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RFD- 4167 Bylaws   Item #   10. h.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda   
Meeting Date: 12/14/2020  
Title:    C-1139-20 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - DC.10 - Prescott Direct Control District - First Reading - Nalavde
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: The City maintains a constant inventory of available land, both developed and developable, to ensure businesses can find properties that meet their needs.

Information
Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this Report is to seek Council's approval of first reading for Bylaw C-1139-20, an text amendment for adding a Direct Control District to the Land Use Bylaw and an associated map change. This amendment proposes to create a new land use district, DC.10 - PRESCOTT DIRECT CONTROL DISTRICT, in the Prescott Neighbourhood.  This District will allow Row Housing, Street Oriented, with Secondary Suites. 

Administration supports the proposed amendment.

Proposed Motion
That first reading be given to Bylaw C-1139-20 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - DC.10 - Prescott District Control District.
Background/Analysis
Cantiro Communities Pioneer Ltd, has applied to create a new Direct Control District, and redistrict approximately 0.41 ha of land legally known as Plan 1820352 Block 107 Lots 1 - 6 and 8 - 17, from R1 LOW TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT to DC.10 - PRESCOTT DIRECT CONTROL DISTRICT. The subject lands are located immediately northeast of the intersection of  Pioneer Road and Greenbury Boulevard.

If approved, this amendment will allow the development of 16 Row Housing, Street Oriented units with Secondary Suites. The development will provide a total of four parking stalls per unit, where one tandem stall satisfies the requirement for additional parking to support a Secondary Suite. Home Occupation as an accessory use would not be permitted in units with a Secondary Suite.

Municipal Development Plan
Your Bright Future, Municipal Development Plan, 2010 – 2020 (MDP) is the City's primary statutory plan. The proposed amendment is consistent with the land use policies of the MDP and with Figure 8 Future Land Use. The amendment is also supported by Policy 5.1.2.3 and 5.2.2.1 which support increasing residential densities while providing a variety of housing types to create diverse streetscapes in neighbourhoods and increase diversity of housing stock.

Pioneer Area Structure Plan
Pioneer Lands Area Structure Plan, Bylaw C-797-11 (ASP) was most recently amended by Bylaw C-1062-18 in April 2019. The proposed amendment is consistent with Exhibit 3 Development Concept, which identifies the subject site for low to medium density residential land uses.

Land Use Bylaw
The subject site was subdivided and redistricted to the R1 District in August 2017 with the intention of developing Row Housing, Street Oriented. This amendment and redistricting are required to allow Secondary Suites within the Row Homes, which otherwise are not permitted outside of Single Detached Dwellings in the R1 District.
Options/Alternatives
This bylaw is being brought forward for first reading. Discussion and consideration of changes to the bylaw may be made at second reading following a public hearing. Alternatively, Council may defeat the motion for first reading and choose to defeat this bylaw. 
Consultation/Engagement
A statutory public hearing will be held prior to consideration of second reading. Advertising of the public hearing will satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Government Act, and will include placement of advertisements in the local newspaper and individual notices mailed to properties within 30 m of the subject lands.
Implementation/Communication
If approved, the Land Use Bylaw and maps will be updated per the Bylaw's Schedule and be published on the City's website.
Impacts
Approval of this bylaw will enable the development of 16 Row Housing, Street Oriented units with Secondary Suites on the subject site in the Prescott Neighbourhood.
Attachments
Bylaw C-1139-20 First Reading
ASP Overview
Location Aerial Overview

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