URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 6, 2017  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Loken, M. Nickel, *D. Iveson
*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, S. McKeen, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, City Manager
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                                                                                          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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

3.1        Building Permits for Urban Farming (B. Henderson)              4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING
             REPORTS RE-ROUTED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE  

             Approaches to Deal with Problem Properties –

             Progress Update                                                                                  4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        LRT Right-of-Way Cost and Risk Sharing - City

             Charter Discussions                                                                           5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Evolving Infill and Middle-Density Housing -

             Interim Report                                                                                       5

6.2        Small Scale Infill                                                                                   6

6.3        ETSAB: Tourism and Transit - Improving the

             Tourists' Experience on Edmonton's Transit System               7

6.4        Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Update                             8

6.5        Notice of Intention to Designate St. Joachim

             Church as a Municipal Historic Resource                                     8

6.6        Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to Clarify Minor

             and Major Home Based Businesses                                              9

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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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 B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the September 6, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Replacement pages:

·         6.1 Evolving Infill and Middle-Density Housing - Interim Report
-
Attachment 2

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That the August 23, 2017, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Loken

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Councillor A. Knack, thanked all the members of the Committee for a wonderful sixteen months.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

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

6.1 Evolving Infill and Middle-Density Housing - Interim    Report

  • M. Graham, IDEA
  • I. Blain, West Jasper/Sherwood Community League
  • S. Camp, Belgravia Community League
  • M. Samji, Infill Development in Edmonton Association

6.2 Small Scale Infill

  • M. Graham, IDEA

6.3 ETSAB: Tourism and Transit - Improving the Tourists' Experience on Edmonton's Transit System

  • C. Barclay, Edmonton International Airport

6.4 Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Update

  • P. Godsmark, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence

 

 

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

Building Permits for Urban Farming (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

In response to Fresh significant work has been done to simplify the development permit process to make it possible for urban farming on small pieces of land within the City. What was not anticipated was complexities around the possible need for building permits and subsequently engineering drawings for temporary structures like hoop houses. This has the effect of once again making the permitting process onerous enough and expensive enough to deter this sort of small lot urban farming.

Could Administration provide a report on the following:

1.    What are the roles of the City and the Province in adjudicating the need for building permits in this circumstance and what would be the process for getting changes to make it easier to move forward?

2.    What mechanisms are Administration aware of that could be explored to simplify the process and reduce the cost?

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Due by:
November 2017

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING – NONE
REPORTS RE-ROUTED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Approaches to Deal with Problem Properties – Progress Update

 

 

 

Re-routed to September 7, 2017, Community and Public Services Committee.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

LRT Right-of-Way Cost and Risk Sharing - City Charter Discussions

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

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

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date: June 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Evolving Infill and Middle-Density Housing - Interim Report

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

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

M. Graham, IDEA; I. Blain, West Jasper/Sherwood Community League; S. Camp, Belgravia Community League; and M. Samji, Infill Development in Edmonton Association, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Ohm, C. Kirsop, H. Quan and K. Anderson, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Attachment 2 of the September 6, 2017, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_4459 be updated to clarify that the data used only includes the number of Building Permits issued from 1995 onward.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

 

Options for Providing Neighbourhood-level Indicators to inform redevelopment

That Administration provide a report including options expanding on the Stewarding Great Neighbourhoods work to create data based neighbourhood profiles that can help inform future public engagement and future planning related to possible neighbourhood rezoning or densification strategies.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due by:
November 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.2

Small Scale Infill

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Administration report on, aside from the recent amendments to the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay, options for a context based approach to guide architectural design for infill development in low density areas, as part of Infill 2.0.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration prepare a report for Utility Committee on how builders in mature communities are charged for hydrant addition where there is an existing deficiency of hydrants in a neighbourhood and how that fits with the hydrant addition program in the Performance Based Rates.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.3

ETSAB: Tourism and Transit - Improving the Tourists' Experience on Edmonton's Transit System

 

 

 

I. Roux and S. Lee, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, made a presentation.

C. Barclay, Edmonton International Airport, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

I. Roux and S. Lee, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board; and E. Robar, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Improving Tourists' Experience on Edmonton Transit System

That Administration work with stakeholders to provide a report on possible implementation of the following Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board measures to improve the tourists’ experience on Edmonton Transit System:

1.    Locate a transit hub that connects the local bus and LRT network with regional transportation services.

2.    Offer fare options designed for tourists.

3.    Use meaningful names, labels and symbols that are identifiable to outsiders.

4.    Explore ways to provide greater transit access to tourist attractions along our River Valley, including seasonal ferry services.

5.    Review service frequency to key tourist destinations – in particular, the 747 bus route to the Edmonton International Airport.

6.    For any development that may attract tourists, ensure the transportation needs of tourists are incorporated from the outset.

7.    Investigate the possibility of partnerships between ETS and the hospitality industry.

City Operations/

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

 

Due Date: January 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.4

Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Update

 

 

 

L. McCarthy, Deputy City Manager, and S. McCabe, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the September 6, 2017, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_4955, be received for information.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.5

Notice of Intention to Designate St. Joachim Church as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

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 September 6, 2017, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_4971, be served on the owners of the property located at 9924/9928 - 110 Street NW in accordance with Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act, RSA 2000.

2.    That funding of up to $411,171.60 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, D. Iveson, D. Loken, M. Nickel

 

6.6

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

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the September 6, 2017, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_3348, be received for information.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Knack, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, 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 2:54 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk