Monday, June 27, 1994
City Hall
Council Chamber
14245 - 56 Avenue
Surrey, B.C.
Monday, June 27, 1994
Time:     7:07 p.m.
Present:     Mayor Bose, Councillor McCallum, Councillor Lewin, Councillor Higginbotham, Councillor Huot, Councillor McKinnon and Councillor Villeneuve.  Councillor Watkins entered the Public Hearing as indicated in the minutes. 
Absent:     Councillor Robinson.
Staff Present:     City Manager, City Clerk, and Deputy Clerk. 
Application No. 2393-0005-00
"Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 1994, No. 12304"
Rezoning Application No. 5693-0005-00
ADDRESS:     18059 - 99A Avenue
LEGAL:     Lot 36, DL 121, Grp. 2, NWD, Plan LMP14011
APPLICANT:     Gailinda Holdings Ltd.
100 - 1450 Creekside Drive
Vancouver BC  V6J 5B3
PROPOSAL:     By-law No. 12303
To amend the Official Community Plan to redesignate the north portion of the above property from "Industrial (IND)" to "Suburban (SUB)".
The redesignation is to allow the proposed rezoning.
By-law No. 12304
To rezone the above property from "Suburban Residential Zone (RS)" and "Agricultural Zone One (A-1)" (By-law No. 5942) and "Light Impact Industrial Zone (IL)" (By-law No. 12000) to "Cluster Residential Zone (RC)" (By-law No. 12000).
The rezoning is to allow subdivision into 22 Cluster Type I lots.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
Mr. Ian Shaw of 15483 - 104 Avenue, representing Duncan & Associates was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Shaw spoke in support of the project, pointing out that this is a revised layout.  He advised that everyone has worked together to develop a good plan.  Mr. Shaw went on to describe the proposed lot sizes, and how the layout integrates with the slope.  Mr. Shaw noted that the trees will buffer the properties from the CN Yards. 
Ms. Trudi Struder of 9921 - 179 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She requested that the open space be deeded to the City and not be subject to further rezoning.  Ms. Struder submitted a brief to Council on the project.
It was     Moved by Councillor McKinnon
Seconded by Councillor Lewin
That the information submitted by Ms. Struder be received. 
Carried
Rezoning Application No. 5694-0048-00
ADDRESS:     11074 - 157 Street
LEGAL:     Lot 59, Sec. 15, B5N, R1W, NWD, Plan 56825
APPLICANT:     M. C. Charlton
P.O. Box 117, 490 - 580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3B6
PROPOSAL:     To rezone the above property from "One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)" to "Single Family Residential Zone (RF)".
The rezoning is to allow the creation of 11 single family lots.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
The City Clerk asked that Council receive the correspondence submitted on the By-law from the following resident:   Garth Verbonac.
It was     Moved by Councillor Higginbotham 
Seconded by Councillor Lewin         
That the correspondence submitted regarding By-law 12308 be received. 
Carried
Mr. Whittingstall of 11122 - 156A Street was in attendance and asked if the trees will be cut down.  He asked if there will be a green belt in the centre.  Mr. Whittingstall pointed out that there are some trees on site over 50 years old. 
Ms. Whittingstall of 11122 - 156A Street asked if an arborist will attend the site and determine the trees to be retained. 
A representative of Coastland Engineering advised that a tree survey will be undertaken.  He advised that a qualified person would be engaged to undertake the survey.  He then went on to describe the area where the trees will be preserved. 
Councillor Villeneuve suggested that a more extensive tree survey be undertaken prior to the Public Hearing. 
Councillor Lewin noted that the letter submitted to Council requests that provision be made for adequate drainage. 
Application No. 2393-0381-00
"Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 1994, No. 12310"
Rezoning Application No. 5693-0381-00
ADDRESS:     10940 - 168 Street
LEGAL:     NW 1/4 Sec. 7, Tp. 9 Except: Firstly: Part on Statutory ROW Plan 3379; Secondly: West 33'; Thirdly: Part on Plan 16926; Fourthly: Part Subdivided by Plan 51664; Fifthly: Part Expropriated by Plan 65815, NWD
APPLICANT:     L.D.M. Services Ltd.
11120 - 84 Avenue, Surrey BC  V4C 2L7
PROPOSAL:     By-law No. 12309
To amend the Official Community Plan to redesignate the easterly 60 metres of the above property from "Industrial (IND)" to "Suburban (SUB)".
The redesignation is to allow the proposed rezoning.
By-law No. 12310
To rezone the above property from "Industrial Park Zone Two (I-P(2))" (By-law No. 5942) to "Cluster Residential Zone (RC)" (By-law No. 12000).
The rezoning is to allow a suburban bare land strata subdivision at 2 units per gross acre, creating 29 lots.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
The City Clerk asked that Council receive the correspondence submitted on the by-laws from the following residents:
•     John Rogers
•     Heather Nelson
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin         
Seconded by Councillor McKinnon      
That the correspondence submitted regarding By-laws 12309 & 12310 be received. 
Carried
Ms. Deborah Plett of 10780 - 160 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Plett submitted correspondence opposing the proposed development. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin
Seconded by Councillor Villeneuve
That the correspondence submitted by Ms. Plett be received. 
Carried
Ms. Plett spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Plett expressed concern with the lot sizes.  Ms. Plett made reference to a previous commitment from Parsons Channel with respect to a buffer and indicated that Parsons Channel are not prepared provide the buffer now.  Ms. Plett went on to comment on the noise from the Intermodal Yard, pointing out that it exceeds the allowed decibels.  Ms. Plett then discussed overcrowding of the school in the area and the increasing number of portables required.
Mr. Murray Kindratsky of 10785 - 168 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Kindratsky spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning, stating that it is incompatible with the area.  Mr. Kindratsky felt that the City was taking a "buyer beware" attitude rather than dealing with the incompatibility of the project.  Mr. Kindratsky suggested that residences should not be allowed to encroach on the industrial area.  Mr. Kindratsky then went on to discuss the North Slope Study and how this project does not meet all of the criteria.  He indicated that at best, type three clustering would be most suitable.  Mr. Kindratsky felt that the technical information in the report was vague. 
Mr. Kindratsky felt that the by-law should be tabled until all of the points raised in his presentation are addressed.  Mr. Kindratsky submitted his brief for Council's information. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Villeneuve
Seconded by Councillor Lewin
That the brief be received. 
Carried
Mr. Kindratsky made reference to recent Court decisions with respect to the CN Yards and reiterated his point that cluster housing is incompatible in this area. 
Mr. Errol Freeman of L.D.M. Services was present on behalf of the applicant to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Freeman displayed a rendering of the project and pointed out the changes that have been made as a result of discussions with the Planning Department and the residents.  Mr. Freeman advised that there will be an eight-acre park dedicated to the City.  Mr. Freeman noted that the Pletts are concerned with urban-sized lots against their acre property, and described the size of the lots that addresses this concern.  He advised that the unopened road will remain unopened.  Mr. Freeman described the area where trees will be preserved and used as a buffer.  Mr. Freeman pointed out that their design guidelines will include noise abatement measures.  Mr. Freeman stated that an environmental study and an acoustical study has been done.
Mr. Freeman then discussed the North Slope Study, and the Type Three form of cluster housing described in the study.  He advised that the residents in the area did not want to see Type Three cluster housing, but rather, wanted the site to remain in single family homes.  Mr. Freeman submitted letters from the residents in the area supporting the project. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Huot
Seconded by Councillor Lewin
That the correspondence be received. 
Carried
Rezoning Application No. 5694-0106-00
ADDRESS:     16385 - 110 Avenue
LEGAL:     Lot 9, Sec. 14, B5N, R1W, NWD, Plan 8444
APPLICANT:     Ralph Estates Ltd.
16385 - 110 Avenue
Surrey BC  V4N 1P9
PROPOSAL:     To rezone the above property from "One Acre Residential Zone (RA)" to "Single Family Residential Zone (RF)".
The rezoning is to allow the creation of 28 single family lots.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
The City Clerk asked that Council receive the correspondence submitted on the By-law from the following residents:
•     H.Y. Engineering Ltd./P & D Guildford Development Ltd.
•     Art Swenson
•     446632 B.C. Inc./Mera Developments Ltd./Lynn-Croft Management Inc.
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin        
Seconded by Councillor Villeneuve    
           That the correspondence submitted regarding By-law 12318 be received. 
Carried
Rezoning Application No. 5594-0052-00
ADDRESS:     14676 - 102A Avenue
LEGAL:     Lot 246, Sec. 30, B5N, R1W, NWD, Plan 54988
APPLICANT:     Noort Developments Ltd.
7857 - 6 Street
Burnaby BC  V3N 3N4
PROPOSAL:     To discharge Land Use Contract No. 440 on the land at the above property.
