September 18, 2018 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes




Planning Committee


Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Anderson Room
Richmond City Hall


Councillor Linda McPhail, Chair
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Alexa Loo


Councillor Harold Steves

Also Present:

Councillor Carol Day

Call to Order:

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






It was moved and seconded



That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on September 5, 2018, be adopted as circulated.









October 2, 2018, (tentative date) at 4:00 p.m. in the Anderson Room






Application by GBL Architects for an Official Community Plan (City Centre Area Plan) Amendment at 6551 No. 3 Road (CF Richmond Centre South) 
(File Ref. No. 12-8060-20-009892; CP 16-752923) (REDMS No. 5866800)



Suzanne Carter-Huffman, Planner 3, reviewed the application highlighting the following:




public consultation took place on May 2018 and included a public display within the mall, two public open houses, Let’s Talk Richmond and mail notification;




additional public feedback will be received during the Public Hearing process;




proposed road network extensions and improvements include the extension of Park Road and a new road connecting Minoru Boulevard and No. 3 Road;




public access through the site to the Canada Line is proposed;




off-street cycling paths, multi-use pathways, and multi-modal mobility hubs incorporating pedestrian and transportation features are proposed;




the proposed development will include 150 affordable housing units with a family-friendly unit mix;




the proposed development will include utility upgrades and a District Energy Utility plant that will be transferred to the City in the future; and




it is anticipated that phase one of the proposed project will be completed in 2022 and phase two will be completed in 2025.



Discussion ensued with regard to (i) the potential to increase road capacity in the area, (ii) the proposed amount of retail space, and (iii) traffic management during the construction phase.



In reply to queries from Committee, staff noted that the proposed on-site park space will be available for public use and will have opportunities for recreational programming. Also, it was noted that construction vehicles can be accommodated on-site during the construction phase.



It was moved and seconded




That Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 9892, including:





in Schedule 1 of Official Community Plan Bylaw 9000, to redesignate a portion of 6551 No. 3 Road from “Downtown Mixed Use” to “Park” in Attachment 1; and;





in Schedule 2.10 (City Centre Area Plan) of Official Community Plan 7100, to:






amend the existing land use designation in the Generalized Land Use Map (2031), Specific Land Use Plan: Brighouse Village (2031), and reference maps throughout the Plan to change the locations of roads, park, pedestrian-oriented retail precincts, pedestrian linkages, greenways, bike routes, and related features specific to 6551 No. 3 Road;






add a new policy encouraging multi-modal mobility hubs in the City Centre;






add new Development Permit Guidelines specific to 6551 No. 3 Road; and






make related minor map, text, page numbering, and table of contents amendments to the City Centre Area Plan;




be introduced and given first reading;




That Bylaw 9892, having been considered in conjunction with:





the City’s Financial Plan and Capital Program; and





the Greater Vancouver Regional District Solid Waste and Liquid Waste Management Plans;




is hereby found to be consistent with said program and plans, in accordance with Section 882(3)(a) of the Local Government Act.






2019-2023 YVR Noise Management Plan - City of Richmond Comments 
(File Ref. No. 01-0153-04-01) (REDMS No. 5913603 v. 6)



In reply to queries from Committee, Barry Konkin, Manager, Policy Planning, noted that the City will provide comments as part of YVR’s consultation process and that the proposed YVR Noise Management Plan focuses primarily on the existing runway configuration.



It was moved and seconded




That the staff comments contained in the report titled “2019-2023 YVR Noise Management Plan - City of Richmond Comments” form the basis of the City’s response to the Vancouver Airport Authority regarding its preparation of the 2019-2023 YVR Noise Management Plan;




That a copy of this report be forwarded to Vancouver Airport Authority for its consideration in the preparation of the draft 2019-2023 YVR Noise Management Plan; and




That staff be directed to request a copy of the final YVR Noise Management Plan and provide the Plan to Council for information.






The Chair advised that Senior’s Housing will be considered as Item No. 2A.



Senior’s Housing 
(File Ref. No.)



As a result of the discussion, the following referral motion was introduced:



It was moved and seconded



That staff review senior’s housing in the city with regard to:




examining areas of the city suitable for senior’s housing;




setting principles to establish and encourage development of senior’s housing;




examining potential City contributions to support senior’s housing; and




examining partnerships with community groups;



and report back.















It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:30 p.m.).





Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.



Councillor Linda McPhail

Evangel Biason
Legislative Services Coordinator