Special Business Meeting - 09 Apr 2024


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: PUBLIC HEARINGS
3.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (40480 Tantalus Road) No. 2660, 2019
4: BYLAWS
4.A: THIRD READING
4.A.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (40480 Tantalus Road) No. 2660, 2019
5: TERMINATION
1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
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SPEAKER_-1
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Armand Hurford
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e hello and welcome to the special business meeting for the District of Squamish for Tuesday April 9th as always we're gathered to do our work today on the traditional and unseated territory of the skish nation please be advised that this council meeting is being live streamed recorded and will be available to the public to view on the district asish website following the meeting if you have any concerns please notify the corporate officer present at the meeting there we go and

ADOPTION OF AGENDA
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Armand Hurford
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can I have someone move adoption of the agenda please moved by councelor French second by councelor Hamilton all in favor motion carries and I'll just I'll just point out we have a council member councelor Greenlaw is joining us remotely so she is in attendance and online so she won't always be visible during the presentation but she's here with us tonight

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (40480 Tantalus Road) No. 2660, 2019
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Philip Gibbons, a planner with the Community Development Department, presented a summary of the proposed rezoning at 40480 Tanis Road. The project, previously given second reading by the council, includes two phases with three mixed-use buildings offering market rental, affordable housing, and for-sale market housing options, along with commercial and childcare spaces at the ground level. External amenities include a park, nature spaces, and pedestrian and trail connections. The proposed zoning is a new comprehensive development zone (CD98) to accommodate the proposed buildings and uses. The community amenity contributions for phase one include park improvements valued at $453,000, while phase two's contributions include a donation to the Housing Society, a cash payment, and a childcare space. Additional benefits of the proposal include a no-gas covenant for the entire development, 20% of units being three-bedroom across the development, and the environmentally sensitive portion of the lands to be zoned for environmental protection.

DISCUSSION AND OUTCOME SUMMARY:.
During the public hearing, various concerns were raised by the public, including building height, traffic impacts, infrastructure concerns, and environmental impacts. Council members asked clarifying questions following the presentations, focusing on emergency access, the rationale for certain design decisions, and the handling of stormwater management. The discussion highlighted the need for further review and consideration of the raised issues. The council did not debate the merits of the proposed bylaw with the public or each other during the hearing. The outcome of the discussion was not explicitly stated in the provided transcript section, indicating that the council would take the public submissions and clarifications provided by staff into consideration before making a decision on the proposed zoning amendment.

Armand Hurford
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so our first order of business is public hearing and I have a bit of a script to read as we prepare for that but if staff wants to start getting set up I'll read my piece and then hopefully I'll bought you enough time to get set up for your for your presentation so this public hearing is being held persuant to Local Government Act requirements to allow the public to present and to provide submissions to councel respecting District schmer zoning bylaw number 2200 2011 Amendment bylaw for 40480 Tanis Road number 2660 20109 everyone present will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard we want to ensure that no one is discouraged or prevented from making their views known whether speaking in favor or against the proposed zoning Amendment please ensure that your remarks are relevant to the matters contained in the proposed bylaw this public hearing is not an opportunity for members of the public to have their questions answered by staff or Council any questions or points of clarification can be directed to staff by contacting the planning department council is here to listen and will not debate the merits of the proposed bylaw with the public or each other during the hearing members of council may ask clarifying questions following presentations please note that this public hearing is being recorded and web streamed live and the recording will be posted on District's website media may be present at public and the public can advise the media if they don't want their picture taken up to and as part of this hearing the public has the opportunity to make submissions to council if any submissions were received they are available for review and have been included as part of the electronic agenda and that is available on the district's website we're trying to make this hearing a safe space for everyone to voice their opinion without interference from others therefore I ask that members of the public maintain order and quiet during the hearing please do not applaud or interrupt any speech or action of members of council or any other person addressing Council now I'll ask the planning department to outline what the bylaw is proposing and then we will have a short then we'll have some questions from Council and then we will go to the public for or the proponent and public to make their submissions so with that I hope I bought you enough time staff to get underway with your presentation and if you wish to speak we there is a speakers list you can sign up in the lobby and that's where we'll start and of course you can raise your hand when you're when we get to that portion but if you'd like to be on the list there's opportunity to sign up for that in the lobby at this point over to you

