Following is a list of developments either approved, seeking minor variances or rezoning, approved and appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board or proposed of which the WCA is aware as of March 18, 2016. If you are aware of developments not on this list please contact us. We can offer support regarding process, zoning etc. Please feel free to contact us with your questions.
March 18, 2016 – 320 McRae, 1976 Scott Street & 315 Tweedsmuir. We have received a heads up from the City planning department about a revision request for rezoning, File D02-02-09-0581. This would be for 19 to 3 storeys at Scott and Tweedsmuir and four storeys at 320 McRae. More information can be found at ottawa.ca/devapps.
March 18,2016 – 70 Richmond Road(southwest corner od Island Park Drive). The City planning department has sent us a heads up of an application for a Zoning By-law amendment(D02-02-16-0017) and a Site Plan control(D07-12-16-001) for an upscale coffee restaurant with a drive-through. The information can be found at ottawa.ca/devapps.
The following is a list of developments either approved, seeking minor variances or rezoning, approved and appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board or proposed of which the WCA is aware as of Feb 18, 2015. As of Jan 2014 we have dropped applications that have been closed in 2013. If you are aware of developments not on this list please contact us. We can offer support regarding process, zoning etc. Please feel free to contact us with your questions.
FENDOR SITE (ROOSEVELT TRANSITWAY)
The OMB decision has been released and the residents who appealed have won.
The decision can be found at the eDecision site of the OMB under file PL120109.
The rezoning for 319 McRae has been approved and a building permit is expected to be issued shortly. Application for Site Plan is underway.
RICHMOND ROAD, 175
-Mar 2013 – the parties are attempting to resolve their issues through mediation. If mediation fails they will continue with an OMB hearing
RICHMOND ROAD, 236 (NICK’S SERVICE CENTRE)
-Jan 2013 -The initial proposal was for a six storey building with retail at grade and 5 storeys of rental units. Minor variances were required and the hearing was to be on Feb 6th.
-The new owner is now proposing 9 storeys which we assume will be a re-zoning application.
-The owner has arranged for a meeting on Aug 7th at Hilson School at 7PM
-Mar 2013 – we have not yet been notified of an application for rezoning to the new height.
-Nov 2013 – comments have been submitted regarding the rezoning to 9 storeys. Go to ottawa.ca/devapps and search on Kitchissippi or D02-02-13-0061 for all the information. As soon as we know the date it will be discussed at Planning Committee we will post the info.
-Jan 2014 – owner changed their mind and sought a rezoning to 9 storeys which was approved by Planning Committee.
-February 2014 – the decision of Council has been appealed to the OMB
-April 2014 – we have been advised that the appeal has been dropped
-Site Plan Application is underway
-The garage is gone as of Feb 6, 2015
PICTON AVENUE, 305 (ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT AND SITE PLAN CONTROL)
-The proposed development is for an 11 unit low rise apartment building with 7 vehicular parking spaces as well as amenity areas on site. Changes required are: Height increase from 11M to 14.74M, An increase in the permitted units, Reduced front yard setback to 2.95M, A reduced landscape area from 30% to 18%, Reduced laneway to 3M from 6.7M, Increase in the grade of the driveway from 2% to 9%
-To see the documents go to ottawa.ca/devapps and input the file D02 -02-13-0034 and D07-12-13-0051.
(NEW) Churchill Ave and Whitby Ave (corner of) Application for re-zoning and site plan control
-The proposal can be found at ottawa.ca /devapps and searching on Kitchissippi or D07-12-13-0196 or D02-02-13-0106
-642 Tweedsmuir – owner wants to demolish existing single home on a 51X107 lot which they wish to sever into 2 lots and build a double. They require several minor variances. The CoA hearing will be held Feb 5th. Plans can be viewed at the CoA office. It has been approved with some changes.
-408 Tweedsmuir – to be heard Mar 5th at the Comm of Adjustment. The owners wish to demolish an existing residence and build 2 triplexes. They require a couple of minor variances for each unit. It has been approved
-we have been advised the decision has been appealed to the OMB
-540 Mebourne at Princeton – the owner wished to demolish the existing residence and erect a semi-detached. A couple of minor variances are required for each side. The application is to be heard March 5th at the Comm of Adjustment. It has been approved.
