Regular Council - 07 Mar 2023


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: DELEGATIONS/PETITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
4: CONSIDERATION OF UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
5: PUBLIC HEARINGS
5.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (38029-38045 Third Avenue) No. 2879, 2022
5.ii: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (38028-38062 Third Avenue) No. 2884, 2022
6: SCHEDULED (TIMED) ITEMS
7: CONSENT AGENDA
7.A: APPROVAL OF MINUTES
7.A: Staff Recommendation:
7.A.i: Special Business Meeting: February 21, 2023
7.A.ii: Regular Business Meeting: February 21, 2023
7.A.iii: Committee of the Whole: February 28, 2023
7.A.iv: Special Business Meeting: February 28, 2023
7.B: CORRESPONDENCE - Receive for Information
7: CORRESPONDENCE - Referred to Staff
7.i: 0127 D. Kiyonaga in response to T. Chornyj, Re Lift Station Failure and Impact on Estuary
7.ii: 0208 S. Baillie in response to U. Liechti, Re Queens Way Lift Station Failure
7.C: STAFF UPDATES - For Information
7: END OF CONSENT AGENDA
8: CONSIDERATION OF COUNCIL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
8.i: Recommendations from the Committee of the Whole: February 28, 2023
9: BYLAWS
9.A: THIRD READING
9.A.i: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (38029-38045 Third Avenue) No. 2879, 2022
9.A.ii: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (38028-38062 Third Avenue) No. 2884, 2022
9.B: ADOPTION
9.B.i: District of Squamish Advisory Design Panel Bylaw No. 2264, 2013, Amendment Bylaw (Electronic and In Person Participation) No. 2955, 2023
10: STAFF REPORTS
10.A: COMMUNITY PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY
10.A.i: Land Development Agreement Amendment Waterfront Landing (Park and Pedestrian Bridge Timing)
10.A.ii: Queen's Way Lift Station Failure
10.A.iii: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District - Service Establishment Amendment Bylaws to Adjust the Maximum Tax Requisition for the Sea to Sky Corridor Recreational Trails Service Establishment
11: LATE AGENDA ITEMS
12: CORRESPONDENCE - ACTION REQUESTED
13: CORRESPONDENCE REFERRED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
14: APPROVAL OF MINUTES REFERRED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
15: BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
16: COMMITTEE MINUTES AND REPORTS
17: NOTICE OF MOTION
18: COUNCIL - STAFF IN CAMERA ANNOUNCEMENTS
19: UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE
20: OPEN QUESTION PERIOD - CLARIFICATION RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS
21: COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
22: MOTION TO CLOSE
23: TERMINATION
- Welcome, Public Hearings: 38029 - 28045 Third Ave & 38028 - 38062 Third Ave
0:00:00 (0:44:13)

At the council meeting, a public hearing was held to consider a proposed zoning amendment bylaw, Bylaw 2884, for five lots on the east side of Third Avenue. The proposed zoning amendment would include a six-story mixed commercial/residential building with 20 employment spaces and 78 residential units. The proponent proposed to contribute cash-in-lieu of a Community Amenity Contribution at a rate of 21$/sq. ft. of new residential floor area and to construct extended frontage improvements and full sidewalk/bug lane improvements. During the public hearing, various members of the public spoke with their concerns, such as increased noise, dirt, and decreased green space, as well as difficulty finding parking in the area. The speaker also suggested allowing a 6-8,000 sq ft 3-4 story building which is in keeping with the rest of the block. The public hearing was declared closed and the consent agenda was discussed.

Armand Hurford
0:00:00 (0:04:38)

hello and welcome to the regular business meeting for the District of Squamish for Tuesday March 7th as always we're gathered on the unseated territory of the Squamish Nation as we do our work today can I have someone move adoption of the agenda please move by councilor French second by councilor Hamilton all in favor motion carries thank you we have no delegations petitions or proclamations this evening so item four is consideration of unscheduled public attendance does anyone have a matter that they'd like to have considered by Council prior to the next scheduled meeting seeing Nano move we'll move along to item five which is public hearings so I'll I will ask staff to come forward and we've this evening we've got the public hearings this evening it's a bit of a unique situation where we have essentially two bylaws that are on the other side opposite sides of the street but are done by the same the same proponent and being considered it at the same time procedurally these are two separate public hearings so we're going to ask folks if they can to speak to each piece of this we do have some we do have some leeway there and we'll do our best to accommodate but as we do as we go through comments we're going to ask to try to remain focused on which piece it is you're speaking about and this is quite unique and the first time I've dealt with this exact situation as well so we're also um uh need that leeway ourselves as we can as we as we consider that so I'll just put that out there before we get started and I'll cover that again as we get into the public hearing process itself we're so with that going to start with a presentation from oh before the first okay so I have a I do have a statement to read out as we get underway with the public hearing so this public hearing is being held person to the Local Government Act requirements to allow the public to present and to provide submissions to council respecting the proposed bylaw that bylaw being District just Commerce zoning bylaw 20 2200 2011 Amendment bylaw for three eight zero two nine two three eight zero four five Third Avenue number two eight seven nine twenty two everyone present will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard or provide a written submission 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 please note the public hearing is not an opportunity for members of the public to have their questions answered by staff or by Council any questions or points of clarification can be directed to staff by contacting the planning department members of council may ask clarifying questions following presentations council's here to listen and will not debate the merits of the proposed bylaw with the public or each other during the public hearing please note that this public hearing is being recorded in web streamed live and the recording will be posted on the district website media are often present at public hearings and the public should feel free to advise the media if they don't want their picture taken up to and as part of this hearing the public has had the opportunity to make submissions to council if any submissions were received they are available for review and comment and have been included as part of staff's report any submissions received after the agenda was published have been added to the electronic agenda and to the electronic public hearing package available on the district website any submissions made during the hearing can be reviewed during the hearing by viewing the electronic agenda submissions will be uploaded by staff as they are received 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 counsel and with that I'll ask the plan Department to outline what the bylaw is proposing so over to staff to introduce yourself and the topic thank you

