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RFD- 3956 Bylaws   Item #   10. c.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 05/25/2020  
Title:    C-1104-19 - 2019 Land Use Bylaw Review Amendments - Second and Third Reading - Levasseur
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
Second Reading of C-1104-19 Land Use Bylaw Amendments is proposed for Council's consideration. This bylaw 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.

Administration supports this Bylaw.

Proposed Motion
That second reading be given to C-1104-19 - 2019 Land Use Bylaw Review Amendments.
 
That third reading be given to C-1104-19 - 2019 Land Use Bylaw Review Amendments.
Background/Analysis
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 attached chart, Annual Review, 2019 Proposed Amendments Tracking Chart, itemizes all of the proposed amendments and provides the rationale for each proposed change. The 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.
Options/Alternatives
Council may discuss and recommend changes to this Bylaw prior to voting on a motion to approve second reading. If Council recommends substantial changes, the motion for second reading may be referred back to Administration to incorporate these changes. If this option is chosen, second and third reading will be brought back for Council’s consideration at a later date. If Council votes in favour of second reading, Council may vote on a motion for third reading.
Consultation/Engagement
A public hearing for this proposed Bylaw is scheduled to take place during this council meeting, and it was noticed per the requirements of the Municipal Government Act.  The proposed bylaw amendment incorporates comments resulting from consultation with other city departments, including Engineering and Public Works. The Spruce Grove Chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) were circulated a draft bylaw  and their comments were incorporated into this proposed bylaw amendment, which has received support from UDI.
Implementation/Communication
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.
Impacts
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.
Attachments
Bylaw C-1104-19
2019 Proposed Amendments Tracking Chart
Presentation

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