The discharge is to allow the creation of four single family lots permitted by the underlying "Single Family Residential Zone (RF)".
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
There were no objections to the proposed rezoning. 
Rezoning Application No. 5692-0396-00
ADDRESS:     8501 - 162 Street
LEGAL:     Lot 2, Sec. 25, Tp. 2, NWD, Plan 84986
APPLICANT:     Stravis Homes Ltd.
#203, 5627 - 176A Street
Surrey BC  V3S 4G8
PROPOSAL:     To rezone the above property from "Townhouse Residential Zone (RT-1)" (By-law No. 5942) to "One Acre Residential Zone (RA)" (By-law No. 12000).
The property was incorrectly rezoned from "Single Family Residential (RS)" to "Townhouse Residential Zone (RT-1)" in conjunction with Application No. 5688-0641-00.  The purpose of the proposed by-law is to reinstate the original zoning.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
There were no objections to the proposed rezoning. 
Rezoning Application No. 5692-0381-00
ADDRESS:     12120 - 82 Avenue
LEGAL:     Parcel "A" (Explanatory Plan 13542) Lot 6, Sec. 30, Tp. 2, NWD, Plan 456
APPLICANT:     McElhanney Engineering Services
13160 - 88 Avenue
Surrey BC  V3W 3K3
PROPOSAL:     To rezone the above property from "Retail Commercial Zone One (C-R(1))" (By-law No. 5942) to "Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)" (By-law No. 12000).
The rezoning is to allow for the construction of a 37-unit, three-storey apartment building.
PROPOSED "COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ZONE (CD)" FOR BY-LAW NO. 12312
INTENT
This Zone is intended to accommodate and regulate the development of medium density, medium-rise, multiple unit residential buildings and related amenity spaces, which are to be developed in accordance with a comprehensive design.
PERMITTED USES
Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses, provided such combined uses are part of a comprehensive design:
1.     Multiple unit residential buildings.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
There were no objections to the proposed rezoning. 
Rezoning Application No. 5693-0159-00
ADDRESS:     3140 - 140 Street
LEGAL:     Lot 55, Sec. 21, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 54592
APPLICANT:     Juggy Pallan & H.Y. Engineering Ltd.
#4, 15243 - 91 Avenue
Surrey BC  V3R 8P8
PROPOSAL:     To rezone the above property from "Suburban Residential Zone (RS)" (By-law No. 5942) to "Half-Acre Residential Zone (RH)" (By-law No. 12000).
The rezoning is to allow subdivision into two parcels.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
Mayor Bose noted that Ms. Ana Erhardt and Mr. G. Erhardt had indicated in writing, their opposition to the proposed rezoning, and L. McLennan had indicated in writing his support of the proposed rezoning. 
Ms. Ana Erhardt of 13868 - 28 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Erhardt expressed concern with the new designation of 140 Street.  Ms. Erhardt further expressed concern with drainage in the area.  Ms. Erhardt felt that tax dollars would be better spent on roads in other areas, rather than on 140 Street.  She pointed out that she was not opposed to the application.
Mr. Pallan, applicant, was in attendance and described the process in getting the project to this stage.  Mr. Pallan discussed negotiations involving his property to accommodate 140 Street.  Mr. Pallan advised that they have tried to accommodate the Property Department and the Planning Department in every possible way, and asked that the project be approved to go ahead. 
Mr. Jim Barkasy of 14140 - 32 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Barkasy was not opposed to the subdivision, but spoke in opposition to the change in status of 140 Street.  He advised that the change of 140 Street will have a significant impact on their community.  Mr. Barkasy advised that he does not see how the 140 Street change will solve any traffic problems in the area. 
Councillor Watkins entered the Public Hearing at 8:02 p.m. 
Ms. Barbara Paton of 3417 - 148 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Paton stated that she spoke against the widening of 140 Street some time previously.  She advised that it is the wrong direction and the wrong road.  Ms. Paton noted that the bottleneck seems to be at Crescent Road and King George Highway.  She added that the traffic light timing could be improved to alleviate some of the traffic problems.  Ms. Paton asked what is going to happen with the old Elgin Dump. 
"Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1983, No. 7600, Text No. 138 Amendment By-law, 1994, No. 12247"
Application No. 2392-0293-00
"Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 1994, No. 12248"
Rezoning Application No. 5692-0293-00
ADDRESS:     CIVIC/LEGAL
14861 - 33 Avenue/Lot 4, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
14889 - 33 Avenue/Lot 5, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
14917 - 33 Avenue/Lot 9, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
14935 - 33 Avenue/Lot 10, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
14951 - 33 Avenue/Lot 11, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
3337 - 149 Street/Lot 6, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
3353 - 149 Street/Lot 7, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
3356 - 149 Street/Lot 8, Sec. 27, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 83376
and Portions of 149 Street and 33 Avenue
APPLICANT:     Commerce Pacific Holdings Ltd.
#206, 1736 - 152 Street, White Rock BC  V4A 7A7
PROPOSAL:     By-law No. 12246
To amend the Official Community Plan to redesignate the above properties from "Suburban (SUB)" to "Urban (URB)".
The redesignation is to allow the proposed rezoning.
By-law No. 12247
To amend the Official Community Plan to declare the above properties as Development Permit Area LX II.
The purpose of the DPA is to encourage ground-oriented, multi-family residential developments designed to be responsive to the context of coordinating the siting, forms and volumes of individual townhouse blocks, as well as to ensure adequate treatment of outdoor areas and landscaping.
By-law No. 12248
To rezone the above properties from "Suburban Residential Zone (RS)" (By-law No. 5942) to "Multiple Residential 15 Zone (RM-15)" (By-law No. 12000).
The rezoning is to allow for the development of approximately 62 townhouse units.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the properties was indicated to the Public Hearing.
Councillor Huot left the Public Hearing at 8:06 p.m. 
The City Clerk asked that Council receive the correspondence submitted on the By-laws from the following residents:
•     Concerned Citizens of Sunnyside
•     Michael Logan
•     Jeff & Caryn Cooke
•     Richard Coulter, Trilogy Developments
•     Wayne Bloomquist
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin        
Seconded by Councillor McKinnon 
That the correspondence submitted regarding By-laws 12246, 12247 & 12248 be received. 
Carried
Mayor Bose noted the following persons who had indicated their support/opposition for the proposed rezoning: 
Name     Oppose     Support
Fritz Hockemeyer          X
Greg Long          X
A. Erhardt     X
Caryn Cooke     X
S.L. Bradley     X
Sandra Bramall     X
Ron Findlay          X
Ana Erhardt     X
Richard Coulter          X
Michael Logan          X
Ms. Virginia Keast of 3368 - 148 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Keast advised that the developer has supplied them with extensive information with respect to buffering and landscaping.  Ms. Keast advised she went to look at the King George Corridor Study, and at that time was advised by the Planning Department that the application was already approved and the Public Hearing was only a formality.  She expressed concern with having to wait for service at the Planning Counter.  Ms. Keast noted that 148 Street will not be a dead end street.  She expressed concern with the drainage in the area, advising that with a previous development, their septic field was flooded. 
Councillor Huot returned to the Public Hearing at 8:20 p.m. 
Ms. Yorke of 3447 - 148 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Yorke commented on the beauty of the area.  Ms. Yorke expressed concern with the increased densities in the area.  She advised that she feels that the zoning in the area is a fait accompli.  Ms. Yorke expressed concern for the safety of the children of the area due to the increased traffic volumes and the construction traffic, stating she hoped construction crews would use another access.  Ms. Yorke asked that something be done to address the gates for the project as she found them offensive.  She advised that she does not oppose the Trilogy Development to the south. 
Ms. Barbara Paton of 3417 - 148 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Paton spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning, pointing out that one acre lots in the area have remained vacant.  Ms. Paton noted that the residents in the area opposed the redesignation of the Elgin Pocket.  She pointed out that the redesignation of the Elgin Pocket was never taken through the public process.  Ms. Paton advised that if the densities are any higher than they are now, all the wildlife habitat will be destroyed.  She advised that the only way to preserve the greenness is to leave the area alone.  Ms. Paton suggested that the three lots to the left of the cul-de-sac remain one acre and allow the remainder to develop to townhouse densities.  Ms. Paton submitted two letters from residents unable to attend the Public Hearing.  Ms. Paton read both letters stating their opposition to the proposal to the Public Hearing. 
It was     Moved by Councillor McKinnon
Seconded by Councillor Villeneuve
That the letter from Mr. J.J. Dahl of 3406 - 148 Street and the letter from R. Aserick of 3466 - 148 Street be received. 
Carried
Ms. Paton asked that her comments made on the Trilogy Development be included in these minutes. 
EXCERPT FROM MAY 30, 1994 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
Mrs. Barbara Paton, 3417 -148 Street, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mrs. Paton referenced the Suburban Lands Review which indicates this area as part of the Elgin Pocket.  She added that at that time residents were opposed to the Urban designation.