SPEAKER_11
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staff thank you good evening mayor and Council Philip Gibbons planner with the Community Development Department and this evening I will be giving a summary of the proposed resoning at 40480 Tanis Road for this evening's public hearing this B was previously given second reading by council at the March 19th regular council meeting 4048 Tanis road is located Jason to the gavot state's neighborhood north of Tanis fireh Hall and east of Highway 99 the parle is split on both sides of tanus Road and to the north are agricultural and residential uses to the South is the fire hall and commercial and residential uses and the East is currently undeveloped land and to the West is the district's Corridor Trail and Highway 99 the project includes two phases with three mixed use buildings phase one includes building one which is west of tanelus Road and phase two includes buildings two and three which are on the east side of tanelus road these buildings will include Market rental affordable housing and for sale Market housing options along with commercial and child care spaces at the ground level external amenities include a park and nature spaces and pedestrian and Trail connections building one is a six-story building with five stories of Market rental housing and one story of commercial space and a partially sunken Parkade there will be approximately 100 residential units within this building and they will be restricted to residential tenure building 2 is a six-story building with five stories of moreale Market housing and one story of commercial and finally building three is a six-story for sale apartment building with a 465 s met Child Care space comprising part of the ground floor and Associated external Child Care space and it also includes a partially sunken parade shared with building too and in this building zoning will allow for residential and child care uses and the proposed affordable housing component will be housed within buildings 2 and three a new park is proposed adjacent to the highway which will be handed over to the district along with protection of the environmentally sensitive areas on the Eastern portion of the site the proposed zoning is a new comprehensive development Zone cd98 which would provide for the three proposed buildings and Associated residential and Commercial uses the P3 park recreational institutional zone is proposed to be applied to the district Park to the West adjacent to the highway and the P4 Ecological Reserve is proposed to be applied to the en environmentally sensitive lands on the Eastern portion the current Community man contribution offer is shown on this slide for phase one which includes the market rental building it is proposed for the community amenity contribution to be put into park improvements which is to be developed and handed over to the district and these will be to the value of $453,000 and bonded prior to adoption of the bylaw for phase two the community amenity contribution is 6% of gross floor area to be donated to the Housing Society a cash inl payment payable at development permit of one million $2,000 and a 465 Square met Char c space additional public art and traal contributions will propose to be drawn down from that cash andl amount additional benefits of The Proposal the previously mentioned Market rental building yielding approximately 100 units no gas Covenant for the entire development secured prior to adoption 20% of units to be three bedroom across the development the environmentally sensitive portion of the lands to be zoned for Environmental Protection and hand over to the district and the for mentioned pedestrian and active Transportation connections The Proposal meets OC official community plan policy by aligning with land use designations providing infill vacant unutilized land with compact high density development provides additional commercial space serving secondary mix use commercial areas and provides Market rental units close to Core Transit shops and services the project also advances four strategic plan objectives diversity of housing form and tenure types provision of Park and trails and Gathering spaces equity and accessibility of act Transportation networks and provision of employment spaces engagement for this project included a public information meeting which was held by the applicant on April 19th 2023 at the ca Sky Hotel and additional consultation was undertaken the adjacent funeral home and the Housing Society for the public he in a mail out and was undertaken and advertisements in the chief newspaper in accordance with legislation and 19 written submissions were received today by Clos of business today and a petition containing 39 signatures issues raised in the written submissions include Building height and lack of transition of building to neighboring properties traffic impacts Highway access and road safety including vehicle bicycle and pedestrian insufficient infrastructure flooding risk and lack of emergency resources Associated construction impacts parking issues and limited Transit options both local and Regional insufficient provision of child care within the proposal propos that commercial space should be activated including cafes retail and restaurants concerns about the use of the park amenity concerns regarding overlooking View and sunlight impacts on neighboring properties neighborhood character and property values and insufficient Community consultation support for the proposal included the provision of rental housing in and lower cost and affordable housing options the good location the proposal for additional density and ground level commercial space provision of pedestrian and cycling connections improve the vibrancy of the neighborhood and could provide a community Hub and amenities including the child care parks space and trial connection following the public hearing council at the discretion may give the bylaw third reading if given third reading staff would then refer the bylaw to Ministry of Transportation infrastructure for their approval pending MTI approval staff would then work with the applicant to satisfy conditions of adoption and finally the recommendations that following the public hearing Council may consider the following recommendations that District of Squamish zoning bylaw Amendment bylaw 2660 2019 be given third reading and that prior to adoption of zoning by law Amendment bylaw 266 2019 the following items must be completed payment of Park Improvement bond to the value of 453,000 execution and registration of a Land Development agreement to secure the applicants voluntary Community amenity contribution including the following items handing over land for park zone P3 and provision of connection trail from the corridor Trail to tanelus Road prior to occupancy of phase one complete Landscaping public art to be located in the proposed Park and amenities to the value of 453,000 prior to occupancy of phase one and a cash andl payment of $1,200 for General amenities and active transportation and Parks payable prior to development permit issuance and CPI to be applied after adoption and renegotiation of amount required if building permit not issued within 5 years donate 6% of the gross floor area of phase 2 to the Housing Society provision of a 465 square meter gross floor area childcare space and Associated outdoor player area provision of public art and trail to coo Park from the development as part of phase two 20% of residential units being three bedroom across both phases of development transfer of ownership of to District of land Zone P4 for Environmental Protection enter into a housing agreement to secure All Phase One units as Market rental in perpetuity no natural gas will be permitted for cooking and heating including hot water no openable windows will be permitted on the southern boundary adjacent to the funeral home and enclosed balconies provided for the southern portion of building to a Breezeway must be provided through buildings 1 and two with secured Public Access and activated reduces a minimum of 200 2557 square m of commercial gross floor area for building one must be provided and 2,391 for building two and water and sanitary modeling to be completed prior to issuance of development permit of either phase and required updates to District water and sanitary systems must be secured in a servicing agreement prior to issuance of a building permit gabal Way tanist Road intersection signalization must occur prior to occupancy of phase one at a minimum signalization design and construction must include considerations for future active transportation to ensure the intersection can be further improved without significant civil infrastructure changes and the development must be generally consistent with the proposed site plan including Trail building parking and amenity locations and that concludes my presentation thank

Armand Hurford
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you thank you for the presentation so as discussed earlier we'll go to council first if there's any clarifying questions from what we've heard in a presentation or anything along the way and we have also received some cor some correspondents so any questions that have come from that this would be a good time otherwise we'll go I'll go to we'll open up for speakers so I'm looking for Council any questions at this point okay so for all speakers please approach the podium to start your REM marks by clearly stating your name and neighborhood each speaker will have up to five minutes to address Council I'll now ask the applicant or the representative to comment on the proposed zoning after which anyone else will be given the opportunity to speak is there anyone is the proponent wish to speak at the this time okay next I'll call for any other interested parties to speak please raise your hand and wait to be recognized details to participate via telephone or WebEx are displayed on the screen for those who have logged in from your computer or are watching the live stream of the meeting instructions are also included on the District of Squamish website please note that there will be a moderator who will communicate with people participating online if you've already spoken and wish to speak again please raise your hand again whether that's in person or through the methods for participating remotely to add your name to the speakers list once I have indicated that speakers will be offered an additional speaking op once we've gone through then we'll go we'll go back to see if there's additional comments do we have do we have a speakers list to work from at this point okay so we're going to start with we'll start with the with the room is there anyone in the room that would like to make a subm mission for on this proposal yes please approach the podium and start your mic's already on so start with your name and neighborhood and then you have up to five minutes to address Council thank you

SPEAKER_22
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great I'm Tom honey I live in the highlands and have two Veterinary practices in the G Balia States area on tantas one of the challenges that I face as an employer is to have staff be able to find adequate housing that's affordable and I see this project is something that could provide that and in the in that there is lowcost housing as part of the proposal and it's small rental accommodation as well so I think that would be super helpful and I don't think I would be the only one that would benefit from that and so that's something I'm very interested in also the commercial space is something that could be of interest for me as

Armand Hurford
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well okay thank you very much thank you for your submission is there anyone else that would like to make a submission at this

SPEAKER_24
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time yep

Armand Hurford
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thank you please approach the podium the mic's already on you just need to start with your name and your neighborhood and you'll have five minutes to address Council

SPEAKER_14
0:26:56 (0:02:21)

