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Planning and Urban Development Committee May 6, 2016

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The May 6, 2016, Planning and Urban Development Committee meeting included:

Building Maintenance Bylaw Deferral

The committee approved Administration’s request to defer the report on a proposed Building Maintenance Bylaw to Q3 2016 in order to accommodate a recent request for additional consultation from a key stakeholder.

Planning & Development / Assessment Performance Measures and Targets for Action Plan

Administration presented a revised report on department-level performance measures to incorporate into Action Plan 2015-2018. The revised measures were developed using a results-based accountability lens and reflected the broad range of work in the department. The committee approved the report with an amendment to develop a performance measure that tracks percentage of land within the city that is under policy and/or land use that is Municipal Development Plan compliant, and report back through the SPC on Planning and Urban Development no later than Q4 2016.

Urban Design Review Framework Update

Administration is undertaking work to improve the urban design review and design decision-making process. As part of this work, Administration will consult with those involved in the internal and external design and application review processes. The committee directed Administration to report back through the SPC on Planning and Urban Development in March 2017 with an update on the process changes initiated and recommendations to further improve urban design outcomes.

4th Street Underpass Enhancement Project

Administration sought support to increase the overall capital budget for the Centre City Mobility Program as part of the 4th Street SW Underpass Enhancement Project. The committee recommended that Council endorse the proposal of the Beltline Community Investment Fund (BCIF) Committee to commit $1,115,000 from the BCIF capital deposit to the capital costs of the project, and approve an increase in the 2017 capital budget and allot $2,230,000 for the Centre City Mobility Program 569, funded equally by the BCIF capital deposit and the Public Art capital deposit.


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