2017 Omnibus Zoning Amendment (FILE # D02-02-17-0011) affecting AG-Agricultural and RU-Rural Countryside Zones

This proposed amendment would permit an agricultural use, excluding livestock-related food production, within the AG and RU zones on small lots in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.


Currently, agricultural use is not permitted on lots smaller than 5 ha (or 0.8 ha when accessory to a detached dwelling) in the AG-Agricultural Zone and Subzones or on lots smaller than 2 ha in the RU-Rural Countryside Zone. In addition, agricultural use is not permitted in any of the RU Subzones, regardless of lot size. These provisions are intended to prevent impacts associated with livestock production.  However, they also prevent property owners from having small market gardens on their lots. The proposed amendment is intended to permit small market gardens.


A Zoning By-law amendment report is expected to go to Planning Committee, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and City Council in April and May 2017.


Additional information regarding this proposal is available online at ottawa.ca/omnibus .


Please provide comments to Mitchell Lesage by March 16, 2017 at (613) 580-2424 ext.13902, or mitchell.lesage@ottawa.ca ,or by regular mail at Q2 2017 Omnibus Zoning Amendment, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Mail Code 01-14, K1P 1J1.