Notice of Public Meeting on March 20, 2017 for a Town Initiated Zoning By-Law Amendement to make a number of housekeeping, technical and other modifications

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

42.25.16, Ward 1-6

Monday, March 20, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Council Chamber

You are invited to attend and provide input at this meeting hosted by Planning and Development Council.

The purpose of the proposed omnibus amendment to Town of Oakville Zoning By-law 2014-014, as amended, is to make a number of housekeeping, technical and other modifications affecting all zones, which would assist in the use and interpretation of the Zoning By-law and implement the Livable Oakville Plan.

The effect of the omnibus amendment to Zoning By-law 2014-014 would be as follows:

Part 1, Administration, would be modified by:

  • relocating s. 4.22, Reduction of Requirements, to s. 1.4, Compliance with this By-law and Certificates of Occupancy;
  • adding a new s. 1.10, Technical Interpretation, to allow interpretation of the by-law required for corrections to typographical errors and punctuation, etc. provided the intent is not affected; and,
  • addressing approved site plans and minor variances where the Zoning By-law has subsequently been amended in s. 1.8.2, Transition Matters, Recently Approved Planning Applications.

Within Part 2, Establishment of Zones, s. 2.3.2(b), Determining Zone Boundaries, Split Zoning, would be modified to improve clarity.
Within Part 3, Definitions, the definitions of “Day Care”, “Dwelling Depth”, “Floor Area, Residential”, “Lot Line, Flankage” and “Storey” would be modified to improve clarity, and definitions would be added for “Mezzanine”, “Parking Space, Stacked” and “Transit Station, Major”.

Part 4, General Provisions, would be modified by:

  • adding rows to address industrial or mechanical equipment in the E2 and E3 zones, landscaping features, and uncovered platforms attached to pools, in s. 4.3, Allowable Projections, Table 4.3, Allowable Building and Structure Encroachments and Projections;
  • adding a footnote to Table 4.3 establishing a maximum height for encroaching or projecting air conditioners, heat pumps, swimming pool pumps, filters and heaters, including any appurtenances thereto;
  • requiring architectural screening for rooftop mechanical equipment in all zones in s. 4.6.4, Exceptions to Height Provisions, Rooftop Mechanical Equipment and Mechanical Penthouses;
  • adding regulations for cupolas to s. 4.6.5, Skylights (and Cupolas);
  • exempting lots used for stormwater management facilities or major transit stations from the requirement to have frontage on a public road in s. 4.13, Lot Frontage Requirements;
  • clarifying the wording of s. 4.19.2, Pipeline Setbacks, Sarnia Products/Imperial Oil Pipelines;
  • addressing lot or unit rentals in s. 4.25.3, Temporary Uses, Temporary Sales Offices;
  • deleting s. 4.22, Reduction of Requirements (relocated to s. 1.4) and renumbering the remaining clauses in Part 4; and,
  • adding a new s. 4.26, Compliance Achieved with a Lot, to address how lot compliance shall be determined (e.g., for one or more parcels of tied land).

Part 5, Parking, Loading & Stacking Lane Provisions would be modified by:

  • addressing the permitted locations for visitors parking spaces in the Additional Regulations for Minimum Parking Ratios Table 5.2.1 and Growth Area Parking Spaces Table 5.2.2;
  • clarifying the wording of s. 5.2.3, Motor Vehicle Parking Space Dimensions, and also providing dimensions for tandem and stacked parking spaces (i.e., 3.0 m x 5.7 m);
  • removing clauses from s. 5.8.1, Driveways and Private Garages Associated with Residential Uses, General Provisions, that are addressed elsewhere or replaced by this by-law;
  • adding clauses to s. 5.8.1 to: require direct access to required parking spaces; set a maximum setback for a parking space accessed by a rear lane; and, permit a maximum of one attached private garage per dwelling;
  • permitting tandem and stacked parking spaces for any dwelling in s. 5.8.1(e) and relocating it to a new s. 5.1.10; and,
  • correcting the minimum setback to a private garage in s. 5.8.7, Private Garage Setbacks and Projections, to be 5.7 m.