I'm Greg McKenzie from the Highland we own two properties the funeral home and then the property on Harris Road where that has the barn facility I guess the main issue that we'd see is really increased traffic in particular that there's no southbound left turning lane because currently The increased development up on the North side drives all traffic down to galdi or down to mcom so without another sort of southbound left lane that additional traffic from the density will actually be driven down further the other thing is that the development actually doesn't have two emergency exits designed in the facility which is normally required for regulation and so I would be interested to see if Ministry of Transport actually approves something that doesn't actually have two emergency lanes which most other stratas actually are required the other issue particularly for the West Side property is the now increased once that's been paved that H waffler old field is actually quite a large flood control and so what is that is paid what is going to be managing to the surface water and where is that going to be directed you already see that the new fire hall has actually been raised meter half up above grade now the infrastructure in that particular area is already insufficient and you see this every time there's a major flood out in front of the old fire hall and along many of the old ditches that are unable to actually handle capacity and then the utility that's supposed to be built on the south side of our property also where the current only access is planned to handle just the infrastructure that is currently inadequate to handle the development currently in place where exactly will that water be directed there also if you're going to be having you notice the crosswalks on there that are there's going to be any speed mitigation measures will traffic speed be reduced even if they add the lights at galdi and Tantus right now it still wouldn't be adequate because most of that traffic either backs up Tantalus or it'll back up to 99 and you can see that pretty much every day around 4 to 6 o'clock for the most

SPEAKER_21
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part what else I have

SPEAKER_14
0:29:27 (0:01:34)

here what are the long-term flood mitigation strategies for both sets of properties obviously the backside there on the Eastern side that goes towards the park the south side where it has DFO restrictions to pack good Park will help with flood mitigation issues but what are the plans for going to be on the east side where they're going to have the building on the east side of Tantalus and the one on the diagonal what is where are they going to be directing that water if they're going to be lifted up to grade level where's that water going to be directing is that going down into the residential are they planning to upgrade storm sewers are they planning to upgrade U additional infrastructure to be able to handle that additional water and also you're going to adding that additional traffic you're going to be putting I presume sidewalks because currently the when it was a dead end Road the sidewalk now has apparently two bike Lanes put on it so where exactly is all of that infrastructure can be putting place so you can be burying the ditch because the one ditch is designated as a stream enhanced protection region which is kind of illogical to start with because it has a gas utility and a water M buried in the bottom of it and I would ask can you find me an example in the province that would let you have dug up a stream bed to put a water man on a gas utility at the base of it is that going to be buried is it going to be covered how is that going to be done I think that's pretty much most of my

Armand Hurford
0:31:01 (0:00:26)

comments thank you very much for your submission we'll go to we do have a raised hand online but I'll go to the room to see if there's anyone else wants to speak at this point and then we'll go this is the heads up that you're on deck for the F the person online is there anyone else in the room that would like to make a submission oh yeah please approach the podium and the mic's already on start with your name and neighborhood you have five minutes to cancel

SPEAKER_08
0:31:28 (0:00:55)

thank you my name is Derek Bergen I live in the gabalia Estates area and some of the comments that Mr McKenzie highlighted I thought I didn't see much description on what we referred today as signalization with garabaldi AV and tantas Road areas I could assume that there's some type of traffic feasibility study or something that's being conducted prior to these changes I live in the area and I've seen on a regular basis like Mr McKenzie alluded to those hours are very difficult to maneuver around in there and adding this type of construction I would assume someone must be have some foresight about the transportation challenges that we're going to experience and I would like to e see or find out what those studies provide so that we could factor that into the decision thank

Armand Hurford
0:32:23 (0:00:39)

you thank you very much so we're going to go to we have a raised hand online and then Council will we'll go to council to see if there's any points of clarity from submission that you'd like to pick up on from the submissions we've had so far so we'll go to our raised hand online our moderators just making that happen now so bear with us

SPEAKER_17
0:33:03 (0:00:18)

I set the unmute request to him just waiting to see if his mic turns on oh he said his voice is not working at the

Armand Hurford
0:33:21 (0:00:26)

moment so me what we'll do is we'll go to council for any clarifying questions from the submissions we've had so far and then we'll come back to that online participant so Council questions anything you'd like to pick up on the submissions that we've heard so far or any of the reading councelor Hamilton go ahead and then Anderson

SPEAKER_21
0:33:48 (0:00:25)

next thanks very much have the question about emergency exit Lanes emergency ACC access to the property is that something that would normally be specified at this time and if so are the emergency access designs proposed by the proponent

SPEAKER_15
0:34:14 (0:00:12)

sufficient through the mayor this at this stage we wouldn't be designing frontes to that level of detail anything that does get designed would have to meet any applicable codes or standards including the DC building

Armand Hurford
0:34:26 (0:00:08)

code thank you keler

Eric Andersen
0:34:35 (0:00:24)

Anderson yes firstly a question on the staff recommendation item number 11 I wonder if staff could elaborate on this recommendation no openable windows will be permitted on the southern boundary adjacent to the funeral home and enclosed balconies will be provided for the southern portion of building 2 if I could have just an elaboration on the rationale for that please

SPEAKER_13
0:35:00 (0:00:55)

I can speak to that thank you yishis senior director of community development and I was involved in the earlier stages of review of this file because the that portion of the property is adjacent to a an operating funeral home that has an operating crematorium we've had discussions with the applicants and they agreed that to mitigate any potential impact that could be causing conflict between the residential use and the funeral use funeral home use on the adjacent Pro property that one way to resolve those potential impact would be through having implementing some design mechanisms into the building design such as the ones

Eric Andersen
0:35:56 (0:00:26)

described thank you my second question arises from the traffic impact study the Benny report and it's referring to an mot report Highway 99 Squamish Corridor review expected for completion in early 2024 is this has this report already been made available to staff is it completed and available for review by our

SPEAKER_15
0:36:22 (0:00:16)

staff through the mayor I am not I'm not aware of if we have the finalized report yet are you yeah but I'm going to turn to Brent McMurtry if he's online is to see if he can answer

SPEAKER_10
0:36:39 (0:00:19)

that yeah through the mayor BR Rec manager Transportation as far as I know there's not an outstanding dis Sky Corridor report but something that I can follow up on with our contact the wi transportation

Eric Andersen
0:36:59 (0:00:02)

thank you thank you

Armand Hurford
0:37:02 (0:00:06)

chair thank you I've got counc Pettingill and then French on my speakers list

Chris Pettingill
0:37:09 (0:00:27)

yeah two questions one in other cases where there's potential future noise concerns in addition to design mitigations such as being done here in the context of the funeral home there is a covenant on title I'm just wondering if staff can speak to why that we wouldn't sort of feel that's necessary

SPEAKER_11
0:37:37 (0:00:07)

here through the M sorry can you clarify the noise in relation can you just clarify your question so

