An application has been brought forward by staff for two Land Use Bylaw amendments to the Urban Commercial Zone (C3). The proposed amendments are to enable to following:
1) permit residential conversions within a building constructed prior to August 27, 1975, up to a maximum of 2 units, and
2) remove the requirement for multi-unit residential development to exceed 4,645m² (49,998ft²) in gross floor area to be permitted by Development Agreement.
A public participation meeting has been scheduled for June 9, 2021. Further revisions to the proposed amendment may be considered based on public feedback.
The public input period has ended.
An application has been brought forward by staff for amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to the Urban Commercial Zone (C3):
The Urban Commercial (C3) Zone was created in 2014 to promote a more compact and consistent commercial transition between the town's edge and center. To achieve this, the zone accommodates commercial development, mixed-use development, and multi-unit residential development. Single and two-unit residential developments are not permitted. This has created legal and non-legal non-conformities for several residential properties that existed prior to the change in 2014. There are 49 properties in the C3 Zone of which 10 are legal nonconforming residential uses. Four of these are medium to high-density residential. Owners of residential properties zoned C3 cannot perform residential conversions which are permitted in other residential and commercial zones. The proposed change would allow for the alteration of, but not demolition of, a residential building in the C3 zone to increase the number of principal dwelling units, up to a maximum of two.
Date: August 9, 2021
Location: 60 Pleasant Street