Ward 9 Great Neighbourhoods Calgary – Gian-Carlo Carra

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SPC on Planning & Urban Development - December 13, 2017

33rd and 34th Av S.W. (Marda Loop) Streetscape Master Plan Update
The Committee recommended that Council receive the report for information; and direct Administration to return in Q4 2018 with a comprehensive Streetscape Master Plan for 33rd and 34th Avenues S.W. (Marda Loop) that will include options that are integrated with the proposed SW Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route at Crowchild Trail. This report serves as an update to progress made on the 33rd and 34th Avenues S.W. (Marda Loop) Streetscape Master Plan.

Infill Property Development Policy Improvements - Scoping Report
The Committee directed Administration to report back to the Calgary Planning Commission no later than Q3 2018, with Land Use Bylaw amendments to address issues identified in Phase 1 and to report back to the SPC on Planning and Urban Development no later than Q4 2018, with results from Phase 2. Administration was also directed to include a 12th point pertaining to setbacks, in results in Phase 2.

On 2017 April 24, Council directed Administration to develop a scoping report on whether to move forward with Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments for 11 recurring and emerging issues related to infill development and report back by 2017 December. Administration proposed a 2-phased approach to addressing these items. Phase 1 is designed to allow for immediate resolution of specific issues on a shorter timeline through technical Land Use Bylaw amendments. Phase 2 deals with the 7 remaining items (eave and peak height, massing, hardscape coverage, green landscaping, non-conforming lots, materials and vehicle loading and storage), which impact all infill districts and require a more comprehensive review.

Homeowner and Small Business Support Improvements – Land Use Bylaw
The Committee recommended that Council hold a public hearing and give three readings to the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment. Administration is directed to prepare an emending bylaw to the Land Use Bylaw as outlined as proposed text in Attachment 1. Administration was also directed to forward the proposed Bylaw directly to a Public Hearing of Council no later than 2018 March to accommodate the required advertising.

Improving Communications to Citizens about Land Use and Development Plans
The Committee recommended that Council hold a public hearing and give three readings to the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment. Administration is directed to prepare an amending bylaw to the Land Use Bylaw as outlined as proposed text in Attachment 1 and to forward the proposed Bylaw directly to a Public Hearing of Council no later than 2018 March to accommodate the required advertising. Administration was also directed to revise advertising notifications to the public to be more visual, engaging and use plain language while maintaining City brand, to come back to committee by Q2.

Outdoor Café and Restaurant Parking Requirement Improvements
The Committee recommended that Council hold a public hearing and give three readings to the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment. Administration is directed to prepare an amending bylaw to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 as outlined as proposed text in Attachment 1 and to forward the proposed bylaw directly to a Public Hearing of Council no later than 2018 March to accommodate the required advertising.

Rundle Area Master Plan
The Committee recommends that Council receive the Master Plan for information. Administration is directed to use the Master Plan to evaluate development applications in the study area and to consider the goals of the Master Plan when making future infrastructure decisions pertaining to the plan area. Administration is also directed to report back by 2018 May with a scope of work to further evaluate and develop an implementation plan for multi-modal transportation infrastructure needed to further support realization of the Master Plan.

Rundle Area Master Plan is intended to support an emerging conversation about how the areas around our Light Rail Transit stations in northeast Calgary will grow and evolve in the future. This Master Plan represents a starting point for strategic reinvestment and thoughtful redevelopment that will serve to transform the area into an attractive, vibrant and transit-oriented community.

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