Public Notices

Development Variance Permit - 9 Oersted Street

Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on a development variance permit application. 

Property owner at 9 Oersted Street has submitted an application for a development variance permit.  Variance would allow a proposed garage and workshop to be constructed within the rear yard setback.  Property is zoned R1-A One Family Residential.  Kitimat Municipal Code (KMC) requires 7.5 metre rear yards.  Proposed structure would be 0.9 metres from the rear property line and 4.65 metres high at peak.  Proposed project will add a new accessory structure and increase paved area.  

Location:  9 Oersted Street

Need More Information?

Application, site plan and elevations are available for review at www.kitimat.ca/pn from Tuesday, 14 July 2020 to Wednesday, 5 August 2020.  Public handbook may be viewed by appointment at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900.

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Comment received before noon on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 will be included in a report to Council.

Comment received between noon on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 and noon on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 will be read to Council at the Regular Meeting on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Written submissions provided in response to this notice, including names and addresses, will become part of the public record and made available for public inspection and on our website.  

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020
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Contact staff at 250-632-8900 or email any time before noon on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 to register and receive a teleconference and WebEx link by email. The link will allow you to make a video presentation while a phone number will allow you to call in.  Opportunity to provide comment will come during Public Input on Agenda Items portion of the Council agenda.  Council agendas are available to the public on the website on Friday afternoons at the end of the business day.   

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: 7:00 p.m. 20 July 2020, via WebEx (See Login Instructions)

Bylaw 1983 - Km 1.2 South Hirsch Main Zoning Amendment

Kitimat Council is considering Bylaw 1983 to amend zoning at km 1.2 South Hirsch Main. Coastal GasLink (CGL) has submitted a zoning amendment application to allow development of a natural gas meter station for Coastal GasLink pipeline. Subject site is zoned G5 Forestry. Proposed Bylaw 1983 would amend site to G1 Institutional. G1 Institutional is used for similar utility structures (radio towers, water treatment, etc.).

Site is located near the corner of South Hirsch Creek FSR and Wathl Creek FSR. Proposed uses for the site will include equipment necessary to ensure gas quality, measure flow rate, conduct pipeline inspections and ancillary buildings to support these activities. Site plan provides an aerial view of the site as of June 5th, 2020 with overlay of proposed meter station. Site plan also shows the temporary area needed for construction as well as the final area that will be held under tenure by CGL for meter station, pending approval. 

Council received the application and gave first and second readings to Bylaw 1983 on 22 June 2020.

More Information

Application and background material is available for review. Due to COVID-19, access to the municipal office is restricted.  Public handbook may be viewed by appointment at 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from 30 June to 21 July 2020 excluding statutory holidays.  Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900, ext 2266.

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Comment received before noon on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 will be included in a report to Council.

Comment received between noon on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 and noon on Monday, 20 July 2020 will be read to Council at the Public Hearing on Monday, 20 July 2020. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation, including names and addresses, will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection and on our website at www.kitimat.ca/pn.

 

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Contact staff at 250-632-8900 or email to pre-register and be provided a teleconference and WebEx link. You must pre-register by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day of the Public Hearing. A phone number and unique link to join the meeting will be sent to you by email. The link will provide you the ability to video conference a presentation while a phone number will allow you to call in.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: 7:15 p.m., 20 July 2020, via WebEx (See Login Instructions)

Bylaw 1980 - Discharge of Northstar Land Use Contracts

Bylaw 1981 - 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard Zoning Amendment

 Development Permit - 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard, Northstar and Motel

Update: Development Permit Approved, with conditions

On 22 June 2020, Kitimat Council approved a development permit for 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard with the following conditions: 

(a)  Development and building finishes at 650 Kuldo Boulevard correspond to Kitimat River Motel and Suites Drawings A1.1, A4.1, A3.0, A4.3 and A7.1, stamped 27 May 2020;

(b)  Development and building finishes at 656 Kuldo Boulevard correspond to Motel Renovation Drawings A1.0, A1.1, A4.2, A4.3 and A7.1, stamped 27 May 2020;

(c)  Landscaping corresponds to Drawing L1  dated 16 June 2020;

(d)  Bond of $5,000 is posted to ensure landscaping is well-established one year after planting;

(e)  Screened and bear-resistant refuse containers;

(f)   IAG Enterprises, as owner of two abutting properties, and District of Kitimat establish:

a.    Easement allowing access and 14 parking spaces on PID 009-428-364 for use by users of PID 011-607-335, unless additional parking is provided on the latter property to comply with Kitimat Municipal Code;

b.    S.219 Covenant secures that above Easement cannot be amended without District of Kitimat consent, and that those 14 parking spaces must be developed and maintained for so long as the corresponding uses on the abutting property require parking spaces to comply with parking requirements of Kitimat Municipal Code;

(g)  Permits be issued by Staff only after Bylaw 1980 to discharge Land Use Contracts pursuant to S.546 (2)(a) of Local Government Act and Bylaw 1981 zoning amendment are adopted;

(h)  Terms of development permit comply with Kitimat Municipal Code after amendments are adopted; and

(i)    Permits expire two years after date issued, if construction is not substantially started and at least 50% complete. 

