The Jan. 11 and 12, 2016, Combined Meeting of Council and Public Hearing included:
Civic District Public Realm Strategy
Council approved the Civic Distric Public Realm Strategy which includes ten strategies that will help guide the development and enhancement of the Civic District. The Strategy will create spaces that are lively, active, programmable and integrated into the area. This will provide a framework for cost effective reinvestment of citizen’s tax dollars in a logical and prioritized way.
Off-site Levy Bylaw
Council approved the new off-site levy bylaw. Off-site levies are charges that developers pay to the City of Calgary to help with the cost of off-site infrastructure. Off-site infrastructure includes major components like water and wastewater treatment facilities; recreation centres; connecting pipes; major roads, intersections, traffic signals and bridges; fire halls; libraries; transit buses; and, police stations.
Land Use Items
Secondary Suites were approved in the communities of Bowness, Beddington and Brentwood. Highlights included:
New Development in Southwest Calgary
Council approved a proposal to redesignate the land use of a parcel west of Sheriff Street S. and north of 210 Ave. S.E. The new development will include up to 3200 residential units in a variety of forms, a Community Retail Centre, one Neighbourhood Activity Centres, and two school sites. Council also approved the new community name Yorkville.
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