SPEAKER_15
0:04:39 (0:04:29)

great thank you good evening mayor and Council my name is Jesse Abraham I'm planning consultant presenting on behalf of the community planning department today I'll be presenting a rezoning application for information prior to public hearing and consideration of third reading the application is seeking to rezone from residential to a comprehensive development zoning the public hearing tonight considers a zoning bylaw Amendment for 38029 to 38045 Third Avenue this one is a three lot consolidation on the west side of Third Ave at the February 7th regular council meeting Council passed second reading of the zoning bylaw Amendment and scheduled a public hearing for this evening the Lots described are shown here in this aerial photo highlighted in blue on the west or left side of the image the properties are located mid-block along Third Avenue between Winnipeg and Victoria streets as mentioned sorry the current zoning of all the Lots is residential rs2 and the ocp land use designation for all the subject properties is downtown commercial center which applies to the central business area of downtown and is meant to be the primary commercial area for Squamish the sites fall within development permit areas three performing character and five for commercial center the West Side application proposes a six-story mixed commercial residential building with commercial space at grade a second level Parkade and four stories of residential above 20 employment space is proposed including a mid-block cut through from a Third Avenue to the Lane and 45 residential units the proposed floor area ratio is 2.92 the parking meets the zoning bylaw requirements with 53 parking spaces on site and an additional 11 commercial spaces proposed to be bought out via the casually provision the proposed bylaw includes an attached site plan identifying setbacks the purpose of which is to secure the stepping back of the massing maximum height shall not exceed a height of 20 meters The Zone also requires that 15 percent of the lock area shall be common open space and at least two square meters per residential unit is provided as indoor amenity space the rezoning application triggers the district's Community amenity contribution policy so the applications proposed CAC contribution is summarized here the applicant is proposing a critical amenities cash in lieu at a rate of twenty one dollars per square foot of new for sale residential floor area they are proposing to construct extended Frontage improvements including stormwater management and paving at the rear lane behind the development up to Winnipeg Street and will construct full sidewalk and Bug Lane improvements in front of the Women's Center to the South and Connect into the Lawrence building Frontage the applicant is also committed to the entire building to be powered by electricity including the commercial space as well as the residential portions these commitments and CAC contributions will be secured through a Land Development agreement the developer will be required to enter into the agreement prior to adoption of the bylaw to inform the community the razonian applications have been posted to the district's development showcase and a development sign has been posted at site a public information meeting was held in person on July 14 2022 six community members attended the meeting one written comment was received following the rezoning application regarding concern for open space between buildings two more written comments were received prior to the meeting today positive comments included mid-block connections and rooftop amenity space concerns included loss of views loss of privacy possible disturbances on rooftop patio height of Building compared to neighboring homes problems with street parking and not enough affordable housing staff recommend that the District of squamous zoning Amendment Bila 2879 for the West Side development be given third reading and not to Land Development agreement to secure the applicant's voluntary Community amenity contributions be completed prior to adoption alternatively Council May refer the zoning Amendment bylaw back to staff for further review and that concludes the presentation thank you El Pasa back to the chair for questions

Armand Hurford
0:09:08 (0:02:21)

thank you very much Council any clarifying questions before we proceed further with the public hearing this evening seeing none 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 or make their submission I don't see a rush to the stage so we'll move on from there I have a list of I have a list of names here actually it's a name at this point to be for transparency and I will call those individuals supporting first after these speakers I'll call for any other interested parties to speak and then you simply need to raise your hand and wait to be recognized for all speakers please approach the podium and start your remarks by clearly stating your name and neighborhood please note that the speakers will be given up to five minutes to address counsel in order that everyone has an opportunity to speak to counsel details to participate via telephone or WebEx are displayed on 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's website to get on the speakers list if you're on the telephone please raise your hand by dialing star 3 or via WebEx on computer or cell phone app by opening the participant panel and by clicking on the hand icon please note that there will be a moderator who will communicate with speakers when it is your turn to speak you will receive a voice prompt via telephone or a dialog box via WebEx please remember to put your hand down after you have finished speaking which is again star three in the telephone or by clicking on the hand icon via WebEx if you've already spoken and then wish to speak again to provide more or new comments please raise your hand again or add your name to the speakers list once I've indicated the speakers that speakers will be offered an additional speaking opportunities so we're going to limit comments to five minutes but you if you didn't get it all the way through you'll do our best to provide some opportunities after and again we're trying to hold the comments to bylaw 2879 which is the West portion of this of this project so with that I will ask Steve Jacobs is our first

SPEAKER_20
0:11:29 (0:04:46)

speaker I I don't speak to such a an August crowd very often ah so you know cut me some slack so I live at third in Victoria and you all know that across the street from me there's a building that's been going up for the last three to four years and I would like you to know that if you lived on Third Avenue and you faced that building for three years you would not have used your deck and you say oh why is that well construction makes a lot of dirt and it makes a lot of noise so when the crews arrive at 7 30 in the morning until 10 o'clock at night and they're cutting sheet metal with saws circular saws when a stuff is being hoisted up and the Machine is going bbbb I don't want to draw this out but you can't sit on your deck people have not sat on their deck for three years now and you go well and there might be it's it the cost of that is the further public good okay but I just want to comment that it's there isn't a cost and that's one cost another cost that I would like to mention is that while those men and women were building that building the competition for parking in our neighborhood was increased so I don't know pick a number 20 30 Vehicles arrived every day and parked on public streets so you gotta find your competition is fierce and it's not going to improve when those hundred units are finished because without me knowing exactly how many parking spots they said they'd make for you I'll take give you my building as an example in the Loren we have 48 residential units for whatever reason they were allowed to only have 45 parking spots and a lot of these people have two vehicles so I I'm it's just a an observation that every time we put up a new building something's got to give and we might say oh we don't want cars downtown but this is Squamish the recreation capital of the world everybody has a truck they have a snowmobile they have quads they have motorbikes and they have bicycles anyway and please don't ask me how big are the parking slots at 38013 Third Avenue because anyway I move along so I talked about parking I talked to in the neighborhood I've talked about another because this building on no the the one that we're talking about at three eight oh four five three eight oh three five and three eight oh two nine is going to it we are going to have more noise dirt unusable Alleyway etc for the next three years and so I'm not excited I know you can tell that there's going to be a little less Green Space and you go big deal no big deal the birds and the bees will go somewhere else the dogs will whiz on somebody it will go all the way to the park across from right across the street here they'll find their way that'll all take care of itself so last but not least if you asked me Steve a do I have suggestion what do you do with these three lots I'd say well give them permission to build a six thousand seven thousand eight thousand square foot three story four-story building that's in keeping with the rest of the block and you'll have a pleasanter place to live thank you

Armand Hurford
0:16:15 (0:00:11)

thank you very much for your submission you left 30 seconds on the clock there well timed thank you is there anyone else that would like to speak to this oh we're going to use your 30 sorry yes please

SPEAKER_20
0:16:27 (0:00:32)

so if on those three lots because I believe that the other side of the street is designed or the law says yes you can build whatever more larger buildings but on this side of the street it's like the Loren you have to ask special permission don't give them special permission make do something else keep it more into a neighborhood and don't turn it into poer place thank you

Armand Hurford
0:17:00 (0:00:12)

thank you for your submission is there anyone online that would like to Great okay we'll go to an online participants

SPEAKER_17
0:17:13 (0:00:16)

okay we have and your next speaker you have five minutes to address Council and you can go ahead please

