Friday, March 25, 2022

Public Hearing set for Monday for Portage Avenue Church property rezoning

A Rezoning request goes to Public Hearing on Monday at City Council

Prince Rupert City Council will host a Public Hearing on Monday to determine the fate of a rezoning request for a property on Portage Avenue that was last used for religious purposes as the Prince Rupert Pentecostal Tabernacle and now is being proposed to shift to light industrial.

Council reviewed a report from planning staff and then sent the process forward to Public Hearing at their March 14th session following a short discussion  of the proposal to rezone the structure for use as a workshop and the light industrial uses.

At that session, Councillor Wade Niesh questioned if the process even required a Public Hearing considering how the industrial use fit in with other surrounding businesses and services in that area of the city.

Councillor Mirau however spoke in favour of the Public Hearing process, noting first of some recent multi residential zoning for the Drake Crescent area. 

As well, Mr. Mirau made note of the Oasis complex across the street from the property and how the residents there had previously expressed concerns relate to a prior land use request for Saskatoon Avenue just a block away.

A rezoning request to move a property from P1 Public facilities to
M1 Light industrial zoning will be part of a Public Hearing process Monday. 

The Report to Council related to the property in question can be reviewed from the Agenda Package from March 14th available on page 71

You can review the back and forth from the March 14th Council session video starting at the 45 minute mark.

An information release on the Public Hearing is available here

Of note from that advisory is the deadline of this afternoon at 4:30 PM for any submissions to City hall towards the proposed rezoning by residents who deem themselves as affected by the proposed change in zoning.

Those wishing to participate through the Public Hearing on Monday evening, should note of the start time of 6PM in Council Chambers.

Monday's public hearing, makes for just the second one hosted in 2022. A look at past Public Hearings is available here.

More notes on past council discussions can be explored here.

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