Notice of Public Hearing - Areas A, C and D: Short-term Rentals & Bed and Breakfast and Affordable Housing

Apr 06, 2021
Affected Communities: 
Electoral Area A, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ELECTORAL AREAS A, C & D

Public Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act that a virtual Public Hearing will be held on April 27, 2021 regarding the following bylaws:

Short-Term Rentals and Bed & Breakfast Zoning Amendment Bylaws

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area A Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1607-2018.
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 1609-2018.

Affordable Housing Zoning Amendments

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area A Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1676-2020.
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 1679-2020.
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1678-2020

The public hearing will be held electronically pursuant to Local Government Meetings and Byalw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3 (Ministerial Order M192/2020)

ACCESSING THE VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING

Access Public Hearing by online video:

Access Public Hearing by phone conferencing:

  • +1 778 907 2071
  • Webinar ID: 450 680 1250
  • Password: 1234

PURPOSE OF BYLAW 1607-2018 & BYLAW 1609-2018

The SLRD initiated these zoning amendments to add clarity and consistency around short-term rentals and bed and breakfasts in Electoral Area A and Area C, as there has been an increasing number of complaints associated with illegal short-term nightly rentals.

Bylaw 1607-2018: clarifies that short-term rentals are prohibited unless proper zoning is in place. Bylaw 1609-2018: clarifies that short-term rentals are prohibited unless authorized through a temporary use permit. Both bylaws differentiate traditional bed and breakfast operations from short-term rental operations; update bed and breakfast regulations, and include updated tourist accommodation and principal residence definitions. The entire Electoral Area A is covered by Bylaw 1607-2018, and the Electoral Area C is covered by Bylaw 1609-2018.

Map of SLRD

PURPOSE OF BYLAWS 1676-2020, 1679-2020 & 1678-2020

The zoning bylaw amendments seek to address the need for affordable housing in Electoral Area A, Area C and Electoral Area D.

Bylaw 1676-2020 proposes:

  • adding triplex and fourplex as a permitted use in the R1 Residential Zone,
  • adding employee housing as a permitted use in the C4 Resort Commercial zone, reducing the minimum parcel size in RR2 Rural Resource Zone to 4 ha, L
  • adding a covenant defining levels of affordability and prohibiting short-term vacation rentals in a triplex or fourplex.

Bylaw 1679-2020 proposes:

  • amending the CD-1 zone (WedgeWoods Estates to include provisions for up to two auxiliary dwelling units (one within a single-family dwelling and one within a carriagehouse).

Bylaw 1678-2020 proposes:

  • adding carriage house as a permitted use to RR2 (Rural Resource 2 Zone), RR3 (Rural Resource 3 Zone), and RR4 (Rural Resource 4 Zone).

WHEN & WHERE?

The Public Hearing will be held electronically:

  • April 27, 2021
  • 7 p.m.

Log-in details are posted above and below. You may also call the Planning Department three days prior to the Public Hearing at 604.894.6371 to get the log-in information. 

The public hearing is to be chaired by Electoral Area A Director Sal DeMare as a delegate of the SLRD Regional Board.

Inspection of Documents

Inspection of documents at the Regional District office is not possible at this time as the office is closed to the public due to COVID-19. Bylaws are available for inspection, electronically.

BYLAW 1607-2018 & BYLAW 1609-2018

A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at: www.slrd.bc.ca/strbb

BYLAWS 1676-2020, 1679-2020 & 1678-2020

A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at: www.slrd.bc.ca/hnds

The public hearing is to be chaired by Electoral Area A Director Sal DeMare as a delegate of the SLRD Regional Board.

All persons who believe that their interests are 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 electronic 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. Details on public participation are outlined below.

Public Participation

All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. All persons can 1) submit written comments; and/or make oral representations LIVE via online video or phone conferencing (your image will not be broadcast to Board members or the public).

Submit Written Comments to the Board

Written comments must be addressed to “SLRD Board of Directors,” and include your name and mailing address. Written submissions will be received by email, fax or mail, until 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2021.

 

Email: planning@slrd.bc.ca
Fax: 604-894-6526
Mail:
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
PO Box 219
Pemberton, BC
V0N 2L0

Written submissions will also be accepted on April 27, 2021 between 5:00 pm and the time when the motion to close the Public Hearing is made. During this timeframe, written comments must be submitted by email to: planning@slrd.bc.ca

All submissions form part of the Public Hearing record and will be added to the Public Hearing Package as they are received. The Public Hearing Package will be available at: 

BYLAWS 1607-2018 & 1609-2018
www.slrd.bc.ca/strbb

BYLAWS 1676-2020, 1679-2020 & 1678-2020
www.slrd.bc.ca/hnds

Access Public Hearing by online video:

Access Public Hearing by phone conferencing:

  • +1 778 907 2071
  • Webinar ID: 450 680 1250
  • Password: 1234

You can also obtain this information by calling the Planning Department three days before the Public Hearing at 604-894-6371.

Instructions for Participating via Zoom Online Video or Phone Conferencing

Online video: It is possible to access the Public Hearing on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Your camera will not be available, but your microphone will need to be enabled. To indicate that you wish to make an oral representation, click on the ‘raise a hand’ feature. The moderator will allow each person to speak in turn. When it is your turn to speak, your microphone will be unmuted and you will be asked to provide your name and address for the public record. Please be patient as there may be others in the queue before you.

Phone conferencing: To access the Public Hearing by phone, use the phone number above along with the meeting ID and password from the website as prompted. To indicate that you wish to make an oral representation, use the ‘raise hand’ feature by dialing [*9]. When it is your turn to speak, the meeting moderator will announce the last three digits of your phone number, and your line will be unmuted. You will be asked to provide your name and address for the public record. Please be patient as there may be others in the queue before you.

After the conclusion of this Public Hearing, the SLRD Board cannot receive representations from the public on the proposed Bylaw.

 

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