Monday, June 27, 2022

Public Hearing tonight to provide final review of proposed Omnibus Zoning Bylaw update

After a month of consultation with the public through the Rupert Talks portal, Prince Rupert City Council will be hosting a Public Hearing this evening to receive any further comment from the public. 

Following the Public Hearing Council will make its decision on whether to approve a wide ranging Omnibus Zoning Bylaw Update as part of the Regular Council session of the night.

The project, which serves as kind of a Catch all for a number of planning themes was introduced  in early May by the Planning department. 

The additional bylaw elements coming from some of the extensive discussion of April related to the City's new Renoviction/Rental bylaw.

Some of the propose changes include themes related to Permitting of Secondary suites in two family homes (duplexes)and lock-off suites in multi family homes (3 plus principle units)

Addition of Animal Hospital or clinic in any zone where retail is permitted

Clarifying Gross Floor Area definition and adding a definition of Building footprint

Allowing temporary use of Shipping Containers of dup to 60 days

Allowing housing be built from modular units on permanent foundations

The full list of proposed changes was part of the recently completed engagement program through the RupertTalks portal.

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Tonight's Public Hearing is scheduled for a 6PM start in City Hall Chambers.

Some of our notes on the process can be reviewed below:

More notes on this evening's Council Session can be reviewed from our Preview here.

Further notes on planning themes can be reviewed from our our archive page.

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