It was a great turnout and a full agenda at the EFCL’s regular general meeting on Monday. You can visit efcl.org to download the agenda, the Planning Committee update is on pg 34. I was appointed as the District E representative on the Planning & Development Committee, thank you to the Meadowlark Community League for nominating me for the position. The following communities fall within the district:
Britannia Youngstown – Canora – Crestwood – Elmwood – Glenora – Glenwood – Grovenor – High Park – Jasper Park – Laurier Heights – Lynnwood – Mayfield – McQueen – Meadowlark – North Glenora – Parkview – West Jasper/Sherwood – West Meadowlark
Family-friendly multi-unit housing, zoning bylaw amendments, transit oriented development, and living local recreation facility planning currently top the committee’s agenda. We recently held a well attended workshop for the family-friendly initiative and are currently reviewing the feedback from participants. The proposed Urban Character Row Housing Zone is one of the areas relating to zoning bylaw which the committee is focusing on. With the Residential Infill Guidelines recommending the development of row housing across from schools and parks, we are working to ensure that the zone allows for appropriate amenity space for families, with a pedestrian friendly street orientation. We have been attending key stakeholder workgroups for the proposed Transit and Land Use Framework, which when completed, will guide land-use around transit stations and corridors. We are hopeful that public feedback will be solicited for the next draft version in November.
November 4th Update:
There are two stakeholder group events for the TOD framework scheduled for December, but still no word on public involvement events.