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June 16, 2014 - Minutes

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City of Richmond Meeting Minutes

Regular Council Meeting for Public Hearings

Monday, June 16, 2014

 

Place:

Council Chambers
Richmond City Hall

Present:

Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie
Councillor Chak Au
Councillor Linda Barnes
Councillor Derek Dang
Councillor Evelina Halsey-Brandt
Councillor Ken Johnston
Councillor Bill McNulty
Councillor Linda McPhail
Councillor Harold Steves

Michelle Jansson, Acting Corporate Officer

Call to Order:

Mayor Brodie opened the proceedings at 7:00 p.m.

 

1.

temporary use permit (TU 14-653009)
(Location:  8320 Cambie Road and 8431 Brownwood Road; Applicant:  Fairchild Developments Limited)

 

 

Applicant’s Comments:

 

 

The applicant was available to respond to queries.

 

 

Written Submissions:

 

 

(a)

Marian and Charles Dean, 8411 Browngate Road (Schedule 1)

 

 

(b)

Zaynub Mia and Captain Zimmerman, 8451 Brownwood Road (Schedule 2)

 

 

Submissions from the floor:

 

 

In response to queries from Council, Wayne Craig, Director, Development, noted that access to the parking lot will be through Hazelbridge Way, and that the existing hedge on the property will be trimmed by the Applicant.

 

 

Discussion ensued regarding the existing sidewalk, and the length of the Temporary Use Permit.

 

 

Cameron Owen, IBI Group, was of the opinion that the current sidewalk in the area would sufficiently address pedestrian traffic for the duration of the Temporary Use Permit. Mr. Owen also advised that the Applicant will use the parking lot for a three-year term for contractors working on the site.

PH14/6-1

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That a Temporary Use Permit for the properties at 8320 Cambie Road and 8431 Brownwood Road, to allow an outdoor parking lot for a period not to exceed three years, be issued.

 

 

CARRIED

 

2.

RICHMOND ZONING BYLAW 8500, AMENDMENT BYLAW 9108 (RZ 13-641596)
(Location:  4160 Garry Street; Applicant:  Penta Homes (Princess Lane) Ltd.)

 

 

Applicant’s Comments:

 

 

Dana Westermark, Oris Consulting, provided an overview of the changes to the proposed development and listed several residents in the area who are now in support of the proposed development as a result of such changes. Mr. Westermark spoke of the recent Open House and noted that residents were primarily concerned with (i) vehicle access on Yoshida Court, and (ii) the increase in traffic in the area. In an effort to address these concerns, vehicle access to the site was changed from Yoshida Court to Garry Street. Mr. Westermark noted that the Transportation division has reviewed the proposal, and they do not believe that it will have a major impact on the neighbourhood. He also noted that as a result of these changes, green space will be slightly decreased.

 

 

Written Submissions:

 

 

(a)

Stephanie Freiter, 11753 Yoshida Court (Schedule 3)

 

 

(b)

Scott Silverthorm, 4051 Garry Street (Schedule 4)

 

 

Submissions from the floor:

 

 

In response to a query from Council, Wayne Craig, Director, Development, stated that this development will be more energy efficient than what is currently required of new townhouse developments.

 

 

Doug Shearer, 4111 Garry Street, spoke in favour of the proposed development and stated that he believes that the design of the townhouses will compliment the neighbourhood. Mr. Shearer was of the opinion that this townhouse complex will provide more affordable housing in Steveston, and it will not negatively impact the flow of traffic.

 

 

Mark Sakai, 11762 Fentiman Place, spoke in support of the proposed development, as he believes it will create more housing opportunities in the area. He also remarked that the proposal satisfies the requirements of the Official Community Plan, and that he is not concerned about parking.

 

 

Richard Hunter, 11720 Yoshida Court, spoke in favour of the proposed development and was of the opinion that the design will compliment the character of the neighbourhood, and thus, property values should not be impacted.

 

 

Anne Piche, 11800 6th Avenue, was opposed to the proposed development as she wished to see infrastructure in Steveston replaced prior to any future developments. Ms. Piche expressed her concern with regard to the rezoning sign on the site, and wished for the site to remained zoned RS1/E.

 

 

In response to a query from Council, Mr. Craig stated that, according to the Affordable Housing Strategy, if any lot is subdivided into two lots, one of those two lots is required to have a suite.

 

 

Discussion ensued regarding the Official Community Plan, and it was noted that this area is designated for townhouses.

 

 

Barbara Bunting, 11726 Yoshida Court, was of the opinion that the RS1/E zone should be maintained. She expressed her concern with regards to traffic and parking, noting that the proposed development would further exasperate the existing problems.

 

 

John Pitcairn, 3880 Garry Street, spoke in favour of the proposed development as he welcomed more housing options in Steveston.

 

 

Derek Gray, 11744 Yoshida Court, was in favour of the proposed development as the Applicant addressed his concern related to the access from Yoshida Court. He expressed his concern regarding parking and green space in the area; however, he did not believe that the proposed development would cause additional traffic problems.

PH14/6-2

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9108 be given third reading.

 

 

The question on Resolution PH14/6-2 was not called as discussion ensued regarding the reduction of green space in the area, the increase of traffic on Garry Street due to the access point being changed, and the design of the proposed townhouse development in comparison to other homes in the area.

 

 

The question on Resolution PH14/6-2 was then called and it was CARRIED.

 

3.

RICHMOND ZONING BYLAW 8500, AMENDMENT BYLAW 9145 (ZT 14-660990)
(Location:  9111 Beckwith Road; Applicant:  Traschet Holdings Ltd.)

 

 

Applicant’s Comments:

 

 

The applicant was available to respond to queries.

 

 

Written Submissions:

 

 

None.

 

 

Submissions from the floor:

 

 

None.

PH14/6-3

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9145 be given second and third readings.

 

 

CARRIED

PH14/6-4

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9145 be adopted.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

PH14/6-5

 

It was moved and seconded

 

 

That the meeting adjourn (8:00 p.m.).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the Regular meeting for Public Hearings of the City of Richmond held on Monday, June 16, 2014.

 

 

 

Mayor (Malcolm D. Brodie)

 

Acting Corporate Officer
(Michelle Jansson)

 

 


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