Monday, September 20, 2021

Research on 11th Avenue Housing questions now available for public review on City Council Agenda page for tonight's session

The suspended Public Hearing into the proposed housing
from Lax Kw'alaams for 11th Avenue east may soon 
resume, with City Council to receive a report on answers to
questions from the August Public hearing and perhaps to 
set a new date for the resumption of the Hearing process

Participants in the August Public Hearing related to the proposed 11th Avenue East housing  complex can now access some of the answers to their many questions of that session. 

With Prince Rupert City Council to receive two reports at tonight's session from their contract planning team at iPlan and their Director of Operations.

In his Report, City Planner Robert Buchan provides a range of responses to some of those questions, with a focus on Traffic, Environment, Tree Barriers, Waste and Recycling Management and Suitability of Location.

As well, the report includes some background on the Lax Kw'alaams Housing Society and the city's contribution of the land in question towards the development.

The City planner also refreshes our memories on the scope of the project and the volume of housing it will provide in the community.

The Lax Kw’alaams WAAP Housing Society has applied to rezone the above-noted properties from the current R2 zone to RM2 Multifamily. The applicant proposes to develop 70 affordable homes to serve the Lax Kw’alaams community. 

The development would include a diverse mix of accessible studio units and 1-3 bedroom adaptable units. This would include 12 housing units dedicated for seniors housing.

Also part of the information package is a Technical Report provided to Richard Pucci the  City of Prince Rupert's  Director of Operations and Intergovernmental Relations, those notes for the most part puts the spotlight on some of the traffic themes for the proposed development.

You can access the full report from the City of Prince Rupert Agenda for tonight's session. The volume of material begins on Page 86 of the document located at the very bottom of the page of items for review tonight.

Council will receive the reports at this evening's session and ask any questions that they may have of their staff,  and then hopefully, advise the public, particularly those residents of the immediate area when they will resume the suspended Public Hearing process from August.

Those with an interest in the proposed development can pick up on their previous themes and introduce new ones taken from the two reports whenever Council sets that session back in motion.

You can review the themes of that Suspended Hearing from August here.

More notes on tonight's Prince Rupert City Council Session can be explored here.

A wider overview of Housing themes in the community is available here.

1 comment:

  1. This is the sound of a consultant stating the obvious and putting the ball back in council's court.

    "This property has been designated for residential development in the current and preceding OCPs. In other words, the City’s plan calls for development at this location.
    The OCP states: “Lands designated as General Residential (detached, townhouse, or apartment)…allow
    residential uses. While the determination of density and form shall be determined by Council during rezoning processes, the residential areas outside of the Downtown shall be principally characterized by detached residential uses along with some well designed, integrated and scaled multifamily forms of housing that blend into neighbourhoods.”