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Hearing set for rezoning, OCP amendment application for housing project in Qualicum Beach

Residents have chance to speak in person or via mail
The site of a proposed 16-parcel subdivision in Qualicum Beach. (PQB file photo)

A public hearing will be held on April 27 regarding an application to amend the Official Community Plan and Zoning to permit a 16-lot subdivision on a property in Qualicum Beach.

The hearing will be part of the agenda of the Town of Qualicum Beach’s regular council meeting at 10 a.m. at town hall.

The developers of the property, located at 850 Eaglecrest Dr./2075 Island Highway, want the lot rezoned from Residential 1 (R1) to Residential 12 (R12) and change Subdivision District B designation to Subdivision District D to allow the project to proceed.

If Bylaw No. 580.112, 2019 is adopted, it would permit on each parcel of the 16-lot subdivision a maximum of two dwellings in the form of duplexes or single family dwellings with garden suites or secondary suites.

READ MORE: Public hearing for July 7 on zoning amendment for development in Qualicum Beach cancelled

As well, the adoption of Bylaw No. 8000.03, 2019 would amend the land use designation from Estate Residential to Single-family Residential and include the subject property in the Urban Containment Boundary.

Residents will get a chance to express their views during the public hearing. There are two ways they can participate. They can attend and speak at the public hearing in person at town hall, 660 Primrose St. about the proposed bylaw amendments.

They can also submit written comments, made to the Town of Qualicum Beach by email at or by mail to #201 - 660 Primrose St., Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7, Attention: Planning, or in person at the same address between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Written submissions will not be considered after the close of the public hearing.

For more information about the public hearing visit the website at

— NEWS Staff

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