Rezoning/OCP Amendment Application - Britannia Oceanfront Development Corporation

Mar 15, 2018
Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
  • Electoral Area D

May 17, 2017

On April 24, 2017, the SLRD received an application 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 is for a mixed use development, including 82 residential units, 436 m2 (4,690 sq.ft) of new commercial space, 2605 m2 (28,035 sq.ft.) of existing commercial space, a total of 278 parking spaces, a bus lay-by, preservation of 12 existing “heritage” buildings, flood protection and site landscaping and restoration.

The current site includes a number of “heritage” buildings that are in various forms of use, with some buildings in better condition than others.  The proposal includes a piece of Crown Land that was previously owned by Macdonald Development Corporation.  As part of this application, the Crown has granted Britannia Oceanfront Developments Corporation (a subsidiary of Macdonald Development Corporation) to act on its behalf with respect to rezoning the Crown Land.  The SLRD has a tenure over the Crown Land for use as a solid waste collection facility.  The property was previously subject to a rezoning application (applied for in 2008) however, this application stalled due to complications to do with the floodproofing of the site.  The applicant has now been able to provide engineering studies that support the proposed planning of the site with respect to flood control.

The flood control regime proposes that the site be re-graded to a higher elevation.  As such, the 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.  Under a separate application, the applicants received a soil deposit permit in order to deposit structural soil on the site.

Current Status

A soil deposit permit was issued on April 3, 2017.  More information on this soil deposit permit is available here.

SLRD Public Information Meeting Regarding the BODC project

A public information meeting was held on Sept 18th, 2017 at the Britannia Beach Community Hall.  About 50 people attended.  Staff gave a powerpoint presentation describing the project. 

Staff Reports

The following staff reports have been submitted to the SLRD Board for this project:

SLRD Board - January 24, 2018 (Heritage Conservation Service Establishment)
SLRD Board - June 28, 2017

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