SPEAKER_09
0:17:29 (0:00:27)

hi thank you very much for the opportunity to speak tonight um I didn't want to give a presentation I think Jesse covered things quite well I we're just wanted to say that excited with the way the project has evolved over the past little while working with staff and also with the advice that we've received from Council to date and I'm just wanted to be available to answer any questions that might come up thank you

Armand Hurford
0:17:56 (0:01:04)

thank you at this point I don't think we don't have any particular questions for you at this point but it's nice to know that you're online and available if that does arise throughout the meeting so thank you for that is there anyone in council chambers that would like to speak to this particular bilob okay seeing none what we're going to do is we're going to suspend this public hearing and we're going to start the second one and so I'll turn it over to but I do need to go through procedures I need to read I need to read my Spiel again so please bear with me that's a very procedural piece just make sure that I'm

SPEAKER_14
0:19:01 (0:00:00)

okay

Armand Hurford
0:19:02 (0:00:04)

we're good just quadruple checking on our procedures here yep thank you can

SPEAKER_21
0:19:07 (0:00:16)

I just say so the reason to recess the hearing to move to open the next one is so in case people speak to the wrong bylaw counsel it once it's closed can't hear any new information after the close of the hearing

Armand Hurford
0:19:23 (0:02:46)

thank you for that for that clarity okay so I'm gonna I have to read the same statement to open the next the next piece so here we go this public hearing has been held pursuant to the Local Government Act requirements to allow the public to present and to provide submissions to council respecting the proposed bylaw by long question is distributive Squamish zoning bylaw 2200 to 2011 Amendment bylaw for 38028-38062 Third Avenue number 2884-2022 everyone present will be given reasonable opportunity to be heard or provide a written submission we want to ensure that no one is discouraged from preventing 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 please note that the public hearing is not an opportunity for members of the public to have their questions answered by staff or by Council any questions or points of clarification can be directed to staff by contacting the planning department members of council may ask clarifying questions following presentations council is here to listen and will not debate the merits of the proposed bylaw with the public or each other during the public hearing please note that this public hearing is being recorded and web streamed live and the recording will be posted to the district website media are often present at public hearings and the public should feel free to advise the media if they don't want their picture taken up to and as part of this of this hearing the public has had the opportunity to make submissions to council if any submissions were received they are available for review and comment and have been included as part of staff's report any submissions received after the agenda was published have been added to the electronic agenda and to the electronic public hearing package available on the district website any submissions made during the hearing can be reviewed during the hearing by viewing the electronic agenda submissions will be uploaded by staff as they are received we are trying to make this hearing a safe place 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 counsel or any other person addressing counseling on OS the planning department to outline what the bylaw is proposing over to staff

SPEAKER_15
0:22:09 (0:04:26)

great thank you mayor and Council so this presentation is regarding a separate rezoning application for Amendment bylaw 2884 for information prior to public hearing and consideration of third reading the application is seeking to rezone from residential to a commercial development Zone this public hearing considers a rezoning bylaw Amendment for 38028-38062 3rd Avenue a five lot consolidation on the east side of Third Ave at the February 7th regular council meeting Council passed second reading of the zoning bylaw Amendment and scheduled a public hearing for this evening the Lots described are shown here in the aerial photo highlighted in blue on the east or right side of the image the properties are located mid-block along Third Avenue between Winnipeg and Victoria streets the current zoning of all Lots is our residential rs2 except for one lot which is zoned commercial C4 and the ocp land use designation for all subject properties is downtown commercial center which applies to the central business area of downtown and is meant to be the primary commercial area for Squamish the sites also fall within development permit areas 3 performing character and five for commercial center the application proposes a six-story mixed commercial residential building that contains commercial floor area on the first story parking on the Second Story and four stories of residential above 20 employment space is proposed and 78 residential units the proposed floor area ratio is 2.96 the parking meets the zoning bylaw requirements with 99 spaces provided on site and 12 commercial spaces proposed to be bought out via the cash and loop provision the bylaw includes an attached site plan identifying setbacks the purpose of which is to secure the stepping back of the massing maximum height shall not exceed a height of 20 meters The Zone also requires that 15 percent of the lot area shall be common open space and at least two square meters per residential unit is provided as indoor amenity space the applicant is proposing in terms of a community amenity contribution that five percent of the new for sale residential floor area be provided as fee simple residential floor area to be given to a local non-profit housing provider to own and operate based on a 2.96 floor area ratio the maximum residential floor area that would be donated is 3060 square feet the applicant is also proposing to construct extended Frontage improvements including stormwater management and paving at the rear lane behind the development up to Winnipeg Street the applicant has also committed to the entire building to be powered electricity including the commercial space as well as the residential these commitments and CAC contributions will be secured through a Land Development agreement and the developer will be required to enter into the agreement prior to adoption of the bylaw to inform the community the rezoning application has been posted on the district's development showcase and a development sign has been posted at on-site public information meeting was held in person on July 14th six community members attended the meeting one written comment was received following the application regarding concern for open space between buildings two more written comments were received prior to the meeting this evening positive comments included mid-block connection and rooftop amenity space concerns included lots of views loss of privacy loss of tree on East block possible disturbances on rooftop patio height of buildings compared to neighboring homes problems with street parking and not enough affordable housing staff recommend that the District of Squamish zoning Amendment bylaw 2884 for the East Side development be given third reading and that a Land Development agreement to secure the applicant's voluntary Community amenity contributions be completed prior to adoption alternatively Council May refer zoning Amendment bylaw back to staff for further review and that concludes my presentation thank you

Armand Hurford
0:26:36 (0:00:23)

thank you very much council do we have any questions before we go to the public seeing none I have no names on this on the speaker list for this so we'll go to the to the audience would you perfect Mr Jacobs

SPEAKER_20
0:26:59 (0:01:33)

if you don't mind I'll go with round two and I'll just go in the same vein and that is when you look at the at those five homes and the way that life works right now how many cars park there I don't know five seven something we're gonna have a building that is not going to have seven parking spots in the on the street there we're gonna have you're gonna have 78 units let's just go just for the heck of it half of them have two vehicles you're gonna have 40 more cars on the street and I didn't quite hear the what the give up was but I it might have been some parking spots out of this 78 units I might I'm not sure but I hope all of you are because you want you don't want 78 parking spots for 78 units you wanna 100 110 and anyway I wanna go on too much about the parking but if parking is a problem downtown you have a chance to send it back for and ask for more and I would ask you to do that please thank you

Armand Hurford
0:28:33 (0:00:14)

thank you very much is anyone else that would like to speak to the spylo at this public hearing do we have anyone online

SPEAKER_17
0:28:48 (0:00:05)

no one online wishes they are has indicated they wish to speak

Armand Hurford
0:28:53 (0:00:08)

thank you oh yes please approach the podium and start with your name and address or neighborhood

