NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ELECTORAL AREA D - March 14, 2019 7pm

Mar 14, 2019
Affected Communities: 
District of Squamish, Electoral Area D

Public Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act that a Public Hearing will be held to consider the following bylaws:

  1. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1135-2013, Amendment Bylaw No. 1555-2018;
  2. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1556-2018; and
  3. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1610-2018.

BRITANNIA BEACH OCEANFRONT DEVELOPMENT OCP AND ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS

Britannia Beach Oceanfront Development Corporation has applied for a zoning and OCP amendment for land located at the entry to Britannia Beach North at Copper Drive and Highway 99, across from the B.C. Mining Museum.  The application proposes 87 residential units, including 14 rent-restricted rental units.  The application proposes to preserve 10 of the “heritage” buildings on the site. These existing buildings will need to be moved from their current locations and as part of the development; they will be re-sited on the property. 

Purpose of Bylaw No. 1555-2018:

The purpose of Bylaw No. 1555 is to redesignate the subject properties from their existing split designation of Flood Protection and Open Space to new Tourist Commercial, Park, and Mixed Residential designations.

Purpose of Bylaw No. 1556-2018:

The purpose of Bylaw No. 1556 is to rezone the subject properties from their existing zoning of RR3 (Rural Resource 3) to a new CD2 (Britannia Oceanfront Comprehensive Development 2) zone.  The CD2 zone includes three sub areas:  Park and Community Use (P1); Village Commercial (C1); and Residential (R1).  The zoning amendments incorporate the development plan, parks, trails, and amenities into the zoning bylaw.

The area covered by Bylaw 1555-2018 and 1556-2018 is outlined on the map included below.

PURPOSE OF BYLAW 1610-2018:

The SLRD initiated a zoning amendment to add clarity and consistency around short-term rentals and bed and breakfasts in Electoral Area D, as there has been an increasing number of complaints associated with illegal short-term nightly rentals. The Bylaw: clarifies that short-term rentals are prohibited unless proper zoning is in place; differentiates traditional bed and breakfast operations from short-term rental operations; and includes updated definitions.

The area covered by Bylaw 1610-2018 is the entire Electoral Area D, as indicated on the map included below.

WHEN

The public hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday March 14, 2019 in the Assay Room at the Britannia Beach Mining Museum, 1 Forbes Way in Britannia Beach, BC.

INFORMATION & SUBMISSIONS?

A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at the Regional District office, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC, during office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm from February 28 to March 14, 2019 not including weekends and statutory holidays or on the SLRD website. The public hearing is to be chaired by Electoral Area D Director Tony Rainbow as a delegate of the SLRD Regional Board.

A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of Bylaws 1555-2018, 1556-2018 and 1610-2018 as set out in this notice. All persons who believe that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw at the public hearing. Persons unable to attend the hearing are invited to forward written submissions to the SLRD office in advance of the public hearing date. The identity of persons who make written or verbal submissions will form part of the public record.

Kristen Clark, Director of Legislative and Corporate Services

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Box 219, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
www.slrd.bc.ca
P: 604-894-6371 TF: 1-800-298-7753
F: 604-894-6526 E: info@slrd.bc.ca

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