Monday, October 24, 2022

City Council to consider extension of Housing Incentives related to permit applications

City council will explore the merits of extending  some housing
incentives for a second year at tonights council session

The City's ongoing quest to develop additional housing stock in the community will see Prince Rupert Council members review a report from Planning tonight. 

The notes from Planning include a proposal that calls for an extension of the city's current Housing incentives that are in place, a program which will recommend the waiving of fees for housing units planned for outside of the downtown core.

The recommendation is a follow up to the original waiving of Rezoning, Development Permits and Building permits put in place in September of 2021.

The existing program expired on October 1st, with the new effective date for the extension of the incentives proposed to run from November 1, 2022 to November 1, 2023.

The report, which you can access through the Council Agenda, or review below, notes of the desire to incentivize residential development.

However, the notes do not indicate what kind of success the program had in the first year of it being implemented.

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More notes related to this evening's City Council session can be reviewed through our Council Preview.

A wider overview of past housing themes in the city can be explored from our archive page.

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