CITY OF BURNABY                                           2410-20

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES

 

 

An Open meeting of the Planning and Development Committee was held in the Council Committee Room, City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC on Tuesday, 2015 March 31 at 4:00 p.m.

 

1.                  CALL TO ORDER

 

PRESENT:      Councillor C. Jordan, Chair

                        Councillor D. Johnston, Vice Chair              

                        Councillor S. Dhaliwal, Member

 

STAFF:           Mr. L. Pelletier, Director Planning and Building

                        Mr. E. Kozak, Assistant Director, Current Planning

                        Ms. L. Garnet, Assistant Director, Long Range Planning

                        Ms. P. Eng, Property Negotiator                   

                        Ms. E. Prior, Administrative Officer

 

 

            The Chair called the ‘Open’ meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

2.         MINUTES                                                                                                                

           

            (a)       Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee                                  

                        Open Meeting held on 2015 February 24

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

"THAT the minutes of the Planning and Development Committee Open meeting held on 2015 February 24 be now adopted."

 

                                                                                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

        

3.         DELEGATIONS

 

The following wrote requesting an audience with the Planning and Development Committee:

 

            (a)       Mr. Ian Guan, Architect, Gradual Architecture Inc.                                     

                        Re:      Proposed Rezoning for 9789 Cameron Street

                        Speakers:    Mr. Guan

 

            (b)       Ms. My Nguyen                                                                                                  

                        Re:      Hoa Nghuem Farm, 8709 Royal Oak Avenue

                        Speaker:    Ms. Nguyen

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

 

"THAT the delegations be heard.”

 

        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

(a)   Mr. Ian Guan and Mr. Steven Porchetta appeared before the Committee requesting consideration of a development project at 9789 Cameron Street.  As the delegation was unsuccessful in acquiring the neighbouring property for inclusion in the desired two-lot assembly, they have proposed developing the subject site on its own.

 

Mr. Guan and Mr. Porchetta submitted an application for development of a five-unit infill townhouse project.  The delegation requested that the Section 219 Covenant registered on title be amended or discharged to allow for development on the subject site.

 

            Arising from discussion, the Committee introduced the following motion:

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

"THAT the comments of the delegation be REFERRED to staff for review."

 

               CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

     

(b)   Master Thuan Le, Mr. Gerry Blonski and Mr. Chris Mathisen appeared before the Committee requesting consideration of subdivision and rezoning of a portion of their property at 8709 Royal Oak Avenue.

 

The property is zoned and designated for agricultural use in both the Official Community Plan and the Big Bend Development Plan, the property is also located within the Agricultural Land Reserve.  The delegation requested a rezoning to allow for the retention of an assembly hall and outbuildings which are non-conforming with the zoning and building code. 

 

            Arising from discussion, the Committee introduced the following motion:

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

"THAT the comments of the delegation be REFERRED to staff for review."

 

               CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

4.         CORRESPONDENCE

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

“THAT the correspondence be received.”

 

                                                                                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

            (a)       Correspondence from Brenda Bedford, Pine Ridge Housing Co-op            

                        Re:      You Hold the Key – Fix the Co-op Housing Crunch_______

                       

Correspondence was received from Ms. Brenda Bedford, Pine Ridge Housing Co-op regarding the You Hold the Key – Fix the Co-Op Housing Crunch campaign. 

 

The author advised that federal rent assistance for low-income co-op members is ending in the next ten years affecting 1,500 co-op households by 2017, and by 2020, almost 3,000 households will lose their assistance.

 

In conclusion, it was requested that local governments continue to advocate to the provincial and federal governments to implement a rent assistance program for low income co-op members.

 

Staff advised that Council on 2014 February 3 adopted a resolution on this matter from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities titled ‘Development of a New Long-Term Federal Plan to Fix Canada’s Housing Crunch’.  In addition, Council co-sponsored a further resolution that was endorsed at the 2014 UBCM Convention. 

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

 “THAT staff respond to the correspondent and advise of the efforts undertaken by Council to date.”

                                                                                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

            (b)       Correspondence from Darin Froese, Co-Chair

                       And Carolyn Orazietti, Co-Chair,

                                    Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness

                        Re:      Affordable Housing Strategy__________

                       

Correspondence was received from Darin Froese and Carolyn Orazietti, Co-Chairs Burnaby Task Force in Homelessness requesting that the City of Burnaby support Motion 547.

 

Motion 547 was written by MP Kennedy Stewart to federally establish, develop, and implement an affordable housing strategy..

 

            Arising from discussion, the Committee introduced the following motion:

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

 

 “THAT the Committee request that Council support Motion 547 to federally establish, develop, and implement an affordable housing strategy.”

 

                                                                                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

            (c)        Correspondence from City Clerk

                       Re:      Rezoning #15-09, 9789 Cameron Street

 

Correspondence was received from the City Clerk advising that Burnaby City Council, at the Open Council meeting held on 2015 March 30, received a report entitled Rezoning Applications and referred Item 6, Rezoning #15-09, 9789 Cameron Street to the Planning and Development Committee for review.

 

            Arising from discussion, the Committee introduced the following motion:

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

"THAT the report be REFERRED back to staff for further review."

 

               CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

5.         REPORT

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

“THAT the report be now received.”

 

                                                                                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

            (a)       Report from Director Planning and Building                                                 

                        Re:      Request for Community Benefit Bonus Housing Funds

                                    Burnaby Seniors Village (Sunset, Kincaid, Godwin)

                                    Central Administrative Area Plan

                                    Rezoning Reference #12-23________________________

 

A report was received from the Director Planning and Building to seek Committee and Council’s consideration of an application for Community Benefit Bonus Housing Funds to support the Burnaby Seniors Village Non-Profit seniors’ housing project.

           

            The Director Planning and Building recommended:

 

1.                  THAT the Committee give consideration to a recommendation to Council for an allocation of funds in support of the Burnaby Village non-profit seniors’ housing project.

            Arising from discussion, the Committee introduced the following motion:

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

"THAT the report be REFERRED back to staff for further review."

 

               CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

6.         NEW BUSINESS

 

            Councillor Dhaliwal

 

Councillor Dhaliwal requested staff investigate the feasibility of allowing multi-family strata units on single or two family zoned lots.

 

 Staff undertook to provide a memo regarding the background and implications on multi-family strata units.

 

Councillor Dhaliwal requested that staff provide a priority work list to the Committee regarding outstanding policy and bylaw amendments.

 

Staff undertook to provide the Committee with the information requested.

 

7.         INQUIRIES

 

            No inquiries were brought before the Committee at this time.

 

8.         CLOSED

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

"THAT the Open Committee meeting do now recess."

 

               CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

            The Open Committee meeting recessed at 5:50 p.m.

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

 

"THAT the Open Committee meeting do now reconvene."

 

                CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

            The Open Committee meeting reconvened at 6:55 p.m.

 

 

 

9.         ADJOURNMENT

 

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR JOHNSTON:

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR DHALIWAL:

 

“THAT this meeting do now adjourn.”

 

        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________________

Ms. Eva Prior                                                                Councillor Colleen Jordan

Administrative Officer                                 CHAIR