243 Corfield St., as depicted in a release by the city. (Submitted photo)

243 Corfield St., as depicted in a release by the city. (Submitted photo)

Parksville to hold public hearing on bylaw amendment for 243 Corfield St. property

Amendment would change zoning from medium density residential to comprehensive development

A public hearing to gather input on a proposed zoning and development bylaw amendment to facilitate attainable ownership under the Affordable Home Ownership Program (AHOP) for 243 Corfield St. will be held by the City of Parksville on Monday, July 19, at 3 p.m.

The amendment would be to provide the same density otherwise provided through bonus density provisions of the existing zoning restrictions. However, if carried, it would change the zoning from medium density residential to comprehensive development.

The hearing will be held virtually online through Zoom, and will be livestreamed through the city’s Youtube channel.

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A release by Amanda Weeks, the city’s corporate officer, stated council would like to hear from anyone who believes their interest in property would be affected by the proposed bylaw. The hearing will provide an opportunity for those to speak and to present written submission.

Any person wishing to participate through Zoom will need to register in advance by contacting Weeks at 250-954-3070, the deputy corporate officer at 250-954-3060, or by email at administration@parksville.ca, where further instructions will be provided.

Written submissions can be submitted either in-person to administration at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, by post mailed to PO Box 1390, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3, or by email to Council@parksville.ca.

Written submissions must be received before the end of the hearing to be considered by Parksville council, but are encouraged to be submitted before noon on July 19.

– NEWS Staff, submitted

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