Public Notice Archive 2021

Development Permit - 100 Loganberry Street, Dementia Cottage

 Update: 3 May 2021, permit approved

Charlie Maddison, on behalf of Kitimat Valley Housing Society, has applied for a development permit to construct a care home for patients with dementia and staff.  The proposed facility is located at civic address 100 Loganberry Avenue, PID 030-616-417. 

The proposed care home will have 10 beds for patients and staff, a common kitchen, library, multi-purpose room, office, and storage.  The main entrance is on the south side with vehicle access from Loganberry Avenue.  Exterior finishes are a combination of vertical board and batten, and stone cladding, with timber columns and fibre cement panels.  Roof is standing seam metal with a pre-finished metal fascia and flashing. 

Perimeter fencing encloses the entrance and garden, that includes a gazebo and greenhouse.  Several benches and garden planters are included with a wide variety of plantings.  Some pathways are included on plans outside of the perimeter fence with the extent to be determined. 

Location, Site Plan, Landscaping Plan and Elevations

Development Permit - 676 Mountainview Square, KitiMed

Update: 3 May 2021, permit approved. 

Dr. Howard Mills has applied to construct a proposed 4-storey mixed use commercial/residential building at 676 Mountainview Square. The project would contain a multi-disciplinary medical clinic, retail and office spaces, residential apartment units, with a rooftop bistro and clocktower.  The property is located northeast of the current Coast Mountain College, Haisla Nation, and Council Chambers building west of Kitimat General Hospital.  Frontage is on four sides with pedestrian entrances facing the public walkway to the north and hospital to the east, and access from parking to the south and west.    Vehicle access is through Mountainview Square road right-of-way only, and the site cannot use the hospital side for vehicle access.  The site is currently vacant with a community garden and green space.

The proposed building will be located along the north and east property lines with the main entrance and elevators located in the northeast corner.  Elevators and common area provide access to both commercial and office spaces, and the residential units.  The rooftop bistro uses the common entrance and elevators, and includes some outdoor access to the roof; however, the green roof portions will be off limits except for maintenance.  The proposed green roof will be mostly low maintenance options using a thin soil layer and hardy plants, grasses, mosses, and other ground covers. 

 

Elevation drawings show a combination of aluminium panels in a variety of colours, with stone veneer and concrete as accents.  An extensive use of glass windows is proposed, best shown on the colour renderings.  The site plan and landscape plan show plantings in boxes along the north and east frontages, with additional beds along the south-facing wall and the perimeter of the parking area.  The site plan shows 64 parking stalls, 16 bicycle parking spots, two barrier-free spaces and two electric vehicle charging stations.  Eight parking stalls are dedicated for seasonal snow storage according to the site plan.

 

As proposed, the site plan shows parking area under the current minimum requirement.  Kitimat Municipal Code allows Council to enter into an agreement with the property owner to reduce the parking requirement where Council deems necessary.  When eight stalls are used for snow storage there remains sufficient spaces for one space per residential unit plus 22 for other uses. This is a good example where maximum efficiency is gained with reduced parking area.  Commercial use is primarily limited to daytime, while residential use is highest in evening and through the night.  The difference allows both groups to use the same parking spaces.  Moreover, with the downtown location there is likely to be a reduced demand for parking amongst residents.  Given the abundance of parking near this parcel, requiring this proponent to build to the minimum requirement is not necessary.

Development Permit - 578 Mountainview Square, Two Peaks Brewery

Update: 3 May 2021, Permit approved.

The proposed building would house a brewery with a tap room and a patio facing the pedestrian plaza of Mountainview Square.   The property is located north of the current Pet Valu and Mark’s stores, with fronts along the pedestrian plaza of Mountainview Square.  Vehicle access is via the service lane south of the property that connects to Wakashan Avenue.  The site is currently vacant with an old foundation from a previous construction project that was not finished. 

Locations, Site Plan, and Elevations 

The proposed building will be located along the north property line with the patio facing east to the plaza.  The entrance is from the parking lot, with easy access for pedestrians coming from the plaza.  Access to the patio is from the building only due to liquor regulations, except for in an emergency.  The building will be a pre-engineered single storey with a mezzanine.  Total building footprint is 356.6 square metres and height of 8 metres.  The remainder of the site is parking area, including one barrier-free parking space and two flexible spaces to be used by food trucks or other alternatives.  Bike parking is provided under the covered entrance.  Seasonal planters are included both on the patio and near the main entrance. 

 

Elevation drawings show mostly corrugated metal siding with some wood-look cement fibre siding near the entrance and patio.  Windows at the east end and lighting add decoration to the patio and interior tap room.  The company logo and lettering are shown on all sides of the building in a variety of formats.  The applicants have indicated the potential for a mural along the north exterior wall, after the business opens.  Paint is exempt and a new development permit is not required for a mural added after the fact. 

 

As proposed, the site plan shows parking area under the current minimum requirement.  Kitimat Municipal Code allows Council to enter into an agreement with the property owner to reduce the parking requirement where Council deems necessary.  Given the abundance of parking near this parcel, requiring this proponent to build to the minimum requirement is not necessary. Staff propose that Council accept the parking area as presented in the site plan. 

Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit - Chalet Motel and Restaurant

Update: 12 April 2021 Permit approved through Delegate

A development permit is required for new buildings and for projects that will change the outside appearance of existing properties in Downtown Kitimat, including landscaping, fences, and screening.  This notice has been issued to describe a pending application. Chalet Motel and Restaurant have applied for a Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit (DRA-DP), to update and improve the street frontage along Tsimshian Boulevard.  Proposed upgrades are to replace the existing chain-link fence with a red cedar wood fence.

 

A new sign is proposed for the south west corner of the property, just west of the vehicle access.   The proposed sign will be cedar with 12” posts and beam, and height of 2.44 metres.  The sign will display the Chalet and logo with illuminated lettering.  Location and images showing the existing and proposed fences, and sketch of proposed sign are below. 

Location and images showing the existing, proposed fences and sketch of proposed sign.

Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit - No Frills 

Update: 7 April 2021 Permit approved through Delegate.

A development permit is required for new buildings and for projects that will change the outside appearance of existing properties in Downtown Kitimat, including landscaping, fences, and screening.  This notice has been issued to describe a pending application. No Frills has applied for a Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit (DRA-DP), to update fascia signs on the sides of their store.  Proposed upgrades are to add new wording to the existing logo and colour.  Updates to front windows and paint are also intended; however, those are not relevant for this application. Schematics of the proposed storefront signs, location and further details are below.