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File #: PH-17-001    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/29/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action: 4/3/2017
Title: Bylaw 8/2017 - Proposed MDP Amendments Regarding School Site Allocation Presented by: Robin Beukens, Planner
Attachments: 1. Bylaw 8/2017 MDP Amendment for School Site Allocation, 2. MDP Section 9.0 Final Version, 3. MDP Section 9.0 Redline Version, 4. Stakeholder Feedback, 5. School Age Children per Neighbourhood

Bylaw 8/2017 - Proposed MDP Amendments Regarding School Site Allocation
Presented by: Robin Beukens, Planner


1. That Bylaw 8/2017, being amendment 17 to Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15/2007, be read a first time.

2. That the Public Hearing for Bylaw 8/2017 be adjourned until July 4, 2017 to allow for a decision by the Capital Regional Board.


To bring forward options for Municipal Development Plan (MDP) amendments related to school sites for Council's consideration.

The amendments propose changes focused on the following:
· Promote the building of multi-storey schools where possible to maximize the use of limited amounts of reserve land;
· Ensure schools and accompanying park sites are dedicated early on in the residential build-out of new Area Structure Plans so the sites are available to meet the needs of local students, and the accompanying park is available to residents;
· Align the language in the MDP to that of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) with regards to taking extra municipal reserve (>10%) in higher density areas.

Additional MDP amendments will be required to align with the new Capital Region Board (CRB) Growth Plan and the Modernized Municipal Government Act. Those changes are not included in this report, as further analysis of those implications is required.


On February 17, 2015 Council passed the following motions:

That the report entitled "Process Review for the Recommendation of School Sites" dated January 2015 be received as information.

That the proposed amended School Site Allocation Agreement in Attachment 2 be approved, and that Council direct the Mayor to sign the agreement on behalf of the City, and circulate to the School Boards for ratification.

That Administration bring the proposed Municipal Development Plan amendments to Council by January 2017.

On November 9, 2016 Agenda Committee resched...

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