SPEAKER_03
0:29:01 (0:00:01)

so

Armand Hurford
0:29:02 (0:00:12)

what's just so just one second we're going to get can we just adjust the mic the mic for we'll get just we'll get you set up so we can make sure that we can all hear you and record your comments

SPEAKER_03
0:29:14 (0:00:08)

okay my name is I'm living a Third Avenue 38073 thank

SPEAKER_00
0:29:23 (0:00:00)

you

SPEAKER_03
0:29:23 (0:00:33)

and behind the Ali right so much traffic and so much dirt all over and no payment because traffic is going the Third Avenue not the other side because so much dust and kids are playing yeah okay they want to do it they should do the P all the Ellies back off that's my comments

Armand Hurford
0:29:56 (0:00:18)

okay thank you very much for your input thank you is there anyone else would like to speak to the proposed seeing none online and no hands shooting up in Chambers yes counselor penango

Chris Pettingill
0:30:15 (0:00:28)

yeah we did it was for the prior bylaw but I think it applies to both a question about or some comments around noise impacts and dust and so on and I just want to clarify my understanding is that those aren't things we would handle in a rezoning that it would be I guess our noise bylaw and building bylaw and some of those and we could adjust those at any time if we felt we need to use that

SPEAKER_06
0:30:43 (0:00:31)

correct through humir that is correct so the kind of construction activity and noise that's related to construction are controlled through our building by law and the Noise by law and that sets out the kind of the minimum requirements essentially for when you can operate and how much noise or impact you can produce

Armand Hurford
0:31:14 (0:00:14)

thank you I see Mr Jacobs just hold on we're going to go around with Council here for a minute and then I'll invite you back Council any other questions while we I'll okay go ahead counselor stoner

Jenna Stoner
0:31:29 (0:00:10)

yeah thank you to the chair just wondering if staff can clarify what the frontage improvements are going to be and if there'll be any changes to the alleyway with respect to Paving

SPEAKER_15
0:31:39 (0:00:21)

yes thank you so in regards to Frontage improvements the lanes will be paved from both developments up to Winnipeg Street which means the lanes will be fully paved once that's complete it also includes installation of storm drainage along the lane as well

Armand Hurford
0:32:01 (0:00:42)

thank you with the I was going to follow up with a question there with the paving of the lanes which I understand would improve the dust piece and there's drainage there's all sorts of benefits to that but we have I would say that may and Company an increase of speed and of travel down those laneways so it is there a measure of or does has staff recommended any traffic calming as part of as part of this to sort of offset that because as much as we don't like those potholes and puddles that happen in our lanes around downtown they do have that sort of traffic calming effect of keeping the pace of travel lower there so is that something that's been considered in the design or is that something that comes later if at

SPEAKER_06
0:32:44 (0:00:20)

all so that is something that we would consider later on the frontage improvements in the lane and on the street will have to follow the subdivision development control bylaw and there will be a servicing agreement so all those sort of issues get flushed out at that stage

Armand Hurford
0:33:04 (0:00:16)

okay thank you and then can you clarify the parking that will be provided in this in this section just through some questions around that I want to make sure that we're all operating from the same understanding

SPEAKER_15
0:33:20 (0:00:20)

thank you so to clarify what's being provided for parking is that it makes the zoning bylaw requirements and there will be 99 spaces provided on site in addition there'll be 12 commercial spaces proposed to be bought out via the cash and loop provision that's in the zooming by law

Armand Hurford
0:33:41 (0:00:06)

thank you and how does that relate to the number of units again because that was that ratio was the piece just for clarity for everybody

SPEAKER_15
0:33:48 (0:00:06)

yes so on the east side there is 78 residential units in the development

Armand Hurford
0:33:54 (0:00:24)

okay thank you any other questions at this point if not I'll go back to people in council chambers I'll just see if anyone that hasn't spoken would like to speak and then we'll go to Mr Jacobs if not okay Mr Jacobs we need to make it a minor adjustment to the microphone there to make it there you go the floor is yours

SPEAKER_20
0:34:19 (0:02:49)

so I just wanted to paint a picture of the construction for the last three or four years across the street from 38013 and that is that at whatever starting time it is 7 30 7 whatever until 10 at night there's you I said to you cannot sit out on your deck and I don't know what the municipal bylaws are on noise actually it's not true because I read them but you there's no calling a District of Squamish and saying it's I can't sit on my deck it's too loud you can't phone day after day after day after day for a period of years and say that that's to say that oh there's a noise by law well yes there is there's speeding bylaws does anybody Speed come on so the other thing is that regular noise aside you must appreciate that they don't do a good job of battening down the hatches at night so the wind comes down the sound it comes down Third Avenue and because we're building buildings that funnel it I can just tell you how many nights did the unsecured doors on six stories of that building go wham fortunately I live on the other side of the building I didn't have to deal with that but if you couldn't sleep all night you want to say well Steve could you guess how many windy nights there were in the last couple years or while the doors were before they put the locks on I don't know I just picked the doors but they also put sheeting stuff that they secure into place that's supposed to keep it dry well all night long it flaps and this is right across the street from where you live your bedroom's right there the into where I I'm all I'm saying to you is that oh you don't phone any noise officer and ask them to come and make it go away it's not happening I want you to keep in mind that it's an unpleasant situation for a period of time and for us it's been like three years it couldn't sit on your deck but could each of you imagine how what the social cost would be to each of you if you could not sit in your backyard in Garibaldi Highlands or wherever each and every one of us here lives I don't it's I know that was low sorry thank you

Armand Hurford
0:37:09 (0:00:27)

thank you for your comments and your self-regulation of them anyone else like to speak to these to the bylaw okay seeing none I'm gonna go back to my to my scripts and check I'm just going to with a corporate officer do I need to do this part of the script twice

SPEAKER_21
0:37:36 (0:00:12)

so now I would recommend that you close second hearing because that's what we're on right now so close it go back to the first and close it or ask if there's any more speakers on that and close it so you have to run through the process yeah

Armand Hurford
0:37:49 (0:02:39)

okay thank you for that advice and for keeping me on track as always so particular to bylaw 2884 if there's no further speakers I would ask Council if there's any further information the planning department might provide in response to any comments or questions raised by members of the public seeing none now that I've heard from everyone on the speakers list is a requirement that I asked three times if there's anyone else who wishes to speak before we can before we can close the public hearing for the first time is there anyone else that wants to speak or make a submission or a second time is there anyone else who wants to speak or make a submission and for a third and final time is there anyone else who wants to speak or make a submission no further submission so please note that council members are not permitted to receive any further submissions or hear either a proponent or opponent to the application once the public hearing has been concluded this means that we can't speak to you out in the community or receive emails or phone calls on any of these bylaws until a decision on the bylaws has been made any and all communication from this point must be channeled to staff seeing as there is no further speakers I declare the hearing closed thank you very much for your submissions all right and now going circling back to 2879 if there are no further speakers I would ask a council I would ask Council if there's any further information the planning department might provide in response to any comments or questions raised by members of the public seeing none now that I've heard from everyone on the speakers list it is a requirement that I asked three times if there is anyone else who wishes to speak before we can close the public hearing for the first time is there anyone else who wishes to speak or make a submission for a second time is there anyone else who wants to speak or make a submission yes please come forward and we're in an interesting point where we need to keep our comments to this portion is the Western portion of the Western bylaw which would be 28.79 where we just closed the Eastern bit which is the bigger building on the east side I know it's but that's what we're