IAG Enterprises, owners of 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard, applied for development permits for proposed exterior renovations and additions.  Proponent plans to change name with both buildings managed as “Kitimat River Motel and Suites”. 

Properties are zoned R4-A Residential– Multi-Family – Boarding or Rooming House.  Kitimat Municipal Code permits a boarding house, including dining facilities for residents.  Motel and Restaurant are permitted in Land Use Contracts signed and amended by former property owner and District of Kitimat (DOK) between 1971 and 1975. 

Objectives for form and character of multi-family residential projects are laid out in the Official Community Plan.  New buildings, additions and exterior finished must comply with guidelinesDevelopment Permit Area (DPA) – for Intensive and Multi-Family Residential is designated pursuant to Sections 488(1)(e) and (f) of the Local Government Act

Applications

For purpose of this notice, 650 Kuldo Boulevard is referred to as the “Northstar” and 656 Kuldo Boulevard is referred to as the “Motel”.  Applications are summarized below.  

1.    650 Kuldo Boulevard - Northstar

IAG Enterprises seeks approval for a restaurant along the south ground-floor wall.  When combined with existing dining facilities, total area of restaurant dining room is approximately 234 square metres.  Renovations will provide a modern look and improve the outdated building. 

Site Plan and Elevations

2.    656 Kuldo Boulevard - Motel

IAG Enterprises seeks approval for a proposed 3.65 metre addition on north wall.  Addition would add a separate bedroom to each existing unit.  New bedrooms will allow motel to be better suited to meet increased demand.  Intent is to reopen motel in tandem with the Northstar. 

Site Plan and Elevations

Location: 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard

More Information

Application and background material is available for review.  Due to COVID-19, access to the municipal office is restricted.  Hard copy information can be viewed by appointment at 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.  Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900 or email.

Comments received:

Kitimat Council is considering bylaws to (1) Discharge Land Use Contracts (LUCs), and (2) amend zoning at 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard.  IAG Enterprises (IAG), owners of 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard, plan to change “Northstar” name and manage both buildings as “Kitimat River Motel and Suites”.  Development Permits for exterior renovations and additions were approved by Kitimat Council on 22 June 2020, with several conditions. See section of Development Permit for details.  

Bylaws

Proposed Bylaw 1980 will discharge three LUCs that apply to these properties.  BCLocal Government Act was amended in 2014 to require existing LUCs be terminated by 2024.  Local governments may — with property owner consent — discharge LUCs before 2024 by bylaw.  IAG has agreed to discharge LUCs dating from 1971 to 1975 if a companion zoning amendment bylaw is adopted.

Proposed Bylaw 1981 amends zoning to allow land uses currently permitted by LUC.  Proposed Bylaw creates a new commercial zone that includes “Motel” and “Restaurant” as permitted land uses.  In response to public comment received on the development permit application, multi-family rental apartments are also listed as a permitted land use. If a motel is not profitable post-LNG construction, rental apartments could be a viable business option and provide much needed rental accommodation in Kitimat.  Proposed accessory uses are consistent with other zones where similar principal land uses are permitted.  Coffee Shop and Restaurant are typical accessory uses for a motel or in mixed use commercial/residential areas.  Home Businesses are supported if residential use is established.  Office is only permitted when associated with principal use (e.g., a motel will have offices for management of the facility).

Proposed Off-Street Parking (minimum) requirements address constraints of the site to provide enough parking for the permitted land uses.  Reductions are proposed when bicycle parking and electric vehicle charging station(s) are provided.  Reduced area required for surface parking will allow space for landscaping along Kuldo Boulevard and connection to green space at rear of the properties.  Bicycle parking and walkway connections will allow area residents to access new restaurant without a vehicle.  

Applications

For purpose of this notice, 650 Kuldo Boulevard is referred to as the “Northstar” and 656 Kuldo Boulevard is referred to as the “Motel”.  Applications are summarized below.  

1.    650 Kuldo Boulevard - Northstar

IAG Enterprises seeks approval for a restaurant along the south ground-floor wall.  When combined with existing dining facilities, total area of restaurant dining room is approximately 234 square metres.  Renovations will provide a modern look and improve the outdated building. 

Site Plan and Elevations

2.    656 Kuldo Boulevard - Motel

IAG Enterprises seeks approval for a proposed 3.65 metre addition on north wall.  Addition would add a separate bedroom to each existing unit.  New bedrooms will allow motel to be better suited to meet increased demand.  Intent is to reopen motel in tandem with the Northstar. 