Mrs. Paton then made reference to the Regular Council minutes of December 14, 1992, minutes directing that the Elgin pocket be taken through a public process and pointed out that it has not taken place.  Mrs. Paton asked if questions raised at the Public Hearing will be addressed by staff prior to final reading of the By-law. 
Mrs. Paton then asked if there is sufficient capacity in the sewer to service this type of development.  She also asked if the pump at Crescent Road and King George Highway had been upgraded.  Mrs. Paton requested that the access road between 32 Avenue and 33 Avenue be not only dedicated but built.  She then made reference to the proposed off ramp from the freeway and suggested that people purchasing in the proposed development be made aware of its location.  In conclusion Mrs. Paton requested that a further Public Hearing he held if alterations are made to this application prior to final reading of the By-law.  
Ms. Erhardt of 13868 - 128 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She expressed concern with the impact on hospitals, schools, policing and drainage.  Ms. Erhardt requested that her comments on the Trilogy Development be included in these minutes. 
EXCERPT FROM MAY 30, 1994 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
Mrs. A. Erhardt, 13868 - 28 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She sought clarification of connecting roads.  She requested to know what the population of South Surrey will be should this application and the previous application be approved.  Mrs. Erhardt suggested that with the amount of development that is occurring in South Surrey, the City will have to tap into White Rock's water supply and asked if White Rock are aware of that.  Mrs. Erhardt commented that the population of South Surrey is in excess of the amount which can presently be serviced by the City with respect to water requirements. 
Mrs. Erhardt commented that there is no lift station for the sewer and asked Council to consider this and monitor the population/water and sewer issues more closely.  Mrs. Erhardt then made reference to the issue of lack of hospital funding and stated that if the present hospital can't provide service to the existing population it's unlikely that it will be able to accommodate new residents.  
Mr. Gomberoff, on behalf of the applicant, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Gomberoff discussed the road pattern and described how this access and road pattern relates to the Trilogy Developments project.  He advised that they were not required by the Engineering Department to do a traffic study.  Mr. Gomberoff advised that the design of the project is very close to single family.  He further pointed out that the homes are marketed towards empty nesters, and families are not proposed for the units. 
Mr. Annable, a representative of the applicant, discussed the vacant acre lots.  He advised that they have remained undeveloped and unsightly.  He pointed out that the City had asked him to barricade the property.  He went on to describe previous proposals for the site. 
Ms. Paton of 3417 - 148 Street pointed out that the residents requested that the site be barricaded.  She also pointed out that this is very much a residential neighbourhood. 
ADDRESS:     Portions of 131 Street & 12B Avenue
LEGAL:     Those portions of road lying in Section 8, Tp. 1, NWD, outlined in heavy black line on a Reference Plan prepared by Alan J. Zacharias, BCLS, and dated April 13, 1994 and approximately as shown on the Development Location Map.
APPLICANT:     Council Initiative
PROPOSAL:     To stop up and close to traffic portions of 131 Street and 12B Avenue, to cancel the dedication of the said portions of 131 Street and 12B Avenue that have been stopped up and closed to traffic, and to rededicate the same as park.
The proposed By-law is required to allow construction of a new trail leading to the existing Lookout Point as shown on the enclosed map.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the properties was indicated to the Public Hearing.
Councillor Higginbotham left the Public Hearing at 8:40 p.m. 
Ms. Sue Ann Gentry of 13175 - 14 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed road exchange for the trail and expressed her concern with the length of time involved.  Ms. Gentry read excerpts from a letter from Mr. Buckley of 14 Avenue supporting the trail. 
Councillor Higginbotham returned to the Public Hearing at 8:42 p.m. 
It was     Moved by Councillor McKinnon
Seconded by Councillor Lewin
That the following letters commenting on and supporting the trail, read by Ms. Gentry, be received. 
Carried
Diana Fader & Edward Fader     Philip J. Kirby
Mary & William Bocker     Cheryl & Michael Bray
Brian & Joan Bjarnason     Marilyn & Ben Holland
Marie A. Kessler     D.G. Buckley
Ms. Gentry hoped that everyone felt comfortable with this trail.
Ms. Maralyn Henderson of 1330 - 128 Street was present to comment on the trail.  Ms. Henderson spoke in support of developing the trail, indicating that this will provide for a safe orderly access.  She pointed out that the pathway is very much utilized - it's part of the community, and added that the residents were concerned they weren't being heard.
Councillor Lewin left the Public Hearing at 8:43 p.m. 
Mrs. Claire Olivier of 1338 - 128 Street was present to comment on the trail.  She briefly commented on the frustrations experienced by the residents in trying to get this trail for the residents.  She requested that development of the trail proceed immediately. 
Councillor Lewin returned to the Public Hearing at 8:47 p.m. 
Mrs. Olivier read a letter from Mr. & Mrs. Falder of 132 Street, commenting on how much they resented their access to the beach being cut off.  They were in support of the trail and suggested that it does not cause rowdiness on the beach.  They expressed concern that the residents on the bluff are trying to turn this into a private beach.  They then discussed the Ankenman site and the history of the road end.  Mrs. Olivier urged the Mayor and Council to ensure the trail is constructed immediately. 
Mr. Ankenman of 13102 - 13 Avenue was present to comment on the trail.  Mr. Ankenman spoke in support of public access to the beach.  He advised that he has owned the property for 15 years, pointing out that the land exchange has resulted in a lose/lose situation.  Mr. Ankenman pointed out that he has permitted access through his property.  Mr. Ankenman discussed legal advice he has received with respect to access.  He requested Council's assistance with his concerns.  Mr. Ankenman expressed concern that the path comes unnecessarily close to his property and asked that the rest area be eliminated and that the path be realigned or go directly to the lookout.  Mr. Ankenman asked that the path be closed from sundown to sunup.  Mr. Ankenman then described the policing problems with parties very close to his home, advising that the activity is constant.  Mr. Ankenman advised that he would like to have Council's endorsement of his concerns. 
Rezoning Application No. 5694-0151-00
ADDRESS:     3022 - 176 Street
LEGAL:     Lot 3, Sec. 20, Tp. 7, NWD, Plan 42617
APPLICANT:     Brian Watts & Diana Richardson
3022 - 176 Street, RR#3
Surrey BC  V4P 1M6
PROPOSAL:     To rezone the above property from "One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)" to "Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)".
The rezoning is to allow a second dwelling to be constructed on the property.
PROPOSED "COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ZONE (CD)" FOR BY-LAW NO. 12307
INTENT
This Comprehensive Development Zone is intended to accommodate two single family residences on a 2.12 ha [5.24 acre] lot.
PERMITTED USES
The land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 
1.     Two single family dwellings.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
There were no objections to the proposed rezoning. 
Rezoning Application No. 5694-0161-00
ADDRESS:     3237 King George Highway
LEGAL:     Parcel A, DL 155, Grp. 2, NWD, Ref. Plan 84734
APPLICANT:     City of Surrey
14245 - 56 Avenue
Surrey BC  V3X 3A2
PROPOSAL:     To rezone the above property from "Highway Commercial Industrial Zone (CHI)" to "Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)".
The rezoning is to allow for second-storey professional offices.
PROPOSED "COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ZONE (CD)" FOR BY-LAW NO. 12311
INTENT
This Comprehensive Development Zone is intended to accommodate and regulate the development of a restaurant and general office uses.
PERMITTED USES
The land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 
1.     Automotive service uses of vehicles less than 5,000 kilograms [11,023 lbs.] G.V.W.
2.     Eating establishments including drive-through restaurants;
3.     General service uses including drive-through banks;
4.     Indoor recreational facilities, including bingo halls;
5.     Light impact industry including retail of products processed or manufactured on the lot;
6.     Tourist accommodation;
7.     Parking facilities;
8.     Retail stores limited to the following:
(a)     Animal feed and tack shops;
(b)     Appliance stores;
(c)     Building supply stores;
(d)     Convenience stores;
(e)     Damaged goods and used clothing stores or flea markets, provided that the operation is contained within a building;
(f)     Furniture stores;
(g)     Garden supply stores;
(h)     Retail warehouse uses;
(i)     Sales and rentals of boats;
(j)     Sales and rentals of vehicles less than 5,000 kilograms [11,023 lbs.];
(k)     Sports card shops; and
(l)     Sporting goods stores.
9.     Warehouse uses;
10.     Community services;
11.     Child care centres;
12.     Office uses; and
13.     Accessory uses including the following:
(a)     one dwelling unit per lot provided that the dwelling unit is:
i.     contained within the principal building; and
ii.     occupied by the owner or the owner's employee, for the protection of the businesses permitted on the lot.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the property was indicated to the Public Hearing.
