Current & Proposed Development

2587 Forksdale Avenue 
Lindley Creek Road
2640 Spring Bank Avenue

2587 Forksdale Avenue

Proposal

The applicant has applied to rezone the subject property from Single Family Residential (R1) to Medium Density Residential (R7), High-Density Residential (R8), and Park & Cemetery (P1) to enable the development of 32 townhomes, 72 apartment units, and a neighbourhood park.

Background

The applicant is proposing zoning which would create a transition from the single-family residential to the north and the high-density residential zoned properties to the south. A park space would also be dedicated to the City, to provide a space for use by area residents.

Council Process

City staff will present a report to Council at the December 15, 2020 Regular Council Meeting. Due to COVID-19, Council has closed the Council chambers to the public until further notice. The meeting will be live-streamed at 7:00 pm on the City website

If the proposed rezoning receives First and Second Readings on December 15, Council will direct staff to schedule a Public Hearing. Notice of a Public Hearing would be posted on the property’s signage, advertised in two consecutive editions of the Merritt Herald, and posted on the City’s website. A notice will also be mailed to owners and tenants of properties within 30 metres of the subject property.

Development Process

Rezoning is the first step in the development process. If the rezoning were to be approved, Subdivision, Development Permit, and Building Permit stages would follow.

At the Subdivision stage, issues such as road and park dedications, water, sewer, and stormwater servicing, and archaeological analysis would be addressed.

One of the conditions of Subdivision approval would be a Development Permit. Issues such as the form and character of the buildings, landscaping, fencing, and parking would be addressed by the Development Permit.

Following Subdivision approval and Development Permit issuance, the final development stage is the Building Permit. The final design of the buildings and conformance with the BC Building Code would be addressed at this stage.

Public Notice

Council instructed staff to arrange a Public Hearing. Notice will be given in accordance with the Local Government Act when this is scheduled.

 

More Information

For more information on this proposed development, please refer to the December 15, 2020 Council report.

Agendas & Minutes webpage

Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 6:00 pm.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, with respect to the below proposed Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments. Due to COVID-19, the hearing will be live-streamed on the City of Merritt website (www.merritt.ca). Written or electronic submissions can be made by prior to January 25 at 12:00 pm.

More info on the January 12th Public Hearing is available via the Public Notice.

For more information on zoning in Merritt, please refer to the Zoning Bylaw.

Bylaws webpage

Lindley Creek Road

Proposal

The applicant has applied to rezone the subject property from Low-Density Residential (R2), Medium Density Residential (R7), and Future Development (FD) to Medium Density Residential (R7), Mobile Home Park (R5), and Park & Cemetery (P1) to enable the development of 98 townhomes, 95 mobile homes in a seniors (55+) development, up to 180 condominium units, and a 9.49 hectare (23.46 acre) community park.

Background

The current zoning of R2 and R7 allows the property owner to construct townhomes. However, the applicant would like to reconfigure the location of the R7 zone, remove the R2 zone, add a seniors’ mobile home park, and dedicate a large park to the community.

Council Process

City staff presented a report to Council at the December 15, 2020, Regular Council Meeting. Due to COVID-19, Council has closed the Council chambers to the public until further notice. The meeting was live-streamed at 7:00 pm on the City website.

The proposed rezoning received First and Second Readings on December 15, and Council directed staff to schedule a Public Hearing. Notice of a Public Hearing has been posted on the property’s signage, advertised in two consecutive editions of the Merritt Herald, and posted on the City’s website. A notice has been mailed to owners and tenants of properties within 30 metres of the subject property.

Development Process

Rezoning is the first step in the development process. Issues such as zone, use, and density are addressed at the rezoning stage. If the rezoning were to be approved, Subdivision, Development Permit, and Building Permit stages would follow.

At the Subdivision stage, issues such as road and park dedications, water, sewer, and stormwater servicing, and archaeological and traffic impact analysis would be addressed.

One of the conditions of Subdivision approval would be a Development Permit. Issues such as geotechnical and traffic analysis, wildfire covenant, form and character, landscaping, fencing, and parking would be addressed by the Development Permit.

Following Subdivision approval and Development Permit issuance, the final development stage is the Building Permit. The final design of the buildings and conformance with the BC Building Code would be addressed at this stage.

More Information

For more information on this proposed development, please refer to the December 15, 2020 Council report.

Agendas & Minutes webpage

Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, with respect to the below proposed Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments. Due to COVID-19, the hearing will be live-streamed on the City of Merritt website (www.merritt.ca). Written or electronic submissions can be made by prior to January 25 at 12:00 pm.

More info on the January 12th Public Hearing is available via the Public Notice.

For more information on zoning in Merritt, please refer to the Zoning Bylaw.

Bylaws webpage

2640 Spring Bank Avenue

Proposal

The applicant has applied to rezone the subject property from Institutional & Public Use (P2) to High Density Residential (R8) to enable the development of a 3 ½ storey, 40 unit, affordable housing apartment building.

A Council date has yet to be scheduled for this application. Please check back here in future for more information.