Moose Jaw City Council is meeting tonight and on the docket are proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws to allow for development at the former Valley View Centre site.

The proposal is to create Moose Jaw's first Direct Control District (DCD). Direct Control District regulations include:

  • Added land-use definitions including pop-up retail, live-work units, urban farming and business incubators.
  • Regulations for pop-up retail spaces.
  • Regulations to encourage active and pedestrian-oriented development whenever possible.
  • Requirement for landscaping plans.
  • Bicycle parking standards.
  • All development proposals, excluding one-dwelling and pop-up retail spaces, must be approved by city council.

Under the wording of the OCP, Direct Control Districts require that development applications zoned under DCD must enter into a development agreement with the city. The amendment would change the wording to "may" enter into a development agreement to avoid redundancy for small-scale projects.

Also on the agenda is the use of E-Scooters in the city. A report will be given to city council about the legality and practical considerations to allowing electronic scooters in the city.

A change order will be discussed for $10,500 to for the OCP and Zoning Bylaw update to prepare a grant application.

A subdivision application from SaskPower will be discussed for a transmission line in the southeast industrial area.

The Moose Jaw Mustangs Lacrosse Club's application to operate licenced events at the Kinsmen Sportsplex arena will be discussed. The application is to allow to serve alcohol for the Mustangs' junior lacroose regular season and playoff games.

In executive committee, city council will receive a report updating the city's tax policy and adjusting mill rate factors before setting mill rates and issue tax notices.