Ms. Yorke of 3447 - 148 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Yorke commented that a restaurant was proposed for the site.  Now we are back here again tonight and the applicant is getting a variety of uses, when he only wants a restaurant.  Ms. Yorke noted that the applicant is now requesting offices upstairs.  She expressed concern that applications are approved for a specific use and later on a different use within a zone appears on the site.  Ms. Yorke then discussed parking requirements.  She pointed out that she was advised that 48 parking spaces are required.  Ms. Yorke then pointed out that the residents have heard that it will be a sports bar, not a restaurant.  Ms. Yorke expressed concern that forty-eight parking spaces are not sufficient. 
The owner was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  He advised that there is sufficient room for forty-nine or fifty parking spaces.  He pointed out that he has been involved with the Black Forest Restaurant for a number of years.  He advised that he does not propose the type of restaurant described by the previous speaker.  He noted that there were going to be offices upstairs, regardless.  The owner advised that professionals will occupy the offices and it will be quiet.  He went on to point out that the restaurant cannot survive without the income from the offices.  The owner advised that it will be a Bistro, not a Sports Bar. 
Ms. Yorke clarified that the 1988 Public Hearing notice didn't include offices upstairs.
Rezoning Application No. 2392-0106-01
ADDRESS:     Portions of 15735, 15745, 15767, 15789, 15805, 15831, 15861, 15911, 15929, 15953, 15985, 16037, 16115/41, 16227, 16275 & 16351 - all of 32 Avenue
Portions of 15721, 15740, 15762, 15773, 15788, 15825, 15862, 15890, 15911, 15916, 15937, 15940, 16278 & 16312/32 - all of 36 Avenue
Portion of 15860 - 40 Avenue
Portion of 3530 - 160 Street
Portion of 3401/49 - 164 Street
LEGAL:     For Legal Descriptions of Subject Properties, please contact Planning & Development at 591-4441 or the Clerk's Office at 591-4372.
APPLICANT:     Morgan Creek Holdings &
Canlan Investments Corporation
#1180 - 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver BC  V6H 4L1
PROPOSAL:     To amend the Official Community Plan to declare the above properties (as outlined on the O.C.P. Amendment Map for this By-law) as Development Permit Area LXIII.
The purpose of the DPA is to regulate the form and character of the golf course's clubhouse and ancillary structures; for the protection of the natural environment; and to establish objectives and provide guidelines that will ensure access to the designated public open spaces as well as public safety.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk. 
There were no objections to the proposed Official Community Plan amendment. 
The Public Hearing recessed at 9:22 p.m. and reconvened at 9:30 p.m. with Councillor Robinson absent, and Councillor Villeneuve and Councillor Watkins taking their seats as indicated in the minutes. 
"Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 1994, No. 12316"
Application No. 5694-0128-00
ADDRESS:     CIVIC/LEGAL
2886 - 152 Street/Lot "A" Except: Parcel 3 (By-law Plan 62658); Sec. 23, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 14381
2870 - 152 Street/Lot "B" Except: Parcel 4 (By-law Plan 62658); Sec. 23, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 14381
2850 - 152 Street/Lot "C" Except: Parcel 5 (By-law Plan 62658); Sec. 23, Tp. 1, NWD, Plan 22083
APPLICANT:     Linda Baker Architect Inc.
405 - 1168 Hamilton St., Vancouver BC  V6B 2S2
PROPOSAL:     By-law No. 12315
To amend the Official Community Plan to include the above property in Development Permit Area LIII.
The purpose of the DPA is to regulate the building form and character of multi-family development.
By-law No. 12316
To rezone the above properties from "Single Family Residential Zone (RF)" and "One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)" to "Multiple Residential 15 Zone (RM-15)".
The rezoning is to allow development of a 38 unit non-profit rental townhouse project.
The Notice of Public Hearing, except the legal description, was read by the City Clerk.  The location of the properties was indicated to the Public Hearing.
Ms. Pat McMahan, Project Architect, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. McMahan described the units, the site plan, and the landscaping. 
Councillor Villeneuve and Councillor Watkins returned to the Public Hearing at 9:33 p.m. 
She advised that she will be available to respond to any questions.  Ms. McMahan then described access to the site, advising that there are future plans to close the access at 152 Street.  At the present time all access to the site is off 152 Street. 
Mr. Fraser Smith, Manager, Land Development Division, gave a brief description of the road pattern, both existing and that planned for the future.  Mr. Smith discussed anticipated trips per hour generated in accordance with townhouse developments. 
Mr. Howard Slutsken of 15304 - 29 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Slutsken advised that he lives five properties from the site.  Mr. Slutsken pointed out that his concerns include safety, security, traffic, and land values.  He agreed that there is a need for affordable housing in the area.  Mr. Slutsken indicated that there are a number of proposals which have not been explored with the community. 
Ms. Hulda Roddan, President, Semiahmoo Affordable Housing Society, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She discussed her involvement in the community with respect to social issues.  Ms. Roddan referenced a study in the area and the resulting indication of the crucial need for affordable housing in the Semiahmoo Peninsula area.  This has been studied and documented.  Ms. Roddan went on to describe their efforts to develop an affordable housing site in South Surrey, including the proposal for a site at 14 Avenue and King George Highway.  Ms. Roddan pointed out that they have applications from 200 people wishing to live in the units.  Ms. Roddan advised that a number of their supporters were in attendance, but had to leave due to child care arrangements.  Ms. Roddan discussed the makeup of the Board of Directors for the Society.  Ms. Roddan commented on the need for haste, advising that B.C.H.M.C. will withdraw their funding in the early fall. 
In responding to a question, Ms. Roddan advised that they have a Management Board that will continue to be involved in the project.  She advised that the Society is responsible for the management and upkeep of the project after it is built.  She further advised that they have the support of many service agencies and submitted the letters in support of the project. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin        
Seconded by Councillor McKinnon      
That the following correspondence on table submitted regarding By-laws 12315 & 12316 be received, and the letter submitted by Ms. Roddan be received. 
Rhonda Kirkpatrick
Barbara Bjorge
L.C. Bjarnason
W.L. Hurd, MLA
Carried
It was     Moved by Councillor Huot         
Seconded by Councillor Lewin      
That the petition containing 600 signatures in support of the project be received. 
Carried
Ms. Margaret Lower, Community Volunteer, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Lower spoke in support of the project and commented on the need for affordable housing in the community. 
Ms. Roslin Alford of 13852 North Bluff Road was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Alford spoke in support of the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Alford discussed her and her family's need for affordable housing. 
Councillor Watkins left the Public Hearing at 10:01 p.m. 
Ms. Eleanor Herd of #104, 2554 - 104 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Herd advised that she is a single parent and spoke in support of the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Herd felt that some of the people that need affordable housing are stereotyped.  Ms. Herd commented on the mix of residents that make up an affordable housing project.  Ms. Herd noted that there are some valid concerns for the existing residents.  Quiet and safety are concerns of all parents.  Ms. Herd advised that her complex operates along the lines of a cooperative. 
Councillor Watkins returned to the Public Hearing at 10:04 p.m. 
Ms. Herd suggested that the Society look at running this project similar to a cooperative.  She noted that a project needs to have a balance in the makeup of residents.  Ms. Herd pointed out that her cooperative has a curfew to ensure quietness. 
Ms. Jenny Lo of #63 - 9370 - 122 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Lo discussed property values, and submitted information compiled from a 1994 real estate sales list, indicating that there is no significant depreciation in property values in the area of a non-profit development in South Surrey. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Villeneuve
Seconded by Councillor Lewin      
That the information be received. 
Carried
Ms. Lo discussed crime, and noted that there are no statistics that indicate crime is higher in areas with non-profit housing. 
Ms. Ellen Jane Watson of #101 - 2542 - 154 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Watson spoke in support of the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Watson described her area, noting the mix of housing types.  Ms. Watson commented that there seems to be some misconception as to the types of people that live in social housing.  Ms. Watson stated that she is confident that this project will be well run.  Ms. Watson then discussed the residents in her cooperative and the variety of needs for housing.  Ms. Watson advised that she is a counsellor for the White Rock/South Surrey Women's Place and commented on women returning to abusive homes due to the lack of affordable housing.  Ms. Watson asked that Council take a more proactive stand on social housing for Surrey. 
Mr. Andrew Lee of 883 - 165A Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Lee spoke in support of the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Lee referenced the number of trailer parks along King George Highway as indicating the need for affordable housing. 
Ms. Joan Robertson of #102 - 2560 - 154 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Robertson spoke in support of the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Robertson commented on a recent townhouse development close to her home and pointed out that she has not noticed an increase in traffic on the main streets.  Ms. Robertson discussed crime and indicated this project will not increase crime.  Ms. Robertson stressed the importance of maintaining family security.  Ms. Robertson reiterated the comments of previous speakers with respect to misconceptions of people who need affordable housing. 