Chris Pettingill
0:37:44 (0:00:23)

yeah so with other developments we've heard close to railway tracks and so on part of the resoning that sometimes gets talked about or close to Industry is that there's a covenant just sort of notifying future buyers that they're May noise and so I was just curious why in this case we wouldn't do something similar and not yeah just

SPEAKER_11
0:38:07 (0:00:27)

curious through the M this basic doesn't have any specific requirements for setback distances for facilities such as crematoriums the these what's being proposed here is above and beyond what is required by any regulation and staff didn't consider that a covenant of this nature would be

Chris Pettingill
0:38:34 (0:00:26)

necessary okay thank you and then we had some questions about surface water you know water runoff management I'm just wondering if staff can speak to at what point of the process that sort of design consideration is looked at and also what requirements generally we have about managing runoff and so

SPEAKER_15
0:39:01 (0:00:34)

on through the mirror yeah so that's typically started to be looked at the development permit stage and then we refine it to detailed design at the servicing agreement stage which happens concurrently with building permit applications so that is something that typically happens or that happens at a later stage once the building and the lot devel design itself has reached a more definite status and that is regulated under our subdivision development control

Chris Pettingill
0:39:35 (0:00:12)

bylaw okay and can you just speak to what our in general our expectations would be or what our policy sort of would expect that those designs will achieve when they're done

SPEAKER_15
0:39:47 (0:01:13)

yeah certainly so the subdivision devel control bylaw specifically has requirements for any storm water runoff from a site to meet a certain design event and so the expectations is that anyone developing a lot it is their responsibility to analyze the capacity of the district storm water system and then it is up to them to come up to a Sol come up with a solution to rectify that so once the analysis is done it could involve modeling it could involve you know visual assessment of our of our stormworks as well as any other review of any other information that we have such as drawings and reports they will then come up with a design to satisfy that and it could be work spec could be works and services or infrastructure specifically on site that is used to help mitigate Downstream flooding it could also be upgrading and construction of District infrastructure as well within the parameters of their site Frontage but it also could extend beyond and that all is regulated and would be required by the subdivision development control

Armand Hurford
0:41:01 (0:00:02)

bylaw thank you I've got councelor

John French
0:41:03 (0:00:09)

French thanks chair and it just so happens those last two questions from councelor Pettingill were exactly what I was looking to ask so I

Armand Hurford
0:41:13 (0:00:38)

withdraw thank you a few of my questions have been cross off the list as well but in some of the written in one of the written submissions there was discussion around about water pressure in the in the neighborhood kids could someone speak to how that issue such as that this is unverified obviously but how is are issues like that assessed in our approval process just to sort of surface that for the for the community so they can understand what what's yet to do and what's been done to this point that leads to

SPEAKER_15
0:41:51 (0:00:50)

recommendation y through yourself anytime that an applic or anytime that a development comes forward same similar to the storm water capacity side it is also the developer's responsibility to ensure that the district's water system has adequate pressure and capacity for fighting fire so the process would be modeling of the district system to take into account the added development add growth from this development and then through that process we identify any water upgrades required I also did I'll make no I'll point out that I did I did also see that comment as well come in and I flagged it to bring to our public works department to because that is surprising actually so staff will take that away on an operational side of things as

Armand Hurford
0:42:42 (0:00:13)

well okay thank you and then that occurs following a decision on a on a re on a rezone like in the DP process is that where that is that where that lives procedurally like trying to understand the

SPEAKER_15
0:42:55 (0:00:06)

timeline correct that's required prior to service agreement and building permit

Armand Hurford
0:43:02 (0:00:03)

stage okay thank you councelor

Jenna Stoner
0:43:05 (0:00:30)

stoner yeah thank you through the chair I just wanted to clarify something on the traffic impact assessment study that was raised in one of the written submissions and I can't quite clarify it as I read the report is it assumed in the traffic impact assessment study that the doad at Highway 99 intersection would allow for a permissive left turn to the southbound highway is that an assumption that's made within the traffic impact assessment stud

SPEAKER_15
0:43:35 (0:00:01)

through the mer yes that's

Jenna Stoner
0:43:37 (0:00:06)

correct and do we have any intention on actually doing that work in the near

SPEAKER_15
0:43:43 (0:00:14)

future through the Merit that is has been identified through various studies as an option to alleviate the traffic in this area and so that is something that staff is looking at and working with

Jenna Stoner
0:43:57 (0:00:03)

mot is that project currently included in our DCC

SPEAKER_15
0:44:01 (0:00:10)

bylaw it is currently not included in the DCC bylaw staff anticipates that Highway upgrades like that will be included in future upgra or future updates to the DCC bylaw

Jenna Stoner
0:44:12 (0:00:01)

thank

Armand Hurford
0:44:14 (0:00:19)

you okay we're going to go back for more submissions now we're going to go to one of our online we're looking for Trevor B please we'll just try again and get our technology going here

SPEAKER_17
0:44:34 (0:00:22)

tonight I sent an unmute request to Trevor we also have another Callin user with their hand raised not getting anything from Trevor should we try the other Callin user

Armand Hurford
0:44:56 (0:00:15)

yeah if let's do that so if you're look if you have your hand raised online and you're not Trevor if you could please introduce yourself and your neighborhood and you'll have five minutes to

SPEAKER_27
0:45:12 (0:00:23)

address yes I just unmuted it's Steve selin from 1015 Dales place I got one quick question one of the U Pros on the thing for the project was affordable housing affordable rental do we have any idea of what these prices of these units will go for and what the rental

SPEAKER_24
0:45:35 (0:00:06)

prices will

Armand Hurford
0:45:42 (0:00:27)

be so at this point it it's just it's a touch awkward procedurally but we're looking for submissions to so pose all the questions and then a little bit later I'll Circle back to council and see if they'd like to pick up any of your questions to have them have them addressed so I'll I would say pose any additional questions you have and then we'll see where the conversation takes us following your

SPEAKER_27
0:46:09 (0:00:56)

submission the basic question is do we have any idea what the cost of these things are going to be the building a six-story building on top of a twostory hous is going to have a negative impact on the people around the just justification for this seems to be that it will be for affordable housing so we're doing it adding a half million dollars for a park another million dollars plus a traffic signal plus 6% of the gross floor area for Housing Society all that's going to add into the cost of these rentals and these housings are for the negative impacts are you actually going to have what your desire to get by the time you finish building is my

