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Title:Application to Alter the Château Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act

Item #: Status:
Type:1 1 #:RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Version: Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2018-Jun-18 2018-Jun-18 2 Ward:RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Meeting Type:BHSC Video: View Video
Attachments:Document 15 - CHIS Addendum - 9 May 2018    Document 16 - Memo – Revised CHIS Addendum 29 May 2018    Document 21 - UDRP Recommendations    Document 22 - UDRP Subcommittee Recommendations    Document 23 - UDRP Discussion with Staff    Document 31 - Heritage Working Group - Meeting 1    Document 32 - Heritage Working Group - Meeting 2    Document 33 - Heritage Working Group - Meeting 3    Document 34 - Parks Canada Letter    Document 35 - Heritage Ottawa Letter    
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Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS City Council adopted the Parks Canada’s document “Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada” in 2008; and WHEREAS Standard 11 of that document states that additions must be “physically and visually compatible with, subordinate to, and distinguishable from the historic place”; WHEREAS “compatible” is generally agreed to mean “able to exist or work together without conflict”; WHEREAS the proposed addition is not sufficiently visually compatible with the Chateau Laurier, a historic place WHEREAS additional modifications to the design of the proposed addition are necessary to ensure its visual compatibility with the existing Chateau Laurier, an iconic heritage landmark in the City of Ottawa and the National Capital; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Recommendation 1 be amended to state that the application be approved on the following conditions: That staff be directed to work with the applicant to make the proposed addition more visually compatible with the existing Chateau Laurier, prior to site plan approval, by: a. Meaningfully increasing the use of Indiana limestone cladding on the building exterior to reduce its contrast and enhance its bond with the existing building; b. Modifying the addition by sculpting, recessing, and breaking up the unrelieved uniformity of the north façade using elements and forms that are specifically drawn from, and relate to, the existing Chateau Laurier’s rich palette of forms. c. Altering the architectural expression on the north, west and east facades to introduce fenestration patterns, details and geometric proportions that are specifically drawn from, and relate to, the existing Chateau Laurier’s elements, and d. That the applicant revise the plans received on May 9 and May 30, 2018 to reflect the design changes outlined above, and e. That the General Manager of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department be delegated the authority to approve such design changes to the heritage permit. THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following new recommendations be added as recommendations 3 and 4, respectively: 3. Lift delegated authority for the approval of the application for Site Plan to Planning Committee in order to ensure the changes needed to ensure the application’s compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places, as noted in paragraph 2, are implemented. 4. Direct staff to present the application for Site Plan to the Built Heritage Sub-Committee for comment prior to tabling it at Planning Committee. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the words “and direct the General Manager to provide a report on the use of this….registration of the Site Plan Control agreement” be deleted from Recommendation 2 of the report; and THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Recommendations 3 and 4 in the staff report be re-numbered as Recommendations 5 and 6.
(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
Passed    Motion To: That the Built Heritage Sub-Committee recommend that Planning Committee recommend that Council: 1. Approve the application to alter the Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, based on plans received on May 9 and 30, 2018, on the condition that staff be directed to work with the applicant to make the proposed addition more visually compatible with the existing Chateau Laurier, prior to site plan approval, by: a. meaningfully increasing the use of Indiana limestone cladding on the building exterior to reduce its contrast and enhance its bond with the existing building; b. modifying the addition by sculpting, recessing, and breaking up the unrelieved uniformity of the north façade using elements and forms that are specifically drawn from, and relate to, the existing Chateau Laurier’s rich palette of forms; c. altering the architectural expression on the north, west and east facades to introduce fenestration patterns, details and geometric proportions that are specifically drawn from, and relate to, the existing Chateau Laurier’s elements, and d. requiring that the applicant revise the plans received on May 9 and May 30, 2018 to reflect the design changes outlined above, and e. approving that the General Manager of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department be delegated the authority to approve such design changes to the heritage permit. 2. Delegate the authority for minor design changes to the General Manager of Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development; 3. Lift delegated authority for the approval of the application for Site Plan to Planning Committee in order to ensure the changes needed to ensure the application’s compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places, as noted in paragraph 2, are implemented; 4. Direct staff to present the application for Site Plan to the Built Heritage Sub-Committee for comment prior to tabling it at Planning Committee; 5. Issue the Heritage Permit with a three-year expiry date from the date of issuance; and 6. Suspend the notice required under Subsections 29 (3) and 34 (a) of the Procedure By-law to consider this report at its meeting on June 27 2018. (Note: The statutory 90-day timeline for consideration of this application under the Ontario Heritage Act will expire on August 7, 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.)
(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