Ms. Dorothy Steinbach of #312 - 12890 - 17 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She advised that her property has increased in value by 280% in 10 years and she lives within six blocks of a co-operative housing complex. 
Ms. Rupal Shankland of #211 - 1821 Southmere Crescent East was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She discussed her need for affordable housing.  Ms. Shankland encouraged Council and the community to be generous. 
Ms. Julie Grenier of 1407 - 128A Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Grenier spoke in support of the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Grenier then shared her experience as a child living in an affordable housing project.  Ms. Grenier described how this gave her mother the opportunity to get ahead. 
Mr. Dennis Alexander of 15337 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Alexander spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Alexander expressed concern that this is a done deal and requested that Council consider all the presentations this evening.  Mr. Alexander felt that Council is attempting to mirror the project on the other side of 152 Street.  Mr. Alexander pointed out that if anything is to be mirrored, it should be mirrored with the existing single family developments.  He noted that the emerging uses are not consistent with reality.  Mr. Alexander noted that a transition was not an issue for other developments along 152 Street as the Planner's advice is needed here.  A developer is prepared to develop the site for single family homes, and has a concept plan to that end.  Mr. Alexander submitted the plan to Council. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Higginbotham
Seconded by Councillor Villeneuve
That the plan be received. 
Carried
Mr. Alexander then discussed the Planning Department concept plan for the area.  Mr. Alexander then referenced Option B with minor variations.  He commented on Option C, which reflects the residents desires.  All three options demonstrate the possibility for the retention of the single family neighbourhood.  Mr. Alexander asked that the project be rejected.  If Council fails to recognize the intrusion on the neighbourhood, it should impose certain conditions including: 
1.     all access restricted to 152 Street;
2.     the developer must be required to meet the same building restrictions as the existing homes have by means of a restrictive covenant on title regarding cedar shake roofs, enclosed carports, pavers, cedar/stucco/vinyl siding.
Mr. Alexander felt his area was under siege and stated that if Council is not just paying lip service, then Council must vote to reject this development. 
Mr. Grant Piper of 15329 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Piper spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Piper displayed on the overhead, his area, and described the area petitioned.  Mr. Piper noted the subdivision is under five years old.  Without exception, the residents were advised by City Hall that the area would remain as single family homes.  The proposal will forever change the single family status of this neighbourhood.  Mr. Piper advised that out of 119 residents petitioned, 115 are opposed.  This is 96.64%.  Mr. Piper asked that the application be denied. 
Ms. Jeanette Davies of 15282 - 29 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  She advised that they purchased their home as it was in a single family area.  She went on to question the emergency turnaround, advising that at present her front yard is paved for this use.  She asked why Council bothers with an Official Community Plan if the residents cannot depend on it. 
Mr. Wayne Bloomquist of 15239 - 29A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Bloomquist spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He advised that they purchased their home as it is on a quiet street.  Mr. Bloomquist noted that there is currently very little traffic on his street and it is safe for children.  Mr. Bloomquist commented that he was told that one of the owners was getting a 20% premium for her property due to connections at City Hall.  He advised that he attended both information meetings at Sunnyside Hall.  Mr. Bloomquist expressed his dismay that none of his concerns have been addressed.  Mr. Bloomquist suggested that if permanent access from 152 Street cannot be obtained, then the project should be denied.  Mr. Bloomquist stated that he is adamantly against the proposal.  Mr. Bloomquist advised that he works nights and the increase in traffic during the day will disturb his sleep and impact on his children's safety.  Mr. Bloomquist requested that Council address the issue of permanent access off 152 Street.
Mr. Bloomquist expressed grave concern with the negative financial impact this project will have on the value of his property.  Mr. Bloomquist requested that Council obtain input from Dr. Menza, who has done a thesis on property values, with respect to this proposal.  Mr. Bloomquist further requested that an Environmental Impact Study and a Crime Study be undertaken.  The development on 20 Avenue is an example of a properly planned development, with its own accesses.  Mr. Bloomquist suggested a location on King George Highway which would be more conducive to this type of development. 
Mr. Dave Davies of 15382 - 29 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Davies spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning, reiterating the concerns of the previous speakers. 
Councillor Huot left the Public Hearing at 11:05 p.m. 
Mr. Monti Richardsen of 15312 - 29 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Richardsen spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Richardsen expressed concern with increased traffic.  He further expressed concern with credibility.  Mr. Richardsen expressed grave concerns with the routing and access for construction traffic.  Mr. Richardsen asked if this is a credible proposal from an Engineering aspect with respect to traffic and access. 
The Manager, Land Development Division, indicated that the Engineering Department could further review using 152 Street as a permanent access and report back to Council. 
Mr. Richardsen pointed out that his home has been on the market for three months and it has not yet sold.  The home has had over thirty-five showings.  Many people like the home, but are scared off.  If the development was there before the homes are built, then possibly properties do not devalue.  The proposal is having a very serious impact.  Mr. Richardsen expressed concern with feedback that this is a done deal. 
Mayor Bose noted that is now 11:15 p.m. and there are still an additional 37 speakers to be heard.  Mayor Bose recommended that the Public Hearing be adjourned to Tuesday evening, commencing at 7:30 p.m. 
Councillor Lewin left the Public Hearing at 11:19 p.m. and returned at 11:20 p.m. 
Mr. Don Hoglund of 15328 - 29 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Hoglund spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He advised that they do not want the extension of 29 Avenue.  Mr. Hoglund pointed out that the existing streets cannot accommodate additional traffic.  He questioned how Council can approve a multi-family development on a major thoroughfare. 
Mayor Bose left the Public Hearing at 11:22 p.m. and Acting Mayor Higginbotham assumed the Chair. 
Mr. Hoglund recommended a full endorsement of the plan submitted earlier by Mr. Alexander, or zoning the properties as Urban Forest or Parkland.  He pointed out that more green space is needed in the area. 
Mr. Hoglund then discussed property values, pointing out that there is no doubt that this project will devalue the existing properties.  Mr. Hoglund questioned whether or not there is a conflict of interest in light of the fact that Mrs. Eva Wilton, a member of S.E.T. is one of the property owners involved.  Mr. Hoglund made reference to the 96.54% of the residents in the area opposed to the project.  He asked why Surrey Council is bent on altering current conditions. 
Mr. Harold Malzer of 15297 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  He advised that this is his home and he has lived in the area for three years.  This is a single family area, that is quiet, with minimal traffic.  Mr. Malzer stated that he is disappointed and takes exception with this proposal.  The democratic process is being overlooked.  He asked that zoning alternatives be considered for the property. 
Ms. Tisha Piper of 15329 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She advised that she is not opposed to affordable housing, but is opposed to the location for this project.  Ms. Piper referenced Mayor Bose's comments that if the residents do not want the project, Council will not approve it. 
Mr. Ron Penner of 15280 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Penner spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He advised that they purchased their home after being advised by City Hall that the area would remain single family.  Mr. Penner commented on the democratic process, stating that in this case it is a micro issue.  Mr. Penner noted that there are some very specific figures with respect to the opposition to this project.  If democracy works, this should swing the vote.  Mr. Penner requested that the application be rejected and one of the suggested plans be proceeded with in order to retain the enclave of single family residences. 
Mr. Terry Dale of 2960 - 152A Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Dale spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning, commenting that it does not fit in with the existing neighbourhood.  He noted that all of his neighbours purchased their homes understanding that the area would remain single family.  Mr. Dale went on to discuss traffic in the area, pointing out that quiet residential streets will become primary routes.  Mr. Dale noted that this development is overwhelmingly opposed by the residents.  Mr. Dale urged that Council deny the development. 
Ms. Lynda Thiessen of 15287 - 29A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Thiessen spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning, pointing out that there are sites in the area already zoned for multi-family that could have been used for this project.  Ms. Thiessen felt that sufficient time was not spent on locating a site for this project.  Ms. Thiessen discussed two homes that are for sale and are experiencing difficulties in selling their properties. 
Ms. Rita Malzer of 15297 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Malzer spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning, expressing concern with the increased traffic in the area.  Ms. Malzer discussed the existing traffic problems and reiterated that this will only add to the problem. 
Mr. William Hardman of 15310 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Hardman questioned where the fire exit would be located.  Mr. Hardman spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning, expressing concern with the increased traffic the project will bring to the area.  He questioned the references to only 25 school children out of the complex.
Ms. Connie Alexander of 15337 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Alexander discussed existing projects for affordable housing.  She commented that this project is being airlifted into an existing community.  Ms. Alexander stated that she would not have purchased her home if she had known it would be developed into multi-family. 
