URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


July 9, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

Councillors A. Paquette and M. Nickel were absent for a portion of the meeting without notice.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, B. Esslinger, B. Henderson, A. Knack, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, City Manager
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                                                                                      2

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                                                                 4

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       4

             University Avenue Corridor Improvements                                  4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Open Option Parking Implementation                                            4

5.2        Options for Cash-in-Lieu of Parking                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Zoning of Affordable and Supportive Housing                           5

6.2        Bylaw Zoning Bylaw 12800 Amendments - Analysis,

             Implications and Options                                                                   6

6.3        Whitemud Creek North - Site #1 Trail Realignment,

             Environmental Impact Assessment and Site

             Location Study                                                                                     7

6.4        Notice of Intention to Designate the Richards

             Block as a Municipal Historic Resource                                        7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   8

9.1        Professional Consulting Services Usage (A.

             Paquette)                                                                                                8

9.2        Community Composting Pilot (A. Paquette)                                8

9.3        Canadian Capital Cities Organization - Background

             Information (B. Henderson)                                                               8

9.4        Crestwood Single Pad Arena - Public Engagement

             (A. Knack)                                                                                               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 T. Cartmell called the meeting to order at
9:32 a.m. 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the July 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the June 25, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

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

6.1 Zoning of Affordable and Supportive Housing
6.2 Zoning Bylaw 12800 Amendments - Analysis, Implications and Options - Missing Middle Zoning Review

  • M. Davis, Urban Development Institute - Edmonton
  • S. Hughes
  • E. Solez, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • M. Soroka
  • M. Graham, Infill Development in Edmonton Association
  • D. Gupta, Canadian Homebuilders Association - Edmonton Region
  • D. Peck, Canadian Homebuilders Association - Edmonton Region
  • A. Salvador, YEGarden Suites
  • P. Dodson, Malmo Community League
  • B. Benkendorf, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
  • J. Sesay
  • M. Long, YESS
  • C. McDonald, Right at Home Society
  • S. McGee, Homeward Trust Edmonton
  • B. Moon, Windsor Park Community League

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, 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 - NONE

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS

 

University Avenue Corridor Improvements

 

 

 

Revised Due Date: September 3, 2019 (approved at the June 11, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting).

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Open Option Parking Implementation

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 29, 2019, be approved.

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
Oct. 29, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

5.2

Options for Cash-in-Lieu of Parking

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 29, 2019, be approved.

 

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
Oct. 29, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Zoning of Affordable and Supportive Housing

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, and C. Kirsop, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and J. Foord, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

M. Davis, Urban Development Institute - Edmonton;
S. Hughes, Jasper Place Wellness Centre; E. Solez, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; M. Soroka; M. Graham, Infill Development in Edmonton Association;
D. Gupta and D. Peck, Canadian Home Builders Association - Edmonton; and A. Salvador, YEGarden Suites, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. 

Handouts provided by E. Solez; and D. Gupta were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

P. Dodson, Malmo Plains Community League;
B. Benkendorf, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity; M. Long, YESS; C. McDonald, Right at Home Housing Society;
S. McGee, Homeward Trust Edmonton; and B. Moon, Windsor Park Community League, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

C. Kirsop, S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, L. Peter and J. Monterrosa, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; C. Kjenner, Citizen Services; and J. Inkpen, Office of the City Manager (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Administration prepare amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800, as generally outlined in Attachment 4 of the July 9, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6103 and return to the July 15, 2019, City Council Public Hearing.

 

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
July 15, 2019

City Council Public Hearing

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Residential Living Governance Committee - Work to Date

That Administration provide a report on the efficacy and performance measures associated with the Residential Living Governance Committee's work to date, including the Residential Living Governance Committee's reporting structure, as well as its lessons learned about possible legislative, bylaw of resourcing gaps that may impede the ability of the Committee to deliver on its intended outcome.

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
Oct. 1, 2019

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Bylaw Zoning Bylaw 12800 Amendments - Analysis, Implications and Options

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Administration prepare amendments to Zoning Bylaw 12800 as generally outlined in Attachment 4 of the July 9, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_6225, and also include:

·         amendments allowing both basement suites and garden suites on the same lot in RF1 and RF2 zones, in addition to the proposed RF3 amendment,

·         housekeeping amendments to allow fraternities and sororities in alignment with the Garneau ARP

·         an alignment on number of sleeping units in lodging houses in low density residential zones

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
Aug. 26, 2019

City Council Public Hearing

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Whitemud Creek North - Site #1 Trail Realignment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the Whitemud Creek North - Site #1 Trail Realignment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study reports, as outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 of the July 9, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_7137, be approved.

2.    That the location of the Whitemud Creek North - Site #1 Trail Realignment within the boundaries of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan (Bylaw 7188) as outlined in Attachment 2 of the July 9, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_7137, be deemed essential and approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

6.4

Notice of Intention to Designate the Richards Block as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

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 if the July 9, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_7187, be served to the owner of the property located at 10422 - 82 Avenue NW in accordance with Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act, RSA 2000, c H-9.

2.    That funding of up to $367,955 for this project be provided from the Heritage Resources Reserve fund City-funded work on the Richards Block, as described in Attachment 5 of the July 9, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_7187.

3.    That the City Manager be appointed to implement matters arising from the issuance of the Notice of Intention to Designate the Richards Block as a Municipal Historic Resource as set out in Attachment 1 of the July 9, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_7187.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

T. Cartmell, A. Paquette, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Nickel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

Professional Consulting Services Usage (A. Paquette)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Paquette stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move the following:

That Administration provide a report to Committee regarding the City’s usage of Professional Consulting Services, including:

    • A detailed breakdown by department of costs and services provided for all major categories such as engineering, management consulting and general professional services for the past 5 years
    • The number of change orders in the past 5 years and the total amount per year in excess of original contracted prices
    • The percentage of the budget (in each operating and capital budget) per year spent on consulting services over the past 10 years
    • An update on the implementation of the recommendations from the November 9, 2018, City Auditor report CR_6549 - Consultant Services Review.

·         Notice of Motion Given: July 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee

 

9.2

Community Composting Pilot (A. Paquette)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Paquette stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move the following:

That Administration provide a report to Committee that outlines options for a community composting pilot, including:

    • Whether a full business plan is needed and how it can tie into the overall waste strategy
    • Opportunities to support communities and residents through education and the removal of any barriers
    • Opportunities to leverage the Master Composter Recycler Program
    • An estimate of costs for materials and incentives (including possible subsidies for materials) and any potential savings from waste diversion
    • A plan for engagement with residents, community leagues, nonprofits, and businesses

  • Notice of Motion Given: July 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee

 

9.3

Canadian Capital Cities Organization - Background Information (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Henderson stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move the following:

That Administration provide a report outlining the background information on the Canadian Capital Cities Organization, including membership commitments and benefits, and a listing of participating member municipalities.

  • Notice of Motion Given: July 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee

 

9.4

Crestwood Single Pad Arena - Public Engagement (A. Knack)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Knack stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move the following:

That Administration participate in applicable public engagement led by the Crestwood Community League on the future of the Crestwood Single Pad arena and surrounding lands and that the results of this engagement be considered as one input to any future planning in the area.

·         Notice of Motion Given: July 9, 2019, Urban Planning Committee

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk