City Planning and Heritage Department Restructured

City Planning and Heritage Department Restructured
Posted on 10/05/2023
Due to a resolution by Charlottetown City Council, the Planning and Heritage Department has been restructured into two distinct service areas – Policy and Heritage, and Development, and a manager for each is now in place. The City is pleased to welcome Donna Miller-Ayton as Manager of Policy and Heritage, and David Gundrum as Manager of Development.

“The work done by the Planning and Heritage Department supports each of the Strategic Plan pillars, from Infrastructure and the Environment to Inclusive Economic Growth, and these changes and additions will not only impact property owners and developers but will have a trickle-down effect on the city as a whole,” says Deputy Mayor Alanna Jankov, Chair of the Planning and Heritage Committee.

Policy and Heritage responsibilities include:
• Heritage approvals, policy, and programs
• Policy creation and regulation review
• Urban Design and Heritage Guidelines
• Development of environmental, economic, social, and cultural land-based strategies, etc.
• Short-Term Rentals Licensing

Development responsibilities include:
• Subdivision Applications
• Development and Building permits
• Development Agreements
• Continuous improvement of application and permit approval processes
• Inspections
• Land Use Complaints and Enforcement

These changes will facilitate increases in application volume and complexity as well as ensure that the City’s Planning and Heritage policies, strategies and guidelines are continuously reviewed and improved.

Eleanor Mohammed, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, will no longer be involved in the day-to-day activities of the Planning and Heritage Department as was needed during the restructuring and recruitment period.