City Council and Park Board Preview December 14-16: Higher building review, 1335 Howe, 565 Great Northern Way rezoning and more

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There’s a packed agenda for meetings of City Council and Park Board coming up between December 14th and 16th.

Park Board will be electing Chairs and Vice-Chairs for the Regular and Committee Meetings. The board will look at awarding the Fish House Restaurant Contract in Stanley Park and it will also review the Urban Forest Strategy.

Oakridge Transit Centre plan (OTC)On Tuesday, December 15th, City Council plans to finish debate on the 2016 budget. The temporary addition of taxi licences during the holidays will be examined. The Public Hearing will include the review of a 387 foot tower at 1335 Howe street and the rezoning of a large office building on 565 Great Northern Way to a 100′ height.

The Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 16th will consider a proposal to change the City’s higher building policy in order to allow a rezoning for a skyscraper at West Pender and West Georgia to proceed. A primary liquor licence for 1601 Main Street will be reviewed. The Oakridge Transit Centre Policy (OTC) Statement is also on the agenda. The OTC site at 949 West 41st Avenue is 5.6 hectares in size and TransLink will not need the space once a new bus depot is finished in 2016. A couple of towers with heights of 15-storeys are included in the plan; over half of the residential area on the site is proposed for 6 to 12 storey buildings. This policy could potentially set a precedent for the rezoning of the nearby RCMP lands.

For reference, we’ve reproduced the meeting agendas below:

http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2015/20151214/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION
PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETIN
G

AGENDA

Date:
Monday, December 14, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL

ADOPTION OF MINUTESPark Board Committee Meeting – November 16, 2015 PDF

CHAIR’S ANNUAL REPORT

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEM

1. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: Fish House Restaurant Contract Award PDF

2. PRESENTATION: Urban Forest Strategy Update

3. REPORT BACK: Flowering Cherry Tree Grove Plantings PDF

4. REPORT:  TED2016 Evening Event at Olympic Village Square & Plaza PDF

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NOTICE

A Regular Board meeting will be convened immediately following the Park Board Committee meeting.

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING

AGENDA

PLEASE NOTE:  Regular Board meeting items are not available for speaker registration. To hear from delegations on a topic, the Board may refer the item to a future Committee meeting.

ROLL CALL

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR (Dec 2015 to Dec 2016)
The following are excerpts from the Board’s Procedure By-law, Sections 3 and 4:

The General Manager shall call the first Board meeting of the year to order and conduct the meeting for election of the Chair or until an acting chair is appointed.

The term of the Chair commences on the date of the election as Chair and terminates on the date of the first meeting in December next ensuing.

ELECTION OF BOARD VICE-CHAIR (Dec 2015 to Dec 2016)
The following is an excerpt from the Board’s Procedure By-law, Section 5:

There shall be a Vice Chair elected in the same manner and for the same term as the Chair.  The Chair shall preside during the election of the Vice Chair.

ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR (Jan 2016 to Dec 2016)

IN CAMERA
THAT the Board will go into a meeting in January 2016, which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(g)  litigation or potential litigation affecting the City or Park Board;

(i)   the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

(k)  negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTESRegular Board Meeting – November 16, 2015 PDF

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT – Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, December 14, 2015
Approval of recommendations and actions

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

STAFF REPORT
1. Park Board Meeting Dates – 2016 Proposed Schedule PDF

MOTIONS ON NOTICE

1. Park Board Support for the VPD’s 529 Garage Bicycle Registry PDF
MOVER:  Commissioner Shum
SECONDER:

2. Refugee Support PDF
MOVER:  Commissioner Mackinnon
SECONDER:

3. Getting Mileage from Park Board Vehicles PDF
MOVER:  Commissioner Kirby-Yung
SECONDER:

4. Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis PDF
MOVER:  Commissioner Evans
SECONDER:

5. Accessible Parks Strategy – Site Map PDF
MOVER:  Commissioner Wiebe
SECONDER:

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20151215/regu20151215ag.htm

REGULAR COUNCIL AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

For information please call Terri Burke, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.871.6399 or e-mail teresita.burke@vancouver.ca

or Laura Kazakoff, Meeting Coordinator at 604.871.6353, e-mail laura.kazakoff@vancouver.ca

UPDATED AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

IN CAMERA MEETING

THAT Council will go into meetings later this week which are closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the city or another position appointed by the city;

(c) labour relations or other employee relations;

(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city;

(f) law enforcement, if the Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the conduct of an investigation under or enforcement of an enactment;

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the city;

(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 [disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party] of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city if they were held in public.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Urban Forest Strategy

a. Strategy Update: Katherine Isaac, Planner, Parks and Recreation, and Wayne Maskall, Manager, Urban Landscape Development, to present on this matter.

b. Urban Forest Strategy Action Item 2 – Amendments to the Ticket Offences By law and the Protection of Trees By-law PDF

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. 2016 Capital and Operating Budget

At the Special Council meeting on December 9, 2015, Council will receive presentations on the 2016 Capital and Operating Budget and hear from speakers. Council is expected to refer discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on December 15, 2015, as Unfinished Business.

