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Title:Application to permit the demolition of the Ugandan High Commission, 231 Cobourg Street, a property located in the Wilbrod Laurier Heritage Conservation District and application for new construction on the same site

Item #: Status:
Type:1 1 #:Rideau-Vanier (12)
Version:1st Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2018-Feb-08 2018-Feb-08 2 Ward:Rideau-Vanier (12)
Meeting Type:BHSC Video: View Video
Attachments:Document 6 – Engineer Report    Document 11 – Cultural Heritage Impact Statement    Report – 231 Cobourg Street    
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History
 1st12018-Feb-08BHSC
Vote Records
No Action    Motion To: Que le Sous-comité du patrimoine bâti recommande au Comité de l’urbanisme de recommander à son tour au Conseil : 1. D’approuver la demande de démolition du haut-commissariat de l’Ouganda, situé au 231, rue Cobourg, présentée par Ten 2 Four Architecture Inc. et reçue le 8 décembre 2017; 2. D’approuver la construction d’un nouveau bâtiment au 231, rue Cobourg, conformément aux plans soumis par Ten 2 Four Architecture Inc. le 8 décembre 2017; 3. De déléguer au directeur général de Planification, Infrastructure et Développement économique le pouvoir d’apporter des changements mineurs de conception; 4. De délivrer le permis en matière de patrimoine assorti de l'un ou l'autre des délais d'expiration suivants : (a) deux ans à compter de la date de délivrance; ou (b) deux ans à compter de la date à laquelle les décisions relatives aux demandes sont définitives et exécutoires aux termes de la Loi sur l’aménagement du territoire, la date la plus tardive étant retenue; 5. De suspendre l'avis requis en vertu des paragraphes 29 (3) et 34 (a) du Règlement de procédure pour permettre au Conseil d'examiner ce rapport à sa réunion du 28 février 2018 dans les limites du délai réglementaire de 90 jours. (Nota : Le délai réglementaire de 90 jours d’examen de cette demande, exigé en vertu de la Loi sur le patrimoine de l’Ontario, prendra fin le 9 mars 2018.) Nota : L’approbation de la demande de modification aux termes de la Loi sur le patrimoine de l’Ontario ne signifie pas pour autant qu’elle satisfait aux conditions de délivrance d’un permis de construire. That the Built Heritage Sub-Committee recommend that Planning Committee recommend that Council: 1. Approve the application to demolish the Ugandan High Commission, 231 Cobourg Street, submitted by Ten 2 Four Architecture Inc. and received on December 8, 2017; 2. Approve the construction of a new building at 231 Cobourg Street according to plans by Ten 2 Four Architecture Inc. received on December 8, 2017; 3. Delegate authority for minor design changes to the General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department; 4. Issue the heritage permit with an expiry date of either: (a) two years from the date of issuance; or (b) two years from the date that decisions on applications under the Planning Act are final and binding, whichever is later; 5. Suspend the notice required under Subsections 29 (3) and 34 (a) of the Procedure By-law to consider this report at its meeting on 28 February 2018, so that Council may consider this report within the statutory 90-day timeline. (Note: The statutory 90-day timeline for consideration of this application under the Ontario Heritage Act will expire on March 9, 2018.) (Note: Approval to alter this property under the Ontario Heritage Act must not be construed to meet the requirements for the issuance of a building permit.)
Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS the members of the Built Heritage Sub-Committee have requested additional review of engineering issues and the possibility of retention of at least portions of the building at 231 Cobourg Street, a building designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: • that the application to demolish the building at 231 Cobourg Street, a Category 3 building in the Laurier Wilbrod Heritage Conservation District be referred to staff for further review; and • that the City of Ottawa be directed to engage a structural engineer with heritage experience to provide an independent engineering report which speaks to the structure of the existing building; and • based on the additional information in the independent review, that the applicant be encouraged to prepare a revised application that retains or incorporates a significant portion of the existing building or a new design that better reflects the recommendations contained in the applicant’s Cultural Heritage Impact Statement; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Built Heritage Sub-Committee refer this matter to staff with a request that the revised report be brought back to the Built Heritage Sub-Committee in such time as to permit consideration by the Sub-Committee, Planning Committee and Council prior to 9 May 2018.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Yes
(Public Member) B. Padolsky  Yes
(Public Member) L. A. (Sandy) Smallwood  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Public Member) C. Quinn  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes