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Title:Zoning By-law Amendment – 137 and 141 George Street

Item #: Status:
Type:1 1 #:RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Version:1st Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2017-Apr-25 2017-Apr-25 2 Ward:RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Meeting Type:PLC Video: View Video
Attachments:Report - Zoning 137 and 141 George Street.docx    Document 5 - Overview Data Sheet.pdf    
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History
 VersionItem #TypeStatusMeeting DateMeeting Type
 1st12017-Apr-25PLC
 2nd12017-May-10City Council
Vote Records
Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS, subsequent to the Planning Committee meeting of 25 April 2017, it became known that the version of report ACS2017-PIE-PS-0060 posted on the City’s website contained an incorrect version of the Ward Councillor’s comment; and WHEREAS, for the sake of clarity, the Committee Coordinator has replaced the online version of the report with the corrected version, as provided by staff; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Planning Committee approves that the corrected version of the report, containing the following Ward Councillor’s comment, be the version officially considered by Planning Committee and Council. COMMENTS BY THE WARD COUNCILLOR Councillor Fleury provided the following comments: “As the proposal for a temporary parking lot at 137-141 George Street is being recommended by staff for a three year period it becomes imperative that we consider the consequences of granting this type of request. We have seen the impacts of granting temporary parking rights as the ‘temporary’ parking lot was granted to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica 20 years ago is currently still a parking lot. One of the primary goals for our urban core is animation and a surface parking lot as a use is not compatible. In keeping with the City’s provisions on eliminating surface parking lots in the urban core as a goal to bring commercial ground floor and residential uses, we are opposed to the addition of surface lots in Lowertown, Byward Market, and Rideau Street. If committee chooses to grant this temporary use, we would like to see staff use zoning tools to enforce the temporary nature.”
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS Report ACS2017-PIE-PS-0060 recommends zoning changes to the lands known municipally as 137 and 141 George Street to permit a temporary parking lot for a maximum of three years; and WHEREAS, through discussions surrounding zoning details and temporary landscaping, it is considered more efficient to secure landscaping improvements to the proposed parking lot by delaying passage of the amending by-law until site plan matters are resolved; BE IT RESOLVED that the following changes be made to the staff report: 1) Recommendation 1 be amended as follows: 1) That Planning Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 137 and 141 George Street to permit a temporary parking lot for a maximum of three years, as detailed in Document 2, and that the implementing Zoning By-law not proceed to Council until such time as the site plan control application is approved and any related securities are provided to the City. 2) Document 2 be replaced with the following: Document 2 – Details of Recommended Zoning The proposed change to the City of Ottawa Zoning By-law No. 2008-250 for 137 and 141 George Street: 1. Amend exception [2031] in Section 239, Urban Exceptions, to add in rovisions similar in effect to the following: (a) In Column III, add the text “- parking lot” (b) In Column V, add the following text: - a parking lot is permitted as a temporary use on the lots municipally known as 137 and 141 George Street beginning on [date of passage of by-law] and expiring on [date three years from date of passage of by-law] - Section 110 does not apply - the minimum required width of a landscaped buffer for a parking lot abutting a street is 3m and a driveway may cross the landscaped buffer BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that there be no further notice, pursuant to Subsection 34 (17) of the Planning Act.
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
Passed    Motion To:
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  No