October 4, 2022 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Planning Committee


Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall


Councillor Bill McNulty, Chair
Councillor Alexa Loo, Vice-Chair
Councillor Chak Au (by teleconference)
Councillor Carol Day
Councillor Andy Hobbs
Councillor Harold Steves (by teleconference)

Also Present:

Councillor Linda McPhail (by teleconference)
Councillor Michael Wolfe (by teleconference)

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 20, 2022, be adopted as circulated.









The Chair noted that the scheduled Planning Committee meeting for October 18, 2022 was cancelled, and that the next Planning Committee meeting will be held on November 9, 2022.






Application by Iqbal Singh Bhullar for Rezoning at 10331/10333 Bird Road from the “Single Detached (RS1/E)” Zone to the “Single Detached (RS2/B)” Zone
(File Ref. No. RZ 22-011049) (REDMS No. 6968863)



In response to queries from the Committee, staff advised (i) it would be possible to build larger sized suites, despite the right-of-way and tree constraints, and (ii) confirmation that one cherry tree will be removed and one magnolia tree will be retained on the lot.



It was moved and seconded



That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 10415, for the rezoning of 10331/10333 Bird Road from the “Single Detached (RS1/E)” zone to the “Single Detached (RS2/B)” zone, be introduced and given first reading.






Draft Youth Strategy 2022-2032
(File Ref. No. 07-3425-02) (REDMS No. 6953998)



In response to queries from the Committee, staff advised (i) much of the report data was acquired from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health survey and was supplemented with data collected on Grade 8 Richmond students during the 2020 and 2021 academic years, and (ii) the data indicates a decline in youth well-being between pre-COVID-19 and the time of data collection in 2020/2021.



It was moved and seconded




That the draft Youth Strategy 2022–2032, as outlined in the staff report titled “Draft Youth Strategy 2022–2032,” dated August 23, 2022 from the Director, Community Social Development, be approved in principle;




That staff be authorized to seek public feedback on the draft Youth Strategy for the purposes of finalizing the strategy; and




That staff report back to City Council with the final Youth Strategy, including a summary of the public feedback received.






Housing Agreement Bylaw No. 10135 to Permit the City of Richmond to Secure Affordable Housing Units at 5491 No. 2 Road
(File Ref. No. 08-4057-20-023) (REDMS No. 6556140)



In response to a query from the Committee, staff advised that 5491 No. 2 Road is the last remaining available lot of the Richmond Oval lands.



Discussion ensued regarding the appropriateness of using the lands to provide affordable housing for Richmond residents.



It was moved and seconded



That Housing Agreement (5491 No. 2 Road) Bylaw No. 10135 be introduced and given first, second and third readings to permit the City to enter into a Housing Agreement substantially in the form attached hereto, in accordance with the requirements of section 483 of the Local Government Act, to secure the Affordable Housing Units required by Development Permit DP 19-866690.










New Staff



The following new staff members were introduced:

·        Laurel Eyton, Planning Technician
·        Roberto Adeabe, Manager of Affordable Housing.






It was moved and seconded



That the meeting adjourn (4:14 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, October 4, 2022.



Councillor Bill McNulty

Carol Lee
Recording Secretary