a) Director of Community Planning - Development Permit to Permit the Layout for a Master Planned Development [422 Church Road & Renz Road Properties] - Pages 7 to 49
On July 4, 2008, the City received a development permit application from Keith Brown Associates Ltd. on behalf of the owners of the property. The 33.514 acre site is located southwest of the intersection of Renz Road and Humphrey Road. The applicant is requesting the issuance of a development permit to authorize the layout for a master planned development. The subject property is within Development Permit Area No. 16 - COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AREAS. The development permit designation is under the Form and Character, Protection of the Natural Environment, Protection of Development from Hazardous Conditions categories.
Recommendation: THAT the report from the Director of Community Planning dated March 12, 2009 for the issuance of a development permit at 422 Church Road and Renz Road properties be received;
AND THAT a development permit be issued to Cedar Ridge Estates Inc., Inc. No. 617,113 to permit the layout for a master planned development with a requested variance to relax the RS-1 front yard setback from 7.5 metres to 4.5 metres on Lot 13, District Lot 21, Nanoose District, Plan 1902, except part in Plan VIP74752; Lot 1, District Lot 21, Nanoose District, Plan 34970, except part in Plan 45297; Lot "A", District Lot 21, Nanoose District, Plan 45297 (422 Church Road and Renz Road Properties);
AND THAT tree removal operations shall be limited to those works necessary for RS-1 zoned lots and that they be done on a phase by phase basis;
AND FURTHER THAT a landscaping letter of credit in the amount of $175,000.00 be received prior to the issuance of the permit, for the purpose of assuring the completion of the linear trail and agricultural buffer.
b) Director of Community Planning - Proposed Amendment to the Bridgewater Development Permit to add a Tree Management Regime - Pages 50 to 67
Council requested that Staff work with the Bridgewater Strata and its neighbours to achieve a collective recommendation regarding a new tree management regime. This report addresses the efforts made to do this and the results. Ultimately it was not possible to achieve consensus.
Recommendation: THAT the report from the Director of Community Planning dated March 23, 2009 for the amendment of the development permit to add a tree management regime on the Bridgewater development be received;
AND THAT Council deny an amendment to Development Permit No. 98-01 to the Bridgewater Strata Plan VIS4529 to amend the development permit and direct Staff to maintain the status quo with respect to tree retention on Strata Lots 1 - 30, District Lots 13 and 97, Nanoose District, Strata Plan VIS4529 together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the strata lot as shown on Form 1 (59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97 Bridgewater Lane).
c) Director of Community Planning - Development Variance Permit [280 Island Highway East and 182, 174 and 160 Corfield Street] - Pages 68 to 78
A proposed expansion of the Thrifty's store and construction of another building in the same complex trigger the City's Works and Services Bylaw requirements. The developer is seeking a relaxation from some of the requirements.
Recommendation: THAT the report dated March 25, 2009 from the Director of Community Planning for the issuance of a Development Variance Permit at 280 Island Highway East and 182, 174 and 160 Corfield Street be received;
AND THAT a Development Variance Permit not be issued to Park Island Properties Ltd., Inc. No. 407559 to grant a development variance to permit the removal of the following works and services requirements; Upgrade of the existing 150 mm AC watermain along Bagshaw to 200PVC; Upgrade of the existing water service at Bagshaw with a new Fire Metre and Chamber; provision of a new Fire Hydrant near the south entrance on Bagshaw, and the replacement of a corrugated steel storm drain pipe to the current day standard to permit the expansion of the Thrifty Foods store, a new retail outlet with 3 residential dwellings on the second floor on Lot A, District Lot 4, Nanoose District, Plan VIP76612, Lot 1 and 2, District Lot 4, Nanoose District, Plan 32401 and Lot 1, District Lot 4, Nanoose District, Plan VIP75740 (280 Island Highway East and 182, 174 and 160 Corfield Street).
d) Director of Community Planning - Waiving or Delaying Payment of the Fee for Removal of Non-Complaint Signage from Public Land Pursuant to the Sign Regulation Bylaw - Pages 79 to 84
The City has received an appeal in writing from Mr. Mark Nagra of M & N Mattress Shop Ltd. that Council waive or delay the payment of the fee that is charged for the removal of signs from public land that are prohibited under the Sign Regulation Bylaw.
Recommendation: THAT the report from the Director of Community Planning dated March 24, 2009 for consideration of waiving the fines for a bylaw infraction against the Sign Regulation Bylaw, 1997, No. 1276 be received;
AND THAT Council denies the request to waive the sign removal fee;
AND FURTHER THAT "Sign Regulation Bylaw, 1997, No. 1276" be retained unaltered.
e) Director of Community Planning - Proposal from the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society Regarding a Rain Garden Near the Parksville Elementary School - Pages 85 to 90
The goal of this report is to provide Council with a review of the feasibility of a rain garden project near the Parksville Elementary School.
Recommendation: THAT the report from the Director of Community Planning dated February 20, 2009 proposal from the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society regarding a rain garden near the Parksville Elementary School be received for information;
AND THAT Council support in principle the rain garden concept.
f) Director of Community Planning - Renewal of the Advisory Design Panel - Pages 91 to 95
The Advisory Design Panel is an advisory committee established by Council. Members are appointed for a term specified at the time of appointment, but not to exceed the term of Council. The Advisory Design Panel membership requires a renewed Council mandate and formal re-appointment to continue in an advisory capacity.
Recommendation: THAT the report from the Director of Community Planning dated March 23, 2009 regarding the renewal of the Advisory Design Panel be received;
AND THAT the Advisory Design Panel mandate be renewed based on the current terms of reference for the current term of Council;
AND THAT Manley Lafoy MAIBC, Ruben Galdames, Lindsay H. Locke MAIBC, and Larrie Taylor MAIBC, be re-appointed to the Advisory Design Panel for the current term of Council;
AND FURTHER THAT Staff be directed to re-advertise for one new candidate to fill the current Advisory Design Panel vacancy.