Request for Review of Mimico 20/20 Reports: City Council rejects development incentives proposed by Ward 6 Councillor Grimes

The following item is from the City of Toronto website [to view original document, click on link below]. The story leading up to this motion at City Council can be found in an Etobicoke Guardian article entitled “Grimes seeks development incentives.”

City Council adopted this item on February 20, 2013 with amendments.

  • This item was considered by the Etobicoke York Community Council on January 22, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on February 20, 2013.

City Council consideration on February 20, 2013

EY21.49

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward:6 

Request for Review of Mimico 20/20 Reports
Community Council Recommendations
Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in conjunction with the Deputy City Manager, the Director, Community Planning,Etobicoke York District, and the local Councillor, to incorporate in the staff report on theMimico 20/20 initiative, commentary on the following issues to incent revitalization in theMimico area, including their inclusion in the draft Secondary Plan:1.         Development of mechanisms required to implement the plan including the designation of a Mimico revitalization zone, a Mimico Community Improvement Plan and the application of policies specific and unique to the area including those related to the provision of rental housing.

2.         Development of realistic site specific policies for the development of key sites that must deal with a variety of encumbrances on properties while meeting the public objectives of the process within a realistic budget.

3.         Additional topics also include, for example:

a.         tax incentives

b.         waiving development fees

c.         provision of grants

d.         acquisition of lands

e.         Section 37 dedications.

These items will comprise part of the report requested, allowing the plan to achieve timely revitalization.

2.         City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report to the Etobicoke York Community Council on the next phase of community consultation.

 

Background Information (Community Council)
(January 22, 2013) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes regarding the Mimico 20/20 process. 
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-55428.pdf)
Communications (City Council)
(February 14, 2013) E-mail from Ruth Grier (CC.Supp.EY21.49.1)
(February 14, 2013) Letter from The Steering Committee, Ward 6 Community Action Team (CC.Supp.EY21.49.2) 
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-34561.pdf)

(February 15, 2013) E-mail from Martin E. Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge, Co-Chairs, Steering Group, Mimico Lakeshore Network (CC.Supp.EY21.49.3)
(February 19, 2013) E-mail from Abbe Edelson (CC.New.EY21.49.4)
(February 20, 2013) Letter from Timothy Dobson, Chairman, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (CC.New.EY21.49.5)
(February 20, 2013) E-mail from Kyle Gojic (CC.New.EY21.49.6)
Motions (City Council)
1 – Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Carried)

That City Council delete Etobicoke York Community Council Recommendation 1:

Recommendation to be deleted

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in conjunction with the Deputy City Manager, the Director, Community Planning,Etobicoke York District, and the local Councillor, to incorporate in the staff report on theMimico 20/20 initiative, commentary on the following issues to incent revitalization in theMimico area, including their inclusion in the draft Secondary Plan:

1.         Development of mechanisms required to implement the plan including the designation of a Mimico revitalization zone, a Mimico Community Improvement Plan and the application of policies specific and unique to the area including those related to the provision of rental housing.

2.         Development of realistic site specific policies for the development of key sites that must deal with a variety of encumbrances on properties while meeting the public objectives of the process within a realistic budget.

3.         Additional topics also include, for example:

a.         tax incentives

b.         waiving development fees

c.         provision of grants

d.         acquisition of lands

e.         Section 37 dedications.

These items will comprise part of the report requested, allowing the plan to achieve timely revitalization.

and insert instead the following new Recommendation 1:

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to address, in the context of the final Mimico 20/20 Report, how recommended policies and initiatives will create a framework to encourage investment in the area.


Vote (Amend Item)

Feb-21-2013 10:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required – EY21.49 – Del Grande – motion 1
Yes: 28 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam 
No: 7 Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio 
Absent: 10 Raymond Cho, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, David Shiner, Michael Thompson 


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)


Vote (Adopt Item as Amended)

Feb-21-2013 10:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required – EY21.49 – Adopt the item as amended
Yes: 32 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam 
No: 3 Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Frances Nunziata (Chair) 
Absent: 10 Raymond Cho, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, David Shiner, Michael Thompson 
Etobicoke York Community Council consideration on January 22, 2013
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council

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