Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Clear Sailing for Pillsbury Avenue zoning change

City Planner Zeno Krekic outlined the scope of a request
for a zoning change for a property on Pillsbury Avenue

A request to change the zoning of a property on Pillsbury Avenue from a duplex to a three unit building met with no resistance at City Council Monday evening, with the proposal moving through a Public Hearing without any comments of concern.

City Planner Zeno Krekic provided for an overview of the request, providing some additional notes for Council on the request that would add for the additional suite for existing structure.

Among some of the notes that the City planner offered towards the review, he observed how there had been no written submissions,  or over the counter inquiries related to the request. 

Internal referrals addressed an issue related to parking on the property, with plans for the creation of an additional space for the new unit.
Following Mr. Krekic's presentation the Mayor called for comments or questions from the public related to the zoning change request.

With no members of the public coming forward with concerns or comments, the Public Hearing was then brought to a close.

Council members then picked up the theme later in the evening, with little discussion left on the topic the moved to approve the zoning change, with Councillor Mirau noting how the decision fits in with the City's goals towards creating more housing in the community.

"I think it's worth saying, that adding residential density within an existing residential neighbourhood. Within our footprint, to a lot that is already serviced, to a building that already exists with minimal impact to the surrounding houses is the best way for us to increase the amount of housing that is available in the City of Prince Rupert.

You can review the two stages of the process from Monday through the City's Video Archive.

The Public Hearing makes for the first item of the night, while later in the evening at the 50 minute mark, City Council made quick work of the formalities, approving the zoning change.

For more items of note related to Monday's Council session see our Council Timeline Feature.

A wider overview of City Council discussion themes can be found from our Council Archive page here.

For a look at some of the past Public Hearings this year, see our archive listings here.

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