|The recently cleared lot at McBride and Third Avenue West|
will start the process of rezoning tonight to allow for the new
The site's been cleared, the drawings are in the works and tonight City Council will take care of some zoning issues related to the new location for the City's RCMP detachment at McBride and Third Avenue West.
In a report for Council tonight, City planner Myfannwy Pope will trace some of the history of the land in question from its time as a House of Worship for the Jehovah Witnesses and previous to that zoned as C5 for Marine Commercial uses, which does not allow for Institutional purposes.
|A zoning change is required for the property that the city plans to|
build the new RCMP detachment in Prince Rupert on
As part of the report for Council, City staff are also recommending that Council waive the requirement for a public hearing on the zoning change owing to the past consultation process for the project.
As the development of this detachment is obligatory under the Municipal Police Agreement, 2012, and the fact that the public have previously had various opportunities to provide comment on the development, staff are recommending that council waive the requirement for a Public Hearing. Additionally, staff have already undertaken public consultation steps related to the rezoning through online engagement and letters.
Council will be asked to rezone the property to P1: Public Facilities Zone, which will allow for the development of the RCMP detachment.back in October of 2022, Demolition of the old Jehovah Witness Hall took place in July of this year.