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Planning and Urban Development Committee Oct. 1, 2018

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The Oct. 1, 2018, Planning and Urban Development Committee meeting included:

Changes to Planning & Development Public Notifications

Administration presented to Committee their recommendations for new options to improve communication with citizens about land use and development applications that are more visual, engaging, use plain language, and maintain The City of Calgary brand. The proposed changes to these communications and notifications will improve transparency and ensure The City is clearly communicating with citizens about land use and development applications in their community. Administration also recommended changes to the Land Use Bylaw to provide more flexibility in how citizens are notified of development permits and appeals. These changes will also mean the elimination of built in delays due to newspaper deadlines and give The City the ability to use other means for notifying citizens that are preferred by more Calgarians. Committee approved this report to go forward to Council for information and will recommend that Council hold a Public Hearing on the proposed amendments to Bylaw 1P2007, adopt the proposed amendments, and give three readings to the bylaw.

Developed Areas Guidebook Amendments 2018

Committee received a report on amendments and future opportunities for improvement to the Developed Areas Guidebook - an important tool for Calgary to realize Municipal Development Plan (MDP) goals for community building in the Developed Areas. Approved by Council in 2017, the purpose of the document is to guide local area planning by establishing a land use framework, expressed through building blocks, and by consolidating common local area planning policy into a single-source document. Committee recommends that Council hold a Public Hearing, and

  1. Adopt, by bylaw, the proposed amendments to the Municipal Development Plan, Bylaw 24P2009;
  2. Give three readings to the proposed bylaw; and
  3. Direct Administration to return to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development no later than Q2 2019 with amendments to the Municipal Development Plan, Volume 2, Part 3, Developed Areas Guidebook that completes the work done to-date, and provides further implementation tools for local area planning to guide development in the Developed Areas.

Green Line Southeast Local Area Plans – Deferral Request

Committee received a report from Administration recommending deferral of local area plans along the southeast Green Line. Committee approved Administration’s recommendations that Council direct Administration to

  1. Defer completion of the local area plans for Inglewood, Ramsay and Millican-Ogden to return to Council no later than Q2 2020 to allow for: (a) Council adoption of comprehensive amendments to the Developed Areas Guidebook; and (b) engagement with local communities on changes to the local area plans impacted by amendments to the Developed Areas Guidebook; and
  2. Defer completion of the local area plan for South Hill to return to Council no later than Q2 2020 to allow for: (a) Council adoption of comprehensive amendments to the Developed Areas Guidebook ; (b) The completion of the Corporate Land Strategy; and (c) Engagement with local communities on changes to the local area plan impacted by amendments to the Developed Areas Guidebook and results of the Corporate Land Strategy.

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