City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

RPC-Public Report
RPC19-3

Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application (18-Z-13)
Eastbrook Phase 2

Information

Department:Office of the City ClerkSponsors:
Category:Not Applicable

Recommendation

 

1.              That the application to rezone proposed parcels D1 and D2 within the Towns Concept Plan, which are part of Parcel D, Plan No. 102289945 as shown on the attached plan of proposed subdivision in Appendix A-3, be approved as follows:

 

a.              Proposed Parcel D1 from R5 - Residential Medium Density Zone and DSC - Designated Shopping Centre to DSC - Designated Shopping Centre Zone.

 

b.              Proposed Parcel D2 from R5 - Residential Medium Density Zone and DSC - Designated Shopping Centre Zone to R6 - Residential Multiple Housing Zone.

 

2.              That the City Solicitor be directed to prepare the necessary bylaw to authorize the respective Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 amendment.

 

3.              That this report be forwarded to the January 28, 2019 meeting of City Council for approval, which will allow sufficient time for advertising of the required public notices for the respective bylaws.

 

Report Body

CONCLUSION

 

The applicant/landowner, Dream Asset Management Corporation, proposes to rezone land within the Towns Concept Plan (Eastbrook neighbourhood) to allow for the proposed subdivision of Parcel D as well as to change the proposed land use. This is part of the second phase of development within the Eastbrook neighbourhood.

 

The proposal complies with the development standards and regulations contained in Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 (Zoning Bylaw) and is consistent with the policies in Design Regina: The Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2013-48 (OCP). Accordingly, Administration recommends approval.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Towns Concept Plan (Appendix A-4) establishes a framework for directing land use, development and servicing for a new neighbourhood located in the Southeast Regina Neighbourhood Plan Area. The Towns Concept Plan was approved by City Council on April 25, 2016 (CR16-36) and was last amended on March 28, 2017 (CR17-21).

 

This application is being considered pursuant to the Zoning Bylaw, OCP and The Planning and

Development Act, 2007.

 

The related subdivision application is being considered concurrently in accordance with Bylaw No. 2003-3, by which subdivision approval authority has been delegated to the Administration.  Appendix A-3 includes the plan of proposed subdivision.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Zoning and Land Use Details

 

The applicant/landowner, Dream Asset Management Corporation, proposes to rezone the land to accommodate the associated subdivision plan as well as to change the proposed land use. This is part of the second phase of development within the Eastbrook neighbourhood. The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment aligns with the approved Towns Concept Plan as DSC – Designated Shopping Centre Zone and R6 – Residential Multiple Housing Zone implement the intended “flex use” development within this area of the Concept Plan (Appendix A-4).

 

Land Description

Current Zone

Proposed Zone

Parcel D1

DSC – Designated Shopping Centre & R5 – Residential Medium Density

DSC – Designated Shopping Centre

Parcel D2

DSC – Designated Shopping Centre & R5 – Residential Medium Density

R6 – Residential Multiple Housing

 

The proposal is to subdivide the current Parcel D into two parcels (Parcel D1 and D2) and divide the parcels by continuing the north-south lane to meet Arens Road (Appendix A-3). The current Parcel D has split zoning, being that the northern portion of the parcel is within the DSC - Designated Shopping Centre Zone and the southern portion of the parcel is within the R5 – Residential Medium Density Zone (Appendix A-1). The amendment proposed by the applicant accommodates high density residential development east of the proposed lane with access from George Street or Arens Road and accommodates commercial opportunities west of the proposed lane with access from Chuka Boulevard or Arens Road.

 

The properties north, south, east and west of the subject property are undeveloped. The intended surrounding land uses are medium density residential to the south, high density residential to the east, and designated shopping centre commercial to the west.

 


RECOMMENDATION IMPLICATIONS

 

Financial Implications

 

Capital funding to provide municipal infrastructure that is required for subdivision and development in the concept plan area will be the sole responsibility of the developer. The municipal infrastructure that is built and funded by the developer will become the City’s responsibility to operate and maintain through future budgets.

 

Environmental Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Policy/Strategic Implications

 

The proposal is consistent with the policies contained within Part A of the OCP with respect to:

 

Section C: Growth Plan

 

Goal 4 – New Neighborhoods and Employment Areas: Ensure that new neighborhoods and employment areas maximize infrastructure investments and quality of life through a compact and integrated built form.

 

2.11               Require new Neighborhoods and new Mixed-Use Neighborhoods, as identified on Map1 - Growth Plan, to:

 

2.11.2               Achieve a minimum gross population density of 50 persons per hectare (pph).

 

Section D5: Land Use and Built Environment

 

Goal 1 – Complete Neighbourhoods: Enable the development of complete neighborhoods.

 

7.1              Require that new Neighbourhoods, new Mixed-Use Neighbourhoods, intensification areas and built or approved neighbourhoods are planned and developed to include the following:

 

7.1.5              A diversity of housing types to support residents from a wider range of economic levels, backgrounds and stages of life, including those with specific needs.

 

Goal 4 – Employment Areas: Provide appropriate locations and development opportunities for a full range of industrial, commercial and institutional activities.

 

7.16               Encourage local commercial within residential areas.

 

Other Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Accessibility Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

             

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Communication with the public is summarized below:

 

Letter sent to immediate property owners

October 12, 2018

Public notification signage posted on

October 23, 2018

Will be published in the Leader Post on

January 12, 2019

January 19, 2019

Number of Public Comments Sheets Received

0

 

The application was circulated to the Arcola East Community Association and East Zone Board. Following circulation, the Administration attempted follow up contact with the Community Association but did not receive a response prior to the deadline for submission of this report.

 

The applicant and other interested parties will receive a copy of the report and notification of the meeting to appear as a delegation in addition to receiving a written notification of City Council’s decision.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

City Council’s approval is required, pursuant to Part V of The Planning and Development Act, 2007.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Rhonda Mailander, A/Director

Planning and Development Services

Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director

City Planning & Community Development

 

Prepared by: Pam Ewanishin