Armand Hurford
0:47:06 (0:00:27)

question okay thank you well we're going to go over to a few more submissions and then we'll loop back for questions that and Council can pick that up so if you have no you still have some time on the clock as it were if you'd like to make any other submissions otherwise we'll move on to other submissions and so I think that was the

SPEAKER_27
0:47:33 (0:00:03)

question sorry that was the question yeah just going back forth unmuting

Armand Hurford
0:47:36 (0:00:18)

yeah great thank you for your submission we're gonna go to try again with Trevor Benson online

SPEAKER_06
0:47:55 (0:00:02)

you guys can hear me now

Armand Hurford
0:47:57 (0:00:04)

we can hear you thank you for joining us so if you

SPEAKER_00
0:48:02 (0:00:00)

could

Armand Hurford
0:48:02 (0:00:05)

start restating your name and your neighborhood and then you'll have five minutes to address Council thank you

SPEAKER_06
0:48:07 (0:01:22)

my name is Trevor Bon I live in the gabalia Estates I live adjacent to the property in question and my concerns Echo a lot of speakers already one is the traffic mitigation issue which we've already seen a lot of increased traffic and adding these additional properties would definitely add to an already overloaded intersection at the highway and Tantus and gal way but mainly the bigger concerns that I do have is not so much with the West Side building but the East Side buildings where there was expression of the flood water table concerns ever since the previous owner of the field had tried to overload it there's been water table issues in the area of the property and how this development would further affect that water table issues and the land in the area that's already being affected and maneuvered because of the water table and also the other gentleman mentioned about the rear accessory building in particular six stories in between two rows of two story homes is definitely overlooking those backyards of loss of privacy is kind of a big concern for a lot of residents that I've spoke to of neighbors and that's all I've really have to State and question to council thank

Armand Hurford
0:49:30 (0:00:39)

you thank you for your submission and for joining us tonight electronically I'll go back to the that looks after the two folks we had on our speakers list online do we have anyone else joining us today at mun Hall that would like to make a submission okay we'll start we you we had we had a gentleman over here first and then I we got next will be someone over here and then down and then down the middle thank you it's so kind you you're first past the post go ahead if

SPEAKER_07
0:50:09 (0:02:47)

you Spencer fit gal Highlands just a couple of notes it talked about enclosing the decks in terms in response to the idea that it's going to be next to the crematorium does this have they also looked at the ventilation systems most of these buildings will have ventilation systems with powered fan assisted intakes and is that also a consideration when being next to the crematorium would affect more than just the southern corner of a one building I'm concerned as most are with the traffic it is already very built up it is already spilling onto the highway and back to the ca Sky Hotel and that whole area is also it is very congested already the park P3 Park is out next to the highway with the parking lot for the cars against the building and I would actually think that you would actually want the park for the kids and the families to play close to the building not against traffic accelerating North from the G baly way light the Caff of traffic going up the highway Northbound would make that Park where kids and families are supposed to be playing and enjoying themselves you're putting that right up against the highway and if you just swap the two people have to walk an extra 60 feet to get to their car but at least for safety and for enjoyment of that park space in P3 being against the building would seem to me to be a better choice and oh the last one storm water yeah Canadian Tire London Drugs Walmart Home Depot all of these developments when they occurred we're encouraged to actually push a lot of their storm water and retain it and drive it into the water table and I don't see any mention here of actually trying to retain as much storm water on site and driving it into the water table but not all events are going to cause flooding but these other developments have in the past been really encouraged our water table needs to be recharged places like you know coo park that's an ephemeral Creek that goes through there and it relies on us recharging our water table so as much as we possibly can getting those storm water back into the ground would be I think you know Paramount of importance to this particular parcel being where it is anyway those are my comments tonight thank you

Armand Hurford
0:52:57 (0:00:17)

thank you very much for your submission I had the hand over here sorry yeah go ahead when I think we're all getting into the Rhythm now just I'm going the if you say your name and your and your neighborhood and you'll have five minutes to address

SPEAKER_24
0:53:14 (0:04:00)

councel yeah it's Patricia Carlin and I live next to the devel proposed development it's hard to say how which are the many things I want to say at this moment if the concern I know this hasn't come up this evening but I see a strong proponent of rental units present if that's really the concern why don't we make all the buildings rentals and bring them down two stories for those of us who live nearby and then we'd all be happier with it just a thought off the top of my head I imagine the proponent of the development would be able to afford that but it was just a thought one of my biggest concerns is I'm on the third house on Starview my neighbor has a photo of from his drone showing what our yards will be like from the top floor of the building there's absolutely no privacy not a an inch in our property we didn't move into a single family dwelling neighborhood to have no privacy you know like I'm staying here with these because I have health issues I have had for decades as I'm getting older it's getting worse I can't go out and hop on my mountain bike and go enjoy the outdoors that way I go in my backyard and garden as much as I can fortunately my husband helps me a lot because there's limit to even what I can do that way why doesn't my enjoyment of the outdoors matter as much as the various cyclists in this room mountain bikers another major concern I have is our first 10 or so years living in our house we were the first house on the Block there were no house like the two lots next to us between Tantus and our house and the two across the street were empty as the ones across the street got built our houses all shifted we developed all s cracks we you know our doors are all you know needed to be fixed to fit in the in the doorways you know so the doors would closed properly and that's just from a couple of houses what are these buildings going to do to our place and who's going to be responsible to fix our homes you know because we're on Swamp plan it's not like if you're to build up on the highlands we're all on Rock we're on swampland and so everything is going to shift like crazy there's going to have to be major repairs I have a friend who used to live on Plateau by the development there and she highly recommended we all take photos of our darn sorry in evenings I lose a lot of words of our the concrete in the bottom Foundation thank you of our foundation so we know what exactly it was like before and after the development all started then also the issue of hours for where development construction is allowed I mean at the moment it's like six and a half days a week when do you know and for how many years is this going to go on I mean as they started building the new fire hall there in tantas we had a couple of months where it was horrible living there because whatever they were doing at the bottom of it I don't remember what that was called so how long is this going to go on for and they're doing one building at a time I believe you know so how many years are we talking about I mean how many of you would like to live say five years next to this every day and not everybody has the same work schedule one of my neighbors tends to work evenings and sometimes nights so he justs out of luck for sleep ever you know these things don't get thought about at least as far as I'm aware maybe they do get thought about that's all I can think of right now thank

Armand Hurford
0:57:15 (0:00:14)

you thank you for your submission and I had someone right in the middle and then we're going to go to one of our online participants and we'll come back to council following that I think we're into the Rhythm now go ahead

