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Planning and Urban Development Apr. 12, 2017

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The Apr. 12, 2017, Planning and Urban Development Committee meeting included:

Monitoring report on contextual single and semi-detached dwellings

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information; and direct Administration to conclude the monitoring reports regarding Contextual Dwellings. Administration has spent significant time over the past seven years working with stakeholders to monitor Contextual Dwellings resulting in a set of parameters that has continuously met targets and provided a balanced approach. Administration is committed to engaging with stakeholders on issues and concerns about infill redevelopment, as they arise, ensuring that solutions are responsive to the needs of stakeholders.

Development Commencement Extensions

The Committee recommended that Council direct Administration to bring forward directly to the June 12, 2017, Combined Public Hearing, without going through Calgary Planning Commission, the necessary amendments to implement the changes to development commencement extensions as identified in the report. The City continues to support quality developments during the economic downturn. The amendment improves stability for industry stakeholders by facilitating longer extension time periods without compromising the potential for changes in policy and standards.

Bylaw to repeal designation of Eau Claire smokestack as a Municipal Historic Resource

The Committee recommended that Council:

  1. Give first reading to Attachment 2 (the repealing bylaw), and withhold second and third reading until both a Preservation Agreement and an Access Easement and Maintenance Agreement are executed between Harvard Developments and The City and a certified cheque pursuant to the Preservation Agreement has been tendered to The City;
  2. Direct that the $300,000 offered in compensation by Harvard Developments be placed in the Heritage Incentive Reserve to fund The City of Calgary Historic Resource Conservation Grant Program; and
  3. Upon the relocation of the smokestack to the new proposed location on City lands, direct Administration to prepare a bylaw to re-designate the Eau Claire Smokestack as a Municipal Historic Resource.

 


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