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<br /> <br />REPORT TO: Community & Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: October 4, 2021 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Rosa Bustamante, Director, Planning Development Services <br />519-741-2200 ext. 7319 <br />PREPARED BY: Tim Seyler, Planner 519-741-2200 ext. 7860 <br /> Tim Donegani, Senior Planner 519-741-2200 ext. 7067 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: ALL <br />DATE OF REPORT: September 23, 2021 <br />REPORT NO.: DSD-2021-164 <br />SUBJECT: Kitchener Growth Management Strategy 2021 Annual Monitoring <br />Report <br /> <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />THAT Report DSD-2021-164 Kitchener Growth Management Strategy 2021 Annual <br />Monitoring Report be submitted to the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in fulfillment of <br />Clause 22.1 of the Administrative Agreement between the City of Kitchener and the <br />Region regarding delegated approval authority. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The purpose of this report is to provide Committee and Council with the Kitchener Growth <br />Management Strategy 2021 Annual Monitoring Report (Monitoring Report). The Monitoring <br />Report is an action item of the 2009 Kitchener Growth Management Strategy (KGMS), which <br />requires tracking of the general supply of land and the achievement of intensification and density <br />targets on an annual basis. <br /> <br />REPORT: <br />The KGMS provides a long-term framework for planning where and how future residential and <br />employment growth should occur in Kitchener. To ensure that growth contributes positively to <br />quality of life, the KGMS coordinates the provision of infrastructure and services with new <br />development. The 2009 KGMS goals and actions support the Provincial Growth Plan for the <br />Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan) and Regional Growth Management Strategy (RGMS). <br /> <br />The KGMS introduced a number of goals, one of which was to develop and facilitate an ongoing <br />growth management program to manage growth-related change in an effective and co-ordinated <br />manner (Goal 6). One of the action items of this goal is to prepare an annual monitoring report <br />to track the supply of development opportunities and the achievement of intensification and <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 /> <br />