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<br />REPORT TO:Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: <br />September 9, 2013 <br />SUBMITTED BY: <br />Alain Pinard, Director of Planning <br />PREPARED BY: <br />Sarah Coutu, Policy Analyst (519-741-2200 ext. 7069) <br />Garett Stevenson, Senior Planner (519-741-2200 ext. 7070) <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: <br />All Wards <br />DATE OF REPORT: <br />August 14, 2013 <br />REPORT NO.: <br />CSD-13-076 <br />SUBJECT: <br />Kitchener Growth Management Strategy <br />2013 Annual Monitoring Report <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />1. That Report CSD 13-076, Kitchener Growth Management Strategy – 2013 Annual Monitoring <br />Report be received for information; and <br />2. That Report CSD 13-076 be submitted to the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in fulfilment of <br />Clause 22.1 of the Administrative Agreement between the City of Kitchener and the Regional <br />Municipality of Waterloo regarding delegated authority. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The purpose of this report is to provide Committee and Council with the 2013 Kitchener Growth <br />Management Strategy Annual Monitoring Report (Monitoring Report) information. The Monitoring Report <br />is an action item of the Kitchener Growth Management Strategy (KGMS) which requires tracking of the <br />general supply of land and the achievement of intensification and density targets on an annual basis. <br />REPORT: <br />In 2009 Council approved the Kitchener Growth Management Strategy (KGMS). The KGMS provides a <br />long-term framework for planning where and how future residential and employment growth can be <br />accommodated in Kitchener. To ensure that growth contributes positively to our quality of life, the KGMS <br />coordinates the provision of infrastructure and services with new development. The KGMS goals and <br />actions support the Province’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Places to Grow) and <br />Regional Growth Management Strategy (RGMS). <br />The KGMS introduced 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 the KGMS Goal 6 is to prepare an <br />Annual Monitoring Report to track the supply of development opportunities and the achievement of <br />intensification and density targets. Monitoring reports were prepared in 2010, 2011 and 2012. <br />The 2013 KGMS Annual Monitoring Report (Attachment A) monitors growth within the built-up <br />(intensification areas) and designated greenfield areas of the City over the past year (June 2012 to June <br />2013) and provides a summary of observations and changes that may have occurred during this time <br />frame compared to previous years. The report also provides an analysis of how this information relates to <br />Places to Grow initiatives and the RGMS. <br />There is an interest in ascertaining more information about small-scale “infill” housing. Staff will be <br />working on ways to enhance the tracking of that information following this Monitoring Report. <br />1 - 1 <br /> <br />