Monday, March 7, 2016

Kanata School land question back in front of Council tonight

Prince Rupert council will review
the status of the Kanata School land
zoning process tonight
A late addition to tonight's Prince Rupert City Council session will bring the topic of the Kanata School lands proposal back to the Council table, that zoning issue was tabled on December 7th after Council expressed concerns over the nature of the proposed development.

As a report to Council outlines, following that council session City Staff met with the applicant, the Bryton Group to review the status of the issue.

During the course of those discussions, the proponent noted that Council's requests did not work with the proposed development business plan, city staff then took the step of offering the proponent the option of providing an alternative plan.

That revised plan was received by the City on January 29th,  and from the report that council will review tonight, the proposed density of the project will be changed to include a mix of RM 1 and RM 3 density housing, with a proposed road way in the area to be built as a public road to the City of Prince Rupert standards.

The full report and background information related to the proposed development can be found here.

As part of tonight's proceedings, Council will review the report and decide whether to reject the application, or lift the Resolution that has the project in its holding pattern and proceed to second reading and set up the process of a Public hearing.

The delays in the zoning process have made for some lengthy discussions at Council, providing for a split at times in how Council members see development of housing proposals in the community.

School District 52 will also be waiting with some interest to learn of the fate of the zoning issue, as the pending sale of the property to the Bryton Group is subject to Zoning amendments being approved by the city.

In January the School District added the state of the Kanata School lands zoning to the growing list of frustrations with City Council, seeking answers on the delay to zoning for the land.

You can review some of the history of the Kanata School land question from our archive pages below

January 2016 -- Zoning delay on Kanata lands has School District seeing answers from City of Prince Rupert
December 9, 2015 -- Kanata School land zoning review to be delayed until January
September 2, 2015 -- East Side residents to get first look at Kanata school property housing proposals next week
August 20, 2015 -- Housing issues again dominate Council's attention, leading to some heated discussion
July 23, 2015 -- Kanata School lands rezoning sparks more discussion at Council
July 20, 2015 -- Council to move on Kanata School rezoning tonight
June 13, 2015 -- SD52 set to close deal for Kanata School Property
May 16, 2015 -- Location, location, location! SD52 puts Kanata School property on the market
April 17, 2015 -- Prince Rupert Council may have some fences to mend with the School District
April 16, 2015 -- Despite concerns from School District 52, Prince Rupert Council moves Quickload Terminals rezoning forward

For more items related to Housing issues in the region see our archive page here.

For background on other Council discussion issues see our Council archive page here.

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