|Council moved zoning for a property on 11th Avenue forward|
on Monday, addressing a clerical error from their first
effort of two weeks ago
A clerical error in the original Zoning document from January 10th, brought a previously approved property development back to Prince Rupert City Council on Monday, with City Council members making use of a change to provincial legislation to help speed up the approval process in order to see some rental properties become available.
That legislation was streamlined in October of 2021, and the Monday night Zoning Bylaw issue offered the Councillors their first chance to take it out for a test drive.
The new legislation features three areas of note for municipalities looking to improve the timelines from consideration to final approval.
The proposed changes will remove the default requirement for local governments to hold public hearings for zoning bylaw amendments that are consistent with the official community plan.
In the case of the subject property, the opportunity to move forward without need of another public hearing was highlighted by City Council members, who are looking forward to seeing the structure take shape.