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File #: AR-20-126    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Passed
File created: 3/31/2020 In control: Community Growth & Infrastructure Standing Committee
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Front-Back Residential Combined Units and Other Planning Topics Presented by: Barb Dupuis, Planner, Planning and Development
Attachments: 1. Admin Backgrounder Front to Back Residential Combined Units, 2. Housing Diversity Report Draft 2020-05-25, 3. Bylaw 21-2020 Front Back Units 2020-05-08, 4. Schedule A - RFB District Draft 2020-05-08, 5. Residential Regs LUB Changes 2020-04-09
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Front-Back Residential Combined Units and Other Planning Topics
Presented by: Barb Dupuis, Planner, Planning and Development

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That Community Growth & Infrastructure Standing Committee recommend to Council that Bylaw 21/2020, being amendment 170 to the Land Use Bylaw, be brought forward to the first Council meeting in December, 2020.

2. That Administration continue to investigate new housing products, and prepare, where determined to diversify residential built form and improve housing affordability, regulations to present back to the Community Growth and Infrastructure Committee by the end of Q2 2021.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT
This report responds to the Council request to bring forward proposed amendments to the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) to allow front-back residential combined access units. Administration does not recommend the proposed amendments, for reasons identified within the body of this report.

ALIGNMENT TO COUNCIL STRATEGIC PRIORITY
While the front-back combined residential units could be seen as falling within strategic priority #5, enhanced housing options, semi-detached products already exist within the LUB. Therefore, the addition of front/back housing does not increase the variety of housing types available.

The other topics, including shallow-wide subdivided lots, suites in multi-family product, tiny homes, zero lot line for single-detached homes, and back-to-back fee simple townhomes would fall within strategic priority #5.

City of St. Albert Council Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Strategic Priority #5: Housing: Enhance housing options.
Facilitate an increase in the variety of housing types in St. Albert to respond to market demands and accommodate the diverse needs of residents.

Corporate Business Plan 2018-2021

Administration Activity 5.1
Modify Land Use Bylaw to encourage diversity in residential built forms.

Administration Activity 5.3
Work with regional partn...

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