Public Notice Archive 2022

Development Variance Permit - 56 Meldrum Street

The owner of 56 Meldrum Street has submitted a development variance permit application to increase maximum accessory structure/building height from 4.9m to 6.1m (from 16 feet to proposed 20 feet). The property is zoned R1-A One Family Residential. Kitimat Municipal Code (KMC) requires accessory structures with a gable, hip, gambrel, or mansard roof which are within 1.2m or more of side or rear yard to not exceed 4.9m in height. The proposed accessory structure for a boat storage would be in the northeast corner of the property, to be accessed through the existing driveway and backs onto other residential properties backyards. Structure elevation and site location

 

Additional information on this DVP application is available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Public comment period is between 14 June until 23 June 2022.

 

Provide comment before 24 June 2022 by:

Email: Email

Fax:  Planning Department at 250-632-4995

Mail: Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H7

* Submissions provided in response to the application, including names and addresses, will become part of the public record, and made available for public inspection at the District office.

 

Attend or Watch Council Meeting:

Contact Staff at 250-632-8900 or Email before 11 July 2022 if you would like to be notified for when this application will be going to Council for their decision.

 

If you have any questions about this application, please contact Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900 or Email

 

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community.

 Development Permit - Wakita Ave & Nalabila Blvd 

IAG Enterprises submitted a development permit (DP) application for a proposed multi-family residential development that consists of 34 residential dwelling units in seven building blocks, along with a community amenity area and the required 7 off-street visitors parking spaces at the lot abutting Nalabila Blvd and Wakita Ave (Parcel Description: Lot C District Lot 6042 Range 5 Coast District Plan EPP32835). The property is zoned R3-A – Multi Family (Apartment or Terrace) Residential Zone and the future land use designation is Neighborhood. The proposed development aligns with the permitted uses in the Kitimat Municipal Code and the future land use designation from the 2008 Kitimat OCP. A location mapcoloured renderingssite plan, and preliminary landscape plan of the proposed multi-family residential development.

 

Additional information at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

 

Provide comment by end of day June 3, 2022 by:

Email

Fax:  Planning Department at 250-632-4995

Mail: Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H7

* Submissions provided in response to the application, including names and addresses, will become part of the public record, and made available for public inspection at the District office.

 

Virtually Attend or Watch Council Meeting:

Contact Staff at 250-632-8900 or Email before noon 15 July 2022 if you would like to be notified for when this application will be going to Council for their decision.

 

If you have any questions about this application, please contact Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900 or Email

 

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community.

 

Temporary Use Permit - 2150 Forest Ave

Update: Approved, 9 May 2022

Hirsch Creek Concrete (the applicant) has applied for a temporary use permit (TUP) to allow set up and operation of a portable concrete production plant on 2150 Forest Avenue in the M3- Maintenance Dept Zone. The applicant has identified a demand in the community for commercial, industrial, and private sector’s interest in a secondary local concrete source and is intending to operate the concrete plant for three years if the TUP is issued. The proposed site is owned by J. Oviatt Contracting (landowner) and is currently used as a construction material storage yard. It is 350 meters from the nearest residential properties.  

Development Variance Permit - 35 Dunn Street

Update: Approved, 9 May 2022

Owner of 35 Dunn Street has submitted a development variance permit application to increase maximum accessory building height from 4.9m to 6.1m (from 16 feet to proposed 20 feet). The property is zoned R2-A Two Family Residential Zone. Kitimat Municipal Code (KMC) requires accessory structures with a gable, hip, gambrel, or mansard roof that are within 1.2m or more of side or rear yard to not exceed 4.9m in height. The proposed accessory structure for RV storage would be in the northeast corner of the property, to be accessed through the existing driveway and backs onto District greenspace. 

Proposed Bike Park

Update: Public comment session now closed, 25 April 2022

Update 2: The report titled “Strawberry Meadows Bike Park- Public Consultation Input” was received for information by the council in the committee of the whole meeting held on February 14, 2022.

Update 1: Comment session now closed, 26 January 2022

The residents of the District of Kitimat are hereby notified that a ‘Bike Park’ is being proposed at a lot adjacent to the Blackberry Street, which, as per the Kitimat Municipal Code, is currently zoned as Local Park. 

Development Permit and Development Variance Permit - 36 Highway 37

Update: Approved, 7 March 2022

Abugov Kaspar Architecture Engineering Interior Design submitted a development permit (DP) application for a proposed commercial development that consists of three separate buildings, a gas bar, a drive thru, and two pylon signs at 36 Highway 37. The property is zoned C11 – Highway Commercial Zone and the Future Land Use Designation is Commercial. The proposed development aligns with the permitted uses and the future land use designation but does require several variances to reduce the minimum required parking stall size and number, increase the maximum access width, and increase the maximum sign height, area, and number for the C11 zone. The applicant has applied for a development variance permit (DVP) application, which is intended to run concurrently with the DP application. 

