Regional Growth Strategy Feb 9 09 Council Presentation


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Presentation to Langley Township Council about Township concerns over proposed Metro Vancouver livable region strategy on Feb. 9, 2009.

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  • TY YW This will be a joint presentation by Mr. Crawford and I; I will provide some of the background and broader context, whilst Mr. Crawford will concentrate on some of the details of the proposed strategy.
  • Regional Growth Strategy Feb 9 09 Council Presentation

    1. 1. Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy Presentation to Council Feb. 09, 2009
    2. 2. <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of RGS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling Regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with OCP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current LRSP & Amendments Process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals & Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>Presentation Outline
    3. 3. <ul><li>To update Council on Metro Vancouver’s Draft Regional Growth Strategy; </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight some of the key issues; and </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain any feedback. </li></ul>Purpose
    4. 4. <ul><li>What is a Regional Growth Strategy (RGS)? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A long term regional framework for land use development (2040) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applies to all 21 Muni’s. in the Metro Vancouver area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established pursuant to Part 25 of the Local Government Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guides decisions related to growth and development in the region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses issues that are region-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links regional objectives with local planning </li></ul></ul>Background
    5. 5. <ul><li>Current Regional Growth Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The current Plan, known as the LRSP, was adopted by MV Board in 1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The current plan can be amended with a 2/3 majority weighed vote of the MV Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent changes (Bill 27 – 08) provide ability for alternate amending formulas as part of the new RGS </li></ul></ul>Background
    6. 6. Relationship Between Regional Growth Strategy and the Official Community Plan Background Regional Growth Strategy Official Community Plan (OCP) Neighbourhood Plans Zoning Bylaw Development Permits Regional Context Statement
    7. 7. <ul><li>Protect the Green Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Build Complete Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve a Compact Metropolitan Region </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Transportation Choices </li></ul>Current Plan (LRSP) Strategies
    8. 8. Current LRSP
    9. 9. Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative Metro Vancouver Sustainability Initiative <ul><li>Guiding Principles: </li></ul><ul><li>Protect and enhance the natural environment; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide for ongoing prosperity; </li></ul><ul><li>Build community capacity and social cohesion </li></ul>
    10. 10. New RGS: Key Issues <ul><li>Growth – population and jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting land use and transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting a prosperous economy </li></ul>
    11. 11. New RGS: Key Issues <ul><li>Protecting the Region’s natural assets </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding housing choices </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to climate change </li></ul>33% reduction from current levels by 2020
    12. 12. <ul><li>Public Meetings held throughout region (Nov. 07 to Jan. 08) </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions at Technical Advisory Committee (planning directors/staff) </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal responses </li></ul><ul><li>MV Board received Preliminary Draft on Oct. 24, 08 </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Preliminary Draft back to Committee and Board in early 09 </li></ul>New RGS: Process
    13. 13. <ul><li>Create a Compact Urban Area </li></ul><ul><li>Support a Sustainable Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the Green Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Complete and Resilient Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Support Sustainable Transportation Choices </li></ul>New RGS: Goals
    14. 14. <ul><li>Green Zone mapping </li></ul><ul><li>ALR exclusion process </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal Town Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Offices – Carvolth Business Park </li></ul><ul><li>Density guideline for rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Transit to Aldergrove </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal autonomy/Regional regulation </li></ul>Langley Issues
    15. 15. New RGS: Proposed Review Process Initial Consultation on Options Guide, Preliminary Draft to Board in October, 2008 Completed Next steps in the process Completion of Draft Strategy. (early 2009) Board referral for consultation Consultation Develop final Draft Plan and initiate formal approval process 1 st and 2 nd reading 3 rd reading and refer to affected local governments for acceptance Public Hearing 120 days Resolution of any disputes Adopt the Regional Growth Strategy
    16. 16. Questions/Comments