URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 14, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Knack, **B. Henderson, *D. Iveson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2) Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

**Participated by telephone

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, S. McKeen, M. Walters

L. Cochrane, City Manager

I. MacLean, Office of the City Clerk
D. Siebold, 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                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

3.1        Amenity Losses in Mill Woods (M. Nickel)                                    3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        High Level Analysis on the Buildability of Garage

             Suites - Analysis and draft amendments to Zoning

             Bylaw 12800                                                                                          3

6.2        Funding for Purchasing Renewable Energy

             Certificates                                                                                             4

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                5

7.1        High Level Bridge Pathways (S. McKeen)                                    5

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           5

8.1        Residential/Public Parking Facility - Century Park                     5

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 




Carried

Carried

None

 

See minutes

See minutes

None

 

See minutes

None

None

 

 

 

Action

 

Referred

 

Action

 

Action

 

None

 

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Knack called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the September 14, 2016, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the August 17, 2016, Urban Planning Committe meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, 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 D. Loken:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1       High Level Analysis on the Buildability of Garage Suites - Analysis and draft amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800

·         K. Taft

·         S. Kamp, Belgravia Community League

·         G. Montgomery, Parkallen Community League

·         L. Pereira, IDEA – Infill Development Edmonton Association

·         S. Ferner, Parkallen Community League

·         M. Sacha, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

·         B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

·         M. Graham,  IDEA – Infill Development Edmonton Association

                                         

7.1       High Level Bridge Pathways (S. McKeen)

  • C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, 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

3.1

Amenity Losses in Mill Woods (M. Nickel)      

 

 

 

Due to the recent advancement of the Malcolm Tweddle/Edith Rogers flood mitigation, I would like Administration to bring back an updated status report regarding the following:

1) Detailed information on the four proposed concept options for amenities including: baseball, soccer and tennis.

2) What is the scope and scale of public engagement, both past and future, with the communities of interest who presently use this site, and will the Open Spaces Master Plan be completed in time to be applicable with engagement?

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due By:
Dec. 7, 2016

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

High Level Analysis on the Buildability of Garage Suites - Analysis and draft amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800

 

 

 

A. Stevenson, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

K. Taft; S. Kamp, Belgravia Community League;
G. Montgomery, Parkallen Community Leauge; L. Pereira, IDEA - Infill Development Edmonton Association; S. Ferner, Parkallen Community League; M. Sacha and B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; and
M. Graham, IDEA - Infill Development Edmonton Association, made presentations. K. Taft; S. Kamp; 
L. Pereira; S. Ferner; M. Sacha; B. Zubot; and M. Graham answered the Committee's questions. Handouts provided by K. Taft; S. Ferner; M. Sacha; and B. Zubot were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

A. Stevenson, L. Balone, D. Hales, and R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development; and
R. Anderson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

1. That Administration prepare amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 as generally outlined in Attachment 2 of the September 14, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_3186, and return to a future City Council Public Hearing with the following change:

·     Limit site coverage to 14 percent for any unit that has a living space above grade.

 

 

Laneway Housing Strategy

2. That Administration develop a laneway housing strategy.



Communication Process for Low Density Development in Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

3. That Administration, as a part of the Mature Neighborhood overlay review, report on a communication process including the content of the communications delivery and timelines, for low density development, including but not limited to Garage suites and Garden suites.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
First Quarter 2017

 

 

 

 


Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
First Quarter 2017

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
First Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

6.2

Funding for Purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates

 

 

 

M. Brostrom and P. Ross, Sustainable Dev., made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development; and J. Meliefste, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That the approved 2016-2018 Operating Budget for purchasing renewable energy certificates be redirected to support additional investments in City-owned infrastructure or initiatives that will deliver both financial and greenhouse gas reduction benefits for the City.

 

 

 

Not put to vote

 

 


Councillors B. Henderson and A. Knack referred this item to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

 


Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

Potential Renewable Energy Certificates Market

That Administration explore and report back on the potential for creating a renewable energy certificates market that is created from locally based renewable energy projects or potential power purchase agreements that realize both economic and greenhouse gas reduction benefits, with a comparison to renewable energy certificates that are currently available throughout Alberta.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
First Quarter, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

High Level Bridge Pathways (S. McKeen)

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, and B. Nicholson, Integrated Infrastructure Services; and K. Andreychuk, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

A. Laughlin and K. Andreychuk answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

High Level Bridge Pathways – Next Steps

That Administration prepare a report on the next steps for High Level Bridge bicycle and pedestrian corridor improvements.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Residential/Public Parking Facility - Century Park

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:25 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 3:44 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

That Attachment 2 be added to the September 14, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_2858.

 

 

 

Strategy for Non-Accessory Parking at Transit Oriented Developments

1.  That Administration develop a comprehensive parking strategy that considers the built form and functional integration of non-accessory parking facilities at Transit Oriented Developments.
 
2.  That the actions outlined in Attachment 2 of the September 14, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_2858, be approved.
 
3.  That the August 31, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_2858 and Attachment 2 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
Second Quarter 2017

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor A. Knack asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk