Public Hearing August 31: Meaford Avenue at Veterans Memorial Parkway

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 2020 to provide an opportunity for public feedback.

Subject: Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw Amendments re: Meaford Avenue at Veterans Memorial Parkway

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020 at 6:00pm

Place: Online Meeting at www.colwood.ca/Meetings - provide input verbally at the online public hearing or by written submission

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public access to City Hall is limited. This Public Hearing will be held electronically in accordance with Ministerial Order M92. Join the Hearing on the City's live stream webcast at www.colwood.ca/Meetings


The City of Colwood is seeking your input regarding the following bylaws:

"City of Colwood Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1700-02, 2020 (Meaford)" AND "Colwood Land Use Bylaw No. 151,1989, Amendment No. 173 (Comprehensive Development Zone CD29 - Meaford), Bylaw No. 1817,1020"

The general purpose of proposed "City of Colwood Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1700-02, 2020 (Meaford)" is to amend the Official Community Plan to change the land use designation from “Colwood Corners” to “Mixed Use Employment Centre” and to permit a maximum of 12 storeys on the lands located to the south of Meaford Avenue, to the west of Veterans Memorial Parkway, and to the north of Langford Parkway.

A number of maps in the Official Community Plan will also need to be amended in order to be in alignment with the proposal.

The general purpose of proposed “Colwood Land Use Bylaw No. 151, 1989, Amendment No. 173 (Comprehensive Development Zone CD29 - Meaford), Bylaw No. 1817, 2020" is to amend the current Colwood Land Use Bylaw No 151, 1989 to create a comprehensive development zone for the subject property.

As proposed, these bylaws would only apply to the lands highlighted by the map on the reverse and legally legally described as: that northwest portion of Remainder Lot 1, Section 73, Esquimalt District, Plan VIP31525 (PID 001-152-190)

Background Information

A copy of the proposed bylaws and other related materials may be inspected HERE or by appointment at City Hall from August 17, 2020 until August 31, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays. Contact Development Services at 250-294-8145 or publichearing@colwood.ca to arrange an in person viewing.

All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard. You may indicate your support or opposition in one of the following ways:

We Want to Hear From You!

Write to us - submit your comments by:

  • email to: publichearing@colwood.ca
  • regular mail to 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1
  • hand delivery to the drop-box located at the main entrance to City Hall

The deadline to receive written submissions is 12:00 Noon on the date of the hearing. Written comments received after the above deadline will not be received or considered by Council.

Talk with us - Speak at the Public hearing:

  • Register to speak live via phone at the electronic hearing by emailing publichearing@colwood.ca or phone 250-478-5999. Once registered, you will be provided with instructions to join the live meeting on Zoom. The deadline to register to speak live at the meeting is 9:00AM on the day of the meeting.
  • Call the number that will be displayed onscreen during the live meeting at www.colwood.ca/Meetings.
  • At any time during the Hearing, call the number that will be posted at www.colwood.ca/Meetings at 5:45 PM on the day of the meeting.

For further information, please contact the Development Services at 250-294-8145 or publichearing@colwood.ca.

What is a Public Hearing?

A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Land Use Bylaw. It provides the public with a way to present their views to Council on items contained in the public hearing agenda. It is not a question and answer period. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public to hear their views or receive their written submissions on items contained in the public hearing agenda. Council is not able to discuss and debate the topic at the public hearing.

Learn more about Public Hearings

View the public notice below

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Public Hearing July 13: Royal Bay Latoria South

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020 to provide an opportunity for public feedback.

Subject: Official Community Plan amendment re: Royal Bay Latoria South
Date: Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:00pm
Place: Online Meeting - provide input verbally at the online public hearing or by written submission

The City of Colwood is seeking your input on City of Colwood Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1700-03, 2020 (Latoria South Sub Area Plan) to amend the Royal Bay Plan contained within the Official Community Plan in order to create the Latoria South Sub Area Plan. The Latoria South Sub Area Plan will include land use policies and design guidelines specific to Latoria South. A number of maps in the Official Community Plan will also be amended to align with the proposed Latoria South sub-area plan. The general purpose of proposed Colwood Land Use Bylaw No. 151, 1989, Amendment No. 174 (Comprehensive Development Zone CD28-Latoria South), Bylaw No. 1825, 2020 is to amend the current Colwood Land Use Bylaw No 151, 1989 in order to create a comprehensive development zone for lands in Royal Bay described as Latoria South. The comprehensive zone will contain permitted uses and development regulations for ten sub areas within the comprehensive development zone.

View the proposed bylaw and other related materials. These can be viewed in person by appointment at City Hall - Pat Taylor (250)294-8145 from June 29, 2020 through July 13, 2020 between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

We Want to Hear From You!

Write to us - submit your comments by:

  • email to: publichearing@colwood.ca
  • regular mail to 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1
  • hand delivery to the drop-box located at the main entrance to City Hall

Written submissions must be received before 12:00 pm on Monday, July 13, 2020. Written comments received after this deadline will not be received or considered by Council.

Talk with us - Speak at the Public hearing:

  • email publichearing@colwood.ca or phone 250-478-5999 to register to speak at the Hearing- you will be provided instructions to join the live meeting on Zoom. The deadline to register to speak live at the meeting is 9:00AM on the day of the meeting. OR
  • Follow the instructions displayed on screen during the live meeting - https://colwood.civicweb.net/portal/ OR
  • At any time during the Hearing, call the number that will be posted on the City’s meeting portal at www.colwood.ca/Meetings at 5:45 PM on the day of the meeting.

Need more information? Call Development Services at 250-294-8145 or publichearing@colwood.ca

What is a Public Hearing?

A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Land Use Bylaw. It provides the public with a way to present their views to Council on items contained in the public hearing agenda. It is not a question and answer period. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public to hear their views or receive their written submissions on items contained in the public hearing agenda. Council is not able to discuss and debate the topic at the public hearing.

Learn more about Public Hearings

View the public notice below

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Public Hearing July 6 re: rezoning application for 85 Belmont Road

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 6, 2020 to provide an opportunity for public feedback.

Subject: Land Use Bylaw Amendment re: 85 Belmont Road
Date: Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:30pm
Place: Online Meeting - provide input verbally at the online public hearing or by written submission

The City of Colwood is seeking your input on the changes proposed in Bylaw No. 1807. The general purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1807 is to amend the current Colwood Land Use Bylaw No 151, 1989 to rezone 85 Belmont Road to increase the residential density, add permitted uses, increase height up to 15 storeys, and reduce the parking ratio.

As proposed, this Bylaw would only apply to the land legally described as: Lot A, Section 1, Esquimalt District, Plan 38886 (PID: 000-988-642) as highlighted by the map on the reverse.

A copy of the proposed bylaw and other related materials may be inspected in this electronic public hearing binder or by appointment at City Hall from June 22nd, 2020 until July 6th, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays. Contact Development Services at 250-294-8153 or publichearing@colwood.ca, to arrange an in person viewing.

All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard. You may indicate your support or opposition in one of the following ways:

  • In Writing: You can provide your written submission by email to publichearing@colwood.ca, regular mail to 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1 or use the drop box located at the main entrance of City Hall to hand deliver. The deadline to receive written submissions is 12:00 Noon on the date of the hearing. Written comments received after the above deadline will not be received or considered by Council.
     
  • Verbally at the Public Hearing: You can register to speak live via phone at the electronic hearing. Once registered, you will be provided with a phone number to call to join the live meeting on Zoom. To register to speak live and to receive further instructions, email publichearing@colwood.ca or phone 250-478-5999. The deadline to register to speak live at the meeting is 9:00AM on the day of the meeting.

For further information, please contact the Development Services at 250-294-8153 or publichearing@colwood.ca

What is a Public Hearing?

A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Land Use Bylaw. It provides the public with a way to present their views to Council on items contained in the public hearing agenda. It is not a question and answer period. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public to hear their views or receive their written submissions on items contained in the public hearing agenda. Council is not able to discuss and debate the topic at the public hearing.

Learn more about Public Hearings

Read the full public notice at the link below:

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Public Hearing June 22 re: Land Use Bylaw Amendment (Cannabis Retail)

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020 to provide an opportunity for public feedback.

Subject: Land Use Bylaw Amendment re: Cannabis Retail proposed for 310 Wale Road
Date: Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Place: Online Meeting - provide input verbally at the online public hearing or by written submission

The City of Colwood is seeking your input on the changes proposed in Bylaw No. 1816. The general purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1816 is to amend the current Colwood Land Use Bylaw No 151,1989 to rezone Unit 202 at 310 Wale Road to enable a cannabis retail store.

As proposed,this bylaw would only apply to the land legally described as Strata Lot 1, Section 1, Esquimalt District, Strata Plan VIS6898 together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the strata lot as shown on form V, as highlighted by the map on the reverse.

A copy of the proposed bylaw and other related materials may be inspected in this electronic public hearing binder or by appointment at City Hall from June 8th, 2020 until June 22nd, 2020 between the n in person viewing. 

All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard. You may indicate your support or opposition in one of the following ways:

  • In Writing: You can provide your written submission by email to publichearing@icolwood.ca, regular mail to 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1 or use the drop box located at the main entrance of City Hall to hand deliver. The deadline to receive written submissions is 12:00 Noon on the date of the hearing. Written comments received after the above deadline will not be received or considered by Council.
     
  • Verbally at the Public Hearing: You can register to speak live via phone at the electronic hearing. Once registered, you will be provided with a phone number to call to join the live meeting on Zoom. To register to speak live and to receive further instructions, email publichearing@colwood.ca or phone 250-478-5999. The deadline to register to speak live at the meeting is 9:OOAM on the day of the meeting.

What is a Public Hearing?

A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Land Use Bylaw. It provides the public with a way to present their views to Council on items contained in the public hearing agenda. It is not a question and answer period. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public to hear their views or receive their written submissions on items contained in the public hearing agenda. Council is not able to discuss and debate the topic at the public hearing.

Learn more about Public Hearings

Read the full public notice at the link below:

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Business Licence, Inter-Community Business Licence and Development Fees and Charges Bylaws

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the City of Colwood, at its regular meeting to be held electronically at 6:30 p.m. on June 22, 2020, will consider adoption of  the following bylaws:

  • “City of Colwood Business Licence Bylaw No. 1812, 2020” which repeals Bylaw No. 1617.
  • "Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw No. 1813, 2020”
  • “Development Fees and Charges Bylaw, No. 1814, 2020.”

Purpose: The purpose of the proposed bylaws is to modernize the Business Licensing bylaw, update licensing fees, and to include inter-community business licence regulations. The amendments will allow mobile businesses to apply to operate across the participating government jurisdictions.

Specific Changes are:

  • Providing licencing options for businesses enabled under a temporary use permit;
  • Providing licensing exemptions for the mobile activities associated with Taxi and Ride Hailing Services; and,
  • Updating licence fees to better reflect cost recovery.

Copies of the proposed bylaws are available below and are available for inspection in person, by appointment, by calling (250-294-8145) from June 10 – June 22, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. excluding statutory holidays. 

Persons who consider they are affected by the bylaws will be permitted to make verbal or written representation to Council. Written submissions, or requests to speak at the meeting, will be received up until noon on June 22, 2020 via mail or email to corporateservices@colwood.ca.

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