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Planning and Urban Development Committee Jun. 14, 2017

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The Jun. 14, 2017, Planning and Urban Development Committee meeting included:

Industry/City Work Plan Update

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information. Administration presented a progress report on four initiatives as part of the Industry/City Work Plan, which was part of the Off-Site Levy Bylaw report to Council in January 2016. Highlights since the January 2017 update to Council include the publication of the Killarney Utility Information Summary, solidifying short, medium and long-term objectives and actions for the industrial strategy working group, finalizing the terms of reference for the industrial strategy working group, improving the pre–application process for customers, and revising the development permit extension and commencement rules to assist customers if unforeseen development circumstances occur.

Centre City Levy Update

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. A 2016 program summary was presented. Administration and industry members anticipate conducting a review of this program in 2017-2018 as part of the Industry/City Work Plan.

Urban Design Review Panel Terms of Reference and Implementation Plan

The Committee recommended that Council approve the revised terms of reference for the Urban Design Review Panel and received the Urban Design Review Protocol and implementation plan for information. The committee also directed that Administration to evaluate expanding the scope of the Urban Design Review Panel’s mandate to include outline plans and report back by Q1 2019. Administration revised the Urban Design Review Panel terms of reference to determine how to get better urban design outcomes from development applications. The implementation plan describes a staged introduction of revisions, identifies the process steps for various application types, proposes changes to enhance report clarity, and outlines training and monitoring goals. This will result in more opportunity for earlier urban design input on development proposals within existing Corporate Planning Application Group (CPAG) review timelines.

Coordinated Safety Response Team Update

The Committee recommended that Council receive the report and attachments for information. The Coordinated Safety Response Team, formed in 2008, is a multi-agency group committed to resolving issues caused by unsafe or potentially unsafe properties. They have recently revised their terms of reference to reflect enhanced information sharing and collaboration among team agencies for occupied problem properties causing an unsafe condition in the community.

Green Line Transit Oriented Development Planning Report

The Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development recommended that Council direct Administration to:

  • Use the Green Line North LRT corridor functional planning study as the basis for policy planning and land use redesignation efforts for the 16, 28, 40 and 64 Avenue North Transit Oriented Development areas.
  • Develop a transit-oriented development implementation strategy based on framework and with priority given to the 16 and 28 Avenue North stations and report to Council through the Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development no later than Q2 2018 and in conjunction with associated Green Line reports.

This is one of three linked Green Line reports presented by Administration to committees of Council. It outlines the results of the transit-oriented development concept workshops for the northern segment of the Green Line LRT.

 


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