URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


January 30, 2018  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, T. Cartmell, B. Henderson, S. McKeen
S. Kaffo, 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             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

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

4.          REPORTS POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE        3

             Improving Tourists' Experience on Edmonton

             Transit System                                                                                     3

             Bylaw 18074 - Closure of an informal alley,

             Riverdale                                                                                                3

             Strathearn Heights Update and Transit Oriented

             Development Incentive Pilot                                                             3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Public and Internal Engagement on Residential

             Speed Limits                                                                                         3

5.2        Home for Life - Semi-detached Development                              3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Land Use Public Engagement Processes                                    4

6.2        Update to the High Rise Apartment Zone (RA9)                          4

6.3        Notice of Intention to Designate the West End

             Telephone Exchange as a Municipal Historic

             Resource                                                                                                5

6.4        Bylaw 18285 - Road Closure Application, Stillwater                  6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Road Right-of-Way During Road Construction -
             (A. Knack)                                                                                               6

7.2        Historic and Low Density Character Retention -

             Stadium Station Area Redevelopment Plan and

             Viewpoint DCI (M. Nickel/T. Caterina)                                             7

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 M. Walters called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2018, Urban Planning Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the January 16, 2018, Urban Planning Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

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, 6.2, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

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

6.2 Update to the High Rise Apartment Zone (RA9)

  • G. Christenson, Alberta Community Builders and Christenson Group of Companies
  • B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • B. Kropf, Garneau Community League
  • M. Samji, Infill Development in Edmonton Association

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

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.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING – NONE
REPORTS POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Improving Tourists' Experience on Edmonton Transit System

 

 

 

Postponed to May 1, 2018, Urban Planning Committee.

 

 

Bylaw 18074 - Closure of an informal alley, Riverdale

 

 

 

Postponed to February 20, 2018, Urban Planning Committee.

 

 

Strathearn Heights Update and Transit Oriented Development Incentive Pilot

 

 

 

Postponed to April 17, 2018, Urban Planning Committee.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Public and Internal Engagement on Residential Speed Limits

 

 

Moved J. Dziadyk:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 17, 2018, be approved.

City Ops.

Due Date:
Apr. 17, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

5.2

Home for Life - Semi-detached Development

 

 

Moved J. Dziadyk:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 3, 2018, be approved.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
Apr. 3, 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Land Use Public Engagement Processes

 

 

 

B. McMillan, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation. L. Balone, B. McMillan and P. Ohm, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and C. Segin, Communications and Engagement, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2018, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_5322, be received for information.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

6.2

Update to the High Rise Apartment Zone (RA9)

 

 

 

C. Kirsop, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from C. Jersak (to answer questions only).

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

 

 

G. Christenson, Alberta Community Builders and Christenson Group of Companies; B. Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues; B. Kropf, Garneau Community League; and M. Samji, Infill Development in Edmonton Association, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Handouts provided by B. Zubot; and B. Kropf were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

C. Kirsop, D. Hales J. Veltkamp and L. McCarthy, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; J. Johnson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

Text Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 – Update to the High Rise Apartment Zone (RA9)

1. That Administration prepare amendments to the High Rise Apartment Zone (RA9) generally in accordance with Attachment 3 - Mark-up of Proposed Text Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 of the January 30, 2018, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_ 4958, and return to a future City Council Public Hearing, with the following modifications:

a)    That Administration reduce the maximum allowable non-residential uses to 15% of total Floor Area,

b)    Increase the maximum dwelling unit density to 225 du/nrh for sites less than 1,800 m2,

c)    Exempt Group Homes and Apartment Housing that meet the supportive housing regulations from the requirement for individual residential dwellings to have direct access at ground floor,

d)    Clarify the wording about high quality design on all sides of the building, and

e)    Review the protection of boulevard trees.

Text Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 – Update to the High Rise Residential Overlay

2. That Administration prepare amendments to the High Rise Residential Overlay to align the regulations in the Overlay with the changes to the High Rise Apartment Zone (RA9), while maintaining the current height limit in the Overlay, and return to a future City Council Public Hearing.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

Due Date:
To be determined 

City Council Public Hearing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due Date:
To be determined 

City Council Public Hearing

 

 

 

J. Veltkamp, D. Hales and C. Kirsop, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

6.3

Notice of Intention to Designate the West End Telephone Exchange as a Municipal Historic Resource

 

 

Moved J. Dziadyk:

 

 

 

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 January 30, 2018, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_5318, be served on the owners of the property occupied by the West End Telephone Exchange, 12021 102 Avenue NW, in accordance with Section 26 of the Historical Resources Act, RSA 2000, c H-9.

2. That funding of up to $342,800 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

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

6.4

Bylaw 18285 - Road Closure Application, Stillwater

 

 

Moved J. Dziadyk:

 

 

 

That Urban Planning Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 18285 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Road Right-of-Way During Road Construction (A. Knack)

 

 

 

T. Lumsden, K. Sizer, P. Ohm and L. McCarthy, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and J. Johnson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Knack:

 

 

 

That Administration provide a memo on the mechanisms that will be used to enforce servicing agreements and conditions of sub-divisions to ensure quality of life.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

7.2

Historic and Low Density Character Retention - Stadium Station Area Redevelopment Plan and Viewpoint DCI
(M. Nickel/T. Caterina)

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved J. Dziadyk:

 

 

 

That the January 30, 2018, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_ 5146, be received for information.

Urban Form and Corp. Strategic Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, A. Knack, J. Dziadyk, S. Hamilton

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

 

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor M. Walters asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:12 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk