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Planning and Urban Development Committee Sept. 14, 2016

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The Sept. 14, 2016, Planning and Urban Development Committee meeting included:

Improving Calgary's Accessibility, Planning Initiatives

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information. At its July 27, 2015 meeting Council directed Administration to provide an update report on issues related to accessibility. This report informs Council about ongoing efforts to collaborate, coordinate and integrate accessible design into City planning processes and related initiatives. Improving accessibility is in alignment with the City’s 2020 Sustainability Direction, 2015-2018 Action Plan and the City of Calgary’s Corporate Accessibility Policy.

Centre City Levy Update: Program Summary 2014-2015, 2016-0706

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information. The Centre City Levy is a financial tool used to pool levy charges collected from developers to fund local public infrastructure and public realm improvements required as a result of new growth within the Centre City Plan Area. This report provides a summary of the levy amounts collected and spent in the Centre City during 2014 and 2015, as well as the remaining fund balances.

The Developer Funded Area Structure Plan Evaluation Report

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information. The Developer Funded Area Structure Plan (DFA) process helped to transform the ASP process to be more efficient and effective, and contributed to making the ASPs more innovative and implementable. This report outlines key lessons from the DFA program.

Health Impact Assessment Update - Deferral Report

The Committee recommended Council reconsider the decision to bring the Health Impact Assessment presentation to a 2016 Strategic Council Meeting. The Committee deferred this report and directed Administration to return to the SPC on Planning and Urban Development no later than Q1 2017. The Health Impact Assessment approach is best suited for, and would benefit from, public Committee and Council meetings, rather than discussion at a strategic Council meeting. Reporting to the SPC on Planning and Urban Development will assist in providing Council with comprehensive information on the integration of health considerations in the planning process.

17th Avenue S.W. Reconstruction Project

The Committee recommended that Council endorse the recommendation of the Beltline Community Investment Fund (BCIF) Committee to commit $4,000,000 from the BCIF capital deposit to contribute to the capital costs of the 17th Avenue Reconstruction Project. The Committee also recommended Council approve an increase of $4,000,000 in 2017 capital budget and appropriation for Major Roads Reconstruction fully funded by the BCIF capital deposit. This funding will support the additional streetscape improvements as part of the implementation of the 17th Avenue S.W. Reconstruction Project.


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