Public Hearings    Item #   3. b.            
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 06/11/2018  
Title: C-1042-18 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Site Specific Child Care Facility - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure
This topic relates to all three of the City’s strategic vision elements contained in Council’s Strategic Plan
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Request for Decision Summary

The purpose of this Request for Decision is to provide Council with information regarding Bylaw C-1042-18 in order to facilitate a public hearing.  This bylaw is a text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw's C2 District that proposes to allow Child Care Facility as site specific discretionary use at 10 Westwind Drive and 11 Westwind Drive.

 

Administration does not support the proposed amendment as it does not align with the C2 District’s purpose, it could reduce vehicle-oriented commercial land supply, and the amendment area development pattern is unapproved to date.


Proposed Motion
That those in attendance be thanked for their input.
Background/Analysis
An application to amend the Land Use Bylaw has been received proposing to change the C2 – Vehicle Oriented Commercial District to add Child Care Facility as a discretionary use for two (2) additional site-specific locations.  These sites are both part of the Westwind Commercial area, which is currently being developed as a multi-tenant vehicle-oriented commercial area, located at 10 Westwind Drive (Lot 1, Block 7, Plan 162 0361) and 11 Westwind Drive (Lot 19, Block 2, Plan 172 1754).

Planning and Development has reviewed this bylaw amendment, and does not support it for the following reasons:

- the Child Care Facility use is not in alignment with the intent of the subject site's current C2 - Vehicle Oriented Commercial District for providing for the development of commercial uses serving vehicle traffic;

- adoption may contribute to the reduction of development space for vehicle-oriented commercial; and,

- as the site development is not yet approved, we cannot confirm how a Child Care Facility will be accommodated onsite.

For additional background information please refer to the RFD for this bylaw's second reading in the Council agenda package for this date.
Options/Alternatives
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Consultation/Engagement
The public hearing was advertised in the May 25 and June 1, 2018 editions of the Spruce Grove Examiner.  Letters advising of the public hearing have been sent to adjacent landowners and notice has also been posted on the City's website.
Implementation/Communication
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Impacts
This amendment will provide for the possibility of development of a Child Care Facility on two specific sites near Century Road and Westwind Drive.

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