URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 15, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 15(3), Council Committee Bylaw 18156
Councillor M. Nickel was absent for a portion of the meeting without notice.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, B. Henderson, A. Knack
D. Siebold, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             3

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       3

             Options for Cash-in-Lieu of Parking                                               3

             Open Option Parking Implementation                                            4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Variable Speed Zones in Other Jurisdictions                              4

5.2        Edmonton Transit Service Fare Policy C451H                            4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Heritage Program Update - Reserve Projections,

             Emerging Issues and Interim Mitigation Measures                     5

6.2        Brighton Block and Strathcona Hotel - Requests

             for Heritage Funding                                                                           5

6.3        Stadium Station Transit Oriented Development Cost

             Share Agreement - Amendment of Terms                                     6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Tools for Understanding Wind and the Effect of

             Buildings on Wind Patterns (B. Henderson)                                6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor T. Cartmell called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

6.2 Brighton Block and Strathcona Hotel - Requests for Heritage Funding

6.3 Stadium Station Transit Oriented Development Cost Share Agreement - Amendment of Terms

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the September 17, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

All items were selected for debate.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee hear from the following speakers, in a panel:

6.1 Heritage Program Update - Reserve Projections, Emerging Issues and Interim Mitigation Measures

6.2 Brighton Block and Strathcona Hotel - Requests for Heritage Funding

  • J. Gendron
  • K. Cantor, Primavera Development Group
  • D. Ridley, Edmonton Heritage Council
  • C. Dulaba, Beljan Developments

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS

 

Options for Cash-in-Lieu of Parking

 

 

 

Revised due date:  October 29, 2019 (approved at the
July 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting).

 

 

Open Option Parking Implementation

 

 

 

Revised due date: October 29, 2019 (approved at the
July 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting).

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Variable Speed Zones in Other Jurisdictions

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That the revised due date of January 2020, Community and Public Services Committee be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

5.2

Edmonton Transit Service Fare Policy C451H

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That the revised due date of October 28, 2019, Executive Committee, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Heritage Program Update - Reserve Projections, Emerging Issues and Interim Mitigation Measures

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

P. Ohm, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation.

J. Gendron; D. Ridley, Edmonton Heritage Council; and
C. Dulaba, Beljan Developments, made presentations.
D. Ridley; and C. Dulaba, answered the Committee's questions.

P. Ohm, S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, and S. Ashe, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and
A. Laughlin, Acting Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Financial Mechanisms for Heritage Buildings

That Administration provide a report on options in civic financial mechanisms to encourage the preservation and restoration of heritage buildings.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
December 2021

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, and P. Ohm, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

6.2

Brighton Block and Strathcona Hotel - Requests for Heritage Funding

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration continue to work with the owners of the Brighton Block and the Strathcona Hotel to develop a funding plan, involving the Quarters Community Revitalization Levy and/or annual grants within the capacity of the annual funding from the Heritage Reserve, to cover the designated costs as outlined in the October 15, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_7348.

 

 

 

P. Ohm, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

6.3

Stadium Station Transit Oriented Development Cost Share Agreement - Amendment of Terms

 

 

Moved A. Paquette:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from R. Westren, Brookfield Residential (to answer questions only).

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

 

 

P. Ohm and E. Backstrom, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the amending agreement between the City of Edmonton and Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP, by its general partner Carma Ltd., to increase the City's contribution by $110,000 for LRT spare parts requirements and $405,000 for LRT track replacement and additional engineering, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 15, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_7506, and that the amending agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Tools for Understanding Wind and the Effect of Buildings on Wind Patterns (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

P. Spearey, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions. S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, P. Ohm and K. Petrin, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Wind Studies Terms of Reference

That Administration provide a report on terms of reference for wind studies, including testing and comfort criteria.

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
June 2020

 

 

 

P. Ohm, S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, and P. Speary, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, D. Iveson, S. McKeen, M. Nickel

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor T. Cartmell asked if there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:28 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk