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NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND ZONING BYLAW

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4257

(APPLICABLE TO ELECTORAL AREA F – COWICHAN LAKE SOUTH/SKUTZ FALLS)

Notice is hereby given that the CVRD Board will consider reading a third time and adopting the above noted Amendment Bylaw at the regular Board meeting of January 22, 2020.

As per Section 464(2) of the Local Government Act, the Cowichan Valley Regional District Board of Directors, having reviewed the above noted Bylaw and finding it to be consistent with the policies of Electoral Area F Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1945, has waived the Public Hearing and directed that this Public Notice occur in its place.  Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4257 received second reading, as amended, at the July 10, 2019, CVRD Board meeting.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4257 would amend Electoral Area F Zoning Bylaw No. 2600 by rezoning:

  • 2.1 hectares from I-2 (Heavy Industrial 2) to MCR-1 (Mixed Commercial Residential 1);
  • 24.4 hectares from I-2 (Heavy Industrial 2) and F-1 (Forest Resource 1) to MR-1 (Mixed Residential 1);
  • 8.5 hectares from F-1 (Forestry Resource 1) to P-1 (Parks 1);
  • 7.3 hectares from F-1 (Forestry Resource 1) to I-3 (Light Industrial 3); and
  • 14.9 hectares from F-1 (Forestry Resource 1) and A-1 (Agricultural Resource 1) to U-2 (Public Utility 2).

Proposed additional changes to zoning are: Replace existing definitions; add new definitions; add new daycare regulations; add new zones as noted above; amend the subdivision regulations for parcels containing a waterbody, watercourse or wetland; and, amend the setback regulations for buildings or structures from a watercourse.

Note: Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4257 is unchanged since it went to Public Hearing on August 22, 2019.

The property proposed to be rezoned is legally described as:

Lot A, Section 34, Renfrew District, (Situate in Cowichan Lake District, Plan VIP54256 (9 hectares);

Lot 1, Section 34, Renfrew District, (Situate in Cowichan Lake District), Plan 48657 (2 hectares);

Lot 2, Section 38, Renfrew District (Situate in Cowichan Lake District), Plan VIP59274 (101 hectares);

Lot 21, Section 34 and 35, Renfrew District (Situate in Cowichan Lake District), Plan 40628, except part in Plan VIP67301 (4 hectares).

A copy of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4257, along with the Board resolution waiving the hearing, and other materials that may be considered by the Board in arriving at a decision, are available for public inspection.  These materials can be examined at the Regional District Land Use Services Department office, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, from Friday, January 10, 2020, to Tuesday, January 21, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, January 22, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  A copy of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4257 and supporting material can also be viewed on the CVRD website at the following address: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/index.aspx?NID=1282

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Mike Tippett, Manager, Community Planning Division, Land Use Services Department, at 250.746.2602 or 1.800.665.3955 or by email ds@cvrd.bc.ca

Background Information:

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4257

Notice of Intent Re: Bylaw No. 4257

Staff Report to the January 8, 2020, Board