SPEAKER_01
0:40:29 (0:00:04)

working with yeah I just have a general like about support that's great

Armand Hurford
0:40:33 (0:00:06)

if you could start by stating your name in your neighborhood I just wanted to clarify what we can hear because procedurally but absolutely

SPEAKER_01
0:40:40 (0:02:16)

my name is Rose Laurie agbazon and I live in 80547 Avenue and turn on but I just wanted just to give my point of view about the project I'm not really against for the project but I just wanted to I have a business in town and I know like a lot of my clients have like difficulties even myself to park on the street and especially with the winter it's really difficult to park even I was talking to a client today and she live in on First Avenue and she said she has a baby and sometimes she needs to park like a few blocks to be able to find your parking and I think with the development this will be a little bit more complicated to find the parking for everyone around and that's why I just wanted to say that about that and also I feel like the development is like just beside some house and I think it will be maybe complicated for people living there like for a long time I just um when I it's been six years I lived in the in the same house and it with was pretty noisy with the construction with like the building like behind and also building like beside on the cruise to Winnipeg and if the development is like approved also I feel like it's not enough like affordable housing for people because it's good to make a um commercial space to improve the city and everything but I feel like if we don't have like enough like affordable housing like we can have staff and I know a lot of like business owners they have like difficulties to find stuff and um is why I think if the project is approved I think it will be better to have like a higher percentage for affordable housing for people yeah thank you so much

Armand Hurford
0:42:56 (0:01:36)

thank you so much for your submission okay Council any questions triggered with the submission that we want to explore okay I'm gonna go back so now that I've heard from everyone on the speakers list it's a requirement that I asked three times if there's anyone else who wishes to speak before we can close the public hearing so for the first time is there anyone else who wants to speak or make a submission or a second time is there anyone else that wants to speak or make a submission and for a third and final time is there anyone else who wants to speak or make a submission foreign so please note council members are not permitted to receive any further submissions or hear other either sorry proponent or opponent to an application once the public hearing has been concluded this means we can't speak to you out in the community or receive emails or phone calls on any of these bylaws until the decision on the bylaws has been made and in all communication from this point must be challenged to staff if there are no further speakers I declare the hearing close thank you very much for your submissions okay Council moving on next step we have nothing under scheduled or timed items we're moving on to the consent agenda is there anyone like to pull anything from the consent agenda

- Consent Agenda, Consideration of Council Committee Recommendations
0:44:13 (0:03:10)

At the council meeting, the Public Works facility project was endorsed for continuation with an indicative cost of $37 million. The District of Squamish also approved an amendment to the Land Development Agreement Covenant to extend the temporary sales center use. Additionally, council provided initial comments on a proposed DP585 application, covering topics such as mature trees, height and massing, public park and frontage, and parking. Finally, council approved staff's recommendation for the third reading of bylaws. Public comments were not mentioned.

SPEAKER_14
0:44:32 (0:00:01)

okay

Armand Hurford
0:44:33 (0:00:28)

seeing none could I have someone move the consent agenda move by counselor French second by counselor stoner all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you so we're moving on to

SPEAKER_14
0:45:02 (0:00:02)

goodness

Armand Hurford
0:45:04 (0:02:59)

moving on to consideration of council committee recommendations and we have we don't have there's no staff presentations with these are just right from the from recommendation from committee the whole okay yep thank you so we at first item can we move these all together actually or do they need to be separate they're just under one item okay so we have recommendation from Community the whole February 28 2023 the Public Works facility indicative cost update that Council endorse the continuation of the project using the class B indicative project estimate of 37 million dollars and staff bring forward an amendment amended project budget including funding options for consideration during the April 2023 financial plan by law Amendment moved by counselor Stoner second by councilor French any discussion on this seeing none call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries unanimously and next also a recommendation from February 28th was at three summits which is three eight two zero one Third Avenue Land Development agreement Amendment and initial development permit which is dp585 review and the recommendation is that the District of Squamish approve the amendment of The Land Development agreement Covenant between the District of Squamish and the property owner at 38201 3rd Avenue that would extend a temporary sales Center use from triggering the need for neighborhood park and Community benefit requirements oh and sorry and that Council provide the following initial comments on the proposed dp585 application regarding mature trees height and massing public park and Frontage and parking and further that the mayor and corporate officer be authorized to execute the amendment to the Land Development agreements removed by counselor Stoner second by counselor French any discussion seeing none no call the question all those in favor motion carries unanimously thank you and now we're circling back to where we started which would be consideration of third reading on the boat on the bylaws that we just discussed so we'll start with 2879 and Council what's your what's your pleasure counselor French I'll move the staff recommendation and because we're sorry you're seconding then so counselor French moves counselor seconds and counselor French should speak to it go ahead

- Bylaws: Third Reading (Third Ave), Bylaws: Adoption
0:47:23 (0:26:49)

At the council meeting, speakers presented a development proposal that would deliver much needed housing units and commercial space, as well as contribute to the walkability and rideability of downtown. The proposal met the current requirements and exceeded policy recommendations for community amenity contributions. However, parking was identified as a challenge and requires a parking utilization strategy. The council discussed the tools and mechanisms available to encourage improved and less intrusive construction processes, as well as the potential for off-site construction methods. They also discussed the idea of implementing fees for the use of public streetscape downtown, and discussed joint responsibility of developers and those executing projects to be good neighbors. Lastly, a bylaw amendment was proposed to allow Advisory Design Panel to participate electronically and in-person, and a Land Development Agreement Amendment for Waterfront Landing Park and Pedestrian Bridge Timing was also presented.

