms. Susan Murphy, Environmental Sustainability Division, Planning and Growth Management, clarified that the City and the Conservation Authorities would approve the setbacks and there are steps to go through to address ecological creek functions.
Councillor Diane Holmes wanted to know whether these policies are stronger or weaker in terms of protecting the environment. Ms. Murphy stated that the 2003 Official Plan had no flexibility, whereas these policies require that certain factors be considered when dealing with setbacks. She added that, in some cases, there is no cause to use a 15 metre setback since a minor tributary tends to be less than 15 metres. She posited that this will provide environmental protection and flexibility at same time.
Councillor Gord Hunter spoke about Shirley’s Brook west of Goulbourn Forced Road, noting the only reason it still exists is because it has been dredged and is used to drain water away from farmland. If the farms disappear, and the land is developed, it should be used as part of a sewer system. He asked whether the intent was to maintain minor tributaries even where changes to the land area diminishes their original function. Ms. Murphy responded by saying that fish habitat was the primary concern: if the minor tributary constitutes fish habitat, this policy applies and if not, the applicant can fill it in.
Amy Kempster, Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital, made reference to Policies 6, 7 and 8, which she opined negate all of Policy 3. She proposed that the wording “Nowithstanding Policy 3” be replaced with: “Notwithstanding the prohibition of development as including lot creation in Policy 3,”. Ms. Kempster said that, otherwise, Policy 3 may be interpreted as meaning that site alteration, excavation, etc. are allowed. With regard to Policy 7, Ms. Kempster advised that the GACC would recommend it be held pending the outcome of hearings on country lot subdivision policies.
When asked to comment, the Director, Development Law, Mr. Tim Marc, said staff agreed with the Greenspace Alliance that Policy 7 will be held until hearings in July. With regard to Policies 6, 7 and 8, Mr. Marc said lot creation was only one aspect of site alteration. The site plan approval process would restrict any other form of development within the setback and therefore he did not believe the change requested by Ms. Kempster was required.
Chair Peter Hume asked for a comment from the representative of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Mr. Glenn MacDonald said these policies are seen as a compromise about which all parties feel comfortable. He pointed out that the Official Plan will soon be coming up for review and the issue can be re-examined at that time. In addition, it was felt that the old policies were too rigid and were being applied unreasonably, thus the rationale for drafting them as they are.
Chair Hume asked for a comment on the impact of the Committee rejecting the proposed amendments. Mr. Marc indicated that, in light of the consultation that has taken place, this was likely the strongest position the City can defend at the Ontario Municipal Board. He added that, in order to achieve better outcomes, direction would have to come from the Provincial Policy Statement.
After further discussion, the Committee considered the report recommendations:
That Planning and Environment Committee recommend that Council:
1. Support the policy changes to the 2003 Official Plan proposed in Document 1 (as revised), to address concerns related to the forest strategy, and erosion prevention and protection of surface water quality identified by homebuilders and developers in the City of Ottawa; and
2. Direct staff to communicate this position to a prehearing of the Ontario Municipal Board.
(G. Bédard, A. Cullen,
D. Holmes dissented)
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROVALS
APPROBATION DES DEMANDES D’URBANISME ET D’INFRASTRUCTURE
8. zONING - 2299 AND 2413 TENTH LINE ROAd
zONAGE - 2299 ET 2413, CHEMIN TENTh
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0075 CUMBERLAND (19)
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former City of Cumberland Urban Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 2299 and 2413 Tenth Line Road from D-R to R1H-X3 Residential Singles Wide Lots - Exception Three, R3D-X11 - Residential Row Dwellings - Exception Eleven, R5A-(XX) - Residential Apartments Low Density - Exception and OS - Open Space as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.
9. Zoning - 2 LASER STREET AND 20 and 22 gurdwara drivE
Zonage - 2, RUE LASER ET 20 et 22, promenade gurdwarA
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0070 BELL-SOUTH NEPEAN (3)
That Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former Nepean Zoning By-Law to amend the MP Block 9 Zone - Business Park Exception Zone for 2 Laser Street to add a retail warehouse, and that the zoning of 20 and 22 Gurdwara Road be changed from MP - Business Park Zone, to MP Block 9 - Business Park Exception Zone, as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.
10. ZONING - 3580 STRANDHERD DRIVE
ZONAGE - 3580, PROMENADE STRANDHERD
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0071 BELL-SOUTH NEPEAN (3)
Ms. Yasmin Docter an adjacent property owner, said her concerns relate to the increase in exhaust fumes, traffic congestion, noise, loss of property value and privacy and the use of a speaker box for the drive-through operation.
Mr. Paul Robinson, representing Lloyd Phillips and Associated Ltd, pointed out that, from the north line of the property, there is a six metre landscaped strip, then a car wash, then another landscaped strip contributing to distances of between 22 to 17 metres from the homeowner. He stated that the speaker box is to be angled to the south and the east rather than directly facing the residential properties to the north.
