Zoning – 851 Richmond Road
This is to advise you that the above‑noted matter will be considered by the City of Ottawa Planning Committee on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Attached is a copy of the report outlining the Departmental recommendation
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit a portion of the roof top mechanical penthouse to be used as indoor amenity space. The proposed 11-storey residential building was approved in 2019 and is under construction. No changes to the exterior of the approved building are proposed as a result of the application.
The subject site is located on the north side of Richmond Road, west of Sherbourne Road and east of Woodroffe Ave. An 11-storey residential building was approved in 2019 is currently under construction (D07-12-17-0135). The approved development will include a total of 122 dwelling units and replaces existing surface parking with two levels of underground parking accommodating a total of 128 parking spaces. The approved development includes an outdoor rooftop amenity space for residents accessed via elevators and stairs integrated into the mechanical penthouse.
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit an indoor rooftop amenity space with a maximum area of 191 square metres and a maximum height of 3.9 metres as an additional permitted projection above the height limit, increasing the permitted height from 33 metres to approximately 37 metres. While a rooftop terrace is a permitted projection under Section 64 of the City of Ottawa Zoning By-law, the addition of an enclosed amenity space is not. The enclosed amenity area is therefore the subject of the current Minor Zoning By-law amendment request. No changes to the previously approved height or building elevations are proposed as a result of the application.