John French
0:48:03 (0:02:47)

thanks mayor Hereford and my comments really apply to this and next the one as well and so first of all I want to thank all those Who provided feedback relating to the development proposal public participation in processes for big projects like these two benefit from ample feedback and um I I think we have had a fair amount of feedback on this one these two and I particularly want to acknowledge those who shared bold ideas related to this rezoning application weren't shy to either write to us or speak in person and for some the council decision is going to deliver a disappointment I'm sure and there could be a poll to claim that Council isn't listening and I want to stress that council is listening to all sides considering all angles and all opinions and for those who aren't getting what they hoped out of this process I certainly listened and I think my Council colleagues did the same and the majority of council members simply are not going to align with what some might think is the correct or the right outcome from this process so I'm speaking in support of third reading for this project because it delivers much needed housing units and some of the housing units are going to be donated to a local not-for-profit organization that's going to house members of our community who need housing support and this process will our project will also deliver new ground level commercial space that I think has the potential to bring some exciting new retail opportunities to our downtown the mid-block cut through contributes to the walkability and the rideability of our downtown and this project these two projects yet another Downtown Development that will make it easy for residents to live in the complex and easily function without needing to own a vehicle thanks to things like applicable bike storage easy walkability to grocery stores medical office dental care and car share vehicles that are parked just blocks away from these two buildings the old billing to the South or the existing current building to the South which houses the Women's Center will get full Frontage improvements courtesy of this developer that otherwise wouldn't be happening for that particular building thanks mayor

Armand Hurford
0:50:50 (0:00:03)

thank you Council other comments Council stoner

Jenna Stoner
0:50:54 (0:04:04)

yeah thank you see the chair I will also be supporting third reading of this by lot this time and similar to my colleague my comments are applicable across both this by law and the next one that we'll be considering um I want to thank those who participated early in the public information meeting a few months ago I've submitted comments in writing and were brave enough to come this evening and stand up and speak to us I know it is an intimidating space so thank you for being here and sharing your thoughts and your feedback a few of the things that I want to reflect on that I heard from folks impact of construction on the livability of downtown is loud and clear I do not take that light-heartedly I just don't think that the ability for us to change that is through this particular rezoning we've heard it from a few different folks over a few periods of time in particular the development that's currently going on at third in Victoria has been long-standing and particularly a pressure point for our community downtown and so I think that there are other mechanisms that we can use to address the ongoing constant impacts of construction downtown to make sure that there are at least periods of quiet and periods of lesser impact on those who are currently living there um I heard that for some there isn't enough affordable housing in this development in this proposal um it does meet our current our current requirements and in some ways it exceeds our policy recommendations for our community amenity contribution policy this is a really one I think this is the second development that we've seen come forward that's actually offered to provide affordable housing in a fee simple form so donating it and not just retaining it as a developer and so we are securing a lower percentage of gross floor area that gets built but we actually or in this case a local non-profit will get to actually own and use that asset for themselves and that is a huge benefit to that local nonprofit and to those community members who need that secure and stable space for them in the in the affordable housing sector I also heard a lot of comments around parking and how that is already a challenge similarly this meets our current policy around the Downtown parking standard and similar to previous I think was just a few weeks ago that we had a rezoning Down On Third a lot of the comments that came out from that we know that parking is a bigger issue downtown and similar to my first comments around the impact of construction on livability downtown we're not going to address the parking issue on a rezoning by rezoning basis it actually is going to require us to do a parking utilization strategy which we are currently undertaking at the district to figure out how we manage parking and how we manage people moving through the downtown core and how we might actually start to charge for the public asset that is public parking on our streets so that's just to respond to a few things that I heard this evening and were submitted through some of the written comments more generally I think that this development is hitting the mark on a lot of the things that we are trying to achieve through our ocp through our CAC policy and by creating a vibrant downtown commercial space where people can live and work and there will be some secured affordable housing in there too which I think is a big one the 20 of employment space was a huge driver through the conversations as this development moved through so I'm really happy to see that we got there as well as with the mid cut through is because I think that adds vibrancy to our downtown core and facilitates how people move around so I want to thanks both staff the proponent and the community for helping engage through the process that has gotten us to what I think is a supportable development at this time thank you

Armand Hurford
0:54:58 (0:00:02)

thank you I have councilor pettingell

Chris Pettingill
0:55:01 (0:03:17)

yeah thanks my colleagues have stolen some of my thunder but I will be sort of pending something that changes my mind speaking to both in support of the next two bylaws just to touch on a couple of things I agree you know I do think we need as we look about housing options and affordability there are some people that feel they need two vehicles but there are also people who are trying to live with one or no vehicles and if there are not sufficient spaces for those people they are being forced or in a sense disincentivized because they're stuck paying for parking they don't want to use and so I think providing some of those options is important but as my colleagues have said that needs to go hand in hand with managing the on-street parking so we can keep flow through for businesses and I think it is a problem right now where people you know buy a unit with one parking spot and then expect that the public is going to provide them their other spot and I don't think that is a situation that we can continue to have go on and so that is being hopefully will be addressed with some of the ongoing work that staff is doing right now I just want to sort of touch on the affordable piece right now I believe our current Community many contribution policy asks for 10 for conversation around 15 percent where the developer continues to own those units but we set the rental rate at a below market rate and here it's five percent ownership for not-for profit which means it's a lower percentage but it means that not-for-profit then can leverage that Equity build more units and so we've built a lot of units where the developers on them we control the rent and now we're trying to get that ownership piece to build that equity in our housing societies and housing providers to hopefully in the longer term provide a lot more affordable housing but I would encourage people who have questions or concerns about that to pay attention to our CAC discussion because that's where we're really going to sort of try and sort out what is that balance between where the developer owns and where we are Housing Society owns and what those percentages should be and what the trade-offs are glad to hear that the alleys will be paved and some of this dust stuff will be mitigated the cut throughs I appreciate the attention to or in a climate crisis so not heating this thing with fossil fuels I think is really important I do think the you know buildings like Lauren for example that also had an impact and so we get some eventually good housing for people but we have to recognize that there are construction impacts the idea that certain building are taking three or four years in actual construction is a concern and I think that is something that we need to put our minds to it's not a rezoning question but in terms of our noise bylaws our cons our building bylaw and enforcement I think those are some things that we should be considering but again that's not part of the rezoning that is just maybe work we need to do as we develop downtown generally that we should pay attention to so all that being said I think there's a lot to like about this building a lot that it's providing in community amenities so I will be supporting it thank you

Armand Hurford
0:58:18 (0:00:01)

thank you I have counselor

Eric Andersen
0:58:20 (0:01:51)

Anderson chair I will be supporting the staff recommendation and I just wanted to touch briefly on as my colleagues have the submissions that we've received we the speakers here in council chambers this evening have each been very articulate and have made some very knowledgeable comments from well-being folks that are well acquainted with the neighborhood you know what you're talking about our tools and mechanisms to encourage improved and less intrusive construction processes May evolve our planning director has recited the tools available now the noise and building bylaws but there are additional tools that other jurisdictions are implementing and they may evolve along with the construction industry and move towards off-site construction methods we'll also take place here and we should be mindful of how we might encourage this it is a significant burden for the downtown area these lengthy construction projects we're not alone it's an industry-wide concern I have close friends residing in the Lauren who have horrendous parking issues they are business owners whose business Vehicles do not fit in the parking provided they have don't have a lot of well we're all constrained in our housing choices so I think that is also a bigger picture issue but one that we must take seriously and the symptoms are not so simple and the solutions are not so simple finally I just want to again thank you for the helpful comments made also in the written submissions Mrs McBride in particular and we can and should consider these observations and pieces of advice ongoing thank you

