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Planning Projects and Review of Area Redevelopment Plans • Ward 1 : Transit oriented development

Planning Projects and Review of Area Redevelopment Plans

Ward 1: Transit oriented development planning along Stony Plain Road as well as planning issues in the surrounding neighbourhoods, including West Jasper Place, Glenwood and Brittania-Youngstown.

 

Recommendations:

Ward 2: Preparation of a Transit Oriented Development Plan around the future Kingsway LRT station, including portions of the Spruce Avenue neighbourhood.

Ward 3: No immediate priorities because of recent area planning conducted along Fort Road (Station Pointe), around Stadium LRT Station (Transit Oriented Development Plan) and along 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue Revitalization).

Ward 4: An Area Redevelopment Plan for the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood to address redevelopment activity and the potential impact of the proposed southeast LRT along 83 Street and a Transit Oriented Development Plan

along 104 Avenue/Stony Plain Road in Oliver and Westmount.

Ward 5: Preparation of a Transit Oriented Development Plan around the McKernan – Belgravia LRT station.

That the May 19, 2010, Planning and Development Department report 2010PPP016 be received for information.

Report Summary

As requested, this report outlines six area redevelopment plans for priority review as determined in consultation with Ward Councillors.

This report is being advanced, and should be considered, concurrent with Planning and Development Department report 2010PPP013.

Previous Council/Committee Action

At the March 10, 2010, City Council meeting, the following motion was passed:

That Administration provide a report to the May 5, 2010, Executive Committee meeting on planning projects and a proposal for the review of six area redevelopment plans, in consultation with the Ward Councillors, with funding from the Financial Stabilization Reserve.

 

Ward 6: No immediate area planning priorities; transit oriented development planning will be required in the future along 66 Street through Mill Woods.

Report Consultation with Ward Councillors

Proposed Area Planning Projects

Administration met with Ward Councillors between April 9 – 23, 2010. Councillors identified area planning priorities within the wards they represent as follows:

Attachment 1 lists six possible area planning projects on the basis of input from Ward Councillors, statistics on recent redevelopment activity and the timing of LRT concept planning and construction. It is estimated that all of

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the projects could be completed by the end of 2013.

positions be placed in the base budget, it would increase the Unit’s capacity to support the ongoing implementation of these plans and the preparation and implementation of other area plans related to the expansion of the LRT.

In comparison, the City of Calgary’s Established Community Branch has a total of 13 staff. This includes one Manager, two Project/Program Coordinators, and ten Planners. The Branch’s Operational Budget (staff salaries/benefits and stationery) is currently $1.2 million, and is supplemented with additional funding for specific projects. Typical budgets vary between $200,000 and $350,000.00 per project.

All the identified projects have a connection to LRT. In 2010, transit oriented development planning could begin at McKernan – Belgravia, where there is an existing station, and at Kingsway, where LRT concept planning is complete. The other identified projects could commence in 2011, once Concept Plans for the West and Southeast LRT lines have been completed.

Identified budgets are draft and will vary according to the level of work required and whether the project is to be contracted out to consultants or undertaken by City staff.

Resource Requirements

Next Steps

Administration currently has limited capacity to undertake area land use planning in mature neighbourhoods as the mature area planning unit has only four permanent and one temporary staff who are currently working to complete the 109 Street Zoning Overlay and

If

so desired, Council could advance

these projects and the associated funding.

These planning projects, if approved, would be coordinated in consultation with, and supported by, the Office of Great Neighbourhoods.

 

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detailed term of reference for each

Strathcona Junction Area Redevelopment Plan by mid 2010.

Administration does not have an operating budget/service package for area planning.

It is estimated that the proposed six planning projects would require a budget of $2.375 million to complete over three years.

This amount would cover the costs of hiring three additional (temporary) staff for the mature area planning unit (Planner II, Planner I, and a Planning Technician), consultants, related technical studies, public meetings/advertisements and plan production/printing. Should staff

planning project would be prepared in consultation with affected communities and other stakeholders before starting

work. Each project would include appropriate consultation in accordance with the City’s Public Involvement Policy.

At the end of each project, a new Area Redevelopment Plan and/or amendments to, or repeal of, existing Council-approved plans, plus City- initiated zoning changes, would be brought to Council for approval.

Policy Projects would be consistent with Plan Edmonton policies regarding

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intensification of development and reinvestment in mature neighbourhoods. They also specifically respond to policies in the draft The Way We Grow regarding integrated transit and land use, transit oriented development and the preparation of Area Redevelopment Plans.

