THAT Council receive the Staff Report for information purposes; and
FURTHER THAT the Affordable & Rental Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP), prepared by MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson (MHBC) Planning Limited in association with SHS Consulting, dated October 2020 and attached to the Staff Report as Appendix “I”, which provides incentive options for encouraging the creation of new affordable and rental housing and the implementation of sustainable/urban design, universal design and brownfield re-development measures for all types of new private sector development and re-development proposals in the municipality be adopted by Council; and
FURTHER THAT the By-laws attached to the Staff Report as Appendix “III” and Appendix “IV” which designate a Community Improvement Project Area for the entire municipality and adopt the Affordable & Rental Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP), October 2020, be endorsed and presented to Council for final approval at a Regular Council Meeting.
FURTHER THAT Council prioritize and expedite approvals for development projects that increase the supply of purpose-built rental housing, smaller unit sizes, secondary units, and mixed-ratio builds, and support of transitional housing initiatives as part of the Cl P's 2021 intake; and
FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to put together an inventory of potential municipal owned surplus lands, buildings and/or facilities by March 22, 2021 for it to consider as potential support for Section 3.8.8 Donation or Sale of Surplus Lands of the Affordable and Rental Housing Community Improvement Plan; and
FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to work with the Northumberland Affordable Housing Committee and other organizations where applicable to investigate partnership opportunities for implementing programs that are created through the Affordable and Rental Housing Community Improvement Plan