|Prince Rupert City Council will restart the clock on the |
Public Hearing for the 11th Avenue Apartment project next month
The Public hearing into the proposed housing development for 11th Avenue East will move forward again next month, with Prince Rupert City Council setting October 4th as the date, the Hearing one which will be taking place by Zoom owing to the city of Prince Rupert's move to distant council sessions as a result of recent Northern Health Orders.
Mayor Lee Brain set the course of renewed public constellation in motion following the delivery of a report from the city's contract planner Rob Buchan, the document providing some answers to a number of questions raised by participants in the Public Hearing that was suspended on August 23rd.
"As Council is aware, this bylaw has been to a public hearing and there was quite a number of questions raised during the public hearing and Council resolved to have a subsequent report done to address some of these concerns.
In the process of that, we have received another mini-report here from the applicant's engineer addressing the traffic issues and outlining a proposal to deal with some concerns regarding sight lines and speed in that area.
There was a number of other things in addition to traffic, environmental, questions about whether or not taxes would go up, servicing - is the property properly serviced, whether a tree barrier would remain, how garbage and recycling would be handled and whether or not the property is suitable.
So this report endeavours to answer all of those questions, I will not go into each of those items except to say with respect to traffic. The engineer did conclude that the development does not make anything worse it does not have any negative impacts.
It provided a number of recommendations to manage the traffic coming out, what is being proposed here with this technical memo in discussion with staff is the development basically of some bulbs at the end of the intersection to allow for a shorter cross walk, to improve sightlines and delineate where Parking would be.
This is actually would be an improvement on the existing traffic situation in that location. This is proposed to be paid for through a local improvement area, so the city would do the work it would go onto the taxes of that property and be paid back from that property over time " -- Contract Planner Rob Buchan providing a thumbnail sketch of his report to Council related to the proposed 11th Avenue Apartment project
As we noted on Monday, the document along with the companion technical briefing which you can review here, is currently available for examination on the City website, for now located as part of the Agenda package for Monday's session.
At the Monday night gathering Mayor Brain spoke to the issue of information delivery for the reports, suggesting that the City ensure that those residents looking for the information can find it easily, offering up a range of options towards achieving that information relay, including placement on the city's website.