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Title:R4 and Multi-Unit Residential Zoning Review

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Type:1 1 #:À l’échelle de la ville
Version:1st Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2018-May-22 2018-May-22 2 Ward:City Wide
Meeting Type:PLC Video: View Video
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 VersionItem #TypeStatusMeeting DateMeeting Type
 1st12018-May-22PLC
 2nd12018-May-22ARAC
Vote Records
Passed    Motion To: Moved by / Motion de: Councillor R. Chiarelli WHEREAS Report ACS2018-PIE-EDP-0016 recommends zoning changes to ensure a clearer zoning distinction between a rooming house and a dwelling unit or oversize dwelling unit; and WHEREAS the intent of the current and proposed zoning is to allow the principal resident of a dwelling unit (or oversize dwelling unit, in the case of the proposed zoning) to take in no more than three roomers or boarders, without the unit being treated as a rooming house under the zoning; and WHEREAS there is an opportunity to further clarify the intent that any unit where more than three roomers or boarders are housed constitutes a rooming house under the zoning; and WHEREAS By-law & Regulatory Services is in the process of reviewing definitions in the Licensing By-law as it relates to rooming houses, and it is desirable to harmonize the regulation of rooming houses by the Zoning By-law and the Licensing By-law; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Planning Committee recommend Council approve the following change be made to the staff report: • That Document 2 (Details of the Recommended Zoning), Recommendation 1 h) be amended by deleting the proposed definition of "rooming house" and replacing it with the following: “Rooming house means a residential unit, other than a group home, retirement home or converted retirement home, that: (i) is not used or intended for use as a residential premises by a household; or (ii) is used or intended for use as a residential premises by a household and more than three roomers or boarders; or (iii) contains more than eight bedrooms.”, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Planning Committee requests that By-law & Regulatory Services considers using the same definitions of bedroom, detached dwelling, dwelling unit, household, oversize dwelling unit, residential unit, rooming house, and rooming unit as part of its review and report, where doing so is practical and will maximize the opportunities to align the intent of the Zoning and Licensing By-laws; and 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: Moved by / Motion de: Councillor Tierney WHEREAS Report ACS2018-PIE-EDP-0016 recommends zoning changes that eliminate the distinction between converted and purpose-built rooming houses while generally maintaining the same standards for that use; and, WHEREAS under the current zoning, a "rooming house" as defined means, "a building containing a rooming house"; and, WHEREAS under the proposed zoning, a “rooming house” permitted in the R1, R2, R3 or R4A through R4L zones is subject to the height, yard, lot width and lot area requirements of a detached dwelling; and, WHEREAS under the existing and proposed zoning, a rooming house under certain circumstances may occupy only part of a building; and, WHEREAS the intent is to apply these standards to the building containing a rooming house, not the rooming house itself; and, WHEREAS a significant number of long-standing, lawful rooming houses exist that were the result of converting a pair of semi-detached dwelling units, and it is desirable to maintain these rooming houses' legality while generally preventing such configurations from appearing as-of-right in the future. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Planning Committee recommend Council approve the following change be made to the staff report: That Document 2 (Details of the Recommended Zoning), Recommendation 4, be amended as follows: 1) By amending the proposed 132(2) by adding the words "existing as of January 1, 2018" between the words "Despite 1), two rooming houses" and the words "are permitted in a building"; and 2) By deleting the proposed 132(7) and replacing it with the following: "Despite 161(5) and 122(1), where permitted in the R1, R2, R3 or R4A through R4L zones, a building containing a rooming house is subject to the height, yard, lot width and lot area requirements of a detached dwelling; and where such a building occupies more than one lot, such lots are to be considered one lot for zoning purposes." BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that there be no further notice pursuant to Sub-section 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: Moved by / Motion de: Councillor Tierney Whereas the report from Planning Staff includes recommendations to the Committee of Adjustment with respect to their interpretation of Planning Act tests for approval of minor variances. Whereas the interpretation of the Planning Act tests should be made based on the specifics of any such application, independent of general influence by City Council. Therefore be it resolved that Planning Staff be directed to remove the following wording from the staff report prior to this matter rising to City Council: “All other things being equal, applications that seek many variances should be treated as less minor than those seeking fewer variances, even if the individual variances are each minor by themselves. The Committee should use its own judgment in determining whether a set of variances together exceeds the threshold for a "minor variance." However, the Committee is reminded that a minor rezoning process, with more thorough public notification and consultation, exists for changing multiple zone standards applicable to a site.”
(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: That the item be amended as per the previous motion(s).
(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