Public Notices

 Development Variance Permit - 78 Sturgeon Street

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

Property owners of 78 Sturgeon Street seek a development variance permit (DVP) to construct an accessory structure to house a pottery studio, workshop and storage. Kitimat Municipal Code requires 9-metre rear yard. Proposed structure will be 2.0 metres from south side property line and 1.66 metres from rear property line, measuring 7 metres high at mid-pitch.

Location: 78 Sturgeon Street

Need More Information?

Application, site plan and other background materials are available for review from Tuesday, 17 March 2020, to Tuesday, 31 March 2020, at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. 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 Kitimat Council c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email  Comments received by noon on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 will be included in the Council report. Submissions received after this deadline but before 4:30 pm on Monday, 30 March 2020, will be read before Council at the Regular Meeting. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Council Meeting on Monday, 30 March 2020, 7:00 pm at 606 Mountainview Square.

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

Thank you for your ongoing interest in your community!

Virtual OPEN HOUSE: 
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaws 1967 and 1968, FireSmart Principles

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 to 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.  For those who are unable to connect electronically, an in-person Public Open House will be held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday, 6 April 2020, in Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square.  District staff will be available to answer questions about FireSmart initiatives.  We will monitor attendance and will limit entry to ensure physical distancing is maintained in line with the provincial health order. 

Comment Form

Two Public Hearings will be held on Monday, 20 April 2020.  Public Hearing for Bylaw 1967 will begin at 6:45pm.  Public Hearing for Bylaw 1968 will begin at 7:00pm.  Hearings will be held in Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square.  

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

More Information

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

Providing Comment

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

  • Comment received before 9:00am on Wednesday, 15 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 9:00am on 15 April and noon on Monday, 20 April 2020 will be read before or otherwise provided to Council at the Public Hearing on 20 April 2020. 
  • You, or your representative, may present at the Public Hearing on 20 April 2020.

Public Hearings will be held inCouncil Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, beginning at 6:45pm (Bylaw 1967) and 7:00pm (Bylaw 1968) on Monday, 20 April 2020.

Downtown Revitalization Area - Development Permit, 525 Mountainview Square, Mr. Mikes Signs

A development permit is required for new buildings and for some projects which will change the outside appearance of existing buildings in downtown Kitimat, such as new exterior materials and signs.  This notice has been issued to describe a pending application.

If you are thinking about making improvements to your building, please call to inquire before you finalize plans, purchase materials or start work.  Kitimat’s Downtown Design Panel can offer guidance.  The Panel evaluates projects which require permits, and submits recommendations to Staff and Council.  This review process ensures projects meet design guidelines which have been adopted to make Downtown Kitimat a lively, functional, accessible, attractive, and cohesive pedestrian-oriented place.

What is happening?

Mr. Mikes Steakhouse is updating exterior signs.  Application proposes three new signs to replace signs existing signs on three sides of the building and a fourth sign is proposed for the remaining side.  

Sign must meet requirements of Downtown Design Guidelines.  

Where is it?    525 Mountainview Square

What will it look like? 

Need More Information?

Application and proposed signs are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.  Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

Comment is Welcome

Anyone wishing to comment on this proposal may provide written comment to Community Planning & Development, 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email  Comments regarding the proposed permit must be received before 8:30 am on Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

Thank you for your on-going interest in revitalizing downtown Kitimat.

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