File #: 20-G-102    Version: Name:
Type: Staff Report - GC Status: Carried
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/29/2020 Final action: 6/29/2020
Title: AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON SURPLUS CITY OWNED PROPERTIES - NEXT STEPS TO BE TAKEN (WARD 2) 1. That the Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and Geotechnical Review completed by WSP Canada Inc. and attached as Appendices "A" and "B" to Staff Report LGL004-20 be received. 2. That staff continue to work with WSP Canada Inc. to refine the estimate of costs to remediate and prepare the properties legally described and shown on Appendix "C" to Staff Report LGL004-20, ("Subject Properties") for redevelopment. 3. That staff engage with social and non-profit housing providers including the County of Simcoe ("Housing Providers") seeking their input on the creation of affordable housing as defined by the City of Barrie ("City") to determine: a) The greatest needs currently in the City for affordable housing and how those needs could be best addressed though the disposition and redevelopment of the Subject Properties; b) The funding, grants and governmental assistance currently or soon to be...
Attachments: 1. LGL004-200622

Title

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON SURPLUS CITY OWNED PROPERTIES - NEXT STEPS TO BE TAKEN (WARD 2)

 

1.                     That the Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and Geotechnical Review completed by WSP Canada Inc. and attached as Appendices “A” and “B” to Staff Report LGL004-20 be received.

 

2.                     That staff continue to work with WSP Canada Inc. to refine the estimate of costs to remediate and prepare the properties legally described and shown on Appendix “C” to Staff Report LGL004-20, (“Subject Properties”) for redevelopment.   

 

3.                     That staff engage with social and non-profit housing providers including the County of Simcoe (“Housing Providers”) seeking their input on the creation of affordable housing as defined by the City of Barrie (“City”) to determine:

 

a)                     The greatest needs currently in the City for affordable housing and how those needs could be best addressed though the disposition and redevelopment of the Subject Properties;

 

b)                     The funding, grants and governmental assistance currently or soon to be available to Housing Providers for property acquisition and construction of affordable housing development; and

 

 

c)                     The most appropriate and effective way to bring the Subject Properties to market so as to maximize the potential number of bid submissions received from Housing Providers and to give the project the greatest chance of success.

 

4.                     That staff in the Legal Services Department explore the possibilities of closing Vespra Street between Sanford Street and Innisfil Street and conjoining the road allowances of the subject properties for the purpose of redevelopment. 

 

5.                     That staff in the Legal Services Department report back to General Committee with the results of the consultation and recommend the next steps to be taken to dispose of the Subject Properties to a Housing Provider for the creation of affordable housing. (LGL004-20) (L17-66 and L17-71) (P66/19)