Public Hearing - R3-A1 Zoning Amendment

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square to consider proposed changes to Kitimat's Municipal Code regarding proposed development 1851 Kingfisher.

What Changes?

Stuart McFadden of Kingfisher of Development Corporation has submitted an application for Council to consider zoning amendments to the zoned R3-A1 – Special Residential Multi-Family Zone. This is to enable development of an eight building, 54-unit townhouse complex. The applicant is seeking to make the following amendments to the R3-A1 Zone: increase maximum lot coverage from 25% to 35%; an increase in the maximum floor area ratio (FAR) from 0.5 to 0.72; a decrease in the minimum distance between buildings from 9 metres to 3.5 metres; and an increase from 40 to 54 permitted units. The bylaw would also remove a Land Use Contract which had governed development of the property. The applicant will also provide over 6 acres of land to be designated park, and will contribute up to $70,000 towards Kitimat’s Affordable Housing Fund. Final design and siting of buildings will be determined through a Development Permit Application.

Where is it?

Need More Information?

The bylaw, Council resolution, staff report, submitted application, and other background material are available for review at www.kitimat.ca and at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am-noon and 1:00-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays on April 18 (Good Friday) and April 22 (Easter Monday). 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 dok@kitimat.ca. Comments regarding the proposed rezoning must be received before 8:30 am on May 1, 2014 to be included in the report to Mayor & Council. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, May 5, 2014 will be read before Council at the Public Hearing. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Public Hearing held Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers.