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Kelowna homeowner couldn't hide illegal carriage house

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March 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

KELOWNA - Put this one in the pretty-hard-to-miss category.

City planning staff is recommending a Springfield Road property owner be allowed to retroactively make legal a carriage house built sometime before 2017.

That’s when Kelowna bylaw officers first became aware of the illegally constructed carriage house.

Planners are recommending owner Hyung Ja Eo be allowed to rezone the property at 3054 Springfield Rd. but at the same time make modifications to a carport and fence to provide necessary parking in the rear of the house.

Planner Trisa Atwood in a report to council said the changes are necessary given the property’s busy Springfield Road location and lack of a back alley.

Eo must also decommission an illegal suite contained within the main house.

“Legalizing the carriage house will close an open file and bring the property into conformity,” Atwood wrote.

Should council approve the recommendation at the council meeting on Monday, March 12, it must still go to a public hearing at a future council meeting.

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