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RFD- 3473 Bylaws   Item #   9. b.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 01/28/2019  
Title:    C-1057-18 - First Reading - 2018 Land Use Bylaw Review Amendments - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: This topic relates to all three of the City’s strategic vision elements contained in Council’s Strategic Plan Related Goal: n/a

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Request for Decision Summary
 
The purpose of this Request for Decision is to seek Council's consideration of first reading of Bylaw C-1057-18, the 2018 Land Use Bylaw Review Amendments.  This Bylaw is the annual update of Land Use Bylaw C-824-12 which is undertaken to correct errors and omissions and to provide clarity to existing definitions and regulations.
Proposed Motion
The first reading be given to Bylaw C-1057-18, 2018 Land Use Bylaw Review Amendments.

Background/Analysis
Land Use Bylaw C-824-12 was adopted in late 2012 and implemented on January 1, 2013.  In order to provide a high quality regulatory document, the Planning and Development Department undertakes an annual review of the Bylaw.  This review does not propose to make major changes to the regulations, rather, the purpose of this update is to fine tune definitions and regulations, provide enhanced clarity and fix inconsistencies.

The attached chart, Land Use Bylaw C-824-12 Annual Review, 2018 Proposed Amendments Tracking Chart, itemizes all of the proposed amendments and provides the rationale for each proposed change.  The nature of the proposed amendments is to provide clarity and enhanced language.  The amendments also provide for new defined uses being fleet services and feather signs, enhanced discretionary powers for Development Officers respecting height, relocated use provisions from regulations to the land use districts, and amending the land use districting for a portion of the new community garden. 
Options/Alternatives
N/A
Consultation/Engagement
The Spruce Grove Chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) has been circulated the proposed bylaw amendments for their comment and will also be notified of the public hearing.  Notice of the public hearing will also be placed in the Spruce Grove Examiner and on the City's website.  The public hearing is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 11, 2019.
Implementation/Communication
Upon third reading of this Bylaw, the amendments will be consolidated into the Land Use Bylaw C-824-12 and posted on the City's website.
Impacts
The amendments will enhance and clarify the definitions and regulations to allow the development community and staff to better utilize the City's Land Use Bylaw.  
Attachments
Bylaw C-1057-18 First Reading
Land Use Bylaw Amendments Tracking Chart

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