A public information meeting will be held on a rezoning proposal to develop lands on Drake Crescent and Prince Rupert Boulevard.

Drake rezoning proposed to council

A semi-circular parcel of land located between Prince Rupert Boulevard and Drake Crescent was proposed to be re-zoned

Re-zoning was a popular topic at the Nov. 23 Prince Rupert city council meeting, as a semi-circular parcel of land located between Prince Rupert Boulevard and Drake Crescent was proposed to be re-zoned from RM1 (multiple family residential) to RM3 (multiple family dwellings up to four stories).

The land is 1.94 acres in size, a vacant in-fill residential lot surrounded by existing multi-family units, light industrial lands and a church.

The applicant proposes to build under a zoned property designation that includes a condominium block and townhomes.

“The current zoning would not support the development of smaller units, nor a mixture of unit sizes at an affordable price,” reads the re-zoning application.

“Based on current market demand it is intended that the development will be a mixed form of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and townhome units which would be supported by the requested zoning,” the application continues, noting that the applicant has previous project experience in Smithers and resort development experience in Whistler.

Mayor Lee Brain asked city planner Zeno Krekic what a concept of a potential development would look like in that area and for clarification, if it means densification of the subject property and neighbourhood.

Krekic responded that yes, densifying the property is the applicant’s intention.

The city’s recommendation of giving First Reading was carried and a public information meeting will be held at a later date.

 

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