Dymon Storage Building Approved

Dymon Storage Building at 1375 Clyde Avenue Approved

The dispute, regarding the construction of a “Dymon warehouse facility” south of the gas station at Clyde Avenue and Baseline Road, has gone on for several years.  The community felt dismay when the city’s planning department supported the request for a zoning amendment and recommended that the Planning Committee likewise support the project.  We were very pleased when the Planning Committee rejected this development plan.

Dymon made an appeal to OLT (the Ontario Lands Tribunal).  This Toronto-based organization has the authority to over-ride planning/development decisions taken at the municipal level.

A virtual hearing was held at the end of September/early October.  Your president, Marjorie Shaver-Jones, attended, having been granted “participant status”.  The city was represented by lawyer Tim Marc as well as planning consultant, Dennis Jacobs.  Strong arguments were made against the project.  But, in the end the Tribunal decided against us.

Mrs Shaver-Jones received official notification on Monday, November 8.  The Interim Order reads as follows:

THE TRIBUNAL ORDERS that the appeal is allowed. The amendment to City of Ottawa Zoning By-law No. 2008-250, as detailed in Exhibit 5, pp. 219-221, is approved 25 PL200187 in principle. The Tribunal will withhold its final Order for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance of this Decision, pending finalization of the form of the zoning by-law amendment that is satisfactory to the City of Ottawa’s Zoning and Interpretations Unit, Policy Planning Branch and permits the proposed development.

The entire 25 page report from LPAT is available to download.

Further reading

Council rejects ‘condo for clutter’ on Clyde Avenue

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