The following previously-distributed reports refer:

a. 2016 Capital and Operating Budget

Requires eight affirmative votes

b. Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (“SEFC NEU”) 2016 Customer Rates PDF

c. 2016 Annual Review of Water Rates Under the Waterworks By-Law PDF

d. 2016 Annual Review of Sewer Rates Under the Sewer & Watercourse By-Law PDF

e. 2016 Annual Review of the Solid Waste Utility and Rates PDF

f. 2016 Engineering Fees PDF

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Standing Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs, and Nomination Sub-Committee – January 1 to December 31, 2016 PDF

2. Appointment of Council Representatives to the Vancouver Public Library Board, and Statutory Committees PDF

3. Appointment of Council Representatives to Regional Bodies January 1 to December 31, 2016 PDF

4. Deputy Mayor, Acting Mayor, and Roster of Councillors to Represent Council PDF

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Allocate Remaining 2015 Cultural Grants for Independent Arts and Culture Fund PDF

Requires eights affirmative votes.

2. Inflation Increase to Private Sector Public Art Contributions PDF

POLICY REPORTS

1. CD-1 Rezoning: 1755 West 14th Avenue PDF

2. CD-1 Rezoning: 225 Smithe Street PDF

3. Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law Regarding the RM-9A/9AN Districts for Norquay’s Apartment Transition Area PDF

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWS PDF

1. A By-law to amend Crossing By-law No. 4644 regarding 2016 Fee Increases
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(f)

2. A By-law to amend Encroachment By-law No. 4243 regarding 2016 Fee Increases
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(f)

3. A By-law to amend Street Distribution of Publications By-law No. 9350 regarding 2016 Fee Increases
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(f)

4. A By-law to amend Street and Traffic By-law No. 2849 regarding 2016 fee increases
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(f)

5. A By-law to amend the Street Utilities By-law
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(f)

6. A By-law to amend Street Vending By-law No. 1868 regarding 2016 fees
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(f)

7. A By-law to amend Solid Waste by-law No. 8417 regarding fees and definitions
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(e)

8. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1
(Councillors Ball, Jang, and Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

9. A By-law to amend Water Works By-law No. 4848 regarding 2016 fee increases and miscellaneous amendments including cross connections access to fire hydrants
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(c)

10. A By-law to amend Sewer and Watercourse By-law No. 8093 regarding 2016 fee increases
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(d)

11. A By-law to amend Energy Utility System By-law No. 9552 regarding Updates to Levies and Charges
Subject to approval of Unfinished Business 1(b)

12. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 6312 (Kamloops Street and 24th Avenue)
(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

13. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 6313 (Nanaimo Street and 26th Avenue)
(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

14. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 6315 (2709-2791 East 28th Avenue)
(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

15. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 6316 (Slocan Street and 29th Avenue)
(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

16. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 6318 (Earles Street and 29th Avenue)
(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

17. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 6320 (Kings Avenue and Rupert Street)
(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

18. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 6361 (2750-2798 East 28th Avenue and 4400-4402 Kaslo Street)
(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

19. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 7189 (3550 Walker Street)

(Councillors Jang and Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

20. A By-law to amend Encroachment By-law No. 4243 regarding amendments to Part D of the Fee Schedule to add Lighting works and public art

21. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (523 Union Street – Paddon House)
(Councillor Jang absent for this item at Public Hearing)

22. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 1600, 1600A and 1620 West 6th Avenue

23. A By-law to provide for the establishment and operation of neighbourhood utility systems in the City of Vancouver – WITHDRAWN

Added Item – December 10, 2015

24. A By-law to amend Vehicles for Hire By-law No. 6066 regarding licences for taxicabs and dual taxicabs

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

None.

B. Motions on Notice

None.

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20151215/phea20151215ag.htm

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

Printable agenda PDF

ROLL CALL

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

1. REZONING: 5470-5490 Oak Street

Summary and RecommendationPDF

Policy Report dated November 3, 2015 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and DevelopmentPDF

2. REZONING: 6318-6340 Cambie Street

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Policy Report dated November 3, 2015 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

Draft By-law – Sign PDF

Correspondence

Distribution Date December 11
Support
Opposed
Other
0

3. REZONING: 375 West 59th Avenue

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Memorandum dated December 4, 2015 PDF

Policy Report dated November 3, 2015 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

Correspondence

Distribution Date December 11
Support
0
Opposed
Other

4. TEXT AMENDMENT: 998 Expo Boulevard

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Policy Report dated October 20, 2015 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

5. TEXT AMENDMENT: 565 Great Northern Way

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Memorandum dated December 4, 2015 PDF

Policy Report dated October 20, 2015 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

Correspondence

Distribution Date December 11
Support
Opposed
Other
0

6. REZONING: 1335 Howe Street

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Memorandum dated December 4, 2015 PDF

Policy Report dated October 29, 2015 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and DevelopmentPDF

Draft By-law – Sign PDF

Correspondence

Distribution Date December 11
Support
Opposed
Other
0

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20151216/cfsc20151216ag.htm

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL
ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

PRINTABLE AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Issues Report – 1445 – 1455 West Georgia Street – Rezoning Inquiry PDF

2. 2015 Social Grants for Childcare, Neighbourhoods and Small Capital PDF
Requires eight affirmative votes

3. 1601 Main Street – Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub – Liquor Primary Licence Application – Liquor Establishment Class 2 – Pub PDF

4. Liquor Policy Review – Quick Start Initiatives PDF

5. Green Demolition Program Update PDF

6. Oakridge Transit Centre Policy Statement PDF

7. Davie Village Public Space Improvements PDF
Requires eight affirmative votes

Where applicable, interested parties have been notified regarding the above noted items.

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NOTICE

A Regular Council meeting will be convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting.

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

ROLL CALL

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

1. Standing Committee of Council on City Finance and Services
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Approval of recommendations and actions.

NOTE: Items 2 and 7 require eight affirmative votes.

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