Notice of Public Hearing - Modification of Rezoning Covenant

Update: Approved, 7 March 2022

To consider a modification (the “Modification”) to rezoning Covenant CA3688685 (the “Rezoning Covenant”) which is registered against the following four strata lots and common property located along Highway 37 between Forest Avenue and Kitamaat Village Road:

  • PID 031-107-478 - STRATA LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 6040 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT STRATA PLAN EPS5165
  • PID 031-107-486 - STRATA LOT 2 DISTRICT LOT 6040 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT STRATA PLAN EPS5165
  • PID 031-107-494 - STRATA LOT 3 DISTRICT LOT 6040 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT STRATA PLAN EPS5165
  • PID 031-107-508 - STRATA LOT 4 DISTRICT LOT 6040 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT STRATA PLAN EPS5165

The Rezoning Covenant was registered as a condition of Bylaw 1836, 2014 which rezoned the parent parcel, establishing the C11 and C12 Zones in the Kitimat Municipal Code (KMC). The Rezoning Covenant included amenities and further restrictions and requirements, including making the “Residential Dormitory” use (now known as Crossroads Lodge) conditional on development of a “Hotel” use. Construction on the hotel building commenced but ceased. As a result of the effects of COVID-19 on the hotel business, and other considerations, the Owner has requested amendments to the Covenant. The zoning of the property is not being changed by the Modification.

The purpose of the Modification is to de-link the Residential Dormitory use from the Hotel use; if accepted the Modification would instead make the Residential Dormitory use conditional on development of a Commercial Building exceeding 8,000sq.ft.   The Owner has offered to financially contribute to sidewalk improvements and the future re-design of the intersection of Highway 37 /Haisla Boulevard and Kitamaat Village Road.

 Development Permit - 291 City Centre, CIBC

Update: Approved through Delegate, 8 February 2022

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. CIBC, through a consultant, has applied for a Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit (DRA-DP), to replace their three current sign boards with new ones of exact same dimensions and at the exact same spots. Proposed upgrade is to add new font on the sign boards

 Notice of Disposition - Property Lease, 461 Quatsino Blvd.

Update: Public comment session now closed, 8 February 2022

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter
In accordance with Sections 26(1), 26(3) and 94 of the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Kitimat (the “District”) gives notice that it intends to enter into a lease of two years and eleven months (the “Short Term Lease”) with the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation (“PRHC”) to lease to PRHC a portion of the Districtowned land located at 461 Quatsino Boulevard, in Kitimat, BC, (the “Leased Premises”) which has a legal
description of:


Parcel Identifier: 024-825-344
LOT 13 DISTRICT LOT 6025 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN PRP45571
(the “Property”)

 

The Leased Premises consists of an approximately 0.332 hectare portion of the Property generally as outlined and labelled “LEASE” on Explanatory Plan EPP117840, prepared by McELHANNEY ASSOCIATES LAND SURVEYING LTD, and dated January 7, 2022, a reduced copy of 

which is copied to this Notice. The Property is presently zoned Mixed Use Social Housing (R3-C), and is currently
vacant. The intent of the Short Term Lease is to facilitate the development of a non-profit provincially funded housing building with purpose-built rental affordable housing units, second stage housing units and transition beds on the Leased Premises. The District will receive a nominal rent of ten dollars from PRHC for the short term lease of the land. 

 

Notice of Disposition - Property Lease, 461 Quatsino Blvd.

Update: Public comment session now closed, 8 February 2022

 

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter

In accordance with Sections 26(1), 26(3) and 94 of the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Kitimat (the “District”) gives notice that it intends to enter into a lease of two years and eleven months (the “ShortTermLease”) with the Tamitik Status of Women Association (“Tamitik”) to lease to Tamitik a portion of the District-owned land located at 461 Quatsino Boulevard, in Kitimat, BC, (the “Leased Premises”) which has a legal description of:


Parcel Identifier: 024-825-344
LOT 13 DISTRICT LOT 6025 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN PRP45571 (the “Property”)


The Leased Premises consists of that 2710 m2 quadrilateral shaped portion of the Property that is immediately adjacent to Quatsino Boulevard. The Property is presently zoned Mixed Use Social Housing (R3-C), and is currently vacant. The intent of the Short Term Lease is to facilitate the District’s development of a non-profit provincially funded child care building on the Leased Premises. Once the building is complete, the District has a future decision whether to operate the child care building with its own staff or to contract with Tamitik,
or other non-profit service operator, to operate the child care building. The District will receive a nominal rent of ten dollars from Tamitik for the short term lease of the land.

Proposed Bike Park

Update: comment session now closed, 26 January 2022

The residents of the District of Kitimat are hereby notified that a ‘Bike Park’ is being proposed at a lot adjacent to the Blackberry Street, which, as per the Kitimat Municipal Code, is currently zoned as Local Park. The notice for the proposed bike park can be accessed here.

Notice of Public Hearing - Accessory Buildings and Accessory Structures Bylaw No. 2006, 2021

Update: Approved, 17 January 2022

 

A zoning amendment that would amend Section 9.4.1.7 and 9.4.1.9 of the Kitimat Municipal Code to increase maximum accessory building height to 4.9 m with a sloped roof or 4.3 m with a flat roof and increase minimum side and rear yard setback to 1.2 metres, providing that the accessory building height does not exceed the primary building. Bylaw No. 2006 would also prevent accessory buildings built within the permissible building area to be built higher than the principal building. Bylaw No. 2006 would impact all residentially zoned properties within the District of Kitimat, as shown on the map.

 Bylaw No. 2006, 2021

 

 

 Temporary Use Permit - 50 Currie Street
 Update: 11 January, approved through Delegate.

The District of Kitimat is considering issuing a Temporary Use Permit for up to 3 years duration. The application is made to allow providing Registered Massage Therapy to 5 patients a day from Monday to Friday with each patient taking 75 minutes each on 50 Currie St.

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