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RFD- 3185 Public Hearings   Item #   3. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 12/11/2017  
Title:    C-1012-17 - Heritage Estates Area Structure Plan Amendment and C-1013-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: Where People Choose to Live - A dynamic city with an exceptional quality of life Related Goal:

Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this report is to provide Council with background information regarding two bylaws affecting the Hawthorne Neighbourhood in order to facilitate the public hearing.
Bylaw C-1012-17 is an amendment to the Heritage Estates Area Structure Plan (ASP).  The amendment proposes to convert two sites within the plan area from low/medium density residential to medium/high density residential to support the development of multi-unit dwellings.  Bylaw C-1013-17 is a text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that proposes to add multi-unit dwellings, special care facilities and accessory buildings as uses that may be considered in the HCL - Hawthorne Lifestyle Community District and adds development regulations to minimize potential impacts from these uses to adjacent development. 

Administration supports these amendments as the proposed changes to the Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw will allow for an increase in housing types in the Hawthorne neighbourhood, more affordable products within the neighbourhood and improved density calculations that meet the targets of the ASP.
Proposed Motion
That those in attendance be thanked for their input
The subject sites are within the Hawthorne Lifestyle Community, a comprehensively planned active adult living community.

The amendment area is currently identified as Low/Medium Density Residential in the Heritage Estates Area Structure Plan.  The amendment to the ASP (Bylaw C-1012-17) proposes to convert two sites within the plan area to Medium/High density residential to support the development of multi-unit dwellings.  

The lands are within the HLC - Hawthorne Lifestyle Community District in the Land Use Bylaw.  In order to facilitate the development of multi-unit dwellings, the Land Use Bylaw text amendment (Bylaw C-1013-17) proposes to add multi-unit dwellings as a permitted use.  Other proposed changes include adding accessory buildings as permitted uses and special care facilities as discretionary uses, removing manufactured homes as a permitted use and revising the definition of multi-unit dwellings to add the potential for guest suites to be used on a temporary basis.  The developer wishes to add special care facilities to the District in response to input received during the developer's open house that area residents may like the opportunity to age in place.  The Land Use Bylaw also proposes to add development regulations for multi-unit dwellings and special care facilities.

For additional background information, please consult the RFDs for second readings for both of these bylaws in the Council agenda package for this date.
A notice of the public hearing appeared in the local newspaper on November 24 and December 1, 2017 as per the requirements of the Municipal Government Act. The notice was also mailed to landowners adjacent to the sites and placed on the City's website. 
The proposed addition of multi-unit dwellings within the Hawthorne neighbourhood is consistent with the City's planning goals and meets the policies of the Municipal Development Plan.  In concert with the proposed development regulations amendments to the Land Use Bylaw, the development should have no impact to surrounding land uses.  Further, the amendment is anticipated to create additional more affordable housing choices within the neighbourhood and improve the density outcome of the ASP.
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