Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Stiles Place Development to go to Public Hearing with new zoning designation
The proposed development has provided for no shortage of discussion both at City Council and in the community, making for the subject of two submissions earlier in the evening by participants in the Public Comment period of the Community of the Whole Session.
City Planner Zeno Krekic provided the overview of the project for Council as part of the Regular Session of Council, with a large focus on what was involved with his recommendation to Council that the City adopt a spot zoning concept for the property in question in this instance.
That proposal would create a zoning allowance for the project, which would provide for a larger density and higher profile than what is currently allowed in that area of the downtown core.
Following Mr. Krekic's presentation, a number of Council members offered up questions related to parking issues, noise and the prospect of impeding the view of Pilsbury House for the community.
As the discussion came to an end on the topic, Councillor Mirau offered up his endorsement of the proposed use of spot zoning in this instance, noting that he would like to see the project presented to the public for their review and comment.
That opportunity will come up in December when Council holds the Public hearing related to the proposed development.
You can review the presentation and discussion surrounding the change in zoning from the City's Video Archive.
The conversation related to the Stiles Place proposal starts at the sixteen minute point and continues through to the thirty minute mark.
For more items related to Housing proposals in the city see our housing archive.
Further background on City Council discussions can be found from Council Archive page.