Cannabis zoning amendment among public hearings set for Comox

Broadstreet Properties Ltd. development manager Adam Cooper shows attendees of an open house plans for a proposed four-storey apartment building on Anderton Road in Comox.

Comox council approved first and second reading of zoning amendment bylaw 1880 – an amendment to prohibit the sale of cannabis within the town. It is the first of two steps to adopt the Town’s bylaw to the pending federal and provincial legislation to legalize recreational cannabis use.

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The public will have an opportunity to voice opinions about a four storey, 81-unit mixed-use commercial residential building on Anderton Road next month.

Late last year, Comox council gave first reading for a development permit and zoning amendment for the 15m tall building at 618 and 634 Anderston Road.

The building is being proposed by Broadstreet Properties in Campbell River, and would include approximately 625m2 of commercial premises in addition to the residential units and 111 parking spaces.

The properties are vacant, and total 9,330 m2 in size.

Council approved second reading following a variety of amendments. A public hearing in respect to bylaws 1872 and 1873 and discharge of a restrictive covenant is set for April 4 at 7 p.m. at d’Esterre House (1801 Beaufort Ave.).

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Two more public hearings are set for the same day and time – one to consider a rezoning application, development permit and development variance permit for 1170 Lazo Road. The proposal is for the rezoning of the property from R3.3 Single Family – Large Lot to R4.1 Single Family – 250m2 parcel to facilitate a 16-lots single-family subdivision.

The existing buildings and foundations are proposed to be demolished prior to the subdivision of the subject property.

The final public hearing set for the same day is for a rezoning application (RZ 18-1) for the addition of one new use veterinary clinic in the core commercial zone to permit that use at 215 Port Augusta St. at the Comox Mall.

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