Public Hearing October 21 - C2 Zoning Amendment

A public hearing will be held on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers to consider proposed changes to the Kitimat Municipal Code regarding the C2 Zone at Nechako Centre.

What changes?

An applicant wishes to open a tattoo and piercing studio in Nechako Centre, and has applied to amend the list of permitted uses in the C2 Zone by adding the definition of Personal Service Shop. This is a permitted use in the C1 City Centre Zone, and in many neighbouring municipalities.

The Proposed definition reads:

Personal Service Shop means a business where the sale of retail goods is only accessory to the provision of services related to the care and appearance of the body or the cleaning and repair of personal effects.  Personal service establishments include but are not limited to barber shop, esthetician, gym, health club, tattoo & piercing studio, laundromat, and shoe repair shop.

The amendment also combines permitted land uses into a more concise list of uses. 

Need more information?

The bylaw, Council resolution, staff report, and other background material are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday except Monday October 14. For convenience, the Council Report dated 23 September is available for download. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email to before 8:30 am on October 17, 2013 to be included in the report to Mayor and Council. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Public Hearing held Monday, October 21 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers.