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.

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