Ms. Katie Haugo of 2969 - 152A Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Haugo spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  She advised that they purchased their home in a quiet cul-de-sac where their children could play.  Ms. Haugo stated that she is not opposed to affordable housing.  Ms. Haugo questioned the Society's claim on the number of additional children that the project would generate, and expressed concern with overcrowding of schools.  Ms. Haugo expressed concern with increased traffic in the area.  Ms. Haugo expressed concerns on behalf of Mr. & Ms. Burnette who live across the street.  Some of their concerns included traffic concerns, concerns with compatible style and design of homes. 
Ms. Millicent Bunkowski of 15277 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Bunkowski advised that they sought a retirement home and chose this area.  Ms. Bunkowski spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  She advised that they were assured that the area was designated for single family homes, and felt secure in their investment.  She asked what member of Council would select a home adjacent to an affordable housing project.  Ms. Bunkowski felt that rental homes have a tendency to depreciate property values.  Ms. Bunkowski expressed concern with the buffer and asked what they have to be buffered against.  Ms. Bunkowski saw the buffer area as an area to attract litter and other undesirable things to the area.  Ms. Bunkowski suggested an alternative area for affordable housing.  Ms. Bunkowski commented on the democracy of the process. 
Mr. Bob Fairbank of 15321 - 28A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Fairbank spoke in strong opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He commented on the difficulty he is having selling his home, pointing out that it has been on the market for 90 days.  Mr. Fairbank discussed recent development proposals in the South Surrey area and their resulting approval/denial.  Mr. Fairbank advised that he, too, attended City Hall to see what the plans for the area were before purchasing his home.  Mr. Fairbank stated that Council must be prepared to purchase all of their properties, knock down the homes and make room for more condos; or alternatively, reject the proposal.  He suggested that the project could be put into Rosemary Heights prior to the area developing. 
Mayor Bose returned to the Public Hearing at 12:03 a.m. 
Councillor Watkins suggested that as it was now after midnight, the meeting adjourn until Tuesday evening.  It was agreed that those citizens who could not make the Tuesday meeting would be heard this evening.
Ms. Eileen Hoglund of 15328 - 29 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Hoglund spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Hoglund expressed grave concerns with the increased traffic that the project will generate.  Ms. Hoglund expressed concern with the decrease in property values the project will bring.  Ms. Hoglund stated that she purchased her home with the understanding that the area is single family, and stated it should remain single family. 
Mr. Ernest Huget of 2826 - 153A Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Huget spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Huget suggested that there will be at least an additional 50 children attending Sunnyside Elementary as a result of this project.  He felt that with other developments in the area, at least an additional 100 children will have to attend Sunnyside Elementary School.  Mr. Huget felt the report on schools is totally inept. 
Mr. Alan McNabb of 15285 - 28 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. McNabb spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He asked if the residents have to further subsidize the project with lower property values.  Mr. McNabb felt that the report is watered down and rosy.  Mr. McNabb discussed the Planning Report and asked if approval has been received from the Ministry of Transportation & Highways.  Mr. McNabb questioned the comments in the report regarding the impact on schools.  Mr. McNabb then went on to discuss the proposed temporary access.  Mr. McNabb asked if the Elgin Park School has been cancelled or put on hold.  If this is the case, there will be no relief for Sunnyside Elementary School.
Mr. McNabb then discussed the building materials for the project, and noted that he was required to put cedar shingles on his house at an additional cost of $4,000.  He commented that no one bothered to discuss with the residents their wishes.  Mr. McNabb advised that he has lived in Surrey for 34 years and worked hard to get his home.  He advised that he cannot afford a loss in his property value.  He pointed out that they do not want multi-family development in their neighbourhood.  Mr. McNabb then questioned the traffic statistics supplied by the Engineering Department. 
Ms. Barbara Amy Musfelt of 15255 - 28 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Musfelt spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Musfelt expressed concern with the increased traffic in the area, pointing out that the existing streets cannot handle additional traffic. 
Ms. R. Bloomquist of 15239 - 29A Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Bloomquist spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  She pointed out that this is a very safe place for her children and expressed concern with the additional traffic, particularly with a road in front of her house.  Ms. Bloomquist asked that Council reconsider what they are doing to the residents. 
Ms. Sandra Bramall of 2496 - 136 Street was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Bramall commented that it was her understanding that this was part of the S.E.T. caucus prior to the 1993 election.  She stated that it is her understanding that the property owned by Eva Wilton ...
The Acting Mayor requested that Ms. Bramall confine her remarks to the development. 
Ms. Bramall asked Council that if they have any conflict, that it be so declared. 
She further commented that any negotiations done behind closed doors are going to fail.  Ms. Bramall did not speak on the proposed use.
Mr. Ken Sulley of 12598 - 20 Avenue was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Sulley noted that the Provincial Government is willing to spend over $5 million in the area and the jobs the project will generate are much needed.  Mr. Sulley commented that if the project does not proceed here, it will not proceed at all.  Mr. Sulley suggested that the project will not devalue property values.  He indicated that rezoning the properties to townhouse is consistent with the Official Community Plan.  Mr. Sulley saw the project as being logical.  He advised that their search was quite exhaustive, and this is the site.  Mr. Sulley commented that 600 people signed a petition supporting the project.  The democratic process is not about just that project.  If you don't want townhouses, there is no such thing as a good design.  The project is very much needed.  Mr. Sulley requested that Council support the project. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Watkins
Seconded by Mayor Bose          
That the Public Hearing do now adjourn and reconvene Tuesday, June 28, 1994 at 7:30 p.m. 
Carried
The Public Hearing adjourned at 12:31 a.m. and reconvened at 7:36 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 1994 with Acting Mayor Higginbotham in the Chair, and all members of Council present, except Councillor Robinson, Councillor Huot and Mayor Bose.  Councillor Watkins entered the Public Hearing as indicated in the minutes.  
Ms. Janet Griffiths of 15327 - 28 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Griffiths spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Griffiths advised that she has lived in the area for seventeen years.  She pointed out that a previous application she had for a duplex on her property was denied.  Ms. Griffiths stated that this is a nice quiet little neighbourhood. 
Ms. Alice Sundberg of 1646 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Sundberg advised that she is the Development Manager for Innovative Housing Society.  Ms. Sundberg commented on the property acquisition, and briefly outlined the process that evolved.  Ms. Sundberg advised that they do not know exactly who will be living in the project. 
Councillor Watkins entered the Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m. 
Ms. Sundberg indicated that approximately 25 school children will be added to the school from this project.  Ms. Sundberg commented on the forms of affordable housing over the years and discussed the improvements, noting that affordable housing no longer stands out.  She noted that over the years of her involvement with such projects, she has never seen a project that was not opposed by the neighbourhood.  However, Ms. Sundberg noted that there are very few problems with these projects.  Ms. Sundberg stated that the housing will not be available through B.C.H.M.C. for another site in Surrey, should this project fail.  Ms. Sundberg discussed the comments made concerning democracy, and urged that Council approve the project. 
Ms. Ruth Barnett of 2974 - 152A Street, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Barnett spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Barnett stated that they purchased their home in the area as it was single family.  Ms. Barnett commented that her husband had been told by someone with close ties to City Hall that this project will be approved.  Ms. Barnett trusted that the democratic process will prevail. 
Mr. Brian Barsalon of 2133 - 153A Street, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Barsalon spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He stated that he is not opposed to social housing.  Mr. Barsalon noted that there are many homes in the area that are multi-family.  Mr. Barsalon expressed concern with changing rules.  Mr. Barsalon noted that over the years residents have been advised that the area is single family.  Mr. Barsalon expressed concern that decisions and investments are made on plans, and then plans are changed.  Mr. Barsalon admitted that in the progression of time, i.e. 20 years, change could be warranted.  Mr. Barsalon commented that in this case, the change has been relatively suddenly, over a short period of time.  Mr. Barsalon noted that it was alluded that one of the building lots in the project is owned by someone with ties to Council. 
Acting Mayor Higginbotham apprised the delegation of the legal opinion Council has had in this regard. 
Mr. Barsalon then submitted a brief to the Public Hearing. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin
Seconded by Councillor McCallum
That the information be received. 
Carried
Councillor Villeneuve advised the delegation that a number of sites were investigated by staff and considered by Council. 
Mr. Barsalon asked if this information was part of the public record.  Mr. Barsalon commented on a similar situation in Winnipeg, and in this case there was an increase in traffic, an increase in crime and properties were devalued.  Mr. Barsalon asked if a developer had been selected for the project.  Mr. Barsalon reiterated his concern with the change in rules in a relatively short period of time. 
Mr. Tony Webb of 15255 - 28 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Webb spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He advised that he has owned his property since 1983.  Mr. Webb pointed out that at that time he contacted the Planning Department and was advised that the area was designated single family.  Mr. Webb commented that he has seen his area go from a rural to an urban setting and that was no surprise.  The rezoning application before us is a surprise to me.  This development will jeopardize my privacy and possibly my security if it goes ahead.
