City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

RPC Public Report
RPC19-31

Concept Plan Amendment & Zoning Bylaw Amendment Applications (19-CP-02)(19-Z-07)
Harbour Landing Phase 9, 5601 - 5661 Mitchinson Way

Information

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

Recommendation

1.      That the application to amend the Harbour Landing Concept Plan as shown on Appendix A-3.2, be approved.

 

2.      That the application to amend Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 by rezoning lands within the Harbour Landing Concept Plan area, as shown in Appendix A-3.3, be approved as follows:

 

Proposed Lots 33-40 in Block 67 from DCD-12 – Direct Control District 12 Suburban Narrow-Lot Residential Zone to R5 – Residential Medium Density Zone.

 

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

 

4.      That this report be forwarded to the September 30, 2019 meeting of City Council for approval, to allow sufficient time for advertising of the required public notices for the respective bylaws.

 

 

Report Body

CONCLUSION

 

The applicant and landowner, Dream Asset Management Corporation (Applicant), proposes to rezone lands within Phase 9, Block 67 of the Harbour Landing Concept Plan area. The proposed rezoning would allow for the consideration of medium density residential development on a portion of Block 67. Concurrently, the Applicant is applying to amend the Harbour Landing Concept Plan to accommodate this change.

 

The proposed amendments to the Harbour Landing Concept Plan and Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 (Zoning Bylaw) are consistent with the policies in Design Regina: The Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2013-48 (OCP). The proposed development also complies with the development standards and regulations contained in the Zoning Bylaw relating to proposed new zoning. Accordingly, Administration recommends approval.

 


BACKGROUND

 

The Harbour Landing Concept Plan (Appendix A-3.1) establishes a framework for directing land use, development and servicing for a new neighbourhood located within the City of Regina. The Harbour Landing Concept Plan was approved by City Council in August 2007 (CR07-116) and was last amended in October 2015 (CR15-112).

 

The related subdivision application is being considered concurrently in accordance with Bylaw No. 2003-3, by which subdivision approval authority has been delegated to Administration.  A copy of the plan of proposed subdivision is attached for reference purposes only as Appendix A-3.3. This application is being considered pursuant to the Zoning Bylaw, OCP and The Planning and Development Act, 2007 (Act).

 

DISCUSSION

 

Concept Plan Amendment

 

The Applicant proposes to amend the Harbour Landing Concept Plan for 0.62 ha of land located on lots 17 to 32, Block 67, Plan No. 102153822. Currently, the subject property is intended for low density residential development and the Applicant proposes to allow for the consideration of medium density residential development. A copy of the current Harbour Landing Concept Plan is attached as Appendix A-3.1, and a copy of the proposed revised Harbour Landing Concept Plan is attached as Appendix A-3.2.

 

The City reviews each development proposal to ensure that it aligns with the concept plan and the capacity of adjacent roads. Each unit within the proposed development must contain minimum parking required as per the Zoning Bylaw (1 per Unit) within the property. The projected traffic patterns and volumes for the neighbourhood were evaluated during the review of the proposed amendments. After reviewing this proposal, it was determined that the existing road network has capacity to accommodate traffic generated by the proposed development, as well the street is wide enough to have parking on both sides of the street.

 

Further, the proposed amendment was considered from a land-use compatibility perspective. The surrounding land uses include medium and high density residential development to the north and low density residential to the south, east and west. Based on the land use area statistics submitted by the applicant (Appendix A-3.2) the overall population density of the Harbour Landing Concept Plan Area will have a nominal increase from 13,047 to 13,079 people. Further, the proposed medium density may be considered as an appropriate density transition from the medium and high density areas located to the north of the subject property.

 

Zoning Bylaw Amendment

 

The applicant proposes a zoning amendment to accommodate the development of fourplex buildings on larger lots (Appendix A-3.3). A summary of the proposed amendments is provided below:

 

Concept Plan Amendment and Rezoning Summary

 

 

Existing

Proposed

Land Use in Concept Plan

Low Density Residential

Medium Density Residential

Zoning Designation

DCD-12 – Direct Control District 12 Suburban Narrow-Lot Residential Zone

R5 – Residential Medium Density Zone

Land Use

Vacant (Only detached dwellings with possible secondary suites could be developed on the site)

Fourplex

Number of Dwelling Units

16 lots and 16 units (with possible secondary suites)

8 lots and 32 units

 

The applicant intends to accommodate one fourplex building on each proposed lot. The proposed development is consistent with the purpose and intent of the R5 – Residential Medium Density Zone with respect to permitting fourplex development in suburban areas of the city with net density between 25 to 50 units per hectare.

 

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.

 

Any infrastructure that is deemed eligible for Servicing Agreement Fee funding will be funded by the City of Regina in accordance with the Administration of Servicing Agreements Fees and Development Levies policy. Utility charges are applied to the costs of water, sewer and storm drainage services.

 

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 1- Long-Term Growth: Ensure that sufficient developable land is protected for future city growth.

 

2.2              Direct future growth as either intensification on or expansion into lands designated to accommodate a population of approximately 300,000, in accordance with Map 1 – Growth Plan

 

Goal 2- Efficient Servicing: Maximize the efficient use of existing and new infrastructure.

 

2.4               Make use of residual capacity of infrastructure in existing urban areas.

 

2.5               Develop compact and contiguous neighbourhoods.

 

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

 

2.11               Require new neighbourhoods and new mixed-use neighbourhoods, as identified on Map 1 – 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 neighbourhoods

 

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 wide range of economic levels, backgrounds and stages of life, including those with specific needs;

 

Other Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Accessibility Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

             

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Communication with the public is summarized below:


Public notification signage posted on:

June 14, 2019

Will be published in the Leader Post on:

September 14, 2019

September 21, 2019

Letter sent to immediate property owners

June 10, 2019

Number of Public Comments Sheets Received

16

 

There were 16 public comments received on this application. A more detailed accounting of the respondent’s comments and Administration’s response is provided in Appendix B.

 

The application was circulated to the Albert Park Community Association who responded that they have no comments.

 

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 written notification of City Council’s decision.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

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

 

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Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Shalley

Fred Searle, Director

Planning & Development Services

Laurie Shalley, A/Executive Director

City Planning & Community Development

 

Prepared by: Pam Ewanishin