Town of Canmore

Council Clips - May 7, 2019

Peaks Landing Development Approved

After several years of controversy, Council has approved a bylaw to rezone a vacant parcel of land known as Peaks Landing, located in the Peaks of Grassi neighbourhood. While this issue pits the larger community benefit of affordable housing against the impact to the neighbourhood, the compromise is to not develop housing on the largest site and designate it as Municipal Reserve (MR), while prioritizing affordable housing. The rezoning will allow 14 townhouse units (10 PAH and four market units) on one site, and the second site will allow for up to eight duplex dwellings. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/residents-development-planning/public-engagement-information/peaks-landing

Overnight Car Camping on Municipal Property

Since the summer of 2018, the number people who live or camp in their vehicles has increased significantly. Most apparent are the vehicles parked overnight behind Save-On-Foods and beside Elevation Place. A municipal working group was formed to provide recommendations, and today council directed administration to implement a parking time restriction for this area to discourage repeated overnight parking and to allocate funds to hire a seasonal outreach worker to work with people using the area as a home.  The outreach worker will provide social support for individuals camping in the area and report on the impact of enforcement actions and alternatives to be considered by Council later this year. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/projects/overnight-camping-on-municipal-lots

Free Transit!

Canmore’s local Roam service will be free for all riders starting on the May long weekend. The fare-free program will run until the end of the year, and the meantime, administration will be working on recommendations aimed at making the service free beyond 2019. These recommendations will involve an evaluation of downtown paid parking, which council will be looking at during budget discussions in the last quarter of 2019. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/joomla-pages-iii/categories-list/2-latest-news/829-fare-free-canmore-local-transit

And Much More

To read the staff reports or watch the video for these and the other 11 business items considered at this meeting visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas

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