Public Hearing - R3-A Zoning Amendment

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square to consider proposed changes to Kitimat's Municipal Code regarding proposed development at 110 Baxter Ave.

What Changes?

Leonard Kerkhoff of Kerkhoff Construction has submitted an application for Council to consider zoning amendments to the R3-A Multi-Family – Apartment or Terrace Zone to enable development of a five building, 36-unit townhouse complex.  The applicant is seeking to make two amendments to the R3-A Zone: increase permitted height from 9 metres  to 11 metres and decrease minimum lot area for terrace dwellings from 350m2 to 290m2. These changes would apply to all properties in the R3-A Zone.

Where is it?


Development Permit Application

As a part of the application, Kerkhoff Construction has applied for a Development Permit. In Kitimat Development Permits are required for all multi-family projects. They are intended to regulate the form, siting, and character of development. Development Permits may also vary regulations as long as they do not vary the use or density of the development. In order to make the proposed development fit on the site, and due to a number of ravines within the property, variances to regulations governing development are proposed. These are as follows:

  1. Variance of the minimum lot frontage from a required 216 metres (6 metres per unit) to the proposed 74.2 metres (2 metres per unit).
  2. Variance of rear yard setback from required 7.5 metres to proposed 6.85 metres.
  3. Variances of distance between buildings – between buildings D & E on the site plan – from a required 9.0 metres to proposed 6.4 metres.
  4. Reduction of required parking. Zoning requires two parking spaces per dwelling and one parking space per five dwelling units for visitors, requiring 80 total stalls. 71 stalls are proposed, a reduction in nine parking spaces.

What will it Look Like?

Images of proposed buildings - showing the two different colour schemes, and proposed landscape plan are included below:



Need More Information?

The bylaw, Council resolution, staff report, submitted application, and other background material are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am-noon and 1:00-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. For convenience, the Council Report dated December 12, 2013 is available for download, along with the complete submitted application. 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 Comments regarding the proposed rezoning must be received before 8:30 am on January 16, 2014 to be included in the report to Mayor & Council. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, January 20, 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, January 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers.