The purpose of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force for Scott Road is to provide recommendations to Council on directions and specific initiatives to promote the development of diverse and affordable housing options in the Scott Road Corridor area and add certainty regarding future land use. The Task Force will look at a broad range of housing forms, ranging from low-rise to high-rise buildings and a mix of market, rental, and affordable housing.
The Task Force shall operate under the following Guiding Principles:
- Recognize that there is a need to provide housing for all ages, abilities, and income levels.
- Ensure affordable housing choices to support all residents, with specific attention to young families and seniors, and helping keep generations together in their community.
- Respect the need for an appropriate pace for change, while also recognizing the urgency of addressing the most pressing housing needs of the community.
- Foster complete and welcoming communities where housing types are integrated and where residents can feel at home and have access to transit, amenities, and services to meet their diverse needs.
- Work collaboratively with residents on a plan that is supported, strengthens community cohesion, and brings people together in an understanding of our common values.
The Task Force will, consistent with the general purpose described above, provide advice to Council on the following:
- Establish a vision for future land uses in the Scott Road Corridor, including major nodes near future RapidBus stops and transition areas.
- Recommend actions to promote and incentivize the development of diverse and affordable housing options.
- Recommend actions to provide greater land use certainty; considering a range of options and opportunities including streamlining land use designations, pre‑zoning certain lands, introducing rental tenure zoning, updating form and character guidelines, exploring density bonus tools, etc.
- Recommend actions to ensure the delivery of neighbourhood amenities required to support new housing.
- Seek broader public and community feedback on the vision and future for housing along the Scott Road Corridor.
The Task Force will provide recommendations to Council within 6 months of its inaugural meeting.
The Task Force shall meet one or two times per month, at the call of the Chair, over a period of approximately six (6) months.
The Task Force consists of the following Council representatives:
- Mayor George V. Harvie, Chair
- Councillor Bruce McDonald, Vice-Chair
- Councillor Dan Copeland, Member
- Councillor Jeannie Kanakos, Member
The Task Force consists of members of the community, appointed by the Mayor, who shall serve without compensation. All non-Council members shall be residents of North Delta and shall not be directly affiliated with the development or real estate community.
- Emma Adams
- Stephen Brar
- Justin Dhaliwal
- Timothy Doling
- Alexandra Hughes
- Pawanjit Joshi
- Shruti Prakash Joshi
- Debra Knowles
- Linda Lavers-Erickson
- Sarvjot Locham
- Brian McKenna
- John McQuade
- Dennis Ostler
- Kaylie Wong
The Task Force shall consist of staff representation from the following departments:
- City Manager
- Community Planning and Development
- Corporate Services
Members of the non-profit housing sector and/or the development sector may be asked to participate in specific activities as content experts.