SPEAKER_12
0:57:30 (0:02:06)

hi my name is Annie K Shanks I live in gabalia States thanks for the opportunity to have this discussion I just wanted to better understand a bit more the rationale of the six stories that's obviously a concern I think that you've heard quite a few times it's been echoed in all of the reporting and watching the development stages from fairly early on I noticed that it progressively got taller so where I want to ask the team is how did it get to six stories and why is it at six stories because obviously it's going to affect quite a few conditions that we're seeing throughout the neighborhood Transportation the water runoff parking one of my other questions is related to the commercial space parking tends to be a bit tricky on tless way with the commercial space that already exists what's that going to look like as well the water table we live actually right behind the area in question and I want to say around 2010 they redeveloped cut down some of the trees some of my neighbors may know more its specifics on that however once that happened the water table got very messed up there's been Foundation issues with a lot of the neighboring houses and it's had an impact on our yard and our area and our house specifically so I am no seismic expert but I just want to better understand has that been thought through and the conditions in that specific area because it is so soft and so marshy and I think we can all speak to that I think that covers most of my questions I really want to see hopefully some really strong thinking this one through I know everybody says that but I think there is some future thinking that needs to be done when you're putting six stories in a neighborhood that doesn't have six stories why did we come to this decision and it's going to have an impact moving forward it's a bit of a precedent set setting decision that you guys are making so I really ask that you take that seriously thank

Armand Hurford
0:59:36 (0:00:11)

you thank you very much for your submission next we're going to go to our online participant we've got I think it's Devon bill online if I'm

SPEAKER_17
0:59:47 (0:00:04)

correct no last name but just Devon showing I'm going to send the unmute request

Armand Hurford
0:59:52 (0:00:02)

just Devin we'll

SPEAKER_22
0:59:55 (0:00:08)

see

SPEAKER_09
1:00:03 (0:00:03)

hello can I be

Armand Hurford
1:00:07 (0:00:06)

heard yes we can we can hear you go ahead if you could State your full name and your neighborhood you'll have five minutes to address Council

SPEAKER_09
1:00:13 (0:02:02)

I am dender sing billan I live in Squamish and I want to just highlight a few points I made a written submission earlier and I encourage counselors if you haven't already read it to give that a look and I thank you to the counselors that have done so evidently you've now got three two traffic impact studies in the area and neighborhood plan or a neighborhood Area traffic study that are all recommending that traffic from Tantalus must be diverted northward away from garabaldi way the latest traffic impact study says that signalization of tantas way and garabaldi way is a necessary but not sufficient step in helping to reduce the immediate impacts of traffic from this development and others in the area but it is not going to fix the problem all of those studies recommend either full interchange access to the highway at Newport or dowood and I thank councelor Stoner for proing a little bit on that it appears like that's not in the immediate plans but I hope that the rest of council will push a little bit on staff to explore this issue I have to assume with the traffic Squamish traffic master plan process that they are looking at a full interchange access at dowed and the ministry of transportation is not interested in adding any more signals to the highway so that would have to be a very costly piece of infrastructure I hope that Council will look at that and make sure that the district is exploring that option is pushing for developers to help fund that option prior to approving this development and making sure that you are planning for that with the cumulative development that's going on in the area thank

Armand Hurford
1:02:16 (0:00:16)

you thank you very much for your submission Council we'll do a round of questions at this point if anything has come up for you during the last round of submissions or any of the reading go ahead councelor Penning

Chris Pettingill
1:02:32 (0:00:21)

yeah just based on some of the questions I'm wondering if staff is prepared to give a very high level summary of our housing needs study and some of the provincial changes and expectations around housing which I think provides possibly provide some context for some of the what we see before

SPEAKER_28
1:02:54 (0:00:46)

us through the mayor so the housing needs assessment I don't know that I'm going to be able to answer this question the best I'm not sure if Mr vness wants to jump in on this one but to speak to the forthcoming changes from The Province the direction has been to build more housing to meet our significant need which I believe is 700 units over the next 5 years so the of this development if we were to speak specifically to clarify on the affordable housing bit all affordable housing would be aligned with our Perpetual affordable housing policy I'm not sure I'm hitting the nail in the head on this question

SPEAKER_13
1:03:40 (0:00:04)

so through the mayor could I ask to repeat the question

Chris Pettingill
1:03:45 (0:00:26)

please yeah I'm just wondering it seems that some of the provincial context around the housing bylaws that are that are coming down right now we had some discussions earlier today but also our recent housing needs study just very tip of the Waves what those are saying just so we can maybe understand some of the context which I think are relevant to some of the questions that have been

SPEAKER_13
1:04:12 (0:01:33)

asked thank you yes that is exactly right there is a big push in recent years from the federal government and from the provincial government to allow more housing historically local governments have been in the regulatory on the regulatory side of Housing and that has part that has partially created this issue of not enough Supply so there is a big effort nationally provincially and a local level to increase housing Supply our housing needs report indicates that we're underd delivering housing in Squamish compared to our needs and that difference between Where We Are producing housing today and where we need to be is quite significant so we certainly have to do better in housing delivery in Squamish and we see that effort at the provincial level permeate into other not just the housing Ministry but other Ministries as well including the Ministry of Transportation our understanding is that historically yes the Ministry of Transportation has been very reluctant to make changes to the highway that add more traffic but our understanding is that is now changing as all Ministries have to get on board with improving the housing Supply and we expect to see that in Squamish as

Chris Pettingill
1:05:45 (0:00:36)

well good thank you and then one other question if I might the traffic study has come up a bit I'm just wondering if staff can speak to and you know concerns around you know increases in traffic and so on and what that will mean for intersections and what intersections are required we also often talk about mode shift and I'm just wondering if staff can speak to you what level of mode shift is assumed in the traffic studies we we've

SPEAKER_15
1:06:21 (0:00:07)

done I'm going to ask the Brent MC Mery if he can come on for

SPEAKER_10
1:06:28 (0:00:30)

that yeah through the chair the mo share Target is and this is based off memory so I might be wrong but I believe the existing mode share so I don't believe this Tia has used an assumption of additional people traveling through sustainable modes yeah

Armand Hurford
1:06:58 (0:00:07)

does that address your question counselor okay thank you counc Hamilton go

SPEAKER_21
1:07:06 (0:00:24)

ahead thanks very much and following on the affordable housing question the housing question there was a question on how the prices of affordable rental units are set so for those units that are within the perpetually affordable housing policy that 6% of gross floor area if I recall correctly how are the prices for those units set could you remind

