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Urban 3 - Infill Study


Introduction

The Urban Infill Study commenced November 2017 and is scheduled for completion by July 2018. The purpose of the study is to clarify the City’s objectives and intent for the Urban 3 - Infill land use designation in the Official Community Plan (OCP), which applies to approximately 5,600 lots in existing neighbourhoods surrounding Abbotsford’s urban core. The OCP provides general direction for redevelopment within this land use, however more detailed zoning regulations and guidelines are needed to provide clarity. 

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Stage 1 – Background

Building on the OCP, Stage 1 of the Urban Infill Study analyzed existing conditions in the Urban 3 - Infill land use designation (approximately 5,600 lots). Staff presented a summary of findings to Council on February 19, 2018 and received direction from Council to proceed.

Please see Council Report PDS 020-2018 (item 6.8.1) for details about Stage 1, including a summary package and interim approach for rezoning applications. A project bulletin was released on February 20, 2018 to explain the interim approach for rezoning applications while the Urban Infill Study is underway.

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Stage 2 – Options

Stage 2 included the preparation of infill housing options and community engagement. Open Houses were held May 15-17, 2018 to present the options and to hear feedback from the community. Information about the open houses is provided through the links below:

Staff presented a summary of community input to Council on June 18, 2018. Please see Council Report PDS 072-2018 (item 5.1) for details.

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Stage 3 – Draft Regulations (we are here)

Stage 3 includes the preparation of draft infill zoning regulations and guidelines, based on the community input received in Stage 2. Following the drafting of infill zoning regulations, architectural testing will be conducted and revisions will be made as needed. Deliverables are scheduled to be presented to Council by the end of July 2018, resulting in draft infill zoning regulations ready for bylaw readings following Stage 3.

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