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RFD- 3561 Bylaws   Item #   9. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 04/08/2019  
Title:    C-1068-19 - Second Reading - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Greenbury Stage 11 - 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

Information
Request for Decision Summary
This Request for Decision seeks Council’s first reading of Bylaw C-1068-19, a Land Use Bylaw amendment proposing to redistrict land within the Pioneer Lands Area Structure Plan from UR - Urban Reserve District to GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot District and P1 - Parks and Recreation District.  This amendment would allow subdivision for low-density, zero lot line, residential lots and a small park abutting the area's existing stormwater management facility.

Administration supports this bylaw amendment subject to Council's amendment of the Pioneer Lands Area Structure Plan as proposed in Bylaw C-1062-18.  

Proposed Motion
That second reading be given to Bylaw C-1068-19 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - Greenbury Stage 11.
Background/Analysis
IBI Group, on behalf of the landowner, has made a Land Use Bylaw Amendment application for lands within the Pioneer Lands ASP area.  The application, referenced as Greenbury Stage 11, proposes to amend 2.13 ha of Plan 132-4055, Block A, Lot 2, from UR - Urban Reserve District to GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot District and P1 - Parks and Recreation District.  This redistricting would facilitate a future subdivision for approximately 41 parcels for single detached and semi-detached residential dwellings, and one small park abutting the area's stormwater management facility.

Municipal Development Plan - Your Bright Future 2010 – 2020 is the City’s primary statutory land use planning document. MDP Figure 8 - Future Land Use map defines the subject lands for Residential land use. This proposed Bylaw amendment is consistent with the MDP's intended land uses.

Area Structure Plan (ASP) - The Pioneer Lands ASP, Bylaw C-686-08, as amended, defines the intended land uses for the subject lands on Exhibit 3 – Development Concept.  This Bylaw amendment proposes land use districting consistent with the ASP's Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential and Park/Open Space designations except for a small area in its northeast corner that is defined for Medium to High Density Residential land use.  An amendment to the Pioneer Lands ASP is being considered separately under Bylaw C-1062-18 to change this area to the Low to Medium Density Residential land use category that is consistent with this proposed redistricting. 

Land Use Bylaw - All subject lands are currently districted UR – Urban Reserve in Land Use Bylaw (C-824-12), and a reclassification to appropriate land use districts is normally required prior to subdivision and development.  Greenbury Stage 11 area proposes the GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot District, which allows as permitted uses low to medium density residential dwelling types that include Semi-Detached Dwellings and Single Detached Dwellings that may be built to the property line on one side, and P1 - Parks and Recreation District that allows Parks as a permitted use.  

The GPL District was approved as a monitored 'pilot project' that allows a Zero Side Yard setbacks in the Greenbury neighbourhood.  Occupied housing units are now starting to occur, and with these initial developments there has been indications that some challenges exist regarding on-site drainage, snow and garbage removal, on-street parking availability, and the timely receipt of surveys required to confirm building siting.
Options/Alternatives
N/A
Consultation/Engagement
This proposed amendment has been circulated internally for the comment of other municipal departments.  A public hearing for this Bylaw is required prior to second reading per the Municipal Government Act, and this hearing has been scheduled for April 8, 2019.   The public hearing has been advertised in the Spruce Grove Examiner on March 22, 2019 and March 29, 2019 per the requirements of the Municipal Government Act, and a notice has been mailed to adjacent property owners and posted on the City's website.  Any questions or comments regarding the amendment may be made and addressed at the public hearing.
Implementation/Communication
If approved, the Land Use Bylaw map will be updated and posted on the City's website.
Impacts
This amendment will provide for development of low density residential dwellings and park space in the Greenbury neighbourhood.
Attachments
Attachment A: Bylaw C-1068-19
Attachment B: Location Plan Aerial
Attachment C: ASP Overview

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