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File #: PH-17-029    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/4/2017 Final action: 7/4/2017
Title: Bylaw 8/2017 Proposed MDP Amendments Regarding School Sites Presented by: Robin Beukens, Planner
Attachments: 1. Bylaw 8/2017 MDP Amendment for School Site Allocation, 2. Capital Region Board REF Application 2017-006, City of St. Albert, 3. Agenda Report - Previously Distributed April 3, 2017
TAMRMS#: B06

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

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That the Public Hearing on Bylaw 8/2017 be closed.

2. That Bylaw 8/2017 be read a second time.

3. That Bylaw 8/2017 be read a third and final time.


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PURPOSE OF REPORT
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.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

On February 17, 2015 Council passed the following motions:
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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 rescheduled the report to return to Council on March 6, 2017. The report was subsequently rescheduled on Februa...

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