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Burlington's Proposed New Official Plan Process Update  
December 11, 2017
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The following memo provides an update on the Proposed New Official Plan – Process. It was prepared for inclusion in the Council Information Package dated December 8, 2017.  You can review the entire Council Information Package here.  For ease of reference, the contents of the memo are repeated here including hyperlinks to referenced reports and website links.
 

Purpose:

This memo outlines the next steps of the new Official Plan (OP) project, following the statutory public meeting held as part of the Planning and Development (P&D) Committee meeting held on November 30, 2017.
 

Background:

On November 30, staff reports PB-50-17 (Proposed New Official Plan) and PB-81-17 (Downtown Precinct Plan) were reviewed by the P&D Committee. Public delegations were considered during the afternoon and evening sessions of the meeting.  A subsequent meeting was held during the afternoon of December 1, providing members of Council the opportunity to ask questions of staff, which focused on the downtown. The meeting agenda and webcast is available on the city’s website here and the minutes are available here.
 
An outcome of the meeting was the following recommendation:
  • Refer planning and building department report PB-50-17 regarding proposed new official plan (November 2017) to the Director of Planning and Building; and
  • Direct the Director of Planning and Building to consider the feedback received through the statutory public meeting process related to the proposed new official plan (version November, 2017), and to make appropriate revisions prior to bringing forward the recommended proposed revised new official plan for Council adoption; and
  • Direct the Director of Planning and Building to advise Council at the earliest opportunity of the nature and scope of recommended revisions, including timelines for delivering the revised new official plan.

Next Steps:

This memo provides a follow up to the third recommendation above and outlines process timelines below:
 
1. Staff report PB-50-17, which was previously considered at the November 30 P&D Committee, will be placed again on future P&D Committee agendas to accommodate questions of staff, enable further discussion on the proposed new OP and obtain any further Council motions to amend the new OP.  The statutory public portion of the meeting will remain closed and no delegations will be heard in relation to PB-50-17, however members of the public are welcome to attend and the meeting will be webcast. These upcoming meetings will focus on various topic areas of the new OP, as detailed below:
  • January 8, 2018, 1:00 pm: Rural, Agriculture, Natural Heritage and Mineral Aggregates;
  • January 16, 2018, 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm: Employment Conversions; and
  • February 6, 2018, 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm: Growth Management and any remaining topics areas with the exception of the downtown (see bullet 2 below). The motion recommending that Council receive and file staff report PB-50-17 will be put forward at this meeting.
2. An information report related to the downtown will be presented at the January 23, 2018 Planning and Development Committee Meeting.  This report will contain additional information requested by Council (e.g. background information regarding the Urban Growth Centre boundary; proposed heights as compared to the existing in-effect Official Plan; and key redevelopment sites).  Also, this meeting will provide Council the opportunity to direct staff to revise the proposed new OP.
 
3. A second statutory public meeting on any revisions to the proposed new OP will be scheduled for February, 27 2018.
 
4. A meeting to recommend adoption of the new proposed Official Plan will be scheduled for a committee meeting during the first week of April, 2018.
 
The project schedule outlined above will also be shared with members of the public through the Official Plan, Mobility Hubs and Grow Bold project mailing lists, and will be made available through the Grow Bold website.
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For more information on the Official Plan Project and how you can get involved...
Sincerely,
The Official Plan team

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