A public hearing June 22 will consider Kellton Contracting’s plans for a three-storey mixed use building at 711 Water Avenue. Google Maps photo

District to hold hearings on plans for duplexes and three-storey apartment building

Public hearings into rezoning properties will be held virtually and livestreamed on Facebook

The District of Hope is going ahead with public hearings into several proposed housing developments, which will be conducted virtually.

Between June 8 and 22, three public hearings will be livestreamed via the district’s Facebook page. In order to take part, residents can either email (jgill@hope.ca or dbellingham@hope.ca), fax (604-869-2275) or drop their comments off through the district hall mail slot.

To speak at the public hearing, they need to call 604-869-5671 to be added to a speaker’s list.

Comments have to be in by noon on the day of the hearing and calls have to be received by 4:30 p.m. the day of the public hearing.

21088 Lakeview Crescent

A public hearing will take place June 8 at 6:30 p.m. The developer, Rescom Construction Ltd, wants to rezone this Kawkawa Lake area property to build a duplex on the lot.

The 743 square metre (7998 square foot) lot is currently zoned as single family residential.

In director of community development Jas Gill’s report to council, he stated the parcel is large enough to be rezoned and has enough frontage for two driveways and enough space for four stalls of parking.

Read more: Public hearing notice and documents presented to council

320 Forrest Crescent

A public hearing will be held June 15 at 7 p.m. The developer, Reba Investments, is looking to construct a duplex on the lot. To do this, the zone would need to change from single family residential to two-family residential.

The .958 acre lot, parallel to Old Hope Princeton Way, is not in a geotechnical hazard area the district stated.

However, in 1995 flooding took place on the property. The water flowed from the highway, through a culvert and onto the property as well as onto Forrest Crescent. Because of this, the developer did a hazard assessment at the district’s request.

The assessment, done by Madrone Environmental Services, found the area is susceptible to ‘localized landslide and hazards related to stormwater drainage,’ district documents stated. Yet with mitigation measures done, Madrone confirmed the property would be safe to house a duplex on. Before council approves the rezoning, the developer also has to work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on a stormwater management plan.

Read more: Public hearing notice and documents presented to council

711 Water Avenue

A public hearing is set for June 22 at 6:30 p.m. for this application.

Kellton Contracting has plans to build a three-storey mixed use building at the site of Druet’s Service along Water Avenue.

The contractor has proposed the first floor as commercial use together with a parking garage, with the second and third floor being residential with four units on each floor.

The build would require the property to be rezoned from highway commercial to downtown commercial. The two lots also once housed a gas station, and council documents state Kellton is doing an environmental contamination assessment on the 1,377 square metre (14.400 square foot) site.

Read more: Public hearing notice and documents presented to council



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