An amendment to either the Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan (IMSP) or the Development Regulations involves a change to either specific text or a specific map. A text amendment may involve changing one work or many sections of the IMSP and/or Development Regulations, with no change to the land use mapping. An example of a text amendment could involve the addition or removal of a condition for a specific use; i.e adding a condition that addresses reduced setbacks on side yards. An amendment to the land use zoning maps could involve a change to the boundaries and designation of one, several or all zones. If a zoning amendment is successful, the land is then capable of supporting all uses, permitted and discretionary, of the new zone. The City uses this webpage as one method of delivery to give notice to the residents of Corner Brook whenever a proposal has been requested to amend the IMSP or the Development Regulations.
Recently Proposed Amendments
Take notice that the City of Corner Brook is considering amendments to its Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan (IMSP) and Development Regulations, as per the following:
The City received an application to redevelop the lot at 162 Premier Drive (the former CBC property) to accommodate the construction of a 5-story residential apartment building that is proposed to serve an age group of 55 years and greater. The former CBC building is also proposed for conversion to commercial vendor uses in the form of health related services to be available for both the lot residents and the general public. To accommodate this request, amendments are required to the IMSP and Development Regulations mapping that will change the land use designation and the land use zoning from Community Service (CS) to General Commercial (GC). Following the land use designation and zone change, discretionary approval from Council will be required for the apartment building and a commercial fitness area on the lot.
Council requests that anyone wishing to provide comments on the proposed amendments do so in writing by Friday, February 1, 2019. A response to this public notice shall form part of the public record. If you do not wish your name attributed to the comment, please advise the City when responding. Anyone wishing to inspect a copy of the proposed amendments may do so by visiting City Hall during normal business hours, by contacting the Planning Office at 637-1578, or by visiting the City’s website at www.cornerbrook.com.
Amendments being considered for Approval
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 5th – THE PUBLIC HEARING IS CANCELLED for amendments MP-DR18-09
No objections or representations were received as per the deadline stipulated below, therefore the Public Hearing for proposed amendments MP-DR18-09 has been cancelled.
——NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: MUNICIPAL PLAN AMENDMENT MP18-09 & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AMENDMENT DR18-09
Take notice that Corner Brook City Council, having adopted Municipal Plan Amendment 18-09 and Development Regulation Amendment 18-09 on January 21st, 2019, hereby give notice of its intent to seek approval of said amendments, in accordance with Section 17 of the Urban and Rural Planning Act.
Municipal Plan Amendment 18-09 will amend policies: 2.4.3 (I3)-The City Connections-Infrastructure Goals, 8.6.3(05)-Winter City, 8.7.3(05)-Healthy Communities; and 8.10.3(05)-Tourism. The amendments will show Council support for existing and potential ATV/Snowmobile trails as a local and tourist attraction within the municipal boundaries. Development Regulations Amendment 18-09 will: add the definition of ‘ATV/Snowmobile trail’ use to Schedule A, add ‘Motorized Recreation’ use with ‘ATV/Snowmobile trail’ as an example thereof to Schedule B; and create Regulation No. ‘129.1 – Uses Permitted in All Zones’, enabling Councils consideration of new ‘ATV/Snowmobile trail’ use as a discretionary use throughout the Municipal Planning Area.
A Public Hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on February 6th, 2019, at City Hall, 5 Park Street, Corner Brook. Anyone wishing to express objections or support shall, at least 2 days before the date set for the hearing, deposit with the City Clerk, two copies of a signed, written statement outlining said objections, support, or comments. If no representation is received within the time indicated, the Hearing may be cancelled.
The proposed amendments may be inspected by any interested persons by visiting City Hall during normal business hours, by contacting the Planning Office at 637-1578, or by visiting the City’s website at www.cornerbrook.com.
Recently Approved Amendments
Planning staff are available to respond to all concerns related to zoning and amendments.
Planning Department – 709-637-1553 or 709-637-1578
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