Public Notice Archive 2023

Development Variance Permit - 185 Whittlesey Street 

Update: Approved November 14, 2023

The owner of 185 Whittlesey Street submitted an application for a Development Variance Permit to accommodate a trailer storage shed. The Development Variance Permit varies side yard as measured from eave to the property line from 1.2m to 1.02m to accommodate an accessory structure with the following conditions: 

a. The accessory structure's eave does not extend beyond 1.5" (3.81cm) from the building wall from the shortest distance as measured to the property line; and 

b. Snow guards have been installed prior to the issuance of a building permit. 

The subject property is zoned R1-A One-Family Detached Residential.

Zoning Housekeeping Amendment - Bylaw No. 2041, 2023

Update: Approved November 6, 2023

A Public Hearing was held on Monday, November 6th, 2023 to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2041, 2023. The Bylaw focuses on improving the first two sections of the District of Kitimat's zoning regulations in Part 9 of the Kitimat Municipal Code, including the definitions in Division 1, Subdivision 1 and the general conditions in Division 2, Subdivision 1. Proposed changes to these sections include: 

Part 9, Division 1, Subdivision 1 Kitimat Municipal Code

  • improvements to formatting and the addition of visuals;
  • corrections to typos and outdated legislative references;
  • clarification to wording in existing definitions;
  • addition of new definitions for permitted uses that are currently undefined; and

Part 9, Division 2, Subdivision 1 Kitimat Municipal Code

  • relocation of detailed regulations embedded in definitions to the appropriate area in Section 9.2.1.
Strawberry Meadows Neighbourhood Policies OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2042, 2023
Update: Approved October 16, 2023
This OCP amendment bylaw proposed to recognize the Strawberry Meadows Neighbourhood and Neighbourhood Policies specific to the Strawberry Meadows Neighbourhood including but not limited to: 

Public Open Spaces

  • Development of additional multi-use trails and paths in Strawberry Meadows.
  • Development of a new park and playground in Strawberry Meadows specifically designed to meet the needs of children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
  • Implement a public awareness campaign to highlight and advertise existing trails, linkages, public connections, and District-wide amenities and features.
  • Improve public access to the existing trails, to accommodate various user types including but not limited to people in wheelchairs, strollers, bikes and motorized vehicles. Infrastructure improvements to the bridges and culverts may be needed to ensure the trail is fully connected. Lighting of the trails may also be pursued. 

Transportation and Road Safety

  • Pursue opportunities to safely accommodate pedestrians and other modes of transportation moving through and within Strawberry Meadows. 

Neighbourhood Uses and Functions

  •  Support the following land uses within Strawberry Meadows:
    •  Principally Single-Family residential dwellings with maximum 2 units per lot and minimum lot size of 3000 m²
    •  Hobby Farm, subject to rezoning.
    •  Accessory Uses such as Home Occupation, Home Business Address, Agriculture, Bed & Breakfast, and Day Cares.

Natural Environment and Hazards Lands

  • Recognize the existence of wetlands, riparian corridors, creeks, and areas prone to flooding in Strawberry Meadows. The District may need to undertake a mapping program to better identify where there are Environmentally Sensitive Areas or Hazard Lands. 
Development Variance Permit - 28 Eagle Street 
Update: Approved October 16, 2023

The owner of 28 Eagle Street has submitted a Development Variance Permit to allow the building of a shed on the property line by varying the permitted setback requirement from 1.2m to the proposed 0m measured from eave to property line. The subject property is zoned R2-A Two Family-Detached Residential. 
Development Permit Amendment Application - 36 Highway 37

Update: Approved August 21, 2023
Abugov Kaspar Architecture Engineering Interior Design (the applicant) on behalf 2492415 Alberta Inc. (the owner) submitted a development permit (DP) amendment application for a proposed commercial development at 36 Highway 37. The proposed commercial development consists of two separate buildings and two service stations. It includes a restaurant with a drive thru and a convenience store with an associated gas bar as well as a diesel pump station.  The proposed uses meet the zoning requirements for the current zoning (C11 – Highway Commercial) and land use designation (Commercial).

