DECISION MINOR VARIANCE / PERMISSION: 817 Roseview Avenue
APPLICANT’S PROPOSAL AND PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION:
 The Owner wants to construct a four-storey, low-rise apartment building, as shown on the plans filed with the Committee. The existing dwelling and shed will be demolished. REQUESTED VARIANCE
 The Owner requires the Committee’s authorization for a minor variance from the Zoning By-law as follows to permit 13 parking spaces (for residents), whereas the By-law requires a minimum of 14 parking spaces.
Evidence considered by the Committee included any oral submissions made at the hearing, and the following written submissions held on file with the Secretary-Treasurer and available from the Committee Coordinator upon request:
• Application and supporting documents, including cover letter, plans, tree information, Real Property Report, a photo of the posted sign, and a sign posting declaration.
• City Planning Report received September 1, 2023, with no concerns.
• Rideau Valley Conservation Authority email dated September 1, 2023, with no objections.
• Hydro Ottawa email dated September 1, 2023, with no objections.
• Ottawa International Airport Authority email dated August 23, 2023, with no comments.
The Committee considered all written and oral submissions relating to the application in making its decision and granted the application.
Based on the evidence, the Committee is satisfied that the requested variance meets all four requirements under subsection 45(1) of the Planning Act.
The Committee notes that the City’s Planning Report raises “no concerns” regarding the application, highlighting that “the reduction of one parking space will not have an undue adverse impact on the overall enjoyment of the property given that the site is located within walking distance of amenities and is located near frequent and local transit routes.”
The Committee also notes that no evidence was presented that the variance would result in any unacceptable adverse impact on neighbouring properties.
Considering the circumstances, the Committee finds that, because the proposal fits well in the area, the requested variance is, from a planning and public interest point of view, desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure on the property, and relative to the neighbouring lands.
The Committee also finds that the requested variance maintains the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan because the proposal respects the character of the area.
In addition, the Committee finds that the requested variance maintains the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law because the proposal represents orderly development on the property that is compatible with the surrounding area.
Moreover, the Committee finds that the requested variance is minor because it will not create any unacceptable adverse impact on abutting properties or the neighbourhood in general.
THE COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT therefore authorizes the requested variance, subject to the location and size of the proposed parking being in accordance with the site plan filed, Committee of Adjustment date stamped June 27, 2023, as it relates to the requested variance.
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