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Part 14 - Other Zones (Sections 237 to 238)

The City of Ottawa Zoning By-law is made available on the web site for information, however confirmation on the zoning provisions should be sought through the City’s development information officers (DIO), by contacting 311 and asking for the DIO for the geographic area in question.

This part contains the DR-Development Reserve Zone that applies to urban and suburban future growth areas and to the Developing Community designation of the Official Plan.

DR - Development Reserve Zone (Sections 237 and 238)

Purpose of the Zone

The purpose of the DR - Development Reserve Zone is to:

  1. recognize lands intended for future urban development in areas designated as General Urban Area and Developing Communities in the Official Plan, and future village development in areas designated as Village in the Official Plan;
  2. limit the range of permitted uses to those which will not preclude future development options; and
  3. impose regulations which ensure a low scale and intensity of development to reflect the characteristics of existing land uses.
  4. permit limited lot creation on existing public streets in villages that will not preclude future development options in the DR3 – Development Reserve Subzone 3. (By-law 2013-58)

Section 237

In the DR Zone,

Permitted Uses

  1. The following uses are permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsection 237(2);
      agricultural use
      emergency service
      environmental preserve and education area
      forestry operation
      group home,
       see Part 5, Section 125
      home-based business, see Part 5, Section 127
      marine facility
      one detached dwelling accessory to a permitted use
      park
      secondary dwelling unit
      ,see Part 5, Section 133
      urban agriculture (By-law 2017-148)

Zone Provisions

  1. The zone provisions are set out in Table 237 below.
    Table 237– DR Zone regulations
    I
    Zoning Mechanisms
    II
    Zone Provisions
    (a) Minimum Lot Width (m) No minimum
    (b) Minimum Lot Area (m2) No minimum
    (c) Minimum Front Yard Setback (m) 7.5
    (d) Minimum Rear Yard Setback (m) 7.5
    (e) Minimum Interior Side Yard Setback (m) 7.5
    (f) Minimum Corner Side Yard Setback (m) 7.5
    (g) Maximum Height (m) 11
    (h).Maximum Lot Coverage (%) 30
  2. For other applicable provisions, see Part 2-General Provisions, Part 3- Specific Use Provisions and Part 4- Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions.

Section 238 - DR Subzones

In the DR Zone, the following subzones apply:

DR1 Subzone

  1. In the DR1 Subzone, the following use is also permitted:
    one detached dwelling

DR2 Subzone

  1. In the DR2 Subzone, the following use is also permitted:
    building or use operated by the City of Ottawa, the Government of Canada or the Government of Ontario or any agency thereof.

DR3 Subzone

  1. In the DR3 Subzone, the following use is also permitted subject to the use being located on a lot abutting a public street if that public street existed as of June 25, 2008:
    detached dwelling (By-law 2013-58)
Table 238A– DR3 Zone provisions (By-law 2013-58)
I
Zoning Mechanisms
II
Provisions
(a) Minimum Lot Area (m2) 4000
(b) Minimum Lot Width (m) 20
(c) Minimum Front Yard Setback (m) 7.5
(d) Minimum Interior Side Yard Setback (m) 3
(e) Minimum Corner Side Yard Setback (m) 7.5
(f) Minimum Rear Yard Setback (m) 7.5
(g) Maximum Building Height (m) 11