That the Planning and Environment Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the former City of Nepean Zoning By-Law to change the zoning of 2848 Cedarview Road from Future Growth - (FG) Zone to Residential Mixed Use - (RMU) Zone, Parks and Recreation - (PRP) Zone, and to Conservation - (Con) Zone as shown in Document 1 and as detailed in Document 2.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l’urbanisme et de l’environnement recommande au Conseil d’approuver la modification du Règlement de zonage de l’ancienne Ville de Nepean pour que le zonage du 2848 chemin Cedarview passe de Zone de croissance future (FG) à Zone résidentielle d’utilisation mixte (RMU), Zone de parc et d’espace vert (PRP) et Zone de conservation de la nature (Con), tel qu’indiqué dans le document 1 et décrit dans le document 2.
The subject site is located between Cedarview Road and Strandherd Drive, immediately west of the existing Barrhaven community, south of the future Maravista Drive extension, and north of a recently approved mixed residential subdivision.
Approval of Plan of Subdivision for associated lands was granted on April 18, 2006. The Plan of Subdivision proposes a mix of single-detached residential dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, and townhomes, along with one neighborhood park and open space. This development will constitute an extension of the current residential neighbourhood to the east. The application proposes 7.4 hectares of mixed residential development, 1.01 hectare for park and open space and a 0.74 hectare buffer strip along the east portion of the subdivision parallel to Cedarview Road.
In order to satisfy one of the draft plan of subdivision approval conditions, an application has been made to rezone the subject lands to appropriate zoning categories to permit the development of the subdivision. Most of the site is proposed for residential development with a park and conservation lands for the realigned municipal drain along Cedarview Drive. The Zoning By-law amendment being proposed will facilitate these uses.
City Council Approved Official Plan and Former Regional Official Plan:
The site is designated as 'General Urban Area' in the City Council Approved Official Plan and former Regional Official Plan. This designation allows all types and densities of residential development, as well as park areas. The proposed zoning is in conformity with these policies.
Former City of Nepean Official Plan:
The site is designated as 'Residential' under the former City of Nepean Official Plan. This designation allows for all types of residential development; thereby the proposed zoning is in conformity with these policies.
The site is subject to South Nepean Urban Area Secondary Plan-Areas 9 and 10 of the City Council Approved Official Plan Volume 2A. The site is designated as 'Residential' in this Secondary Plan, which allows a variety of housing types. This Secondary Plan also sets the target for the number of units for this site, which, when combined with part of the recently approved subdivision to the south, is targetted to contain approximately 390 units. In addition, there is a need for a neighborhood park of at least 0.4 hectares. The highest residential densities shall be on the western side nearest Strandherd Drive, while the lowest densities are to be on the east side adjacent to the existing residential development in the community of Barrhaven. This is in order to ensure compatibility with existing residential development. The proposed Zoning By-law amendment is in conformity with these Secondary Plan policies.
Existing Zoning and Proposed Zoning:
The site is currently zoned as Future Growth - (FG). The Future Growth Zone was placed on lands in the South Urban Area to ensure that development occurred in an orderly and planned manner within the parameters of a Draft Plan of Subdivision. The Zoning By-law amendment to Residential Mixed Use - (RMU) Zone, Parks and Recreation (public) - (PRP) Zone and Conservation - (Con) Zone is necessary to facilitate the development of this residential community in accordance with the approved Draft Plan of Subdivision.
The subdivision will consist of 73 lots for single-detached dwellings, 20 blocks for semi-detached dwellings, 13 blocks of townhomes, one park block, and one block for open space. The total number of townhouse dwelling units will be determined through Site Plan Control.
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.
Document 1 Location Map
Document 2 Details of Recommended Zoning
Corporate Services Department, City Clerk's Branch to notify the owner Claridge Homes Corporation, applicant 210 Gladstone Avenue, suite 2001, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0Y6, Signs.ca, 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.
DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING
The lands known municipally as 2848 Cedarview Road are rezoned as follows:
1. The Area "A" lands on Document 1 to be rezoned from Future Growth Zone - FG to Residential Mixed Use - RMU.
2. The Area "B" lands on Document 1 to be rezoned from Future Growth Zone - FG to Parks and Recreation - Public - PRP.
3. The Area "C" on Document 1 to be rezoned from Future Growth Zone - FG to Conservation Zone - Con.