The May 2, 2016, Combined Meeting of Council included:
Land Use Items
Highlights included: Secondary suites were approved in the communities of Fairview and Sherwood. A suite in the community of Hamptons was rejected. A pet care and boarding facility was approved in the community of Mindnapore. A multi residential development was approved in the community of Richmond.
Breweries, Wineries And Distilleries City Wide Bylaw Changes
Council unanimously approved changes to the city-wide Brewery, Winery and Distillery bylaw. The new definition and rules allow micro-breweries and other manufacturers of alcoholic beverages to serve and sell their products where they make them without having to rezone their facilities. These changes will help manage and foster the craft beverage industry in Calgary. Defining manufacturers of alcoholic beverages as a separate use, distinct from general manufacturing, will also allow smaller breweries to operate districts where other types of manufacturing may not be appropriate.
Designation Of The Bank Of Montreal As A Municipal Historic Resource
Council approved designation of the Bank of Montreal as a Municipal Historic Resource. The designation legally protects the property. The building was completed in 1932 and is a significant example of Beaux Arts-style architecture.
Pedestrian Strategy Final Report
Council approved revisions to the city-wide Pedestrian Strategy STEP FORWARD an action plan for reducing pedestrian casualties and improving walking in Calgary. Council adopted six out of the seven recommendations made by the SPC on Transportation and Transit which included adopting the 50 actions in the strategy, as amended (removal of action 3), and the 6 key action results to be used to measure the success of the strategy. Council rejected the recommendation for public consultation and administration preparing a report on the topic of speed reduction on residential roads.
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