SPEAKER_28
1:07:30 (0:00:16)

us thank you through the mayor the Perpetual affordable housing policy sets the pric is at 80% of the or 30% of 80% of the median income on an annual basis based on either A2 parent or a lone Family household so it varies

SPEAKER_21
1:07:47 (0:00:07)

annually thanks very much varies annually based on the median income of Squamish residents

Armand Hurford
1:07:54 (0:00:34)

thanks thank you so a couple questions came up for me a few things that we've been discussing like the intersection work and so on for the highway there was talk of the DCC bylaw is where that would be captured but they're not yet there could someone remind me the where we're at with DCC review and when those would being when those things would start to show up in that in that

SPEAKER_28
1:08:29 (0:00:10)

space through the mayor we're currently out on procurement looking for somebody to run our DCC B update we're hoping to bring that forward later this

Armand Hurford
1:08:39 (0:00:58)

year okay thank you that's helpful context a little bit earlier we did hear about storm water management and that's a problem yet to be solved for in this I did think and I was happy with those answers there I did in other developments like this with some space under power line we have seen things like Retention Ponds and so on so I was it was a curiosity of mine that we hadn't seen that ear earlier in the process but I'm happy to let that process play out and have it addressed at the appropriate time the questions around water table and like changes when the site's preloaded and all that given that it is a low and generally wet in that whole sort of Precinct do we have something in where does the protections for the adjacent properties live in our regulatory Bas for that piece of those

SPEAKER_15
1:09:37 (0:01:03)

comments through the Merit yeah sir sorry groundwater is a very tricky thing to work with because you can't see it you don't know really what's happening underground the regulations that we have are not explicit saying Thou shalt not make groundwater hurt your neighbor surface water is as an example is very well regulated there's a lot of case law there's it's very clear what you can and can't do with your surface water groundwater is not there are no there are no regulations specific to that which makes it very tricky so how we handle it with our bylaw is we do require Hydro hydrogeological study if the site warrants it that's typically more seen on Ste steep slopes that kind of scenario but it could also be applied to a scenario like this with high water table and this type of an example and then on top of that geotechnical analysis of the of the ground is always required as well does

Armand Hurford
1:10:40 (0:00:20)

that it does answer the question it just begs an additional question is the decision for that to happen where does that live is that something that happens at a technical level during a development like a future a future step or is that something that is directed by Council in a meeting such as this

SPEAKER_15
1:11:01 (0:00:06)

one no that would happen on a technical level as we look at the servicing requirements for the

Armand Hurford
1:11:08 (0:00:37)

site okay thank you and then just one more question then I'll go to councelor Stoner there's a question raised around the requirements for the enclosed decks and so on and so the building that around the HVAC and is there any specific design requirements or any regulations that would drive the ask for some sort of specific design of the HVAC system given the conditions they're trying to mitigate against being the

SPEAKER_13
1:11:45 (0:01:11)

crematorium thank you no there isn't and as Mr Gib mentioned there isn't n really any standards in BC for development next to a crematorium so we're sort of hesitant to add conditions to operating operation of the building you know that we don't have very good basis for I think if this was an issue provincially speaking we would see those standards established and guidelines existing but we don't have that so at this point sort of the unit to unit operation is on the on the southern side of one side of the property is all we would recommend because this is an apartment building we're talking about the heating cooling system is very likely going to be centralized and so through the design process the developer will have to decide where is the best location for that for mechanical equ

Armand Hurford
1:12:57 (0:00:04)

equipment okay thank you I've got councelor Stoner and then councelor

Jenna Stoner
1:13:01 (0:00:20)

Hamilton thank you through the chair following up on one of the mayor's questions with an next expectation of the DCC bylaw update coming later this year can staff just confirm when we actually collect development cost charges from the developer does that happen at adoption at development permit or at building

SPEAKER_15
1:13:22 (0:00:06)

permit through the May that happens either at build building permit issuance or at

Jenna Stoner
1:13:29 (0:00:13)

subdivision so there's a high likelihood that with a DCC an updated DCC bylaw we'd be able to collect that money from this developer at time of subdivision or building permit

SPEAKER_15
1:13:43 (0:00:01)

sorry can you repeat that

Jenna Stoner
1:13:44 (0:00:06)

if our DCC bylaw is updated by the end of this year would those updated rates apply to this new

SPEAKER_15
1:13:51 (0:00:01)

development yes

Jenna Stoner
1:13:53 (0:00:26)

correct thank you I also want to seek some clarification on the location of the park versus the parking I appreciate the speaker comments here but I think that there is a strong rationale for why they are located the way they are but I'm just wondering if staff can speak to that or if it was explored during the proponent development proposal as to the location of the parking versus the

SPEAKER_13
1:14:19 (0:01:05)

park thank you yes it was explored the part of the rationale why the park is located closer to the highway is because we also have the corridor trail running by the highway so it is it is closer to our active Transportation infrastructure and will potentially improve access to the park moving the park over into where the parking lot area is will not fully mitigate the noise issue from the highway you're still next to the highway but it does mean that anybody coming in and driving into the into the area has to go around the park having traffic Route around the park is not ideal as well U so part the there could be safety concerns with that and also part of that parking will serve commercial tenants and we know that the commercial tenants if they have parking they have a strong preference to have parking as close as possible to the building

Jenna Stoner
1:15:25 (0:00:36)

thank you for that clarification my third question was around the history of this project so appreciate we need to reach back many years to 2019 when the application first came in but there was an assumption made that over time this building has actually gotten bigger as opposed to my recollection is that the first application was for a nearly nine-story tall building I'm just wondering if staff can speak to the evolution of this project over

SPEAKER_13
1:16:01 (0:00:56)

time thank you yes there the initial proposal had more density including more height that the applicant had decided to abandon early on in the development process there are certain components of this development such as rental that we know are challenged to finance at anything below six stories essentially in the current financing interest rate and construction cost environment and then yeah it's the it really relates the feasibility of development the land prices in Squamish are quite High especially for large Lots and that has a huge impact on being able to finance the development that's not six stories at this

Armand Hurford
1:16:58 (0:00:33)

scale thank you and I had a signal from cast Hamilton you're good one of those questions was what you were where you were going Council any other questions before we go back to submissions from the room okay is there so we'll go back to the room we'll come back to you will have I'll give you an opportunity to speak a second time I so to make sure that we go through everyone that we hear from the first time before we that is that your hand yep go ahead