Part 6, Residential Zones, would be modified by:

  • adding a “Maximum residential floor area” row to Table 6.3.1, Regulations in the Residential Low RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4, RL5, and RL6 Zones, that references the “-0 Suffix” footnote and regulations for the RL1-RL5 Zones, and a ratio of 75% for the RL6 Zone, subject to footnote 7, which would be changed to have a floor area dimension of 355 m2;
  • clarifying the wording of the “Minimum lot area” rows of Regulations Tables 6.3.7 (RUC Zone) and 6.3.8 (RM Zones) and s. 6.4.3, Minimum and Maximum Front Yard;
  • replacing the footnote annotation “(3)” with “(3, 6)” in the “Minimum rear yard” row of Table 6.3.7 (RUC Zone), and adding a footnote 6 to permit a minimum setback of 0.3 m from the rear lot line to a private garage accessed by a rear lane in the RUC Zone; and,
  • deleting s. 6.5.2(b), Accessory Buildings and Structures, Regulations, as it is redundant.

Within Part 8, Mixed Use Zones, Table 8.2, Permitted Uses in the Mixed Use Zones, would be modified by adding “Live-work dwelling” as a permitted use in the Central Business District (CBD) Zone.

Within Part 9, Commercial Zones, footnote 1 to Table 9.3, Regulations, would be modified for clarity with respect to front or flankage yards on corner lots.

Within Part 10, Employment Zones, Table 10.2, Permitted Uses, would be modified by deleting the duplicate “Repair shop” row, and footnote 1 to Table 10.3, Regulations, would be modified for clarity with respect to front or flankage yards on corner lots.

Within Part 14, Other Zones, Table 14.2, Permitted Uses, would be modified to add “Major transit station” as a permitted use in the Utility (U) Zone, subject to a new footnote 2 to limit the location and allow for limited accessory uses, which shall be exempt from the yard, setback and parking regulations of the By-law.

Part 15, Special Provisions, would be modified by:

  • replacing references to “outdoor display and sales area” in s. 15.3 (Additional Motor Vehicle Use Permissions), s. 15.29 (1275-1535 North Service Rd. W.) and s. 15.64 (Oakville Place) with “outside display and sales area”, a defined term;
  • adding “Major transit station” and limited accessory uses to a major transit station as additional permitted uses to s. 15.4 (Area Surrounding Bronte GO Station), along with new zone and parking provisions;
  • setting a minimum rear yard setback to a private garage in s. 15.180 (2379-2437 Sixth Line, The Greenery, Chester St., Bridgewater Rd., The Promenade and 2340-2442 Munn’s Ave.) as legally existing on the effective date of this By-law;
  • replacing the term “outdoor display and sales area” in s. 15.197 (340-412 Dundas St. E.) with “seasonal garden centre”; and,
  • clarifying the parking rate for uses combined with a business office in s.15.341.1 (Wallace Rd., York St., Speers Rd.).

Further, all Permitted Uses Tables, except Table 7.2 (Midtown Oakville), would be modified by deleting all use category subheadings and reorganizing the permitted uses alphabetically.

Zoning By-law 2014-014, as amended, applies to all lands south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407. All lands subject to Zoning By-law 2014-014, as amended, are affected by the proposed amendments to the text of the By-law.  A number of individual sites are also affected by the proposed amendment through amended or additional site-specific regulations.

No key map is provided as the proposed by-law amendment applies to all lands subject to Zoning By-law 2014-014, as amended.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to Council c/o the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 or at TownClerk@oakville.ca before the by-law is passed:

  • the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Oakville Council to the Ontario Municipal Board; and
  • the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Any submission to the Planning and Development Council, either in hard copy or in electronic format, must be forwarded to the Clerk’s department for receipt no later than noon on Monday, March 20, 2017, to ensure its availability to the Members of Council at the meeting. Individuals making oral submissions at the public meeting are requested to submit a written outline of the submission to the Town Clerk. All submissions should include the full name and address of the presenter.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Oakville on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 or at TownClerk@oakville.ca

For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, you may visit the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact:

Lesley E. Gill Woods
Senior Planner
Planning Services Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3261 (TTY: 905-338-4200)
lesley.gill-woods@oakville.ca

If you have any accessibility needs, please advise Lesley E. Gill Woods one week before the meeting.

The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the Town of Oakville February 23, 2017