Lot 1 Community Lands Rezoning

Project Description:

Bowen Island Council is considering changes to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) for the municipally owned property known as Lot 1 of the Community Lands (located on the Southwest side of Mt. Gardner Road, opposite the Bowen Island Recycling Depot). These changes would include:

  • Area 1 to be light Industrial
  • Area 2 to allow up to 20 residential units
  • Area 3 to remain Rural Residential 1
  • Area 4 to allow for Guest House

More information at Municipal Hall:

The proposed bylaw and background material is available to view online under Background Information below, or in person at the Municipal Hall.

Your comments are welcome:

Written submissions may be delivered to Municipal Hall (contact information below):

Questions? Please contact Daniel Martin, Island Community Planner, at 604-947-4255 or by email at dmartin@bimbc.ca

Background Information:

Lot 1 Biophysical Overview 2014-DRAFT

Proposed BIM Bylaws:

Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 432, 2017 - DRAFT
and
Draft Land Use Bylaw Amendment No. 433, 2017 - DRAFT

Council Resolutions

November 14, 2016 Regular Council Meeting

RES#16-321

It was Moved and Seconded That Council provide direction regarding the planning and development of Community Lands Lot 1, and specifically direct staff to bring forward, for Council's consideration to a future Committee of the Whole, a further report with bylaws to amend the Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw to rezone the area on the north side of Guild Creek to Tourist Commercial (TC1) or Retreat Commercial (RC) with of up to eight rooms for tourist accommodation, and to submit an application to subdivide this proportion from the remainder of Lot 1. CARRIED Councillor Mason in Opposition.

RES#16-322

It was Moved and Seconded That Council provide direction regarding the planning and development of Community Lands Lot 1, and specifically direct staff to bring forward, for Council's consideration to a future Committee of the Whole, a further report with bylaws to amend the Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw to rezone the southwest corner of Lot 1 bounded by Carter Road for up to 20 detached or attached primary living units. CARRIED Councillor Fast in Opposition.

RES#16-323

It was Moved and Seconded That Council provide direction regarding the planning and development of Community Lands Lot 1, and specifically direct staff to bring forward, for Council's consideration to a future Committee of the Whole, a further report with bylaws to amend the Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw to rezone the southeastern portion of Lot 1 to light industrial and artisan uses with secondary components such as retail and residential. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

February 27 2017 Regular Council Meeting, Daniel Martin Report

RES#17-78

It was Moved and Seconded That the Committee of Whole direct staff to make the corrections as discussed at the February 27, 2017 Committee of Whole and refer the draft bylaws No.436 and 437, 2017 to the Advisory Planning Commission for comment. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

February 27 2017 Regular Council Meeting, Judy McLeod Report

RES#17-77

It was Moved and Seconded That the Committee of the Whole direct staff to make the correction to draft Bylaws No. 432 and 433, 2017 as discussed at the February 27th Committee of the Whole and report back to a future Council meeting. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

November 14, 2017  Special Council Meeting

RES#17-415

It was Moved and Seconded
That Council receive this report, draft Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 432, 2017 and Draft Land Use Bylaw Amendment No. 433, 2017 for information;
That in the preparation of Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw amendments, the following agencies and individuals be consulted: 
i.   The Islands Trust;
ii.  The Agricultural Land Commission;
iii. The Advisory Planning Commission, the Economic Development Committee and the Parks, Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee, Transportation Advisory Committee; and
iv.  All adjacent landowners and residents; and
That Council direct staff to provide the opportunity for input on the draft bylaws at a public open house to be held prior to the first reading of the bylaws; and
That Council direct staff to draft an application to exclude portion of Lot 1 north of Guild Creek from the Agricultural Land Reserve.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


Staff Reports

November 14, 2016 Council Direction Regarding Community Lands Lot 1

February 27, 2017 Council Direction regarding Community Lands Lot 1 - Residential

February 27, 2017 Council Direction regarding Community Lands Lot 1 - Industrial

November 14, 2017 Community Lands Lot 1

Presentations

November 14, 2016 PowerPoint Presentation Re: Community Lands Lot 1

February 27, 2017  PowerPoint Presentation re: Lot 1 Community Lands Rezoning - Residential

November 14, 2017 PowerPoint Presentation Community Lands Lot 1

Committee Resolutions

Advisory Planning Commission Meeting Minutes, April 3, 2017

5.1 Daniel Martin, Island Community Planner re: Community Lands Lot 1

Daniel Martin, Island Community Planner, provided a presentation, referral letter and report regarding draft Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 436, 2017, a bylaw to amend Bowen Island Municipality Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 282, 2010 and draft Land Use Bylaw No. 437, 2017, a bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002 as concerns the rezoning of Lot 1 of the Community Lands. Discussion ensued.

 

It was Moved and Seconded That the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) provide the following comments to staff regarding the rezoning application for Lot 1 of the Community Lands (draft Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 436, 2017, a bylaw to amend Bowen Island Municipality Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 282, 2010, and draft Land Use Bylaw No. 437, 2017, a bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002 as concerns the rezoning of Lot 1 of the Community Lands): 1) The APC supports the removal of the northwest corner of Lot 1 (the parcel proposed to be rezoned to Tourist Commercial 1 (TC 1)) from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and, if that parcel is removed, the lot line being adjusted to align with the creek. 2) The APC supports the rezoning of the central parcel of Lot 1 from Rural Residential 1 (RR1) to Rural Residential 3 (RR3) (LUB), and Rural (R) to Rural Residential (OCP) for housekeeping reasons. 3) The APC recommends that future rezoning of the central parcel of Lot 1 be done with caution in order to discourage development that is detrimental to the surrounding properties. 4) The APC supports the rezoning of the southwest parcel of Lot 1 to Village Periphery (VP). CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

It was Moved and Seconded That the Advisory Planning Commission support the rezoning of the parcel in the southwest corner of Lot 1 to Village Periphery (VP); and, That the Advisory Planning Commission recommend and encourage the construction of a variety of housing types and sizes, both rental and fee simple; and, That the Advisory Planning Commission further recommend that the size of primary buildings (dwelling units) be changed from a maximum of 200 square metres to an average size of 200 square metres to encourage variety. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

The minutes from the following meetings have not yet been adopted:

November 20, 2017 Advisory Planning Commission Meeting Agenda
See Item 5.1

November 21, 2017 Parks, Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda
See Item 4

Transportation Advisory Committee November 28, 2017 Committee Meeting Agenda
See Item 8.2

 

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