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File #: 19-371    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2019 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Title: Housing Agreement Bylaw - 638 Constance Avenue, 640 Constance Avenue and 637 Nelson Street
Attachments: 1. Appendix A - Housing Agreement Bylaw No. 2954
REQUEST FOR DECISION

DATE: July 23, 2019 Report No. DEV-19-074
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Alex Tang, Planner and Bill Brown, Director of Development Services
SUBJECT:

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Housing Agreement Bylaw - 638 Constance Avenue, 640 Constance Avenue and 637 Nelson Street
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RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
That Council resolves that Housing Agreement Bylaw, 2019, No. 2954, attached to Staff Report DEV-19-074 as Appendix A, be adopted.
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RELEVANT POLICY:

Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050
Local Government Act

STRATEGIC RELEVANCE:

This Request for Decision does not directly relate to a specific strategic objective.

BACKGROUND:

Appendix A: Housing Agreement Bylaw, 2019, No. 2954

Purpose of the Application
The applicant is requesting a change in zoning from the current RM-1 [Multiple Family Residential] zone to Comprehensive Development District No.110. This change is required to accommodate the proposed 6 storey, 71 unit, purpose-built rental, multiple family residential building including a 61 space parking garage.

The property owner and the Township wish to enter into a Housing Agreement that would include the following provisions:
* Other than restricting short-term rentals of less than 30 days, all of the dwelling units are available as rental housing rented under the terms of a residential tenancy agreement that complies with the provisions of the Residential Tenancy Act.
* As the proposed development is a purpose-built rental, the owner cannot stratify the building to ensure that the units remain as rental units.
* For a duration of 20 years, a minimum of 7 affordable dwelling units will be provided consisting of:
o 3 Bachelor (Studio) units,
o 2 One-bedroom units, and
o 2 Two-bedroom units.
* Affordable dwelling units must have an occupancy standard of at least one person per bedroom, and at least one person per bachelor unit.
* Affordable dwelling units must be occupied by households with a gross annual income at or bel...

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