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C-1010-17 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - Fenwyck Stage 3 - Third Reading - Levasseur
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Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this report is to seek Council's support for third reading of Bylaw C-1010-17, a redistricting amendment to the Land Use Bylaw changing 0.91 ha of land from UR - Urban Reserve to R1 - Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential. The proposed redistricting area would provide for 19 single and 6 semi-detached housing lots within the Fenwyck neighbourhood.
The proposed redistricting is in general compliance with the approved East Pioneer Area Structure Plan.
That third reading be given to Bylaw C-1010-17 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - Fenwyck Stage 3.
The proposed redistricting would permit residential development to commence in Fenwyck Stage 3, finishing Brunswyck Crescent. The amendment would redistrict a 0.91 ha area of Lot 1, Block A, Plan 172 3519 from UR – Urban Reserve to R1 – Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential. The proposed R1 area would be developed with a combination of 19 single and 6 semi-detached housing lots.
This application proposes development adjacent to an identified wetland to the south, which has been defined and expanded with a 6.0 m buffer. The application is also adjacent to an identified natural area; the natural area boundary, as defined in the East Pioneer ASP, has been respected. These features have been previously dedicated to the City as a combination of municipal and environmental reserve.
East Pioneer Area Structure Plan
The proposed redistricting is in general compliance with the approved East Pioneer Structure Plan, most recently amended by Bylaw C-1066-19. Although the area of the proposed redistricting does extend into a previously treed area, that portion of the tree stand extended north beyond the boundary of the natural area that was identified for preservation. Additional information regarding a wetland along a portion of the south redistricting boundary was submitted by the applicant and included identification of the wetland boundary and recommended buffer requirements.
Municipal Development Plan
The proposed redistricting is in general conformity with the Municipal Development Plan. The identified Environmental Significant Area "I" is to the south of the redistricting area, the boundary of which has been respected and slightly expanded northwards to encompass a previously unidentified wetland.
Bylaw C-1010-17 received first reading on May 14, 2018. Under the Municipal Government Act, a bylaw has two years to receive third reading; as such this bylaw will expire after May 13, 2020 if third reading is not received.
Corporate Policy 7,005 currently requires, in addition to other items, the completion of a signed development agreement prior to consideration of third reading. Administration is currently updating Corporate Policy 7,005 and will be proposing the removal of the development agreement requirement. As the applicant has submitted detailed engineering drawings illustrating how the subdivision will be designed and serviced, Administration is confident that the area is serviceable and identifies minimal risk in allowing third reading to advance at this time. A development agreement, including the payment of all offsite levies and required securities will be identified as a condition of subdivision and will need to be satisfied prior to registration of the subdivision with the Province. Approval of Bylaw C-1010-17 would delay the requirement of the development agreement to the time of subdivision, not eliminate the requirement.
At the time this report was prepared, the developer had not entered into a development agreement.
Council has the option to:
Consider third reading of Bylaw C-1010-17 prior to the completion of a signed development agreement; or
Refuse to consider Bylaw C-1010-17.
By selecting option 2, Bylaw C-1010-17 would expire and a new redistricting bylaw for Fenwyck Stage 3 would be required.
A statutory public hearing was held June 11, prior to second reading. Advertising of the public hearing was placed in the May 25 and June 1 editions of the Grove Examiner, satisfying the requirements of the
Municipal Government Act. All adjacent property is currently owned by the same entity as the subject land.
If approved, the Land Use Bylaw map on the City website will be amended as per the attached Schedule.
Approval of this bylaw will permit the commencement of development in stage 3 of the Fenwyck neighbourhood which will complete Brunswyck Crescent.