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RFD- 3037 Bylaws   Item #   10. c.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 06/26/2017  
Title:    C-1006-17 - First Reading - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - Jesperdale Stage 8 - 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

Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this Request for Decision is to seek Council’s support for first reading for Bylaw C-1006-17 an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to redistrict 5.29 ha in Plan 062-6301, Block 23, Lot 1 from UR - Urban Reserve District to P1 - Parks and Recreation District.

Administration supports this amendment that will allow for the development of stormwater management facility with trails and open space.

Proposed Motion
That first reading be given to Bylaw C-1006-17 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - Jesperdale Stage 8.

Select Engineering has applied, on behalf of the landowner, to redistrict 5.29 ha of Plan 062-6301, Block 23, Lot 1 from UR - Urban Reserve District to  P1 - Parks and Recreation District (See Attachment B).
The landowner plans on completing the development of the stormwater management facility that will offer both trails and open space.

Municipal Development Plan
Your Bright Future, Municipal Development Plan, 2010 – 2020 (MDP) is the City’s primary statutory plan. The Future Land Use map designates the subject lands as Residential and amendments to the MDP are not required to facilitate this development.

North Central Area Structure Plan
The North Central Area Structure Plan (ASP), Bylaw C-477-03, was adopted in May 2003. The proposed redistricting is consistent with the subject site's Stormwater Management Facility designation in the ASP and will not require an amendment to the ASP.

Land Use Bylaw
The subject lands are districted UR – Urban Reserve. The reclassification of land to other land use districts is normally required before subdivision and development can occur.

The purpose of the P1 – Parks and Recreational District is to develop public parks and recreational facilities for the needs of residents for both active and passive recreational pursuits. Reclassifying the UR – Urban Reserve District land to a P1 – Parks and Recreation District will allow for the intended stormwater management facility and bordering open spaces and trails.
Administration has discussed initial comments about the development with the applicant.

The proposed amendment will be circulated internally for other departments’ comments. 

Public Hearing
A statutory public hearing will be held prior to second reading. Administration will inform surrounding landowners and advertise the public hearing as per requirement in the Municipal Government Act. Any questions or comments regarding the development will be addressed at the public hearing.
If approved, the Land Use Bylaw Map will be updated and posted on the City's website.
The proposed bylaw would allow the eighth stage of development in the Jesperdale neighbourhood to proceed. It will include a stormwater management facility as well the development of a trail connection that will offer residents the opportunity to utilize the City's open space network more efficiently, thus increasing the use of active transportation. Implementing a trail connection in Jesperdale Stage 8 will connect to the City’s existing trail system to the east Calahoo Road, to the south, and the future Deer Park development to the west.
Attachment A: C-1006-17
Attachment B: Location Aerial
Attachment C: ASP Overview

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