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RFD- 3955 Public Hearings   Item #   4. c.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 05/25/2020  
Title:    C-1104-19 - Public Hearing - 2019 Land Use Bylaw Review Amendments - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: Where People Choose to Live - A dynamic city with an exceptional quality of life 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.

Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this report is to provide and present information to both Council and the public, in order to facilitate a public hearing for Bylaw C-1104-19.

Bylaw C-1104-19, is the annual update of C-824-12 - Land Use Bylaw which is undertaken to make minor technical adjustments and provide clarity to existing definitions and regulations.

Proposed Motion
That those in attendance be thanked for their input.
C-824-12 - Land Use Bylaw was adopted in late 2012 and implemented on January 1, 2013. In order to improve this regulatory document, the Planning and Development department undertakes an annual review of the bylaw. The purpose of this update is to fine tune regulations, provide enhanced clarity, and fix inconsistencies.

The proposed amendments address:
  • new defined uses for Assisted Living Facility, Designated Assisted Living Facility, and new definitions for Construction Completion Certificate, Impermeable Materials and Turfgrass;
  • enhanced discretionary powers for Development Officers respecting industrial uses that deal with hazardous materials;
  • clear regulations respecting landscaping on low density developments;
  • amended regulations respecting landscaping on City owned boulevards consistent with other municipal bylaws; and
  • amending the height regulations in the R2 Mixed Medium to High Density Residential district by increasing the height of Four Storey developments from 14.0 to 15.0 m, and making the height provisions consistent for all uses within the district.

For additional background information, please consult the agenda report for this Bylaw's second and third readings contained within the May 25, 2020 council agenda.
Bylaw C-1104-19 is being presented for Council's consideration of second reading later on this same Council agenda. Should Council feel they need further information to make a decision they may choose to adjourn the public hearing for continuance at a later date. If Council chooses this option, second reading of this bylaw will be re-scheduled to a later date.
This public hearing was advertised in the May 8, 2020, and the May 15, 2020 editions of the Spruce Grove Examiner in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Government Act.

The Spruce Grove Chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) were circulated a draft bylaw amendment and their comments were incorporated into this proposed bylaw amendment. 
Upon third reading of this bylaw, the amendments will be consolidated into the C-824-12 - Land Use Bylaw and posted on the City's website.
The amendments will enhance and clarify the definitions and regulations to allow the development community and staff to better utilize the City's Land Use Bylaw.

City Council and Committee of the Whole agendas and minutes are posted on the City of Spruce Grove website for information purposes only. These agendas may be changed at the discretion of Council by the addition or deletion of items. Anyone reviewing the draft agenda should do so on the understanding that it is subject to change by Council.

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