OCP Policies Addressed By This Rezoning Application

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Concept — Affordable Market Housing on Lot 64 (937 Rivendell Drive), Cates Hill


April 15, 2015

The following policies in Bowen Island Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 282, 2010 are addressed by this rezoning application.

PolicyPolicy DescriptionOpportunities
92The Municipality will give priority to development proposals that focus on existing development nodes, such as Snug Cove, rather than new development areas not currently identified in this OCP.
Objective 48: To encourage future residential growth to locate in the Snug Cove Village.
Objective 64: To provide opportunity for unique housing forms that advance the implementation of this OCP.
Lots 62, 64, 65, and 68 are already in an existing development node — Cates Hill Village, which is within Snug Cove Village. The proposed housing form advances the implementation of diverse and affordable housing as envisioned by the OCP.
94Snug Cove Village will contain a mix of residential, commercial, marine transportation and community facility land uses nestled within the natural setting created by Snug Cove and the surrounding lands within Crippen Regional Park. The mix of land uses will contribute to a village atmosphere that is socially interactive, commercially vibrant, pedestrian-oriented, artistically and culturally diversified, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally sustainable.Lots 62, 64, 65, and 68 are within Snug Cove Village.
101The Municipality will use the following guidelines in considering a rezoning application for mixed use and residential development. The proposed development should:
• contribute to the social diversity of the island’s population and meet any recognized deficiencies in the quantity or quality of existing village residential, rural residential, affordable, rental or special needs housing;
• not place an undue strain on existing public services and infrastructure; and
• not unfairly increase public costs for existing property owners.
The proposed rezoning meets a recongized deficiency in diverse and affordable housing stock, therefore contributing to social diversity of the island’s population. Existing public services and infrastructure will not be unduly strained (especially since secondary use is already a permitted use on the Lots), nor will public costs be unfairly increased by the proposed spot rezoning.
106In Snug Cove, the Municipality will consider applications for affordable, rental and special needs housing. In addition, small scale affordable, rental and special needs housing may be considered in other parts of the island, such as the Belterra site 24, where such housing conforms to other sections of the OCP.The application is for diverse and affordable housing within Snug Cove.
156A wide variety of housing forms is encouraged within Snug Cove Village, including duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, garden apartments, stacked ground-oriented townhouses, and row housing.Lots 62, 64, 65, and 68 are within Snug Cove Village. The application is to allow stratification of the residential dwelling and suite for independent ownership of both units.
159The comprehensively planned area designated Cates Hill Residential may accommodate the following uses: detached and multi-unit housing; and educational, pre-school, and civic use facilities.Lots 62, 64, 65, and 68 are within the area designated Cates Hill Residential. The application is to allow stratification of the residential dwelling and suite for independent ownership of both units, consistent with multi-unit housing use as envisioned by the OCP within the area designated Cates Hill Residential.
168The Municipality encourages the development of new, affordable forms of ground-oriented higher density housing that is consistent with affordable housing policies within this plan, and by engaging in dialogue with Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, and other agencies.The application is for a diverse and affordable form of ground-oriented housing.
355Within Snug Cove Village, the following types of housing are supported: detached homes, detached homes with a secondary suite, duplexes, and townhouses, multi-unit housing types, subject to the provisions of Section 3 of this OCP and the regulations of the Zoning Bylaw. Lots 62, 64, 65, and 68 are within Snug Cove Village. The application is to allow stratification of the residential dwelling and suite for independent ownership of both units, consistent with duplex and multi-unit housing use as envisioned by the OCP within Snug Cove Village.
358In the interest of creating a diverse inventory of affordable housing, including social housing on Bowen Island to meet the needs of long term residents, young families, seniors, those with special needs and those employed on the island, all new development of three or more units will be encouraged to create:
• A mix of housing types and sizes;
• Housing that is within walking distance of amenities, transit and services; and
• Housing that is compact, accessible and meets the Green Building Standards set out by the Municipality.
The application is for diverse and affordable home ownership, intended primarily for young families and seniors. The proposed housing is within walking distance of amenities, transit and services.
Source: Bowen Island Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 282, 2010