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<br />REPORT <br />REPORT TO: <br />Development and Technical Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: <br />September 27, 2010 <br />SUBMITTED BY: <br />Alain Pinard, Interim Director of Planning <br />PREPARED BY: <br />Alexandra Pires, Planning Technician (519-741-3400 ext. <br />3177) <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: <br />All <br />DATE OF REPORT: September 24, 2010 <br />REPORT NO.: DTS-10-167 <br />SUBJECT: <br />KITCHENER GROWTH MANAGEMENT STRATEGY - <br />2010 ANNUAL MONITORING REPORT <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That Report DTS-10-167, Kitchener Growth Management Strategy – 2010 Annual Monitoring <br />Report be received for information. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In 2009, Council approved the Kitchener Growth Management Strategy (KGMS). The KGMS <br />introduce 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. In fulfillment of this <br />action item, the first Annual Growth Management Monitoring Report has been completed and is <br />attached for Council’s information. <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 a long-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 the provision of <br />infrastructure and services with new development. The goals and actions support the Province’s <br />Growth Plan and the Regional Growth Management Strategy. The KGMS introduced an <br />ongoing growth management program that includes preparing an Annual Growth Management <br />Monitoring Report. <br /> <br />