The Director of Planning and Building gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 to allow Council to receive public input on Zoning Amendment Bylaws No. 3910, No. 3911 and No. 3912 which propose to amend Zoning Bylaw 1997, No. 2950. As authorized by the Local Government Act, these hearings will be conducted in person and by electronic means, providing members of the public with an opportunity to be heard verbally or by submitting their comments in writing in advance of the hearing. This hearing will be conducted by video conference using the Cisco Webex platform, and though electronic, is open to the public and anyone wishing to participate may do so in person by attending Council Chambers, or by joining the meeting using a computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you wish to participate electronically, please visit www.northcowichan.ca/virtualmeeting for instructions on how you can join this hearing and find the link to join. You may also view the hearing as it is streamed live by going to www.northcowichan.ca/Agendas and click on the ‘View Live Stream’ link. A copy of the recording will be made available after the hearing on North Cowichan’s website for on-demand viewing.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3910, 2023 proposes to reclassify 8025 Berridge Street (PIDs: 005-720-664, 004-145-411) and adjacent roads (Dyke Road and a portion of Berridge Street) from Residential Rural Zone (R1) to Public Use Zone (PU).
The purpose of the Bylaw is to allow for the development of a Childcare Centre as shown outlined in bold on the map.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3911, 2023 proposes to amend section 56 (4) by adding subsection “(n) Despite section 56 (4) (a), a maximum of two residential buildings, with a total combined maximum of two dwelling units, is permitted on 1211 Barnes Road (PID: 000-006-793).”
The purpose of the Bylaw is to allow for a detached accessory dwelling unit not exceeding 106m2 of habitable floor area on the subject property as shown outlined in bold on the map.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3912, 2023 proposes to amend section 53 (4) (e) [Density in the Rural Restricted Zone (A3)] by adding subsection “(viii) 7325 Osborne Bay Road (PID: 002-735-300).”
The purpose of the Zoning Bylaw Amendment is to allow for a detached accessory dwelling unit on the subject property as shown outlined in bold on the map.
If you believe your interests in land will be affected by the proposed bylaw, you are encouraged to submit your comments in writing, using any of the writing methods identified below. Comments may also be shared verbally during the Public Hearing, by following the instructions provided below.
1. In Writing in Advance of the Public Hearing by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2023:
Written submissions will be accepted by:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org / Fax to 250-746-3133
- Mail to Mayor and Council, Municipality of North Cowichan, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan BC, V9L 6A1
- In-Person deposited through the mail slot at the Municipal Hall, Main Entrance
2. Verbally or in Writing at the Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2023:
- In Person by attending Council Chambers at Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan BC.
- Virtually by logging in electronically, details and instructions will be available at least one week prior to the Hearing at www.northcowichan.ca/PublicHearings.
- Written submissions may be submitted during the Public Hearing by presentation to the Corporate Officer or her designate.
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions should reference the bylaw number and include your name and the civic address or legal description of the land affected by the proposal. Please be advised that all submissions, including the individual’s name and address will form part of the public record and will be published on North Cowichan’s website. Do not include any personal information in your submission that you do not wish to be disclosed, as submissions received are public documents and will not be redacted (with the exception of email addresses on electronic submissions, phone numbers and signatures). Written submissions will not be accepted after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.
Copies of the bylaw and related documents, including public comments received in writing, will be available to inspect online at www.northcowichan.ca/PublicHearings until the close of the Public Hearing. The documents may also be inspected in the Planning Department at the Municipal Hall, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning June 26, 2023, to June 30, 2023, and between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from July 4, 2023, until close of business on July 19, 2023.
Rob Conway, Director of Planning and Building
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