The amendment is proposed over the previously amended and approved development permit from May 2023 (DP 01-2023) and proposes to replace the approved carwash with a diesel pump station. The remaining proposal remains as approved previously.

Development Permit - 380 City Centre

Update:  Approved by Delegate July 26, 2023

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. Domino's Pizzeria, through a consultant, has applied for a Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit (DRA-DP), to install new signage reflecting the business logo on the exterior wall above the storefront.

Zoning and OCP Amendment - 311 City Centre

Update:  Approved July 17, 2023

A Public Hearing was held to consider C1 City Centre Zone Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2032, 2023.

A zoning amendment application was submitted for 311 City Centre by Technicon Industries Limited (the applicant) for a building located at Lot 2 Block 1006 District Lot 6037 Range 5 Coast District Plan 5439 (as shown in Figure 1). The applicant is proposing to rezone the current lowest level of the property by adding mini storage as a use to the C1 City Centre zone (current zoning) for the subject property. No other changes to the C1 City Centre zone are proposed.

The applicant was looking to convert the basement to a mini storage unit with an office/desk area and washrooms (as shown in Figure 2). The proposed mini storage would be accessed by the existing loading bay at the back of the building and could also be accessed from the commercial businesses located above (as shown in Figure 3). The subject property currently houses a thrift store and several offices on the two upper floors. The basement is currently vacant and not in use. 

Development Variance Permit - 82 Meldrum Street

Update:  Approved July 4, 2023

The owner of 82 Meldrum Street has submitted an application for a  Development Variance Permit to increase the proposed accessory structure height from a maximum permitted of 4.9m to 6.1m (16 feet to 20 feet) to develop an enclosed space.  The subject property is zoned R1-A One Family Residential.  

 Notice of Court of Revision

The Notice of Court of Revision for the Purpose of Correcting the Residential Flat Tax Roll.

Court of Revision will be held on May 01, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, Kitimat, BC

 

 

 

Notice of Public Hearing

Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment

Update:  The Public Hearing was held as scheduled on June 12 ,2023

A Public Hearing was scheduled at 7:00pm on Monday, June 12, 2023, to consider Land Use Designations, Forest License Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2029, 2023 and G5 Forestry Zone Amendment Bylaw No. 2030, 2023.

Sandhills Materials Inc. (the applicant) applied to amend the Kitimat Official Community Plan (OCP) and to rezone to allow for the development of a Soil Storage Facility on their property in the Kitimat Industrial Park west of Service Centre.  The proposed application is located at District Lot 7648 Range 5 Coast District except the S 700 Feet (as shown on Map A). The property is zoned G5-Forestry

Bylaw 2029, 2023 would amend Kitimat’s Official Community Plan (“OCP”) with respect to authorizing a Soil Storage Facility on specific land with Forest License Land Use Designation.

Bylaw 2030, 2023 would amend Kitimat’s Municipal Code with respect to permitted and accessory uses of the G5 Forestry Zone to allow a soil storage facility on a specific portion of the land proposed in Bylaw 2029, 2023 

Development Permit Amendment and Development Variance Permit - 36 Highway 37

Update:  Approved May 8, 2023 (both permits)

Development Permit

Abugov Kaspar Architecture Engineering Interior Design (the applicant) on behalf of Dexterra Group Inc. (the owner) submitted a development permit (DP) amendment application for a proposed commercial development at 36 Highway 37. The proposed development consists of three separate buildings including a restaurant with a drive thru, a convenience store with an associated gas bar and a car wash, along with two pylon signs. The property is zoned C11 – Highway Commercial and the Future Land Use Designation is Commercial. The Development Permit amendment proposes changes over the previously approved development permit from February 2022 (DP 02-2022), including the following:

  • Replacing a commercial retail unit with a car wash.
  • Changes in the floor area of the restaurant, convenience store and gas bar.
  • A new site plan which includes multiple changes that conform to the current bylaws, as well as changes that do not conform and require a variance.

