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Planning and Urban Development Committee Jan. 11, 2017

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The Jan. 11, 2017, Planning and Urban Development Committee meeting included:

Green Line SE Transit Oriented Development Policy – Deferral Report

The Committee deferred this item and directed Administration to return to Council, through the Calgary Planning Commission no later than Q2 2017. To support Transit Oriented Development (TOD) along the southeast leg of the Green Line, Administration has been preparing policy plans for the communities of Inglewood, Ramsay, Millican-Ogden and future community of South Hill.  The deferral will allow additional time to complete engagement on the Developed Areas Guidebook and to ensure alignment between the local area plans and the guidebook.

Design guidelines for laneway housing – Deferral Report

The Committee deferred Administration’s preparation of design guidelines for laneway housing into the city wide urban design guideline project, commencing in 2017 and directed them to report back to Council in Q1 2018.  The new guidelines will help improve urban design for development throughout the city.

Industry/City Work Plan Update

The Committee recommended Council direct Administration to provide an Industry/City Work Plan update report to Council through the SPC on Planning and Urban Development by no later than June 2017.  The Industry/City Work Plan update provides an overview of progress to-date for each initiative to enhance accountability and transparency to stakeholders, provide opportunities for feedback. 

Health Impact Assessment Update

The Committee received the report on Health Impact Assessment for information.  The Committee directed Administration to report back no later than May 2017 with a term of reference for a committee, including stakeholder roles, to develop recommendations to advance the inclusion of health principles into planning and development policy.

Designation of two schools as Municipal Historic Resources

The Committee recommended Council give three readings to the proposed bylaw to designate Cliff Bungalow School as a Municipal Historic Resource; and give three readings to the proposed bylaw to designate Holy Angels School as a Municipal Historic Resource. Cliff Bungalow School (1920) has been determined to be significant by the Calgary Heritage Authority as a distinctive Arts & Crafts style bungalow school design, for its various institutional and social activities, and as landmark to which the community owes its name. Holy Angels School (1919) is representative of the Roman Catholic history of the Cliff-Bungalow area, as well as Georgian Revival-style design and has served as a hub of educational activity in the community for eighty-nine years.

Designation of two parks as Municipal Historic Resources

The Committee recommended Council give three readings to the proposed bylaw to designate Confederation Park as a Municipal Historic Resource; and give three readings to the proposed bylaw to designate Reader Rock Garden as a Municipal Historic Resource. Confederation Park (1967) was developed as an initiative to celebrate the Canadian Centennial. It is an early example of utilizing overland storm water management in Calgary Parks and is considered an outstanding achievement in the romantic, naturalistic order and style of landscape design.  Reader Rock Garden (1914) is significant for its Edwardian era Arts and Craft style rockery, as well as its association with Calgary’s most influential Parks Superintendent, William Roland Reader.

Designation of the James A. Ross residence as a Municipal Historic Resource

The Committee recommended Council give three readings to the proposed bylaw to designate the James A. Ross Residence as a Municipal Historic Resource. The James A. Ross Residence (1907) is an Edwardian Gable Front style house located in the community of Inglewood. It has been determined to be significant by the Calgary Heritage Authority for both its stylistic value and its symbolic value, providing a tangible reminder of the historical development of Inglewood as Calgary’s main industrial centre and residential area.

 


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