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Brandon & Area Planning District
We would like to invite you to discover and learn about how you can be part of the land use development process affecting your neighbourhood, but most importantly, how you can be part of the effort to build a sustainable Brandon - the city where you live, work and play. For this reason, the Planning, Property and Buildings Department has just launched our new public engagement program to be hosted by the Brandon Design Studio. The Brandon Design Studio is a vehicle for us to host a number of workshops and events throughout the year. For the majority of the workshops and events, the Brandon Design Studio will be hosting the events at the City’s Cultural Resource Centre at 638 Princess Avenue (6th Street entrance), View Map (1.8 MB); depending on the nature of the workshops or events, the workshop or event maybe held somewhere else in the city, please check for locations by clicking on the title of the workshop or event or by contacting our office. Please register for the session(s) that you are interested in as soon as possible in order to reserve a place. Find out how to register below.
BRANDON DESIGN STUDIO - PROVIDE US WITH YOUR COMMENTS
Please join the City of Brandon to learn about new proposed amendments to the City of Brandon Southwest Secondary Plan. This information session is intended to inform property owners of the proposed changes to the Southwest Secondary Plan that may affect your property. No registration is required.
March 8, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Development Charges Public Event Notice (265 KB)
Please join the City of Brandon to discuss development charges as a way to pay for new growth in Brandon. This community discussion is to assist the public in navigating the Development Charge Draft Background Study and to provide an opportunity to share thoughts, concerns and questions with City administration. No registration is required.
All of the workshop and event dates are subject to change depending on the number of enrollments and circumstances beyond our control such as weather or illness of the keynote speaker.
To register for any one of the workshops or events, you can:
Please join us and explore the idea of building a secondary suite in your home. From planning to building, we will discuss the feasibility of turning your home into a revenue generator. This information session is intended to assist homeowners of all experience levels to determine if building a secondary suite is feasibile for your property. City staff will be on hand to help answer your questions. No registration required.
How to Develop a Secondary Suite - Presentation from Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
Currently, the sharing of infrastructure costs for the development of new properties is negotiated between the City and its Developers. When the City is unable to capture all the costs for new infrastructure, existing taxpayers end up sharing the new growth burden.
Please join us in a discussion about one infrastructure funding tool that is currently being considered by the City. Development Cost Charges systematically allocate the costs of new infrastructure to those properties that ultimately benefit from the new infrastructure. This tool helps to fairly allocate the costs of growth, while reducing subsidization by taxpayers. No registration required.
The City of Brandon, in consultation with Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. is undertaking the process to establish a charging framework to fund infrastructure needed to grow the community, which will result in the establishment of a Development Charge By-law. The Financing Future Growth Meet & Greet provided the opportunity to network with the Consultants and City staff and to understand the process which will lead to the drafting of the proposed by-law.
Beginning April 1, 2016 the technical requirements of Section 9.36 of the 2010 Manitoba Building Code will become law. This informational session covered the scope, prescriptive requirements, and technical aspects of achieving compliance to the requirements. Attendees learned more about the methods of achieving compliance and how these changes will impact them.
Building Inspectors were on hand at the Brandon Home Show April 8, 9 & 10, 2016 to answer general inquiries from the public.
Resilience planning provides the foundation of building a sustainable city. This engaging event, "Climate Resiliency for Brandon", featured guest speaker Roger Rempel, a Winnipeg-based environmental engineer, who spoke about how to plan, to understand, to anticipate and to adapt to the increasing storm events as a result of climate change.
Beginning April 1, 2016 the technical requirements of Section 9.36 of the 2010 Manitoba Building Code will become law. This informational session covered the scope, prescriptive requirements, and technical aspects of achieving compliance to the requirements. Attendees learned about the methods of achieving compliance and how these changes will impact them.
The City of Brandon Planning, Property and Buildings Department is starting the process to revise the current land use Zoning By-law. This important wide ranging document regulates a variety of things from design of a shopping mall to how and where you can build a home or addition on your own property. (Proposed draft of the Zoning By-law)
This informational session focused on the new 2013 Manitoba Energy Code. The session addressed which types of buildings and building systems will be most affected and how to achieve compliance with the newly adopted Energy Code.
Additional resources on the new 2013 Manitoba Energy Code:
MECB 2013 Compliance Checklist
Lighting Trade-off Compliance Calculator & NRCan HVAC-SWH Trade-off Compliance ToolNRCan HVAC-SWH Trade-off Compliance Tool
This kick-off public informational session brought everyone in the community, including residents, property owners, and developers together to discuss how we can grow and develop our existing neighbourhoods. The informal cafe style informational session included a brief presentation, followed by an informal discussion where participants provided feedback regarding how and where new infill homes should be built within our existing neighbourhoods.
An interactive event with 1x1 architecture. The group will first present a selection of their work and discuss the role of architecture and urban planning in shaping vibrant community spaces. You will then be invited to have an interactive and engaging discussion with the architects.
Building Inspectors and Community Planners were on hand at the Brandon Home Show April 10, 11 & 12, 2015 to answer general inquiries from the public.
The open house brought the community together to discuss how we can grow and develop our existing neighbourhoods. The open house included a brief presentation covering a review of the comments from the public information session held on February 25, 2015 as well as examples of what has been done elsewhere. The presentation was be followed by an informal discussion and an interactive exercise that generate ideas from the participants.
The open house intends to bring everyone in the community together to discuss how we can grow and develop our existing neighbourhoods. The open house will include a brief presentation covering a review of the comments from the public information session held on February 25, 2015 as well as examples of what has been done elsewhere. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion and an interactive exercise to generate ideas from the participants. Please mark your calendars and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.
The City of Brandon Planning, Property and Buildings Department is starting the process to review and update the current Temporary Sign By‐law in regards to how temporary signs should be included within our neighbourhoods and streetscapes. The by-law regulates various types of temporary signs, including sandwich board signs, real estate signs, construction signs and mobile signs, among others. This open house provided information on our current regulations, how they compare to other similar cities and gave attendees the opportunity to provide input on how temporary signs should be included along Brandon's streetscapes.
This informational and interactive session provided an overview of the general functions and maintenance of HRV's (Heat Recovery Ventilators).
The City of Brandon is growing, the character in our existing neighbourhoods is changing as a result. To address these changes, new standards are being proposed by the City to ensure positive impacts on our neighbourhoods. This public event was the fourth and final of a series of open houses regarding residential infill (redevelopment and development within existing neighborhoods). The event included a brief presentation on the proposed development standards that incorporated comments and suggestions from the three previous open houses, online survey and best practices from elsewhere.
Radon gas is a naturally occurring gas that cannot be detected by smell, taste or sight, and it is found in different concentrations throughout the Province. This informational and interactive session informed attendees about the methods of testing and mitigating the level of radon gas.
The City of Brandon Planning, Property and Buildings Department and the Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee jointly hosted an open house for the public to seek input on the development of a new Heritage Management Plan and amendments to the Heritage Conservation By-law. The Heritage Management Plan is a tool to ensure the conservation of heritage resources and to help a community maximize the potential of its heritage resources. The Heritage Conservation By-law governs municipal heritage matters, including, but not limited to, the establishment of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee and the designation and protection of heritage sites. The by-law is being amended to implement legislative updates as well as some of the new Heritage Managment Plan's initiatives.
Built Green Canada provided an overview of the organization, its programs, how to obtain a BUILT GREEN® certification for your home, and how working together as citizens, builders, developers, and the municipality we can build a truly livable City for many generations to come.
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