Coming up at council: Sept. 7-10, 2021

Coming up at council: Sept. 7-10, 2021

· The Pulse
By Mack Male

City council's final meetings before the municipal election will take place this week. The inaugural meeting of the new city council will take place in the afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 26 following a swearing in ceremony.

Here are some of the items city council will consider this week:

  • The city's latest financial update shows that as of June 30 administration is projecting a year-end surplus of $18.7 million. The report suggests that transit revenue is not expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024.
  • Administration proposes approving a contract extension with Cubic Transportation Systems which provides the ticket vending machines at LRT stations. The current contract expires in December 2021. The machines are slated to be replaced next year by the smart fare system.
  • The emergency advisory committee will receive a COVID-19 update on Wednesday morning.
  • A rezoning application proposes to preserve and restore the historic Hangar 11 building as part of a mixed-use development that would have 260 units of student housing as well as commercial retail space.
  • Edgar Development has proposed changes to its Clifton Place development in Westmount, including the removal of a podium and ground-level rowhouse-style units.
  • If the rezoning application is approved, the Horne & Pitfield Building on 104 Street at 103 Avenue, described as "one of the more impressive and historically-significant remaining warehouse structures in the downtown," would be incorporated into the podium of a new mixed-use high rise development with a maximum height of 40-45 storeys.
  • Amendments to the Council Committees Bylaw (clarifications and housekeeping) and the Council Procedures Bylaw (related to remove participation) will be considered.

Meetings are streamed live on city council's YouTube channel.

Photo: The proposed Horne & Pitfield Building development on 104 Street at 103 Avenue would have a height of 40-45 storeys. The historic warehouse was built in 1911. (Supplied)