Notice of Public Hearing: Joint Official Community Plan & Zoning Amendment Application R19-08

Nov 25 - Dec 10 2019

Smithers Town Council will consider two Bylaws related to the Joint Official Community Plan & Zoning Amendment application R19-08 on Tuesday, December 10th , 2019, beginning at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, BC.

Town Council is proposing to adopt:

Bylaw 1880: Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1614 amendment to change the land use designation of 1525 Queen Street (located on the corner of Queen Street and Eighth Avenue), legally described as Lot 1 Block 138 District Lot 865 Range 5 Coast District Plan EPP71874 from Civic/Community Use to Mixed Residential.

The purpose of the bylaw is to designate Mixed Residential use on the subject property.

Bylaw No. 1881: Zoning Bylaw No. 1403 amendment to add “Transitional Housing” to the list of zoning bylaw definitions; to add “Transitional Housing” as a permitted principal use in the Public Use 2 P-2 zone; and to add  “1 per every 2 dwelling units” as the required number of parking spaces for “Transitional Housing”.

The purpose of this bylaw is to define Transitional Housing and permit Transitional Housing use in the Public Use 2 P-2 zone.

Anyone who believes they will be affected by the proposed bylaw is invited to submit written comments to Council prior to the meeting, and to attend the meeting. Written submissions must be received by 1:00 pm on Monday, December 9, 2019 to be included on the agenda.

The proposed bylaws and relevant background information can be viewed at the links below or at the Town Office, Monday through Friday (except holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Background Information:

  1. OCP Amendment and Zoning Webpage
  2. Report to Council Introducing Bylaws No. 1880 & 1881
  3. Application R19-08
  4. Subject Property Map (for Bylaw 1880)
  5. OCP & Zoning Maps (for Bylaw 1880)
  6. Public Use Two Zone Zoning Excerpt
  7. OCP Excerpts 7.3, 7.2.2 & 7.2.3
  8. Proposed Bylaw No. 1880
  9. Proposed Bylaw No. 1881

For further information, please contact the Development Services Department at (250) 847-1600.