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File #: 17-390    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2017 In control: Special Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 10/3/2017 Final action: 10/3/2017
Title: Official Community Plan - Housing Policies Review
Attachments: 1. Appendix A - Policy Briefs May 2017 Housing Workshop, 2. Appendix B - Esquimalt affordable housing workshop summary report, 3. Appendix C - Consultant Recommendations, 4. Appendix D - Directions from June 19 COTW, 5. Appendix E - Draft OCP Housing Policies, 6. Appendix F - 2016 OCP Public Input Housing, 7. Appendix G - 2017 OCP Public Input Housing, 8. Appendix H - Matrix Detached Accessory Dwelling Units
Related files: 17-271, 17-248

DATE: September 26, 2017 Report No. DEV-17-059
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Marlene Lagoa, Community Development Coordinator,
Bill Brown, Director of Development Services

Official Community Plan - Housing Policies Review


What type of housing policies should be included in the updated Official Community Plan?


That the Committee of the Whole receive Staff Report DEV-17-059 for information and provide any additional direction to staff as the COTW considers advisable, and direct staff to prepare a draft Official Community Plan for Council's consideration.


The purpose of this report is to review draft housing policies that are being proposed for the updated Official Community Plan (OCP).

The Township began the review and update of its OCP in Fall 2015. An Affordable Housing Workshop was held on May 5, 2017 with the intent of providing focused stakeholder input into affordable housing solutions for Esquimalt. Policy briefs were distributed to participants ahead of time on Esquimalt's housing trends and on affordable housing forms, policy tools and resources. The Affordable Housing Workshop policy briefs are attached as Appendix A.

A summary report outlining the activities and findings from the Affordable Housing Workshop was received at the June 19, 2017 Committee of the Whole (COTW) meeting. The consultant's summary report is attached as Appendix B.

At the July 17, 2017 Council meeting, Council directed staff to schedule a Special COTW Meeting to review and discuss affordable housing policies prior to the development of a draft Official Community Plan.


Affordable Housing Workshop
Staff requires further direction on whether the Township wishes to pursue any of the following recommendations coming out of the Affordable Housing Workshop.

A. Strategies supported by workshop participants for creating affor...

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