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West Kelowna public hearing on carriage houses

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June 20, 2015 - 1:04 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the District of West Kelowna Municipal Hall, 2760 Cameron Road West Kelowna, BC to gather input into proposed regulations to allow Carriage Homes in West Kelowna.

A carriage house is a smaller, second home located on an existing residential property that already has a single detached residential dwelling.

The following Bylaws will be considered:
·         “OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO.0100.33” AND
·         “ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 154.14”

These proposed amendments would affect the following zones:
·         Westbank Centre Compact Residential Zone, RC1
·         Boucherie Centre Compact Residential Zone, RC2
·         Single Detached Residential Zone, R1
·         Large Parcel Single Detached Residential Zone, R1L
·         Agricultural Zone, A1
·         Country Residential Zone, RU1
·         Rural Residential Small Parcel Zone, RU2
·         Rural Residential Medium Parcel Zone, RU3
·         Rural Residential Large Parcel Zone, RU4
·         Rural Resource Zone, RU5

West Kelowna Council is considering an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to allow the use of carriage houses on parcels within certain zones, throughout the District. In order for a parcel to be eligible for the addition of a carriage house, the parcel would be required to adhere to a specific set of regulations. The regulations address a variety of siting regulations including required minimum parcel size, servicing requirements, allowable gross floor area, setbacks from parcels lines, required screening, etc. The inclusion of carriage house regulations into the Zoning Bylaw requires amendments to the Official Community Plan to include the provision for carriage houses in the community as well as the addition of associated objectives and policies.

Copies of the bylaws and related materials may be reviewed at Municipal Hall, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, up to and including June 23, 2015.

All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by this proposal may speak at the public hearing or provide a written submission for Council consideration. Written submissions may be delivered in person to Municipal Hall, or sent by mail, email or fax. Submissions should be made “Attention: City Clerk” and must be received by 4 p.m. on June 22. Submissions received after this deadline will not be circulated to Council, however, will be available for viewing in the Public Hearing binder. Please note, Council cannot receive submissions after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. For more information, contact Jaleen Rousseau, Planner II at 778-797-8835

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