City council receives input on Monday, March 27 regarding a possible change to tax rates for business and light industry.- Image credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer.

Rezoning applications move council meeting to Prestige

Future plans on Fifth Street SE plus Foothill and Shuswap Street might spark interest.

The possibility of increased citizen interest means the June 12 city council meeting is moving to the Prestige Harbourfront Resort.

Council chambers remain closed after a leak on the second floor of city hall flooded the chamber and the mayor’s desk in mid-March, damaging electronics.

City staff say at least two items are expected to draw interest to the 7 p.m. meeting – one is a rezoning of two large lots at 250 14th Avenue SE and 1460 Shuswap Street SE, just north of Foothill Road. They would be rezoned from R1, single family, and A2, rural holding zone, to R8, residential suite zone. The two parcels combine for a total of about 12 acres and are designated medium density residential in the city’s OCP. City staff report the proposal is to rezone the two large parcels to facilitate future subdivision and development.

A drawing of the proposed subdivision includes 28 lots as well as a possible roundabout at Foothill Road, Shuswap Street South and 14th Avenue.

“As the majority of the subject property is currently undeveloped, this amendment is to provide flexibility and facilitate future subdivision, development and use,” states the staff report.

The second item city staff expect could spark interest is a public hearing regarding a rezoning for a 0.28 hectare property at 791 Fifth St. SE from R1, single family, to R4, medium density, to accommodate a nine-unit, multi-family development. A site plan includes three duplexes and one triplex.

City staff report that the parcel is designated high-density residential in the city’s official community plan (OCP).

The property contains a single family home which will be demolished, and sits between and across from properties with single-family homes.

The afternoon meeting, which starts at 2:30 p.m., will also be at the Prestige.