Public Hearings    Item #   3. a.            
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 04/09/2018  
Title: C-1036-18 - Public Hearing - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Tonewood Stage 8 and PL - Planned Lot District - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure
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Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this Request for Decision is to provide Council with background information on proposed Bylaw C-1036-18 - Tonewood Stage 8 and PL - Planned Lot District in order to undertake the statutory public hearing.  This amendment to the Land Use Bylaw proposes text amendments to change the name of the GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot District to PL - Planned Lot District and to remove any reference to this district being a pilot project.  The amendment also proposes to redistrict the land area for Tonewood Stage 8 from UR - Urban Reserve to PL - Planned Lot and the land area for Greenbury Stage 9 from GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot to PL - Planned Lot.

Administration does not support this bylaw.

Proposed Motion
That Council thank those in attendance for their input.
Background/Analysis
In 2016, Beaverbrook Communities requested that the City consider amending its Land Use Bylaw to provide for a new housing product, a zero lot line product.  In June 2017 Council approved an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to provide for a new land use district, the GPL – Greenbury Planned Lot District, as a pilot project specific to Greenbury Stage 9.  

Notwithstanding the pilot project status of Greenbury Stage 9, Select Engineering has applied, on behalf of Melcor Developments Ltd., for an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to allow for the development of zero lot line products for Tonewood Stage 8.  Melcor has requested that this development not be considered on a pilot project basis.  

Therefore, Bylaw C-1036-18 proposes to amend the GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot District to change the district name from GPL – Greenbury Planned Lot to PL – Planned Lot and to amend the General Purpose statement of the district to remove any reference to pilot project (for both Greenbury Stage 9 and Tonewood Stage 8).  No changes to the permitted or discretionary uses, standards or regulations are proposed, however additional amendments to the Land Use Bylaw are required to reflect the name change.

Bylaw C-1036-18 is also proposing to redistrict the lands for Tonewood Stage 8 from UR - Urban Reserve to PL - Planned Lot and the lands within Greenbury Stage 9 from GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot to PL - Planned Lot.
 
Administration does not support this Land Use Bylaw amendment.  

For additional information, please see the RFD for second reading contained within the April 9, 2018 council agenda.
Options/Alternatives
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Consultation/Engagement
The public hearing was advertised in the Spruce Grove Examiner as per the requirements of the Municipal Government Act and posted on the City's website.

Letters were sent to the landowners within Greenbury Stage 9 and the landowners adjacent to both Greenbury Stage 9 and Tonewood Stage 8 notifying them of the public hearing.
 
Implementation/Communication
If approved, the Land Use Bylaw and the Bylaw Map will be updated and posted on the City's website.
Impacts
Until the City has had the opportunity to determine impacts of the zero lot line product within the Greenbury Stage 9 neighbourhood, the proliferation of the product into other neighbourhoods is premature.

Attachments-Y
Public Hearing Notice