Mr. Webb indicated that he felt his property will be used as a short cut to schools, parks and corner stores.  Mr. Webb pointed out that a six-foot fence is proposed, and in some areas there is no fence.  Mr. Webb felt that the development will impact negatively on the Sunnyside Elementary School.  Mr. Webb asked if the School Board had all of the information on pending developments prior to reporting on this proposal.  Mr. Webb noted that the increase in traffic will definitely be a problem, and asked just how temporary the access to 152 Street is.  Mr. Webb indicated that the left-turn situation onto 152 Street is an additional problem.  Mr. Webb commented that even more troubling is the Engineering Department's concerns with respect to adequate water for the project.
Mr. Webb asked if the project proceeds, will the residents in the area be faced with water shortages.  Mr. Webb stated that it is his overall feeling that Sunnyside has been sufficiently developed.  Mr. Webb requested that Council consider the residents concerns.  Mr. Webb questioned how much funding is coming from the City's development fund.  Mr. Webb advised that he was suprised by the comments last night that Surrey will pay $1,200 per month per unit. 
The Acting Mayor advised the delegation that Surrey would not be paying $1,200 per month.  Surrey's only contribution is $200,000 towards the land cost. 
Councillor Watkins left the Public Hearing at 8:18 p.m. 
F. Smith, Manager, Land Development, Environment & Research advised that engineering concerns are addressed after third reading and prior to final adoption. 
Mr. Webb felt that the process in this case is:  "Lets get it done before the funding expires."  Mr. Webb questioned how fast tracking this project will affect Council's decision.  Mr. Webb felt that this indicates that Council has already made a decision.  Mr. Webb indicated Sunnyside has already given to social housing.  Mr. Webb requested that the project not proceed. 
Mr. George Woodward of 2980 - 152A Street, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Woodward advised that he purchased his property understanding that it was single family.  Mr. Woodward advised that he is very upset.  Mr. Woodward spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.
Mr. Mark Ankenman of 13102 - 13 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Ankenman advised how he became involved in the Semiahmoo Peninsula Housing Society and added that he is a member of the Board.  Mr. Ankenman felt that South Surrey is becoming elitist.  He advised that we must now focus on a mix of housing.  Mr. Ankenman commented on the design and buffering.  He noted that the project will bring several million dollars to the community.  Mr. Ankenman felt that an excellent job has been done on the project.  He advised that the Society is willing to respond to criticism.  Mr. Ankenman then discussed school facilities. 
Mr. Wayne Bloomquist read a letter on behalf of Mr. Manfred Kisielius of 2986 - 150A Street, who was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Kisielius expressed his opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Kisielius expressed concern with the increase in traffic and the loss of their quiet neighbourhood.  He advised that he too confirmed the zoning of the area and found it to be single family residential, prior to purchasing his home.  Mr. Kisielius discussed the democratic process and questioned the petition containing 600 signatures supporting the project.  Mr. Kisielius reiterated the 96.64% of the residents in the immediate area opposed to the project. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin
Seconded by Councillor Villeneuve
That the letter be received. 
Carried
Mr. Rob Barnett of 2974 - 152A Street, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Barnett spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Barnett advised that one of his concerns is the future development along 29 Avenue, asking if it too will go to higher density development.  Mr. Barnett stated that his second concern is road access, particularly at 29A Avenue.  Mr. Barnett suggested that there be a permanent access from 152 Street. 
Mr. Sam Roddan of 2534 Cedar Drive, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Roddan spoke in support of the proposed rezoning. 
Councillor Watkins returned to the Public Hearing at 8:37 p.m. 
Mr. Roddan commented that we must meet the basic needs of the community.  We have to care for and support all the members of the community.
Ms. Rita Clarkson of 14689 - 16A Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Clarkson spoke in support of the proposed rezoning, pointing out that there are over 47,000 residents in the area, which has two non-profit co-ops and one subsidized housing project, totalling 175 units of affordable housing.  This is not adequate..  Ms. Clarkson stated that affordable housing is needed in the area. 
Ms. Karen McKay of 15283 - 28A Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. McKay spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning. 
Mr. Terry Dale, on behalf of Boris & Sonya Pavlov of 2972 - 152 Street, read a letter expressing their opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. & Mrs. Pavlov, in their letter, advised that their home has been for sale for some time and they have not been able to sell it.  Mr. & Mrs. Pavlov requested that the application be denied and the area remain single family. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin
Seconded by Councillor McKinnon
That the letter be received. 
Carried
Mr. Clayton Campbell of 2733 McKenzie Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Campbell spoke in support of the proposed rezoning, indicating that it appears to be a good project.  Mr. Campbell discussed the design and how it fits in with the area.  Mr. Campbell stated that a dear friend of his owns one of the properties; has been in the area over 27 years; has been politically active; has given a lot to the community.  Mr. Campbell advised that this year she was approached by a Real Estate Agent asking if she was interested in selling her property.  At that time she did not know who was interested in the property.  She had not listed her property for sale. 
Ms. Sandra Revite of 13262 - 72 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. Revite spoke in support of the proposed rezoning, advising that residents of affordable housing units have the same values as residents who own their own homes.  She pointed out that they are good parents who care about their children.  Ms. Revite commented that a lot more affordable housing is needed. 
Mr. Michael Blissett of 15295 - 28 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Blissett advised that he is not opposed to affordable housing.  Mr. Blissett stated that they are not elitist.  He went on to express concern with respect to property devaluations.  Mr. Blissett pointed out that he has lived in the area for about seven years.  He commented that the residents have to put up with the increase in traffic, the overcrowding of schools, and the change in property values.  Mr. Blissett felt that the area needs something that will lift it up, not detract from the present values.  Mr. Blissett commented that the development will not be of any benefit to the existing area. 
Mr. Chris Lavin of 15267 - 28 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Lavin spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Lavin questioned the 600 signature petition, asking how many of the signators live in the area.  He advised that they purchased their home in  1990 after carefully ensuring that the area is single family residential.  He asked why Council is looking to approve a project that will bring higher density to the area.  Mr. Lavin went on to express concern with increased traffic and overcrowded schools.  He advised that the residents are opposed to the project for very valid reasons.  Mr. Lavin questioned why Council would approve this when secondary suites are not allowed in this area.
Mr. Dennis Alexander of 15337 - 28A Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Alexander questioned how changes can be made after third reading.   He questioned this in light of the Engineering Department's comments that their requirements are addressed after third reading and prior to final adoption. 
Mr. Alexander advised that it was his understanding that if changes are to be made, the application is tabled and not given third reading.  Mr. Alexander observed that they have not had suggestions for change. 
Mr. Bloomquist read a letter on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Van Poelgaest of 2989 - l52A Street, who were opposed to the proposed rezoning.  Their major concern was that they purchased their home knowing the area was single family, and was to remain single family.  They suggested that Council either deny the project, purchase all the existing residents homes, or seek an alternative site. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Lewin
Seconded by Councillor McKinnon
That the letter be received. 
Carried
Mr. Fred Minty of 13258 - 100 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. Minty spoke in support of the proposed rezoning.  He advised that Council should look at the big picture.  Poor families are deprived of an opportunity to have proper housing.  Mr. Minty stated this is an excellent area for families to grow up in and the obligation of Council is to all residents.
Ms. Linda King of 13967 - 60 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. King advised that she is involved in affordable housing projects.  Ms. King went on to cite specific projects, and commented on how the residents concerns were addressed.  Ms. King pointed out that she is a Property Manager and described the requirements of B.C.H.M.C. with respect to the running of their project.  Ms. King commented that the residents in the area can go to the Property Manager if they have a problem with the project once it is occupied.  Ms. King advised that she is the Property Manager for a project on 92 Avenue and King George Highway, in Surrey and discussed the success of this project.  Ms. King went on to discuss traffic.  She noted that in her project there were less vehicles than units.  A number of the residents use public transit.  As well, very few of the teens in these projects have cars; they use public transit.  She advised that there is a surplus of parking in her complex.  Ms. King stated that as a resident of Surrey, she has noted that there is a lot of stereotyping. 
Councillor Watkins left the Public Hearing at 9:16 p.m. 
Mr. Vince McIntyre of 15438 - 20 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Mr. McIntyre spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning.  He stated that any Councillor that voted against the project being located at 14 Avenue & King George Highway cannot in all good conscience vote for the project at this location.  We are not elitist.  We have a mix of housing within the area; South Meridian doesn't.  He advised that there have been many amendments to the Official Community Plan since he moved into the area.  If this project is approved, it will prove the Official Community Plan is a farce document.
