|A visual concept for a home proposed for the Atlin area, the variance|
request to accommodate the build, was rejected Monday by City Council
(From City of PR Agenda package for March 28)
With surrounding residents in strong opposition, the tide shifted for the proponents of a large home proposed for the Atlin Avenue area, with the project now sidelined after the city's planning department amended their view of the proposed development to recommend rejection by Council.
Monday night Council reviewed a report (full document available as part of the City's Agenda Package) from the City's planning department that provided some background to the proposed home for the area
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It was the second look for council at the proposed housing plans, the first coming two weeks ago as part of their March 14th session which sent the process forward to public notification.
However once to that process, the main push towards rejection for the required variance came from what was a large response from those in the surrounding neighbourhood, who by the time the issue came back to council had submitted four letters in opposition and a petition signed by 12 area residents speaking against the house build as proposed.
"Therefore given these identifying negative impacts we are amending our recommendation to not supporting the variance"-- Myfannwy Pope, on the city planning staff recommendation for a property on Atlin
Councillor Nick Adey was the first to comment, he applauded the public notification process that delivered the input from the community and noted of the role it played in the decision making in this instance.
."A tip of the hat to the public notification process and why it matters, we often find ourselves kind of scrolling through these things and there's a sort of a routine around it.
And I'm never one to particularly opposed sending something as far as a public notification.
But I think t's important to recognize that, that part of the process can make a difference, as based on your changing the recommendation, this one clearly has"