Cumberland council approves rezoning for residential development

A proposed residential development in Cumberland soared over a hurdle at the Cumberland council table Monday.

A proposed residential development in Cumberland soared over a hurdle at the Cumberland council table Monday.

Council gave third reading to bylaws to rezone a nearly 10-acre property — bordered by Carlisle Lane, 10th Street and Ulverston Avenue — amend the Official Community Plan, and create a phased development agreement for the proposed 33-lot development.

During a public hearing in late May, some nearby residents voiced concerns about increased density, noise and traffic. One couple purchased a lot in the midst of the now tree-covered land later found out it was slated for development, and were opposed the plan to extend Carlisle Lane past their home.

Councillors noted area residents’ concerns as they expressed keen support for the project.

“I heard people’s concerns, particularly the people who are living in the lot in the middle and losing the trees, but of course when you buy a property you’re not buying the trees too, so all I can say is I think the proponents have come forward with a good plan,” said Coun. Gwyn Sproule. “Even though I am sympathetic to all the people around there, I think that this will be a great addition to the Village of Cumberland.”

The project would be completed in three phases and include coach houses and secondary suites for “home-based businesses and rental opportunities within a single family neighbourhood context,” according to the report to council.

The project would also feature park area and trails.

Coun. Roger Kishi said he was pleased with the plan for trails and green space, as it could encourage walking and biking.

“I think for the Village to encourage density closer to the core of the community is a good way of moving forward and I think that this development is addressing that,” he continued.

Mayor Leslie Baird thanked the proponents for the time and effort they put in to speaking with area residents. The property is owned by Dale and Shirley Querin, and Dale noted he would develop the land with the help of his two sons Brandon and Joel.

The bylaws are expected to come back to council for fourth reading on June 24.

writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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