Bylaws    Item #   10. h.            
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 03/22/2021  
Title: C-1151-21 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - McLaughlin Stage 6 - First Reading - Towle
Department: Planning & Infrastructure
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Request for Decision Summary
First reading of Bylaw C-1151-21, a redistricting to the Land Use Bylaw changing approximately 2.0 ha of land from UR - Urban Reserve to R1 - Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential, is being brought forward for Council's consideration. The proposed redistricting is consistent with the Heritage Estates Area Structure Plan and will enable development to continue northeastward within the McLaughlin neighbourhood. 

Administration supports approval of Bylaw C-1151-21.

Proposed Motion
That first reading be given to Bylaw C-1151-21 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Redistricting - McLaughlin Stage 6.
Background/Analysis
This proposed bylaw is to redistrict approximately 2.0 ha within Pt. NW 4-53-27-W4. This area is currently districted UR - Urban Reserve District and is proposed to be redistricted as R1 - Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential District.

Municipal Development Plan
Your Bright Future: Municipal Development Plan, 2010-2020 (MDP) is the City's primary statutory plan. The proposed residential redistricting is consistent with the policies of the MDP and with Figure 8 Future Land Use.

Hertage Estates Area Structure Plan
The Heritage Estates Area Structure Plan (Bylaw C-812-12) was most recently amended with Bylaw C-1012-17 in December 2017. The proposed redistricting is consistent with the area structure plan policy and Development Concept that identifies the subject lands for Low / Medium Density Residential.

Land Use Bylaw
The subject land is currently districted UR - Urban Reserve. The redesignation of the land is required to permit subdivision and development to occur. The proposed R1 district accommodates a range of low to medium density residential dwelling types, providing flexibility in the design and development of neighbourhoods. 

Development Agreement
As per Corporate Policy 7,005, a completed and signed development agreement is required prior to consideration of third reading.
Options/Alternatives
This bylaw is being brought forward for consideration of first reading. Discussion and consideration of changes to the bylaw may be made at future readings. Alternatively, Council may defeat the motion for first reading and choose to defeat this bylaw.
Consultation/Engagement
This application was circulated to relevant City departments for their comment.  A statutory public hearing, to be advertised per the requirements of the Municipal Government Act, will be held prior to consideration of second reading. 
Implementation/Communication
If approved, the Land Use Bylaw map will be updated per Bylaw C-1151-21 and be published on the City's website.
Impacts
Approval of this bylaw will enable the development of stage 6 in the McLaughlin Neighbourhood.

Attachments-Y
Bylaw C-1151-21 - First Reading
Aerial Overview
ASP Overview