OCP Amendment (Seymour Landing)

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Area in Block 1 — Proposed OCP Amendment


September 20, 2014

We propose that an Official Community Plan (“OCP”) amendment bylaw be added for Municipal Council’s consideration, with the understanding that the OCP amendment can be processed concurrently with the rezoning consideration and not add significantly to the taxpayer costs or time frame for review.

We propose that a portion of an existing 0.75-hectare waterfront lot (Block 1, District Lot 1411, Plan 6372), be added to Area A. Currently the OCP designates Block 1 for RS (Rural Residential) use. Adding the parcel to Area A will require an OCP amendment to change the parcel’s land use designation from RS (Rural Residential) to CDA-1 (Cowan Point Comprehensive Development Area).

We also propose the changes in the following table so the OCP policies regarding the Cowan Point Comprehensive Development Area more closely reflect the principle in Section 1.1 of the current OCP where it describes the place of the OCP in the land use regulatory hierarchy as follows: “An OCP governs the overall direction at a policy level, circumventing specifics that are better suited to zoning, subdivision and building bylaws.”

PolicyDeleteReplace With
145‘The area identified in Schedule C as CDA-1 (Cowan Point Comprehensive Development Area) is intended to be developed as a mixed land use neighbourhood which includes provision for residential dwelling units, a public golf course, limited commercial space, active and passive parkland, and a retreat.’‘The area identified in Schedule C as CDA-1 (Cowan Point Development Area) is intended to be developed as a mixed land use neighbourhood which includes provision for a diverse mix of amenity uses and spaces with market-based uses and spaces, such as diverse residential dwelling unit types and independent/supportive living, a public golf course, limited commercial space, a community dock, active and passive parkland and a retreat centre, all intended to work in harmony to meet long-term economic and social viability needs of Bowen Island, within a limited footprint consistent with principles of environmental sustainability.’
146‘The maximum number of residential dwelling units permitted in the residential clusters in the CDA-1 designation shall be 176.’‘The number of market residential dwelling units permitted in the residential clusters in the CDA-1 designation should reflect the provision of community amenities associated with the project, and exclude secondary suites or secured market rental housing suites.’
148, Block 2, Residential‘Nine distinct housing areas consisting of a maximum of 161 dwelling units.’‘Eleven distinct housing areas consisting of a diversity of housing types. Notwithstanding Policy 129, the provision of multi-dwelling units in the CD 6 Zone will not require density re-allocation.’
148, Park and Other UsesN/AIn front of ‘and a retreat centre’ insert ‘community dock for passenger ferry service, independent/supportive living, community use, commercial guest accommodation’.