City to Restructure Planning and Heritage Dept

City to Restructure Planning and Heritage Department
Posted on 06/14/2023
Charlottetown City Council approved a resolution at its regularly scheduled council meeting on June 12 to support a Planning and Heritage Department restructuring plan to address recent staff changes as well as the increase in application volume and complexity, and result in improved application response time.

“With the City’s recent population growth and the demands for development, Council recognizes the need to modernize this department’s structure in order for staff to deliver the efficient, effective, accountable, and transparent land use services that our community deserves,” said Mayor Philip Brown.

The changes include:
     • Manager of Development to be responsible for all current planning functions as well as the Zoning and Development Bylaw.
     • Manager of Policy and Heritage to be responsible for all long-range and heritage planning functions as well as Official Plan and related activities.
     • Manager of Building Codes to be responsible for building permits and ensuring adherence to the PEI Building Codes Act.
     • Two Planner III positions, to act as assistant manager and work on projects and applications with high risk, political and financial implications. One planner will focus on development, the other on policy.

Charlottetown’s Planning and Heritage Department recently hired a new Planner II.