Close vote by Duncan council puts hold on Dakova Square rezoning

Rezoning for the proposed Dakova Square development in downtown Duncan has been held over by city council until at least the Dec. 22 council meeting as councillors narrowly voted to seek further information about the site at the intersection of Canada Avenue and Government Street.

Council gave the first three readings to the rezoning application in October, and final approval was expected to pass on Monday, but council voted 4-3 to refer the decision pending a lengthy list of requirements.

That list, which was put forward by Coun. Sharon Jackson, includes a comprehensive traffic study, reviewing the positive and negative aspects of the proposal; a storm water management plan; a geotechnical report; an environmental impact report; an analysis of shadowing on Charles Hoey Park; and the consistency and relationship of the proposal with the defined streetscape, scale, building heights and significant buildings.