URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 15, 2017  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Knack, *B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel, *D. Iveson, *S. McKeen
*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300
*Councillor S. McKeen was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300
*Participated by telephone

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, M. Banga, M. Walters
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
T. Dallimore, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          3

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            3

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      4

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             4

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      4

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              4

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         5

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 5

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      5

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               5

5.1        Cross-Departmental Planning for Autonomous and

             Connected Vehicle Technology                                                      5

5.2        River Valley Alliance Project List                                                     6

5.3        Potential Renewable Energy Certificates Market                        6

5.4        Laneway Housing Strategy                                                              6

5.5        LRT Right-of-Way Cost and Risk Sharing                                    6

5.6        Policy on Traffic Shortcutting                                                          7

5.7        North shore west of the Walterdale Bridge and the

             Touch the Water Promenade - Options for

             Improvement                                                                                         7

5.8        Progress Report - Infill Sites in Mature Neighbourhoods      7      

5.9        Public Engagement Process for the Development of

             the Surplus School Site                                                                     8

5.10      Increasing Floor Area Ratio in the City Core and

             Transit Oriented Developments through Direct

             Control Rezoning - Further Research and

             Stakeholder Engagement                                                                  8

5.11      Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to Clarify Minor

             and Major Home Based Businesses                                              8

5.12      Strategies to Increase Visitable Housing Form                           9

5.13      Draft Amendments to Zoning Bylaw  - Opportunities

             for microbreweries, distilleries and wineries                                9

5.14      Development Permit Applications for Pawn Stores

             and Other Potentially Sensitive Land Uses

             Proposed in Established Commercial Areas                                9

6.          REPORTS                                                                                            10

6.1        Amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 - Changing

             Minimum Parking Requirements to One Space Per

             Dwelling                                                                                               10

6.2        Amenity Area Review - Proposed Amendments to

             Amenity Area regulations in Zoning Bylaw 12800 -

             Additional Information                                                                      10

6.3        Distribution Options - Public Amenity

             Contributions in DC Rezoning Applications                              11

6.4        Open Street Strategic Initiative                                                      11

6.5        Stadium Transit Oriented Development    

             Infrastructure Time Extension                                                       12

6.6        Notice of Intention to Designate the Millcreek

             House                                                                                                   12

6.7        Prevention of Heritage Home Loss due to

             Subdivision                                                                                         13

6.8        Interim Report on Cross-Departmental Planning for

             Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technology                  14

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              16

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         16

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                16

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                16

 

 

 

 

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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 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the March 15, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Replacement page:
5.  Status Report  - 5.14 Development Permit Applications for Pawn Stores and Other Potentially Sensitive Land Uses Proposed in Established Commercial Areas – Page 3

 

 

Postponed:

 

 

 

That the following Motion on the Floor be postponed to the May 3, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting:

Moved A. Knack – S. McKeen (Made at the December 12, 2016, City Council Public Hearing):

That Administration provide a report on options to distribute financial public amenity contributions in DC rezoning applications.  This report should include an analysis of participatory budgeting as one possible mechanism to distribute any public amenity contributions.

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: May 3, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the March 1, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 5.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.7 and 6.8.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

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

6.1 Amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 - Changing Minimum Parking Requirements to One Space Per Dwelling for Low Density Residential

  • G. Hoeft, Canadian Home Builders' Association

6.2 Amenity Area Review- Proposed Amendments to the Amenity Area Regulations in Zoning Bylaw 12800 – Additional Information

  • B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • E. Sterling-Cowan, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • S. Kamp, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • A. Parker, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • M. Samji

6.4 Open Street Strategic Initiative

  • D. Buchanan, Paths for People

6.7 Prevention of Heritage Home Loss due to Subdivision

  • L. Odynski, Old Glenora Conservation Association
  • B. Finlay, Old Glenora Conservation Association

6.8 Interim Report on Cross-Departmental Planning for Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technology

  • D. Duckering, Alberta Motor Transport Association

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That item 6.4 - Open Street Strategic Initiative be time specific for 3:45 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Cross-Departmental Planning for Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technology

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 7, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Jun. 7, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.2

River Valley Alliance Project List

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: February 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.3

Potential Renewable Energy Certificates Market

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of July 5, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:  Jul. 5, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.4

Laneway Housing Strategy

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 3, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: May 3, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.5

LRT Right-of-Way Cost and Risk Sharing

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 7, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Jun. 7, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

 

5.6

Progress Report – Infill Sites in Mature Neighbourhoods

 

 

 

P. Ohm, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 5, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Apr. 5, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.7

North shore west of the Walterdale Bridge and the Touch the Water Promenade - Options for Improvement

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: February 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.8

../../../agdocs.aspx?doctype=minutes&itemid=58720Progress Report – Infill Sites in Mature Neighbourhoods

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 5, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Apr. 5, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.9

Public Engagement Process for the Development of the Surplus School Site

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 19, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Apr. 19, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.10

Increasing Floor Area Ratio in the City Core and Transit Oriented Developments through Direct Control Rezoning - Further Research and Stakeholder Engagement

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 3, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: May 3, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.11

Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to Clarify Minor and Major Home Based Businesses

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 1, 2018, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Jun. 1, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.12

Strategies to Increase Visitable Housing Form

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 5, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Apr. 5, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.13

Draft Amendments to Zoning Bylaw  - Opportunities for microbreweries, distilleries and wineries

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 19, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Apr. 19, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

5.14

Development Permit Applications for Pawn Stores and Other Potentially Sensitive Land Uses Proposed in Established Commercial Areas

