A public hearing is set for May 5 at 6 p.m. at Comox council chambers for a rezoning application for the site of the previous Leeward Pub on Anderton Road in Comox.
The public will have an opportunity to voice their comments via Zoom for the application at 651 Anderton Road which is to amend Zoning Bylaw 1850 to permit a liquor store on the parcel without a pub. Currently, the lot contains two buildings: the Leeward Liquor store and a vacant building which used to be a pub/restaurant.
Last month, Coun. Pat McKenna noted while he doesn’t have a concern about the rezoning application made on the property, he is concerned about the building that could continue to go derelict. He added his concern is in the future, the building will collapse over time.
Mayor Russ Arnott noted in a worst-case scenario, the town could look into using the nuisance bylaw.
Comox has a regular council meeting scheduled virtually for 5 p.m. and will pause the meeting if required for the public hearing.