When asked by Councillor Alex Cullen to compare this zoning application with the one at 2301 Tenth Line Road, and to state why this one was being recommended by staff, Ms. Karen Currie, Manager, Development Approvals (East/South) said the 10th Line site was open to the residential community with pedestrian linkages issues whereas in this case, there is considerable buffering between the site and the residential community.
The Ward Councillor, Jan Harder, said that the issues of concern to her constituents could and would be addressed. She averred that this would be a very busy location with the advent of the new Transitway, and she promised to work to ensure that it will not be detrimental to the quality of life of the surrounding community.
After further discussion, the Committee considered the report recommendation:
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-Law from CA3(CN) - Commercial Automotive (Commercial Neighbourhood) Zone to CA3(CN) Block "XX" - Commercial Automotive (Commercial Neighbourhood) Exception Zone as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.
(A. Cullen dissented)
11. ZONING - 153 AND 155 SALISBURY STREET
ZONAGE - 153 ET 155, RUE SALISBURY
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0024 WEST CARLETON (5)
The Committee received a copy of correspondence dated 10 Apr 06 from DME Ltd, representing Mr. Douglas Rivington, (D.H. Rivington Enterprises) on engineering matters rated to the development of his land holdings in the Village of Carp. Mr. Rivington is objecting to the configuration of the proposed concept plan for this development.
The DME Ltd representative, Mr. Kevin Murphy, advised that, after further consideration, his client agreed to withdraw his objection since it does not relate to zoning issues.
A copy of the correspondence is on file with the City Clerk.
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former Township of West Carleton Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 153 and 155 Salisbury Street from Residential Type 4 Zone (Holding Zone), R4-2(H) to Residential Type 5 Exception Zone, R5-x to remove the Holding Zone provision and permit townhouses as detailed in Document 3 and shown in Document 1.
12. ZONING - 1776 MAPLE GROVE
ROAD (FORMERLY 5831 HAZELDEAN ROAD)
ZONAGE - 1776, CHEMIN MAPLE GROVE
(ANCIENNEMENT 5831, CHEMIN HAZELDEAN)
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0082 GOULBOURN (6)
Responding to questions from Councillor Diane Holmes, City staff indicated that, in response to concerns from the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), the decision was made to separate the Environmental Assessment process and let the planning process proceed by itself. The reports will be presented for consideration at a joint meeting of the Transportation and the Planning and Environment Committees on 3 May 06.
Ms. Susan Murphy, Planner, Environmental Sustainability Division, Planning and Growth Management Department, added that the integration of Class EAs is not widely used in the Province, and, based on the information staff provided, the MOE’s Environmental Assessment Approvals Branch recommended they be repackaged into 3 documents. Ms. Murphy also confirmed for Councillor Holmes that the Broughton subdivision application has been withdrawn, and that the Carp River Restoration Plan would be part of the process.
At the behest of Councillor Janet Stavinga, Chair Peter Hume advised that the Committee received a letter dated 10 Apr 06 from the Stittsville Village Association, requesting that the report recommendation be re-worded to clearly reflect the moratorium and Subdivision Plan requirements. Staff confirmed that no building permits would be issued until the construction of the Huntmar Drive extension has been substantially completed, and that this has been communicated to the SVA and to Councillor Stavinga.
The Committee then considered the report recommendation:
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Goulbourn Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 1776 Maple Grove Road (formerly 5831 Hazeldean Road) from A1 (Agricultural Zone), R2-T1 (Residential Type 2 Temporary Use) and EPA (Environmental Protection Zone) to R1-__ (Residential Type 1 Special Exception Zone), NEA-1 (Natural Environment Area Special Exception Zone), and PR (Parks and Recreation Zone) to permit residential development as shown and detailed in Document 4.
13. APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH UTILITY BUILDINGS AT
25 CARSDALE AVENUE, APPLICATION FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION
IN A HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT AT 25 CARSDALE AVENUE IN THE ROCKCLIFFE PARK HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
DEMANDE VISANT À DÉMOLIR DES BÄTIMENTS DE SERVICE ET À CONSTRUIRE DES IMMEUBLES AU 25, AVENUE CARSDALE, PROPRIÉTÉ SITUÉE DANS LE DISTRICT DE CONSERVATION DU PATRIMOINE DE ROCKCLIFFE PARK
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0077 RIDEAU-ROCKCLIFFE (13)
That the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee recommend that Planning and Environment Committee and Council:
1. Approve the application for the demolition of the three utility buildings located in the former Carsdale Works Yard at 25 Carsdale Avenue in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District.
2. Approve the application for the construction of six new houses at 25 Carsdale Avenue, Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District, in accordance with the plans received on February 20, 2006.
14. aPPLICATION UNDER THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FACADES OF THE FORMER OGILVY'S DEPARTMENT STORE AT 126 RIDEAU STREEt
DEMANDE SOUMISE AUX TERMES DE LA LOI SUR LE PATRIMOINE DE L'ONTARIO ET VISANT LA RÉFECTION DES FAÇADES DE L'ANCIEN GRAND MAGASIN OGILVY, SITUÉ AU 126, RUE RIDEAU
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0079 RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Mr. Barry Padolsky, of Barry Padolsky and Associates Inc., Architects, provided written documentation in support of the application and of the following amendment from the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (23 March 2006).