Focus Area

R. Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Department

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department

This report directly aligns with the goal in the Strategic Plan 2009-2018, of transforming Edmonton’s urban form. It also supports the goal of shifting transportation modes (by encouraging development adjacent to LRT stations), and the goal of ensuring Edmonton’s financial sustainability (by facilitating development that makes more effective use of land and infrastructure).

Budget/Financial Implications City Council’s March 10, 2010, motion identified the Financial Stabilization Reserve as the founding source for the requested proposal. The current unappropriated balance of the Financial Stabilization Reserve is $83 million (subject to year end finalization). The City Policy C217B, Reserve and Equity Accounts states the Reserve must have a minimum balance of 5 percent of current general government expenditures which equates to $72.5 million. This would need to be considered in a discussion to fund the proposal from the Reserve.

Attachments

1. Proposed Planning Projects

2. Tentative Schedule

Others Reviewing this Report

L. Rosen, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

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Report: 2010PPP016 Attachment 1

Possible Planning Projects

Attachment 1

Budget

$150,000.

 

$300,000.

 

$200,000.

 

$350,000.

 

Staffing / Consultants

Senior Planner Planner II Planner I Planning Technician

Consultants Planner II (contract management) Planning Technician

Senior Planner Planner II Planner I Planning Technician

Consultants Senior Planner Planner II (contract management) Planning Technician

Timing

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2010

2011

2010

2011

2011

2012

2011

2012

Description

This project would determine the appropriate extent and form of intensification around the McKernan – Belgravia LRT Station and lay the groundwork for the possible development of a local mixed-use urban village along 76 Avenue, east of 114 Street.

This project would determine the appropriate extent and form of intensification around the future Kingsway LRT Station. The project would include lands in the southern portion of Spruce Avenue and the northern portion of Central McDougall.

This project would develop a neighbourhood plan for Bonnie Doon to address such issues as redevelopment pressure near Campus Saint-Jean, and transit oriented development near the future Bonnie Doon and Holyrood LRT Stations.

This project would update the Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan to address future redevelopment potential around the proposed LRT stations at 124 Street and 116 Street and at the (former) Molson and Crosstown Motors sites. It would also make additional Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan changes necessitated by recent and expected future development.

Project

McKernan – Belgravia Transit- Oriented Development Plan

Kingsway Station Transit Oriented Development Plan

Bonnie Doon Area Redevelopment Plan

 

Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan update/Westmount Transit Oriented Development Plan

 

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Attachment 1

Budget

 

$100,000.

$100,000.

$350,000.

 

$1,550,000.

$825,000.

$2,375,000.

Staffing / Consultants

 

Senior Planner Planner II Planner I Planning Technician

 

Consultants Senior Planner Planner II (contract management) Planning Technician

     

Timing

 

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2011

2012

2012-

2013

2012

2013

Subtotal (New Temporary Staff) Planner II, Planner I, and Planning Technician for three years

 

An Urban Design Vision is already underway for the Stony Plain Road Corridor and will be completed by the end of 2010 in conjunction with the West LRT Concept Plan.

The proposed West Stony Plain Road Corridor Plan would integrate this work with transit oriented planning for station locations and propose zoning changes. The Corridor Plan would be undertaken in two phases:

a) 147 Street – 158 Street: The first phase would establish a land use and urban design plan for that portion of Stony Plain Road that will include the 2 – 3 LRT stations. This phase would also involve consultation with the residents

of adjacent neighbourhoods to establish updated policies on future redevelopment.

b) 158 Street – 170 Street: The second phase would establish a land use and urban design plan for the remaining part of the Stony Plain Road corridor that is not affected by the West LRT.

This project would determine the appropriate extent and form of intensification around the future 142 Street LRT Station and along Stony Plain Road, including the possible development of a local mixed-use urban village. This project will complete the work which was initiated with the Grovenor Glenora Planning Project – Phase 1 of 2007.

Description

   
   

Project

West Stony Plain Road Corridor Plan

Grovenor – Glenora Transit Oriented Development Plan

 

Subtotal (Projects)

Total

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Report: 2010PPP016 Attachment 2

Attachment 2 Tentative Schedule 2010 2011 2012 2013 Project Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Attachment 2
Tentative Schedule
2010
2011
2012
2013
Project
Q3
Q4
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
Q2
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McKernan - Belgravia
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Kingsway*
3.
Bonnie Doon
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Oliver - Westmount*
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Stony Plain Road
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Grovenor - Glenora
* Denotes project to be contracted out to consultants

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