-300 Currell Ave – to be heard Mar 19 at the CoA. The CoA approved a similar proposal for this address in 2012. However the owner failed to act in a timely manner and has also revised the building plans. The minor variances are for a reduced lot width of 7.62M whereas the By-law requires 9M. Lot area of 231 sq m whereas the By-law requires 270 sq M.
We assume it has been approved.
-461 Golden Ave – to be heard Mar 19 at the CoA. The applicant wishes to sever the existing lot and retain the existing dwelling. The proposal is to build a 2.5 storey dwelling on the new lot. The existing garage is to be demolished. Neither lot will conform to the By-law. A minor variance for lot width of 10.06M from 12M is sought. To permit a building height of 8.84M where the By-law permits 8M. To permit a driveway gradient of 11% where the By-law permits a gradient of 8%. To permit the garage to be closer to the front lot line than the front wall of the dwelling. It was ultimately approved with some minor changes.
-638 Tweedsmuir Ave – to be heard at the CoA May 7 at 3PM. Application for a minor variance to permit the construction of a porch on the north side of the existing house. Approved.
-546 Kenwood Ave – to be heard May 7at 1PM – the owners wish to construct a two storey home with a two car garage. They require the following minor variances from the CoA. 1) an increase in height from 8M to 9M 2) the zoning permits a garage to be 50% of the front elevation and they require 92% 3) an increased front yard setback of 9.5M whereas the By-law requires 6M. For Zoning purposes Denbury Ave is deemed to be the frontage of the property. The WCA does not know what was decided.
-475 Churchill Ave – to be heard May 7 at 1PM. This property was granted severance in 2013 by the CoA. Now they wish to create a right of way over a portion of their property for the property at 475B Churchill so they can reach parking at the rear. The WCA was not informed of the decision.
-475B Churchill Ave – to be heard May 7 at 1PM. This property was created with the approval of the CoA in 2013. The new owners wish to build a duplex and need the consent of the CoA for the following minor variances. 1) to permit a reduced lot width of 10.3M where the By-law requires 12M 2) to permit a reduced area of 313.4 sq m where the By-law requires 360 3) to permit a front yard setback of 8.14M where the By-law requires 6M. As above.
-376 Madison Ave (371-375 Richmond) – Domicile Developments and its agent FoTenn Consultants have applied for a rezoning of the properties listed. They wish to construct a nine storey condo building. The re-zoning application is to permit a reduction in visitor parking, for the site to be considered one lot and to permit an increase in building height to 29.36M. For more information go to ottawa.ca/devapps and using the search tool input the file number D02-02-14-0100. Another option is to contact Doug James, the City planner at 580-2424 x13856.
-249 Richmond Road (Whispers) – the owner wishes to an outdoor patio on the roof. They require the permission of the Committee of Adjustment as they are too close to a residential zone to the North and they are seeking 1.8 metres greater than is permitted in the By-law. The hearing is January 14th.
-526 Kenwood Ave (corner of Hillcrest) – the owner wishes to demolish the existing building of 2.5 storeys to be able to construct a two storey detached dwelling of 9.7 metres in height. They need the permission of the Committee of Adjustment as the height limit in this area is 8 metres. The hearing is January 14th. CoA said YES to the application.
-565 Athlone Ave. An application to the CoA for minor variance to permit a front and rear yard setback for semi detached. Was heard Feb 4th.
-352 Winona Ave. The owner wishes to construct a second floor addition. Needs a minor variance for a reduced rear yard setback and area. To be heard by the CoA on Feb 18th at 1PM.
-370 Tillbury Ave. The owner wishes to subdivide the property. One property will retain the 6 unit bldg. The other site is to construct a three unit three storey. A number of minor variances are required for both properties. This application is to be heard Feb 18 at 1PM.
-359 Madison Ave. The current construction is not in compliance with the zoning by-law. The owner requires a minor variance to permit a building height of 8.92M where the zoning by-law permits a maximum height of 8M. The application is to be heard on Feb 18 at 1PM.