Public Notices

Sign Amendment Bylaw No. 1952, 2020

Kitimat Council is considering Sign Bylaw No. 1952, 2020, to update Kitimat Municipal Code (KMC).  Staff has initiated amendments to KMC sign regulations for zones created since last revision.  Four “missing” zones are R3-C Mixed Use Social Housing, C11 Highway Commercial, C12 Commercial Transition and Interim Residential Dormitory, and C13 HTC Mixed Use Commercial/Residential (Haisla Centre). 

Bylaw No. 1952 provides an opportunity to make Part 9 – Division 3 of Kitimat Municipal Code more user-friendly.  Current section has information spread across several pages.  Most significant change is reformatting from text to table; making sign regulations much easier to read and interpret.   

Table on reverse page outlines proposal regulations for C11, C12, C13 and R3-C Zones.  New format suggested for Sign section of KMC.

Pursuant to Section 464(2) of Local Government Act, Kitimat Council affirmed that Bylaw 1952 complies with Kitimat Official Community Plan (2008) and has waived a public hearing. Public comments are welcomed in advance or at the Special Meeting of Kitimat Council on Monday, 9 March 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square.

More Information

Bylaw 1952, related information and other background material is 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 4 February to 10 March 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, 4 March 2020 will be included in a report to Kitimat Council that will be circulated in advance of the Special Meeting on 9 March 2019.

  • Comment received between 9:30 a.m. on 4 March and noon on Monday, 9 March 2020 will be read before or otherwise provided to Council at the Special on 9 March 2020. 

  • You, or your representative, may provide comment in-person during ‘Public Input of Agenda Items’ portion of the Special Meeting of Kitimat Council on 9 March 2020.

Special Meeting will be held at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 9 March 2020.

Zoning Amendment - Accessory Dwelling Units for Cable Car Neighbourhood
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1963, 2020 (Bylaw 1963)

  • Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, 2 March 2020, starting at 7:00 p.m, in Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, Kitimat BC, to consider zoning regulation amendments that would allow more dwelling types in your neighbourhood. Proposed zoning amendments would allow one detached accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in addition to a principal residence on each lot in G3-A Cable Car Zone and three properties on Oolichan Avenue in C4 Local Store Zone.  See Cable Car Zoning Map below.

Proposed amendment would allow a detached ADU, up to 100 square metres, in lieu of a legal suite or duplex dwelling.  Maximum number of dwelling units permitted on a property would remain two.  Cable Car is unique in Kitimat, all properties have self-contained septic systems, that must be approved by Northern Health.  After consulting with Northern Health, the following condition of use for allowing detached ADUs has been proposed:

  • Accessory Dwelling Unit (Detached) use is not permitted unless a contiguous clear land area sufficient for a sewerage reserve disposal field is available on the parcel, as confirmed by a certified professional and Northern Health Authority;

How an ADU is sited on a parcel can vary, but must comply with Kitimat Municipal Code requirements.  Examples of a detached ADU and sample site plan for a typical rural residential lot.

Cable Car Zoning Map

More Information

Bylaw 1963, related information and other background material is 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 4 February to 3 March 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, 26 February 2020 will be included in a report to Kitimat Council that will be circulated in advance of the Public Hearing on 2 March 2019.

  • Comment received between 9:00 a.m. on 26 February and noon on Monday, 2 March 2020 will be read before or otherwise provided to Council at the Public Hearing on 2 March 2020. 

  • You, or your representative, may present at the Public Hearing on 2 March 2020.

Comment Received:

Public Hearing will be held at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 2 March 2020.

Zoning Amendment -  Accessory Dwelling Units for Select Zones and Properties
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1969, 2020 (Bylaw 1969) 

  • Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, 9 March 2020, starting at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, Kitimat BC, to consider zoning regulation amendments that would allow more dwelling types in your neighbourhood. Proposed zoning amendments would allow one detached accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in addition to a principal residence on each lot in the following land use zones: G3-B Strawberry Meadows, G3-C Residential, C10 Agriculture Commercial, and one property identified as E 1/2 of DL 6005 R5C in G5-A Forestry Transition Zone.  See lots outlined in yellow, Strawberry Meadows ADU Application Map below.

Proposed amendment would allow a detached ADU, up to 100 square metres, in lieu of a legal suite or duplex dwelling.  Maximum number of dwelling units permitted on a property would remain two.

How an ADU is situated on a parcel can vary, but must comply with Kitimat Municipal Code requirements for lot coverage, yard setbacks, height, and parking.  Examples of a detached ADU and sample site plan for a typical rural residential lot.

Strawberry Meadows ADU Application Map

 More Information

Bylaw 1969, related information and other background material is 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 4 February to 10 March 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, 4 March 2020 will be included in a report to Kitimat Council that will be circulated in advance of the Public Hearing on 9 March 2019.

  • Comment received between 9:30 a.m. on 4 March and noon on Monday, 9 March 2020 will be read before or otherwise provided to Council at the Public Hearing on 9 March 2020. 

  • You, or your representative, may present at the Public Hearing on 9 March 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Comment Received:

Public Hearing will be held at Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 9 March 2020.

Zoning Amendment - 12 and 36 Hwy 37

  • Public Hearing at 6:50 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, 2 March 2020, starting at 6:50 p.m. in Council Chambers, 606 Mountainview Square, Kitimat BC, allowing ‘Office’ as a permitted land use and amending off-street parking requirements for two lots in C11 Highway Commercial Zone. 

Centron Development Corporation is seeking approval to construct an office building on land zoned C11 Highway Commercial (the Horizon North property).  Development concept proposes a three-storey office on Lot 1 (future civic address 12 Highway 37) and a restaurant with a two-storey office/retail building on Lot 3 (future civic address 36 Highway 37).  Current address of 28 Highway 37 encompasses Horizon North’s entire parcel.  Proposed restaurant has a drive-thru.  Lot 2 (future civic address 22 Highway 37) is location of Fairfield Inn and Suites currently under construction.