Report to/Rapport au :


Planning and Environment Committee

Comité de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement


and Council / et au Conseil


26 April 2006 / le 26 avril 2006


Submitted by/Soumis par : Ned Lathrop, Deputy City Manager/

Directeur municipal adjoint,

Planning and Growth Management /

Service de l'urbanisme et de la gestion de la croissance


Contact Person/Personne ressource : Grant Lindsay, Manager / Gestionnaire

Development Approvals / Approbation des demandes d'aménagement

(613) 580-2424 x13242,


Goulbourn (6)

Ref N°: ACS2006-PGM-APR-0101




ZONING - 10 Cedarow court (FILE NO. D02-02-06-0036)




ZONAGE - 10, cour cedarow





That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former Township of Goulbourn Zoning By-law 40-99 to change the zoning of 10 Cedarow Court from Highway Commercial (CH) to Highway Commercial - Exception as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.




Que le Comité de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement recommande au Conseil d'approuver une modification au règlement de zonage 40-99 de l'ancien Canton de Goulbourn visant à faire paser la désignation de zonage du 10, cour Cedarow, de zone commerciale routière (CH) à zone commerciale routière - exception,  comme l'illustre le document 1 et le précise le document 2. 





The subject site is located at 10 Cedarow Court, north of Hazeldean Road and east of Johnwoods Street in the Village of Stittsville.  The site has a frontage of approximately 25 metres and is approximately 0.52 hectares in area.  The site is currently utilized as a commercial spa, with an existing two- storey, 228 square metre (floor area) stone building on site.  Parking is located on three sides of the existing structure, and can accommodate 49 vehicles.


Adjacent land uses include an automobile rust proofing establishment directly to the south, undeveloped land to the east and north, a commercial use (car wash, rush proofing business and used car lot) to the east and Poole Creek is located to the west of the subject site, approximately 50 metres from the existing building.


The use of the personal service shop (day spa) is currently operating within the existing Highway Commercial zone, and is in contravention of the Goulbourn Zoning By-law.





The subject lands are designated "General Urban Area" within the City Council Approved Official Plan.  This designation permits the development of a full range of employment, service, cultural, leisure, entertainment and institutional uses.


The former Regional Official Plan designates the subject property as "General Urban Area".  This designation permits residential, shopping, services and community facilities.


The former Township of Goulbourn Official Plan designates the subject property as "Highway Commercial", which permits a range of retail and service commercial uses which cater to the needs of the travelling public.


The Zoning By-Law of the former Township of Goulbourn zones this property both Highway Commercial (CH) and Environmental Protection Area (EPA).  The CH zone permits such uses as, but not exclusive to, automobile services and associated retail, building supply outlets, clinics, offices, restaurants, and merchandise service shops.  The applicant wishes to rezone the property to add a personal service shop (day spa) to the CH zone, while maintaining the EPA zone in the rear of the property. 


The proposed zoning is appropriate because the additional use (personal service shop) conforms to the General Urban Area policies within both the Regional and Council Approved Official Plans.  This use enhances the existing stone building and maintains its viability in the Stittsville community.  By allowing this use, activity is maintained in the building that contributes to its maintenance. 


The existing building is set back and well screened from adjacent automotive uses and no conflicts are anticipated.





Poole Creek and an Environmental Protection Area Zone (EPA) are located at the western edge of the subject site.  The EPA zone encroaches into the rear property line several metres as part of the corridor of Poole Creek, but will not be altered as a result of this proposed rezoning application.  The existing buildings on site are set back approximately 50 metres from Poole Creek and are approximately 30 metres from the edge of the EPA Zone.  Neither the creek nor the EPA Zone will be negatively impacted by this rezoning request.


No objections were received from the Mississippi Valley Conservation.





Notice of this application was carried out in accordance with the City’s Public Notification and Consultation Policy.  The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.  The City did not receive any negative comments or opposition to this application.










This application was processed by the "On-Time Decision Date" established for the processing of Zoning By-law Amendment applications.





Document 1      Location Map

Document 2      Details of Recommended Zoning





Corporate Services Department, City Clerk's Branch to notify the owner (Alekona Ventures Ltd., 1837 Maple Grove Road, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1G7), applicant (Kate Whitfield, J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd., 864 Lady Ellen Place, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 5M2),, 866 Campbell Avenue, Ottawa, ON  K2A 2C5, and Ghislain Lamarche, Program Manager, Assessment, Financial Services Branch (Mail Code: 26-76) of City Council's decision.


Planning and Growth Management Department to prepare the implementing by-law, forward to Legal Services Branch and undertake the statutory notification.


Corporate Services Department, Legal Services Branch to forward the implementing by-law to City Council.




LOCATION MAP                                                                                                                           





DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING                                                                               


Highway Commercial (CH-x):


Notwithstanding any provisions of this By-law to the contrary, the lands zoned CH-x on Schedule “A” attached hereto may also be used in accordance with the following provisions:


i) Uses Permitted:


Personal Service Shop