SPEAKER_02
1:17:32 (0:03:48)

I'm John Hawkings I'm a resident of gal the Estates on the corner of Czech way and Czech him's place so quite close to the development a number of the points that I want to raise tonight have already been raised but I think to get them on the record I'd like to bring them up as well the issue of height is certainly one that's impactful for the neighborhood I think it was a major issue during the garabaldi Estates planning process that we've recently went through and you know with respect to the comments about affordability I understand that in terms of feasibility of the project but what we're talking about in irrespective of whether or not a developer sort of started with 13 or nine we're talking about a significant change to the neighborhood in the character of the neighborhood and I hope the council will consider that we have a reference point with a spectacle building it's four stories it's already the highest building sort of north of anything north of downtown and now we're going to have you know six stories it's just in terms of sort of looking at the spectacle and saying wow two more stories from that it's really significant I think most of us and most of my neighbors have agreed that Tantalus is a good Corridor for increased density unlike what many of us felt was relatively disregarded in terms of the garabaldi planning process in the in more inside the community but you know building three is really not in the tantas corridor so much as in the middle of it as folks have mentioned before a single family multi-res single family residential neighborhood so I think that going from you know the four stories above grade like spectacle to six stories is really a significant decision for the neighborhood for all of Squamish and I hope that that'll be given some consideration as appropriateness I want to just also mention the traffic impacts and reiterate comments already said today that the signalization at gabaly way and Tantalus is not going to be the solution when my son recently teenage son got his driver's license I told him that if he can navigate that intersection at 5:00 on a Friday that'll be the most difficult driving test you'll ever have to pass I've been in an accident there it is brutal that signalization is going to direct traffic down my street check themus way so the people going left on to galdi way towards the highlands can just avoid that intersection so we'll see increased traffic there we've got to and I think that we have to think that the southbound lane at daa drive has to be a prerequisite to this increased development when we've got the development going on with the polygon development we've got this we've got Skyridge and everything else so I think the traffic piece is really significant the other piece that hasn't really been raised today I want to talk about is the connection to coo Park coo park I think is as some of you may or may not know it's actually a really small park but the trail which is an easement in favor of the district connects to essentially what we call the Trestle bridge and then and then beyond there if you know that trail as far as I'm aware I don't believe the district has committed any resources any funding any help to that trail and that Park than very basic maintenance at the entrance in the 20 years since it was constructed there are six failing Bridges along that trail right now that are arguably incredibly unsafe the boardwalk is collapsing we have a prolif a degradation of that area over the last 20 years significant invasive species all around Co Park particularly the south end now we're talking about all the units that the polygon development will bring in there plus 300 units that will for sure be connected I'm sure that path will end up going all the way through from p could park into there so we really have to think about the steps the district going to take to maintain that natural space because it's you know we're going to see a huge increase of traffic in there the riparian area which is incredibly sensitive behind Parkway is severely degraded already so those are some things that I really hope will be taken into consideration and I think I'll just leave it there thanks

Armand Hurford
1:21:20 (0:00:10)

thank you very much and then I H thank you for your submission and I had I think yes

SPEAKER_26
1:21:31 (0:02:57)

no hi my name is Mor Mel I live in brackendale I just want to point out that we're living in a town where people just keep coming and density has become the issue of the day and I think this is an area where yeah there are issues that we have to mitigate and we need to mitigate them there's infrastructure issues all throughout our community not only here and yes we have to mitigate them here but we can't I feel strongly that we can't prevent a project going through that's going to provide density even any sort of rental stock purpose-built rental which we do not have in Squamish we really do need to be looking at how we increase that and this is one of those opportunities so I'm not you know arguing that it changes the neighborhood of course it does look at downtown we you know Fourth Avenue could see through to the mountains and now they I would say they probably can't but all for the reason of affording people space in a town that is very desirable and I you know in my submission I talk about how we've out sourced ourselves or you know outgrown ourselves to the point where people who've lived here all their lives can no longer afford to live here or can no longer find space and so any rental that part of the Continuum any rental that we provide is going to take pressure off the lower end of the scale and we need to do that bottom line we're certainly servicing people who have lots of money and who can afford to live in neighborhoods like Crumpet woods and like Sky Ridge and that sort of thing but we you know we're one community and one community means we have to Ure that everybody is accounted for and cared for and I think this is one of those projects that has been going along going along and yes there are impacts but every project that we've seen in Squamish in the last 10 years have had impacts and every neighborhood has adjusted you know you know me as the as the previous EX executive director of Helping Hands where we built a building on Fourth Avenue on Third Avenue and everybody was you know there were there was a lot of push back and now the neighborhood is what it is and it is accounting for and accommodating people who would who Once Upon a Time had House housing in our community so I'm not going to make it into a big sob story but bottom line is every bit of rental stock that we put in you know takes pressure off the lower end of the scale and I think we need it all so thank

Armand Hurford
1:24:28 (0:00:24)

you thank you for your submission I have Mr McKenzie as a second speaker and I'll hold you there I just going to make sure that we get through everyone that hasn't spoken yet but I certainly won't forget about you is there someone that hasn't spoken yet that would like to make a submission before I go to Mr McKenzie yes Mr Carlin please approach the microphone State your full name and neighborhood and you have five minutes

SPEAKER_01
1:24:52 (0:02:27)

to address councel David Carl and I'm in the gabal Estates area just north of the development on the east side I guess my question what first one is there's three Wells that have been drilled in the site two on the west section and one on the east section I'm assuming those are the monitor water levels so I'm kind of kind of confused why you guys don't have data on that on the effects because they were done a couple years ago anyway is somebody got to have information on that they they're there they're red they have a little flip up top and they were drilled by you know welding equipment the other thing is what's going to happen with the COO River that's a the Little Creek back there in Co Park it's a salmon spawning River if the water table is really screwed up I mean right now it's high because of the beaverdam but it could get it could be problematic for in either up or down if a and a development that size like particularly pre-loading where the so soil is compressed and it's not spongy then it could either flood and wash out coo Creek or it could divert it and it could just dry up I just that needs to be considered because you can see the dead salmon there after they spawn every year so it's pretty active and the other thing is with this many people okay we've got the big develop in oh the one that's the Highline one they're starting to build now they're starting to pack for the town houses which I think is about 300 more tow houses in there coming into Newport Ridge Drive now they're working actively now they finished all the two town houses in the hill but this is the bigger buildings there's that to consider coming on to Talus then there's