Mr. McIntyre advised that it was his understanding that it was due to a lack of funds that the new school was cancelled.  Sunnyside School has been subjected to a great many changes and new experiments, and discussed septic problems the school has experienced.  Mr. McIntyre commented that portables will soon be back at Sunnyside School.  Mr. McIntyre went on to discuss problems with the Totem Cooperative Housing project.  Mr. McIntyre suggested that there should be only one affordable housing project per school catchment area.  Mr. McIntyre suggested that Council approve this project for the site at 14 Avenue and King George Highway. 
Mr. McIntyre advised that he had his house up for sale last year, and did not sell it.  He discussed problems his neighbour experienced selling his home. 
Councillor Watkins returned to the Public Hearing at 9:24 p.m. and Councillor McKinnon left the Public Hearing. 
Mr. McIntyre then expressed his concern with traffic circulation in the area, pointing out that there are major problems now. 
Councillor McKinnon returned to the Public Hearing at 9:26 p.m. 
Ms. Pat McMahan, representing Linda Baker Architects, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  Ms. McMahan expressed their pride in retaining existing trees on the site.  Ms. McMahan discussed the density of the project, pointing out that the density is less than permitted in the zone.  She also pointed out that the height of the buildings is lower than that permitted in the zone.  Ms. McMahan went on to describe the design of the units, and the exterior materials.  She made reference to a project in Surrey, Sunset Grove, 6445 - 121 Street, her firm was involved in, pointing that it won a Real Estate Board Award.  Ms. McMahan discussed fencing, advising that the entire project will be fenced with a six-foot, good neighbour fence.  She pointed out the portion that connects with the public right-of-way that will be unfenced.  Ms. McMahan advised that the project will go to public tender. 
Ms. Linda Thiessen of 15287 - 29A Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She advised of the materials that they were required to use on their homes, and noted that this project does not have to meet these standards regarding roof shingles, exposed aggregate driveways and enclosed garages. 
Ms. Jean Eddington of 6659 - 122A Street, was present to comment on the proposed rezoning.  She advised that they have three affordable housing projects in their area and have never had any problems.  Ms. Eddington noted that these projects do not necessarily house single parents with children, but many times can house seniors that need two pensions to survive.  Ms. Eddington pointed out that her property has tripled in value since those projects have gone in.  Ms. Eddington advised that she felt shame as a Surrey citizen when she heard the audience booing a speaker last evening. 
Acting Mayor Higginbotham asked Council receive the list of names of citizens who expressed an opinion, in writing, as follows:
Name     For     Against     Undecided
D. Bruce Comrie     X
Sylvia Cromb     X
George Roddan     X
G. Gough     X
Jan Verkerk     X
E.S. Braddell     X
K. Mary Wight     X
Cliff Wight     X
Alex Youngberg     X
E. Wilton     X
Monique Good     X
James W. Good     X
Vickie Frankson     X
John Desmond     X
Rita Clarkson     X
Olive E. Lee     X
Margaret Corsbie     X
M. Lorena McColl     X
Rebecca Irwin     X
Susan Broadfoot     X
Helen Dingman     X
Lyn Reynolds     X
Mary Hayden     X
Elizabeth Tracey     X
Tim Hayden     X
P. Dawe     X
Janet Roddan     X
Jean Macdonald     X
Angelo Della Paolera     X
Valorie Paolera     X
Gordon Johnston     X
Pat McMahon     X
Barbara Casey     X
Fred Minty     X
Alex Bunkowski          X
Roger Stevens          X
Leslie Stewart          X
Emily L. Allison          X
E. Lumley          X
Elva Callbeck          X
John Boots          X
Dorothy Huget          X
David & Linda Hunt          X
Bruce Withers          X
Andre Hellner          X
Louise Mann          X
Mary Hardman          X
Dolores Tkachuk          X
David Tkachuk          X
Tom Woudstra          X
Wendy Connor          X
M. Bur (illegible)          X
Carla Koch     X
Annette Fisher          X
Stephen Siegei          X
Sandra Bramall          X
Olive G. Miller     X
Alvin E. Miller     X
Ken Sully     X
C.A. Lavin          X
APPLICANT:     Council Initiative
PROPOSAL:     The Surrey Zoning By-law No. 12000 was adopted by the City in September, 1993.  Some of the provisions and regulations contained in this By-law require refinement to be effective and to reflect the needs of the community.  The Zoning By-law is proposed to be amended in the following areas: building height, floor area ratio, garage size, lot coverage and other aspects of building design.  These changes are intended to provide improvements in the design and construction of single family homes.
The Notice of Public Hearing was read by the City Clerk. 
Mr. Don Snider of 15344 Fraser Highway, was present to comment on the proposed amendment.  Mr. Snider spoke in support of the text amendment and expressed his hope that it will work for the development community.  Mr. Snider expressed concern that there was a mailing list garnered from a public meeting and those in attendance were not advised. 
The City Clerk then apprised the delegation of the Public Hearing notification process. 
Ms. Ana Erhardt of 13868 - 28 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed amendment.  Ms. Erhardt advised that she never received a copy of the report.  Ms. Erhardt expressed concern with the landscaping provisions, noting that this is an area of concern for a lot of residents.  Ms. Erhardt felt that green space should be addressed in the report, and a lot of green space provided for.  Ms. Erhardt asked if a true basement was above ground.  Ms. Erhardt felt that half acre/half acre gross density is still too large.  She expressed her disappointment that they did not get into acre/acre gross density.  Ms. Erhardt commented that the meeting was very good. 
Mr. Snider of 15344 Fraser Highway, then commented on the subject of landscaping and advised that it is being handled under the revised model building scheme. 
APPLICANT:     Council Initiative
PROPOSAL:     To amend the Zoning By-law to create a new Zone: "Cluster Residential Zone".
This new zone is intended to accommodate and regulate the development of family-oriented housing on a large site, in the form of single-family dwellings or duplexes on individual lots or in the form of ground-oriented multiple unit residential buildings with substantial public open space set aside within the development site in accordance with a comprehensive design.  This Zone shall only be considered if there are special amenities such as mature vegetation, watercourses, ravines; or other landscape or heritage features worthy of preservation, or the site can contribute open space to a park designated in the Official Community Plan, or the site is impacted by slopes or incompatible uses.
The Notice of Public Hearing was read by the City Clerk. 
Mr. Larry Aitken of 11072 - 138 Street, was present to comment on the proposed amendment.  Mr. Aitken asked for a description and definition of cluster housing. 
H.Y. Leung, Manager, Area Planning & Development Division, described cluster housing to the delegation.  He added that a minimum of five acres of site area is required to construct cluster housing.  The density is two units per acre. 
Mr. Aitken asked if a number of cluster houses could be constructed on one site.  Mr. Aitken questioned the density - two upga. 
Ms. Paton of 3417 - 148 Street, was present to comment on the proposed amendment.  Ms. Paton advised that she has a problem with the name, feeling it will be confusing. 
Councillor Watkins left the Public Hearing at 9:48 p.m. 
Ms. Paton asked if there was any way the density could be higher than two units per acre.  She noted that it appears to go back to the golf course/flats development.  Ms. Paton commented on parkland and it being designated, but not dedicated.  There is now a concern as to whether or not it will be developed in the future.  Ms. Paton asked how parkland gets dedicated. 
Ms. Erhardt of 13868 - 28 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed amendment.  She asked if the clustering was to save the trees.  Ms. Erhardt then went on to discuss the Tree By-law.  Ms. Erhardt discussed problems with tree preservation in her area.  Ms. Erhardt suggested a referendum to dedicate parks in each election.  Ms. Erhardt felt that this is for future development later on.  Ms. Erhardt wanted something more concrete that the green space will be saved.  Ms. Erhardt requested that there be no bare land strata developments.  Ms. Erhardt expressed concern that dedications are not permanent; that they could change in the future. 
Ms. Jeanne Eddington of 6659 - 128A Street, was present to comment on the proposed amendment.  Ms. Eddington asked when the Planning Department was going to create a similar zone for smaller developments. 
Councillor McKinnon left the Public Hearing at 10:02 p.m. 
Ms. Eddington advised that the Planning Department could suggest a developer in her neighbourhood use this zone. 
Mr. Sandy Naylor of 14579 - 72 Avenue, was present to comment on the proposed text amendment.  Mr. Naylor asked when the last time was that anyone checked the cubic meter price of logs, pointing out the profitability of logging a site. 
Mr. Larry Aitken of 11072 - 138 Street, was present to comment on the proposed text amendment.  Mr. Aitken discussed the Tree By-law, and questioned the liability aspects when being forced to retain trees.  Mr. Aitken advised that he owns a property at 6757 - 138 Street and commented on the advice he was given by the Planning Department with respect to the potential development of the site. 
It was     Moved by Councillor Watkins    
Seconded by Councillor Villeneuve 
That the Public Hearing do now adjourn.
Carried
The Public Hearing adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
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                           City Clerk
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