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

thank you Kelsey Anderson Council Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:00:17 (0:01:25)

thanks very much mayor so I'm also going to be speaking in support of the third reading for both of these developments and my comments here are meant for both of these developments and in fact when I hear the comments from the public from the audience what I'm hearing are comments directed at larger decisions that Council needs to make decisions that councils Council needs to make regarding parking planning regarding our noise bylaws regarding construction bylaws these challenges we're facing in a growing Community can't I don't think we're going to solve them by making a development for stories or putting more parking because so many of these problems are going to continue to exist and I think that this development has done this proposal has done a great job of meeting and exceeding our CAC requirements and is well in line with the objectives of where we want our community to be and I think what I hear from the audience is a call to council to do a better job to work to work on what we know our problems including noise and parking downtown thanks

Armand Hurford
1:01:42 (0:05:57)

okay thank you councilor Hamilton I'll Venture some my own comments here I'm speaking in favor of the of the motion for me I really appreciate the feedback here that we've heard tonight and I think that there's room for improvement absolutely regarding our regulations that govern construction activities however I think there's a distinct difference between what we regulate and how a builder operates I think there's absolutely ways that Builders can be better neighbors as they go and construct their they go about their construction of their building that's everything from noise during operational hours we heard things about things making noise throughout the night we've heard about parking considerations for their Workforce these are all things that we could better regulate as a municipality absolutely but also our building community could self-regulate themselves and be a good neighbor as they go about go about their business ideally both of those things happen and there's work to do on both sides to ensure that as development occurs the impact of having that disruption of the construction phase is minimized so that is a joint responsibility I think between our regulations as a municipality and the industry more broadly as they go about their and execute their projects so this particular project I'm quite excited about the mid-block cut throughs making that downtown even more walkable than it than it already than it already is and I think we're moving in the right direction there for ease of movement throughout our community the affordable housing is a big is a big piece for me I feel quite strongly that we do need to continue our work on affordable housing and at this at this point in time this slightly lower percentage of affordable housing being constructed is one piece but of reconcile reconciling that against the ownership nature so this is these units will be transferred directly to a non-profit that works in that space and we could we haven't put a retail value or a value on that it's huge and it will have a massive impact on our not-for-profits working in the in the housing space the other option is to take maybe more units and ensure they're constructed but they don't have that extra leverage of being able to borrow against maybe rent them out really at a rate of their of their choosing and all the options that are available to them with this I think it's I think it's great and it does deserve more attention as we as we work through our CAC policy to better understand how these things can interplay off each other but at this at this point in time I think it's a it's exceeds really in a lot of ways our CAC policy in this in this area and then overall housing this is this is a project that's going to give a lot of people a place a place to live we have a lot of pressures in our in our community overall not just in the affordable housing category so I'm quite happy to see to see that and the employment space I think is quite important we're not just creating homes we're creating this allows creation of some space where some people can be employed as well so we're not just I feel strongly that these things need to be linked together and I think this that 20 number achieved in this project is um is totally is totally appropriate I'm excited to see the paved the paved alleys I think that will address some of the issues we heard today in some way and I look forward to that detailed design hopefully incorporating some traffic calming and some considerations to how those alleys get used and make sure that is in fact a net benefit to the to the surrounding neighborhood the no gas Covenant across the entire development I think I think is great and um and really does set us up well as we are very future looking and we know that in that context we shouldn't be adding to fossil fuel infrastructure and this goes a long way in that regard um similar to thank you to councilor Stoner for raising the that parking issue and we do have um there is work underway in this in this regard and it is something that is a challenge across the downtown I live in the neighborhood and I understand exactly I saw how cars were displaced during when we had our regulations in around snow clearing I see the load around when there's construction projects I absolutely understand that and there's work under underway there and again that's work that we're taking on as a municipality as it's a bigger issue than this one this one development so it is absolutely something that deserves more study and that's underway and you'll be hearing more about that as that project progresses make sure I got everything on my on my list here I think that covers it off so thank you so much and seeing no other hands I'll call the question all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you so now we're going to move on to number 2884 which is the second half of this equation I recognize that um some folks made comments on both but we need to deal with them separately so would someone like to move counselor Stoner moves counselor Hamilton seconds we did just speak at length and I believe most comments went to both but is there anyone that would like to speak to this counselor greenlaf

Lauren Greenlaw
1:07:39 (0:00:50)

thanks to the chair just a couple comments in addition to what we heard in the in the gallery today we also had some online comments about vegetation I just wanted people to know this is not like the end of the entire process there's still opportunity to give some input as the design features and then also to speak to some of the conversation around parking I do wonder if it would be possible to talk to the developer about at least alleviating during construction having construction workers parking downtown and taking out those spots but other than that I'm in support of the project in general I think it's going to add a lot of benefits to our community that my colleagues have already represented in their statements

Armand Hurford
1:08:30 (0:00:10)

thank you any other comments Council seeing no hands I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously nope go ahead counselor Stoner

Jenna Stoner
1:08:40 (0:00:31)

thank you see the chair I do have a motion that I'd like my Council colleagues to consider that I promise is not directing too much staff work hopefully but it would be to move that a discussion on how we can address the impacts of downtown of how we can address the impacts of construction downtown such as noise worker on-site parking and fees for Street use be referred to a future committee as a whole

Armand Hurford
1:09:12 (0:00:17)

kelser's donor I appreciate that is this an issue that you believe only exists downtown or only deserve study downtown or is this something that is worth consideration in the broader context of the community I just want to make sure that I

Jenna Stoner
1:09:29 (0:00:17)

my emotion is specific to downtown and I think I would like to leave it that way as somewhere that we can start having the conversation and if we need to extend it or expand it then we could do so but I think it is particularly acute downtown and we've heard it from a number of folks at this point

Armand Hurford
1:09:47 (0:00:09)

okay thank you councilman are you seconding that okay would you like to add any more contacts to The Counselor Center

Jenna Stoner
1:09:57 (0:00:50)

I think it's fairly self-explanatory but I do think it's worth a conversation to understand what our tools and labors are we did in our lives just a few years ago Implement fees for the use of the street in the parking for down I think it applies only to downtown I could be wrong about that but as construction has started to use more of the public streetscape we now finally start to pay for that I do have a question as to whether that is actually enough to try and encourage these developments to move along in a in a reasonably timed fashion so I think it is time to review this in a bit more of a holistic Manner and I think I'm happy to leave it up to Mayor and staff to figure out where that conversation can best fit in a committee of the whole so we can just have a general overview of what our levers are and how we might want to direct work going forward from there

