Vet clinic expands, new Kal Tire in the works

The Shuswap Veterinary Hospital has jumped through all hoops necessary to expand its premises and a new Kal Tire building is in the works.

At a hearing in council chambers on Nov. 25, council voted unanimously to approve two variances to accommodate a 77-square-metre, or 832-square-foot, addition on the east side of the property at 1050 Fourth Ave. SW.

The variances will allow the reduction of the front parcel line setback from six to three metres and the interior side parcel line setback from one metre to none.

Council heard that the clinic has expanded over its 40 years and the addition will allow the introduction of new equipment and more space for staff.

It will also allow the clinic a few years’ breathing room before more changes will be required.

Neighbouring Kal Tire is also planning changes.

Bill Laird, owner of the large property south of the veterinary clinic, has several applications in to the city for official community plan and zoning amendments that are expected to come to council in late January or February. A development permit application has not been submitted yet.

The city’s planning department confirms the proposed development involves a new Kal Tire.


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