Public Opportunity Notice - Notice to Consider Development Variance Permit Application for 3344 Third Avenue (DV23-01)

Public Notice

At its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023, beginning at 6:30 pm, Smithers Town Council will consider the Development Variance Permit Application DV23-01 for 3344 Third Avenue.

The subject property is part of the former Chandler Park Middle School site and will house a proposed new school to be owned and operated by Francophone School District 93. In Phase 1, the new school, which will offer classes from kindergarten to Grade 5, is proposed to be operating from portable structures, to be placed close to and accessed via Third Avenue. In Phase 2, a new school will be built where the former Chandler Park School building once was, on the side fronting Vancouver Street, in the future, contingent on factors such as funding availability and enrolment levels. The SD93’s DVP request is to defer off-site works in Phase 1, which includes a concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, paving to the centre of the street, and ornamental street lighting along the Vancouver Street side of the property, to complete all the necessary off-site works as part of Phase 2.

Anyone who believes they will be affected by the proposed variance permit is invited to submit written comments regarding the subject application. All written submissions must be received at the Town Office before 1:00 pm on Monday, March 27th, 2023. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, BC and Facebook livestreamed at: FACEBOOK

The relevant background information is available online at or at the Town Office (1027 Aldous Street) Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For further information, please contact the Development Services Department at (250) 847-1600, or

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