Armand Hurford
1:10:48 (0:00:04)

thank you any other comments on this piece go ahead counselor French

John French
1:10:52 (0:00:47)

thanks mayor I I'm supportive of this conversation and this motion and in expressing my support um for the motion I'll also take it a step further and encourage particularly our downtown residents to take advantage of the bylaw tools that are in place to me the thought of being kept up for any length of time at night because an unsecured door is flapping in the wind um sounds like a noise bylaw violation to me and I would encourage residents to be diligent and don't be afraid to launch complaints with our bylaw department when and if that kind of thing is happening

Armand Hurford
1:11:40 (0:02:47)

thank you any other comments on this Cena I'm supportive of this of this sort of having this discussion to understand where we are and what the levers are and where and where there's room for improvement and I in my comments that around the development that we just we just discussed I mentioned the sort of the joint responsibility of developers and folks executing these projects to be good neighbors so and find ways to do that and that's to have open communication with the neighbors so they know who to contact if there's an issue on site and barring a those open communication channels stepping into the complaint-based bylaw process as counselor French outlined to make sure that the tools that we do have are being used to regulate this so I think this is a I look forward to the discussion I think it's absolutely a worthwhile Venture as to what comes of it I'll leave that for the outcome of that of that meeting and yeah I'll work with everyone to make sure that happens seeing no other comments I call the question all in favor motion carries anonymously thank you very much and counselor Stoner if you've put okay you've got those electronically okay thank you so next we're moving on to adoption which so we're looking at this is the district Squamish advisory design panel by law and there's no presentation on adoption so we're just going through so this is a bylaw around electronic in-person participation it's bylaw number 29 55 the stack staff recommendation is the District of Squamish advisory design panel bylaw number 2264 2013 Amendment bylaw or electronic and in-person participation number 2955 2023 be adopted I'll move that as our second Earth councilor cylinder seconds I'll speak to it briefly this is very simply a modernization of bylaw governing our advisory design panel to allow them to participate electronically and in person and with that I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you Rhonda staff reports item 10a1 which is the Land Development agreement Amendment for Waterfront Landing Park and pedestrian bridge timing and we have Mr velniskis to present so I'll turn it over to you the four zeros

- Staff Reports: Land Development Agreement - Amendment Waterfront Landing (Park and Pedestrian Bridge Timing)
1:14:12 (0:57:08)

At the council meeting, a planning consultant presented the Waterfront Landing project, a 2. 1 hectare site which was rezoned in 2017 and allows for 900-1000 units with a mix of residential, commercial, and higher density housing. Infrastructure, utilities, roads, car share vehicles, and a school bus system were provided in Phase 1, and Phase 2 includes a playground and habitat area. Phase 3B and 3C units were brought forward ahead of 3A to provide rental housing, and the Combi wall design with planting bands is being proposed for the shoreline. Public comments included concerns about timely delivery of amenities, tying the completion of the pedestrian bridge to phase four, and the importance of active transportation infrastructure. The motion to amend the Land Development Agreement was unanimously supported, and the main motion carried.

SPEAKER_06
1:14:28 (0:00:09)

thank you mayor it's actually Susan Stratus that's joining us to present from home she's on the

Armand Hurford
1:14:37 (0:00:04)

screen thank you for joining us Ms Stratus I didn't I didn't see you there but over to

SPEAKER_02
1:14:42 (0:00:08)

you see that

Armand Hurford
1:14:51 (0:00:05)

I feel like we're about to yes you just need to go to presentation mode we can

SPEAKER_03
1:14:56 (0:00:03)

okay

SPEAKER_14
1:15:00 (0:00:02)

here

Armand Hurford
1:15:03 (0:00:02)

there we go thank you

SPEAKER_02
1:15:05 (0:14:21)

thank you so good evening mayor and Council my name is Susan Stratus I'm a planning consultant I've been working with the district on the waterfront Landing project for a number of years now tonight and we're dealing with a proposed amendment to the Lea and just as some quick background for new council members the ocp designates the Waterfront Landing project as part of the downtown and the overall Site Area is 2.1 hectares and the site was a previous industrial site that was rezoned in 2017. shortly after that the land was subdivided into the main parcels and one of them was lot six along the shoreline of the American blind channel that was dedicated to the district as Waterfront Park in 2020. hey the land uses for this site are established in the sub area plan and it has a mix of residential primarily ground oriented and higher density housing plan allows for an estimated 900 to a thousand units and I would mention that that's estimated there is no upper limit established in the plan the policies are written such that moving from townhouse to apartment format is supported without Amendment to the ocp or to the summary plan so there is a range established in a severity plan the brand areas are where a mix of commercial and higher density housing are permitted on adjacent to lowerwood and in The Village along the Waterfront and there are two major Waterfront Parks proposed one of which is now in place and the second one is at the South End of an important part the severe plan is the phasing plan that identifies the sequence of development and again I would just mention that there is a clause in the sub-area plan that allows the sequence to change as long as it doesn't the significantly alter the intent of the development the Pheasant plan is the basis of the Land Development agreement the ldaa commitments so just in terms of what has been done already the temporary use permit was issued for the sales Center in 2017 and Then followed by the phase one two a three BC and three a units and that takes us to 479 approved residential units I would point out that um the sequence is one of the times when the sequence was changed because the three BC apartment units were brought forward ahead of the three a units and the district supported that in order to facilitate provision of rental housing in the phase 3B property 2400 square meters of commercial was also provided in that phase three BC and the four a site which is done here close to The Pedestrian Branch a DP has been submitted and has gone through initial review but it requires the DFO approval for the shoreline so that is temporarily on hold the amenities that were established in the LDA I've put together in this simple table that was part of the council report and my apologies because the ones that I've highlighted in yellow were not included in that Council report but the first phase included a number of things the infrastructure of the CN rail overpass and construction of Laurelwood road to arterial Road standards so that it can function as a future connection over the channel the land was dedicated for the Waterfront Parks a number of major utilities and public roads were constructed to car share Vehicles were provided that are in place downtown and a school bus system was set up that serves only Waterfront Landing providing safe routes to school and that's in place until The Pedestrian branches is operational so all of those were provided with the first phase and the tick marks in this table indicated things that have been done so Waterfront Park phase one the land has been dedicated and completion is required prior to occupancy permit 200. so the servicing agreement for that phase of the park has been issued the park is now under construction and we do believe that we'll meet the LDA requirement to be very close to that unit 200 occupancy the two items that are the issue tonight the topic for our report are the pedestrian bridge and the second phase of Waterfront Park are not likely to meet the original sorry I've got my back there are not likely to meet the original proposed phasing in the LDA and