Development Variance Permit

The proposed development aligns with the permitted uses and the future land use designation but requires three (3) variances, including increasing the maximum access width, increasing the maximum sign height and reducing the number of parking spaces. These variances are outlined in the zoning analysis table below. The applicant has applied for a development variance permit (DVP) application, which is intended to run concurrently with the DP application.

Development Variance Permit - 26 Currie Street

Update:  Approved 1 May 2023

The owner of 26 Currie Street has submitted an application for a Development Variance Permit to reduce the required rear yard setback from 7.5m to 4.7m to accommodate an extension to a cantilever deck. The property is zoned R1-A One Family Residential, which requires a 7.5m setback from the rear property line to any building or structure (including decks). The extension will increase the depth of the deck from 1.73m to 3.05m. The proposed deck would be on the south end of the property, backing onto municipal park land and is approximately 16.5m from the public walkway. 

Temporary Use Permit - Amendment -497 Quatsino Blvd.

Update:  Approved 20 March 2023

J. Oviatt Contracting (the applicant) has applied for an amendment to an existing permit to allow  the stockpiling and processing of logs, firewood, topsoil, masonry sand and silt, including storage of items related to it including a portable bridge and a portable sawmill, as well as a burning pit on site.

Notice of Statutory Right of Way Fee Agreement

NOTICE OF STATUTORY RIGHT OF WAY FEE AGREEMENT

                                       Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter

In accordance with Sections 26(1) and 26(3) of the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Kitimat (the “District”) gives notice that it intends to enter into an agreement entitled Statutory Right of Way Fee Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Telus Communications Inc.  (“Telus”). The Agreement will provide Telus with a Statutory Right-of-Way to enter onto and to use lands with a civic name of Ocelot Way, Kitimat, BC, located at District Lot 6050, Range 5, Coast District, and more particularly described as:

PID: 030-112-133; That part of Ocelot Way dedicated on Plans 5744, 12031, 11524 and EPP67348 in District Lots 6004, 6050 and 6054 Range 5 Coast District as shown on Plan EPP66989 (the “Lands”).

The Agreement will give Telus the right to use the Access Area (see attached map) to construct a cellular tower (including staging), install, use, operate, repair, replace, modify, expand, relocate and remove equipment (including antennas and microwave dishes), devices, utility and communications cabling (including fibre), towers, poles and other support structures, risers, conduits, ducts, vertical and/or horizontal cable pathways and enclosed structures and interior spaces.

 

Consideration for this Agreement includes the District receiving a one-time fee of $10 and $10,000 per annum (plus applicable PST, GST and/or HST) with an increase of 3% per annum during the term(s) of the Agreement (the “Fee”). The initial term of the agreement is ten (10) years. Telus has the option to exercise two (2) additional terms of ten (10) years under the same Fee arrangement as the initial term.

Additional information is available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays from Monday, January 30, 2023 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Please provide comment by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Kiona Enders

Director of Corporate Administration, District of Kitimat

(250) 632-8900   administration@kitimat.ca

Development Permit - revised application

884 S Lahakas Blvd

Update:  Approved 6 February 2022

A Development Permit is required for new buildings and 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.  Co-op through a consultant has applied for a Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit to replace logo shields, ACM panels, refacing signs, cabinets, price changer and canopy, fuel dispensers and cladding.

Development Permit - 884 S Lahakas Blvd

A Development Permit is required for new buildings and 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.  Co-op through a consultant has applied for a Downtown Revitalization Area Development Permit to replace logo shields, ACM panels, refacing signs, cabinets, price changer and canopy, fuel dispensers and cladding.

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