Monday, November 23, 2015

Council to revisit Height restrictions in downtown area, as well as proposed Stiles Place Development

Height Restriction discussions will return 
to the Council chamber tonight 
as Council considers a revised report 
from City Planner Zeno Krekic

Monday's Prince Rupert City Council session will see the city's elected officials returning to a theme of the summer time, as City Planner Zeno Krekic delivers his report on height density and zoning issues for the downtown core, a topic of much controversy back in July.

Mr. Krekic's report will make up part of the discussion related to a proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw, which will serve to introduce a new Downtown High rise Zone and amend Downtown Development Permit Area Design Guidelines accordingly for a proposed development at Bill Murray Way and Stiles Place.

The main difference between the proposed changes in the new report, from those prepared in July is that Mr. Krekic is now proposing a spot zoning approach towards height increases when it comes to lots that are proposed for development

The proposed high rise development 
for Stiles Placeand Bill Murray Way 
will make for some of the background 
and discussion at tonight's council session

You can review the full scope of some of the reading material for Council from the Agenda package can be found on page 79.
for Monday's meeting, Mr. Krekic's report

The theme of height allowances and density was returned to the City Planner for further study over the summer after Councillor Joy Thorkelson expressed a number of concerns with the nature of the city's plans for that area of the city.

Also at tonight's council session, another zoning amendment will be considered, this one focused on a parcel of land located on the east side of the city at Prince Rupert Boulevard and Drake Crescent.

That zoning change could see the prospect of development of a condominium/town home proposal for the area, you can review Mr. Krekic's notes to council from page 104 of the Agenda package.

You can find more about what is ahead for tonight's Council session from our Council Preview.

Notes on housing issues in the community can be reviewed from our Housing archive page, while more items of note from City Council can be found on our Council Discussion page here.

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