Committee News In Brief – May 16 & 17, 2016

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Corporate and Community Services Committee – May 16, 2016

Information on the Nelson Stadium and Nelson Park Revitalization Project

Committee received and filed an information report providing an update on the Nelson Stadium and Nelson Revitalization Project. Staff reports there is community interest in enhancements to the sports facility features of this park. However, the source(s) of funding have not been identified. Currently, staff have forecasted a like-for-like replacement of the assets in the park from 2016-2025. Staff indicated any additional enhancements and new features would need to be funded by the Nelson User Group organization or considered in the prioritization of future capital budget and forecasts.

Agenda, reports, minutes and video for this Committee meeting can be found here.

Development and Infrastructure Committee – May 17, 2016

Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System – Partner Memorandum of Understanding Extension

Committee approved, in principle, the contents of the Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System Memorandum of Understanding Extension (MOUE). Staff will finalize wording before the City Manager will sign the finalized MOUE on behalf of Council. This MOUE aligns with the Strategic Plan key direction: A Healthy and Greener City in the Environmental and Energy Leadership category. The Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System is a network of 3,650 hectares of significant lands naturally connecting Hamilton and Burlington at the western end of Lake Ontario. The original MOU expires in June 2016. In order to facilitate further progress, and realize the potential for engagement with the Province of Ontario and other agencies, a continuation of the current working arrangements is proposed for a further five years.

Six-storey hotel at 1120 Burloak Drive

Committee approved a rezoning application for a six-storey hotel to be built on the site of the existing one-storey convention centre at 1120 Burloak Drive. The hotel will feature 135 rooms. Staff recommended approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law, stating the proposal conforms to the City’s Official Plan and represents good planning. Goes to council June 13.

Public Meeting: 2025 Guelph Line

A public meeting was held for a rezoning application submitted by CP REIT Ontario – Choice Properties for 2025 Guelph Line. The application proposes the addition of three stand-alone building pads in the parking lot of an existing commercial plaza at the northeast corner of Guelph Line and New Street. Proposed uses are retail and restaurant with associated drive-through and patio components. A staff recommendation will come to committee at a future date.

Review of Lighting Multi-Use Trails

Mayor Goldring and Councillors John Taylor and Marianne Meed Ward introduced a direction that was subsequently approved by committee asking staff to investigate the feasibility of installing lighting along the Centennial Multi-Use Trail and Hydro Corridor Multi-Use trail using the Route Lighting section outlined in the approved Trails Strategy. Staff was asked to report back to committee on the feasibility of lighting multi-use trails, results of public engagement, as well as capital and operating costs by June 2017 to provide options that will allow committee and council to make a decision in time to include any required funding in the 2018 budget.

Agenda, reports, minutes and video for this Committee meeting can be found here.

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