The Oct. 3 - 4, 2016, Combined Meeting of Council included:
Green Line Quarterly Update and City Centre Recommendation
Council approved, in principle, the recommended underground alignment for the Bow River crossing connecting downtown from north of 16 Avenue North to 10 Avenue South. Council directed Administration to report back with a Green Line quarterly update at the December 2016 Transportation and Transit Committee meeting. Council further directed Administration to continue to investigate an underground alignment option for 12 Avenue South, include this option in public engagement conversations, and continue to co-ordinate with area stakeholders to ensure the Green Line is integrated with future developments. Council decision on the underground alignment of the Bow River crossing was required to advance planning, design, and cost estimation in preparation for funding applications.
Anderson Station Park and Ride Plan
Council approved, in principle, the Anderson Station Park and Ride Plan and directed Administration to report to the Priorities and Finance Committee no later than January 2017 with a funding model for the Anderson Station Park and Ride Plan. This plan supports Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at Anderson Station, with the goal of balancing park and ride supply while supporting redevelopment opportunities. The Anderson Park and Ride Plan will set the framework for park and ride plans at other existing stations along the Red and Blue Line LRT Stations.
Land Use Items
All land use items reviewed by Council were approved including:
Harvest Hills Golf Course Land Use Amendment
Council approved a land use application to redesignate the former Harvest Hills Golf Course site in order to accommodate a multi-residential development including at-grade residential units. The land use amendment will accommodate residential development, open space (Municipal Reserve), a stormwater retention pond and utilities.
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