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<br />REPORT TO: Planning & Strategic Initiatives Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: March 6, 2017 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Alain Pinard,Director, Planning Services <br />PREPARED BY: Janine Oosterveld,Manager, Site Development & Customer <br />Service 519-741-2200 ext. 7076 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: 3, 8, 9 and 10 <br />DATE OF REPORT: February 13, 2017 <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-17-009 <br />SUBJECT: Residential Intensification in Established Neighbourhoods <br />Study (RIENS) Final Report Overview & Recommendations <br />___________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the recommendations <br />Department report CSD-17-009, be approved as supported by the Residential <br />Intensification in Established Neighbourhoods Study (RIENS) Final Report <br />prepared by Meridian Planning Consultants dated February 13, 2017. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Staff has been working on series of initiatives since 2013 <br />to address compatibility for infill development in established residential neighbourhoods <br />as discussed in the following reports leading to the initiation of the Residential <br />Intensification in Established Neighbourhoods Study (RIENS): <br />August 2013:CSD-13-084Residential Intensification Infill Housing outlined <br />immediate/interim actions, including changes to zoning, urban design guidelines <br />and process matters. <br />January 2015:CAO-15-003Proposed City of Kitchener 2015 Corporate <br />Business Plan identified the RIENS as a corporate priority. <br />March 2015: CSD-15-025Residential Intensification in Established <br />Neighbourhoods Study (Corporate Project: Residential Infill Guidelines) <br />initiated the process for establishing a terms of reference for the RIENS. <br />April 2015: CSD-15-046 - Residential Intensification in Established <br />Neighbourhoods Study Council Strategy Session was a discussion paper to <br />provide guidance in preparing the terms of reference for the RIENS. <br />December 2015: FCS-15-175E15-088 Consultant Services Residential <br />Intensification in Established Neighbourhoods Study which recommended <br />awarding Meridian Planning the contract to conduct the RIENS. <br />1 - 1 <br /> <br />