Notice of OCP Amendment and Rezoning (R17-03)
Smithers Town Council will consider OCP Amendment and Rezoning (R17-03) application for the property located at 1736 Princess Street on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, BC. The combined application is requesting the following:
- An Official Community Plan amendment for 1736 Princess Street to change the land use designation from Single Family Residential to Mixed Residential.
- A Zoning Bylaw Amendment to rezone 1736 Princess Street from Single Family Residential (R-1) to Low Density Residential (R-2).
Anyone who believes they will be affected by the changes proposed by this application is invited to present verbal comment at the October 24th Council meeting or submit written comments to Council prior to the meeting. Written submissions must be received by 1:00 pm on Monday October 23rd to be considered by Council.
When is an OCP and/or Zoning amendment necessary?
Zones regulate what land uses are permitted in the community and provides information such as where buildings may be located, density requirements, and standards for lot size, parking requirements and building height. A Rezoning is a process of changing one zone to another. When a development is proposed, including constructing new buildings or changing the types of activities that occur on a property, the owner must check the zoning regulations for that property. If the existing zone does not permit the proposed development then it is necessary to apply for a rezoning. A rezoning cannot be approved contrary to the OCP; therefore, an OCP amendment may also be required. The rezoning and OCP amendment occur together as one process.
For further information please contact the Development Services Department at (250) 847-1600.