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File #: PH-16-012    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/29/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/20/2017 Final action: 3/20/2017
Title: Land Exchange - Erin Ridge North Presented by: Robin Beukens, Planner
Attachments: 1. Municipal Reserve Disposal and Land Exchange, 2. Description of Land Exchange Parcels, 3. Location Map, 4. Letter Requesting MR Land Exchange, 5. Aerial and Municipal Reserve Reconfiguration Maps, 6. Feedback from Residents, 7. Additional Public Input - Land Exchange - Erin Ridge North

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Land Exchange - Erin Ridge North
Presented by: Robin Beukens, Planner
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RECOMMENDATIONS
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That the Public Hearing be adjourned to April 3, 2017.

If Council wishes to approve on March 20, 2017, that Council close the Public Hearing by unanimous vote and authorize the City Manager to proceed with the Municipal Reserve Disposal and Land Exchange as outlined in Alternative A of this report.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

Landrex Inc. is requesting a land exchange with the City of St. Albert. The land exchange would create a more uniform park, enable better lotting for the residential subdivision, and improved connectivity to the MR 200 parcel. There would be no loss of MR land, just a reconfiguration. To create this change of land parcel shape, the following would have to occur:
1. The City of St. Albert would dispose of 0.155 ha± (0.38 acres±) of Municipal Reserve. Section 674 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) requires a public hearing be held for any disposition of municipal reserve.
2. Landrex will enter into a land agreement with the City for the land exchange.
3. The City of St. Albert will dedicate the newly acquired 0.155ha± (0.38 acres±) as Municipal Reserve (MR).

COUNCIL DIRECTION

Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Policy 17.3 requires compliance with other statutory plans. The Municipal Reserve (MR) land exchange is being proposed as part of future amendments to the Erin Ridge North Area Structure Plan (ASP) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB), both of which would be in compliance with the MDP. The MDP identifies that the City can require and designate land as MR. This MR land exchange would be in compliance.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

Landrex Inc. has applied to engage in a Municipal Reserve (MR) land exchange with the City. This is being done to accommodate proposed amendments to the Erin Ridge North ASP Bylaw 33/2009 and Land Use Bylaw 9/2005. The applicant feels that the current configuration of the property lines...

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