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 19, 2017, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Apr. 19, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 - Changing Minimum Parking Requirements to One Space Per Dwelling

 

 

 

A. Stevenson, Sustainable Development made a presentation.

 

 

 

G. Hoeft, Canadian Home Builders' Association, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
A handout provided by G. Hoeft was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

A. Stevenson and D. Hales, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Bylaw - Zoning Bylaw Amendments to 12800 – Minimum Parking Requirements

That Administration prepare amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 as generally outlined in Attachment 2 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_3819, and return to a future City Council Public Hearing.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
To be determined

CCPH

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Amenity Area Review - Proposed Amendments to Amenity Area regulations in Zoning Bylaw 12800 - Additional Information

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers:

  • A. Kodian
  • L. Pereira

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

A. Stevenson, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

 

 

 

B. Zubot, E. Sterling-Cowan, S. Kamp and A. Parker, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; M. Samji;
A. Kodian; and L. Pereira made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Handouts provided by B. Zubot, S. Kamp, and A. Kodian were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

A. Stevenson, D. Hales and J. Booth, Sustainable Development answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Text Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 to Update Amenity Area Regulations

That Administration prepare amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 as generally outlined in Attachment 3 and incorporate amendments as generally outlined in Approach 1 and 3 of Attachment 4 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_2398rev, and return to a future City Council Public Hearing.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
To be determined

CCPH

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Knack, D. Loken

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

6.3

Distribution Options - Public Amenity Contributions in DC Rezoning Applications

 

 

 

Postponed to the May 3, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting. See item 1.2.

 

6.4

Open Street Strategic Initiative

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That a pilot project for up to 3 events for the Open Streets initiative be advanced through a proposed Service Package as described in Option B and Attachment 2 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development Report CR_4360.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, D. Iveson, A. Knack, B. Henderson

 

 

6.5

Stadium Transit Oriented Development Infrastructure Time Extension

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the City of Edmonton enter into an Amending Agreement to the January 6, 2017 Municipal Improvement Cost Share Agreement with Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP, by its general partner Carma Ltd., on terms listed in Attachment 1 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4391, and that the Amending Agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Sustainable Dev.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.6

Notice of Intention to Designate the Millcreek House

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That a Notice of Intention to Designate a Municipal Historic Resource, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4400, be served on the owners of the property occupied by Mill Creek House, located at 9734-88 Avenue NW, in accordance with Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act RSA 2000.

2. That funding of up to $25,331.63 for this project be provided from the Heritage Resources Reserve.

3. That the City Manager be appointed to implement matters arising from the issuance of the Notice of Intention to Designate a Municipal Historic Resource.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, M. Nickel, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

6.7

Prevention of Heritage Home Loss due to Subdivision

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from L. Matheson, Old Glenora Conservative Association.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, D. Iveson,  D. Loken

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

D. Johnston, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

 

 

 

L. Odynski, B. Finlay and L. Matheson, Old Glenora Conservation Association, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

R. Anderson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law); and P. Ohm and D. Johnston, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Bylaw - Amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 – Information Requirements for Applications to Demolish Historic Resources

1.      That Administration prepare amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 to include information requirements for the demolition of buildings listed on the Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton, as generally outlined in Option 3 and Attachment 2 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4123, and return to a future City Council Public Hearing.

Policy Options to Support the Retention of Buildings on the Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton

2.      That Administration explore possible amendments to The Way We Grow, Edmonton’s Municipal Development Plan, and other City policies and directives to include more specific policy direction relating to the retention of buildings on the Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton, as outlined in Option 4 and Attachment 4 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4123.

3.      That Administration explore opportunities to prevent the demolition of buildings on the Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton, as outlined in Options 1, 2 and 5 and Attachment 4 of the March 15, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4123.

Glenora Historic Conservation Consultation

4.      That Administration consult with the Old Glenora Conservation Association, Glenora Community League and landowners to scope out interests and resourcing for special area zoning and report back in Fourth Quarter 2017.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due by:
To be determined

CCPH

 

 



Sustainable Dev.

 

Due by:
Jun 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Sustainable Dev.

 

Due by:
Fourth Quarter 2017

 

 

 

R. Anderson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Knack, D. Loken

Absent:

B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

6.8

Interim Report on Cross-Departmental Planning for Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technology

 

 

Moved D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from B. Ferguson.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Knack, D. Loken

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

E. Toop, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.  R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager and P. Ohm, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

D. Duckering, Alberta Motor Transport Association; and
B. Ferguson, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

1. That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

 

a.     That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, send a letter to the provincial Minister of Transportation requesting support for the testing of automated vehicles in Edmonton.

b.    That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter in support of the Automated Vehicle Test Track and Pilot initiative outlined in the March 15, 2017 Sustainable Development report CR_4507.

Cross Departmental Planning for Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technology

2.    That Administration return to the
June 7, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting with details of additional City of Edmonton resourcing required to support the Automated Vehicle Test Track and Pilot.

3.    That Administration return to the
June 7, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting with a work plan and framework for addressing automated vehicle technology as a cross-departmental team, including Edmonton Economic Development Corporation as per the October 19, 2016, Urban Planning Committee Motion. This work plan will include a work stream on pilot projects, which would involve evaluation of automated vehicle test locations and partnerships.

4.    That Administration bring a report with resource options focused on integrating a new mobility paradigm (such as Automated Vehicles,
car-sharing, and ride-sharing) into city strategies to the June 7, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Jun. 7, 2017

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Knack, D. Loken

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

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 4:38 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk