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Staff Re apt <br />KITCHEI~'ER Communr'ty SeruicPS Department www.kitchenertu <br />REPORT TO: Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: October 17, 2011 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Alain Pinard, Director of Planning <br />PREPARED BY: Alexandra Pires, Planning Technician (519 741-3400 ext. <br />3177) <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All wards <br />DATE OF REPORT: October 12, 2011 <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-11-133 <br />SUBJECT: KITCHENER GROWTH MANAGEMENT STRATEGY - <br />2011 ANNUAL MONITORING REPORT <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />A. That Report CSD-11-133, Kitchener Growth Management Strategy - 2011 Annual <br />Monitoring Report be received for information; and <br />B. That Report CSD-11-133 be submitted to the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in fulfilment <br />of Clause 22.1 of the Administrative Agreement between the City of Kitchener and the <br />Regional Municipality of Waterloo regarding delegated authority. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In 2009, Council approved the Kitchener Growth Management Strategy (KGMS). The KGMS <br />introduces an ongoing growth management program to manage growth-related change in an <br />effective and co-ordinated manner (Goal 6). One of the action items of KGMS Goal 6 is to <br />prepare an Annual Growth Management Monitoring Report to track the supply of development <br />opportunities and the achievement of intensification and density targets. The first Monitoring <br />Report was prepared in 2010. This year's Annual Monitoring Report coincides with the biannual <br />Kitchener Growth Management Plan. <br />REPORT: <br />Growth management is a community priority. In response to numerous directions, including <br />Compass Kitchener and the "Who-are-you-Kitchener" surveys, Council approved the Kitchener <br />Growth Management Strategy (KGMS) in support of the City's Strategic Plan. Kitchener is <br />expected to accommodate a relatively significant amount of residential and employment growth <br />over the next twenty years. We are also mandated by the Province to achieve certain numerical <br />targets and other planning objectives. <br />The KGMS provides along-term framework for planning where and how future residential and <br />employment growth can be accommodated in Kitchener. To ensure that growth contributes <br />positively to our quality of life, the KGMS provides a framework for co-ordination of the provision <br />of infrastructure and services with new development. The goals and actions support the <br />Province's Growth Plan and the Regional Growth Management Strategy. The KGMS introduced <br />2-1 <br />