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Staff Report <br /> tic tl R Community Services Department wmkitchene►:ca <br /> REPORT TO: Community & Infrastructure Services Committee <br /> DATE OF MEETING: August 31, 2015 <br /> SUBMITTED BY: Alain Pinard, Director of Planning <br /> PREPARED BY: Natalie Goss, Senior Planner, 519-741-2200 ext. 7067 <br /> Sarah Coutu, Policy Planner <br /> WARD(S) INVOLVED: ALL <br /> DATE OF REPORT: August 10, 2015 <br /> REPORT NO.: CSD-15-061 <br /> SUBJECT: Kitchener Growth Management Strategy <br /> 2015 Annual Monitoring Report <br /> RECOMMENDATION: <br /> That Report CSD-15-061 Kitchener Growth Management Strategy — 2015 Annual <br /> Monitoring Report be received for information, and; <br /> That Report CSD-15-061 be submitted to the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in <br /> fulfilment of Clause 22.1 of the Administrative Agreement between the City of <br /> Kitchener and the Region regarding delegated approval authority. <br /> BACKGROUND: <br /> The purpose of this report is to provide Committee and Council with the 2015 Kitchener <br /> Growth Management Strategy Annual Monitoring Report (Monitoring Report). The <br /> Monitoring Report is an action item of the 2009 Kitchener Growth Management Strategy <br /> (KGMS) which requires tracking of the general supply of land and the achievement of <br /> intensification and density targets on an annual basis. <br /> REPORT: <br /> The KGMS provides a long-term framework for planning where and how future <br /> residential and employment growth can be accommodated in Kitchener. To ensure that <br /> growth contributes positively to our quality of life, the KGMS coordinates the provision of <br /> infrastructure and services with new development. The KGMS goals and actions <br /> support the Province's Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan) <br /> and Regional Growth Management Strategy (RGMS). <br /> The KGMS introduced a number of goals, one of which was to develop and facilitate an <br /> ongoing growth management program to manage growth-related change in an effective <br /> and co-ordinated manner (Goal 6). One of the action items of this goal is to prepare an <br /> annual monitoring report to track the supply of development opportunities and the <br /> ***This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br /> Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br /> 6 - 1 <br />