Site Plan and Elevations

More Information

Application and background material is available for review.  Due to COVID-19, access to the municipal office is restricted.  Public handbook can be viewed by appointment at 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from 23 June to 21 July 2020, excluding statutory holidays.  Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900 or email.

Location: 650 and 656 Kuldo Boulevard

Providing Comment

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Fax: Community Planning and Development at 250-632-4995; or
Mail: Mayor and Council c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7

Comment received before noon on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 will be included in a report to Council.

Comment received between noon on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 and noon on Monday, 20 July 2020 will be read to Council at the Public Hearing on Monday, 20 July 2020.

Written submissions provided in response to this notice, including names and addresses, will become part of the public record and made available for public inspection and on our website at www.kitimat.ca/pn.  

Use a computer to participate remotely

Contact staff at 250-632-8900 or email any time before noon on the day of the Public Hearing to register and receive a teleconference and WebEx link by email. The link will allow you to make a video presentation while a phone number will allow you to call in.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS:  **Delayed until further notice**
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaws 1967 and 1968, FireSmart Principles

Update: Public Hearing Delayed

On Monday, 4 May 2020, Kitimat Council voted to delay public hearings scheduled for Bylaws 1967 and 1968, due to ongoing COVID-19 public health concerns.  Public Hearings are rescheduled pending further instructions from provincial direction on holding Public Hearings during this public health emergency.  

Public Hearings will be held on on a date to be determined.  

Application

In 2019, District of Kitimat received a grant to incorporate FireSmart principles into development processes. Intent is to protect future development from wildfire and for new homes, renovations, and new multi-family projects.  Kitimat Council is considering Official Community Plan (OCP) amendments implement FireSmart Principles by amending Development Permit Area (DPA) requirements:

(1) Bylaw 1968 establishes a new DPA covering Cable Car, Imatra Heights, Forest Hill Heights, Kitamaat Village Road, Strawberry Meadows, and perimeter of Whitesail. These areas were chosen in consultation with Fire Chief; due to having a higher risk of wildfire exposure. 

(2) Bylaw 1967 amends current DPA requirements regarding form and character in multi-family developments.  Proposed amendment incorporates specific statements about FireSmart Principles into site design and layout.

Development permits (DPs) will be required only for new dwellings or exterior renovations with a building permit value of $200,000 or more. Setting a high limit means that small additions or accessory structures will not require a DP. Existing development is not included as the District cannot change site layout, exterior finishes, or points of access and egress (roads or driveways).  

Draft Bylaws are linked above, proposed amendments are shown in red.  

For more information on FireSmart Principles, please refer to British Columbia FireSmart Homeowner Manual

 Virtual OPEN HOUSE 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, District of Kitimat is looking to new ways to reach out to the community and encourage participation in public engagement activities.  To maintain physical distancing in line with order of the Provincial Health Officer, we are offering a Virtual Open House as a venue to provide in-depth information about proposed Official Community Plan  amendments.  We encourage all questions, ideas, and comments for or against the proposed amendments to be submitted electronically by email or call us at 250-632-8900. 

Poster 1 - Welcome

Poster 2 - What is an OCP and What are Development Permit Areas?

Poster 3 - FireSmart Principles, Wildfire Reality

Poster 4 - FireSmart Principles, Zones

Poster 5 - Bylaw 1967

Poster 6 - Bylaw 1968

Public Handbook

British Columbia FireSmart Homeowner Manual

Multi-Family Development Permit Guidelines, FireSmart Amendment Bylaw 1967, 2020

Development Permit Area - Hazardous Conditions, FireSmart Amendment Bylaw 1968, 2020

We strongly encourage you to practice social distancing and participate remotely.  

Out of the abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel the in-person Open House scheduled for 6 April 2020.  Please contact our office at 250-632-8900 if you require an in-person appointment to discuss these proposed bylaws.  

Comment Form

More Information

Bylaws 1967 and 1968 (linked above), and the public handbook are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from 17 March to 21 April 2020, excluding statutory holidays.  Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900, or email.

Providing Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this bylaw may provide written comment to Mayor and Council c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email.

  • Comment received before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 will be included in a report to Kitimat Council that will be circulated in advance of the Public Hearing on 20 April 2019.
  • Comment received between 9:00 a.m. on 29 April and noon on Monday, 4 May 2020 will be read before or otherwise provided to Council at the Public Hearing on 20 April 2020. 
  • Council Chambers are closed due to COVID-19.  You or your representative may speak in person, or read written comment by telephone or virtual connection, during the Public Hearings at 7:00 p.m. Monday, 4 May 2020. If you wish provide comment during the meeting, please contact Administration no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 4 May 2020, by phone 250-632-8900 or email.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community

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