The Committee then considered the report recommendation, as amended by the foregoing:
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve the application for reconstruction of the façades of the former Ogilvy's Department Store at 126 Rideau Streets in accordance with the plans filed by Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects included as Documents 4 to 8 and the conditions described in the report.
That the design be amended to reinstate the original flag parapet on the roof at the Rideau Street façade.
(Note : Approval of this application under the Ontario Heritage Act must not be construed to meet the requirements for the issuance of a building permit.)
carried as amended
SERVICES DU BâTIMENT
15. SIGN MINOR VARIANCE - 4230-4290 INNES ROAD
- RÈGLEMENT MUNICIPAL
SUR LES ENSEIGNES - 4230-4290, CHEMIN INNEs
ACS2006-PGM-BLD-0005 CUMBERLAND (19)
The Committee received copies of the following documents relative to this matter:
(a) Comment Sheet dated Feb 10/06 submitted by Pierrette Woods and Sharon
Lawrence, for the Innes Re-Zoning and Development Group, in opposition to the
minor variance as they feel it is unnecessary in this situation.
(b) Letter dated 23 Dec 05 from Holzman Consultants Inc., setting out the
rationale in support of the request for a minor variance.
The Committee approved the report recommendations:
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council:
1. Refuse a Minor Variance application to the Sign By-law to allow two illuminated ground signs on the Innes Road frontage of the shopping centre development that exceed the maximum allowable area and height of ground signs in a District 4 zone.
2. Approve a recommended Minor Variance to the Sign By-law to allow one illuminated ground sign on the Innes Road frontage, of the 4290 Innes Road parcel, with an area of 17 square metres, from the maximum permitted area of 14 square metres.
POINTS DES CONSEILLERS
Councillor/Conseiller A. Cullen
16. DISPOSAL OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMPACT
FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS CONTAINING MERCURY
ÉLIMINATION DES LAMPES FLUORESCENTES COMPACTES ÉCONERGÉTIQUES CONTENANT DU MERCURE
ACS2006-CCS-PEC-0004 BAY (7)
Committee Chair Peter Hume advised that Councillor Alex Cullen prepared the following Motion, which has the concurrence of Public Works and Services staff:
Moved by A. Cullen
That staff be directed to treat mercury-laden, energy efficient light bulbs as hazardous waste, and that this be reflected in the City’s promotional materials and venues.
Councillor/conseiller G. Bédard
17. cash-in-lieu of parkland exemption
EXONÉRATION DES FRAIS RELATIFS AUX TERRAINS
À VOCATION DE PARC
ACS2006-CCS-PEC-0005 RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Councillor D. Holmes asked for consideration of the following as a “friendly amendment” to Councillor Bédard’s Motion:
WHEREAS Ward 14 (the Centretown and Dalhousie Neighbourhoods) contains the least amount of municipal greenspace within the City of Ottawa;
AND WHEREAS these neighbourhoods have the highest percentage of tenants, with many lower income and new Canadian households that do not have yards or amenity spaces of their own;
AND WHEREAS Ward 14 has the highest population densities per census tract of any ward in the City, which places a heavy demand on the relatively limited amount of greenspace;
AND WHEREAS the Cash-in-lieu of parkland exemption that has been in effect in Ward 14 has resulted in new funds not being raised to meet the growing demand for parkland;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Report Recommendation be amended by adding ‘Ward 14’ following ‘Sandy Hill and Lowertown within the recommendation, as shown in the areas contained in Document 1 (Map of Centretown and Dalhousie Neighbourhoods).
That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve that the portions of Sandy Hill, Lowertown and Ward 14 other than those within the Central Area, no longer be included in the area that is exempted from residential cash in lieu of parkland.
carried as amended
INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY DISTRIBUTED
INFORMATION DISTRIBUÉE AUPARAVANT
A. ON TIME REVIEW STATUS REPORT
RAPPORTS D’ÉTAPE SUR L’EXAMEN EN TEMPS VOULU
ACS2006-PGM-APR-0081-IPD CITY-WIDE / À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
DEMANDES DE RENSEIGNEMENTS
Councillor Georges Bédard
REMOVAL OF BARRIERS TO THE
USE OF RESIDENTIAL
SOLAR WATER HEATERS
Recognizing that PEC recommended to Council in September of 2005 that staff work to remove barriers to the residential use of solar water heaters;
Recognizing that other cities have facilitated the installation of such systems by home owners;
Concerned that the City of Ottawa still presents barriers to the installation of such systems:
· What actions have staff taken to resolve this issue?
· What are other cities doing to permit these types of systems contrary to the City of Ottawa?
The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.
Original signed by Original signed by
M.J. Beauregard Councillor P. Hume
Committee Coordinator Chair