Public Hearing

When: July 17 - 06:00pm

Where: Council Chambers, Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue

What's Proposed: Zoning Bylaw Updates: To keep up with the community's changing needs, the District of Squamish undertakes an annual update of the Zoning Bylaw. (Detailed information on the proposed zoning amendment can be found on the Zoning Bylaw Update 2018 page.)

General Zoning Amendments:

  • Require rough in infrastructure to support Electric Vehicle Charging in all new multi-unit dwellings;
  • Limit the number of work-vehicles permitted for home occupations to two;
  • Update energy efficiency density bonuses from Climate Zones to the new BC Energy Step Code;
  • Permit Multi-Unit Flex Units in the Residential 2 (RS-2) Zone and in all zones that permit townhouses;
  • Reduce the density and lot coverage, and increase the interior side setback of the Small Lot Residential (RS-3) zone;
  • Change all references from “Marijuana Dispensary” to “Cannabis Retail” to align with forthcoming Federal regulations;
  • Change the definition of “School” to clarify that all K-12 schools, whether private or public, are considered a school;
  • Allow Community Colleges and Universities in the Assembly District (P-2) Zone;
  • Change all references from Medical Marihuana Production to Cannabis Production;
  • Regulate Cannabis Production Facilities as follows:
    • Cannot be located Downtown;
    • Cannot be located within 60m from the property line of a parcel zoned for Residential Use;
    • Cannot be located within 200m of the property line of a parcel containing another cannabis production facility;
    • Cannot be located within 150m of the property line of a parcel containing a school;
    • A facility must provide a minimum of two parking spaces per 100 m2 of gross floor area; and,
    • Must contain all glare, noise, and odour within the facility.

Proposed Bylaws:

  • District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw No. 2607, 2018
  • District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw No. 2610, 2018
  • District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw No. 2611, 2018
  • District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw No. 2618, 2018 

 Property Specific Zoning Amendment:

Amendment Bylaw (Miscellaneous Amendments) No. 2607, 2018

To amend the C-4 zone to apply the Upper Storey Setbacks, Floor Area Ratio, and Maximum Frontage regulations to properties on Cleveland north of Pemberton Avenue and south of Buckley Avenue.

Affected Lands: Properties located on Cleveland Avenue, north of Pemberton Avenue and south of Buckley Avenue.

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Property Specific Zoning Amendment:

Amendment Bylaw (Cannabis) No. 2611, 2018.

Amend the I-9 (Specialized Business Service Centre) Zone to add “cannabis retail” to the list of uses not permitted in the zone, which currently excludes grocery store, pharmacy, and liquor store uses.

Affected Lands: I-9 zoned properties as shown.

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A copy of the proposed bylaw and related information that is being considered by Council may be inspected online at squamish.ca/showcase or in person between July 5, 2018 and July 17, 2018 at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue, Squamish, British Columbia between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday inclusive, and between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, excluding statutory holidays. Enquiries regarding the proposed amendment bylaw may be made to the Planning Department at 604.815.5002.

Persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will have an opportunity to be heard and to present written submissions at the Public Hearing or, if unable to attend, may deliver a written submission to the General Manager of Corporate Services or by email to hearing@squamish.ca by 4 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing.

All submissions will form part of the public record.

Council will not consider submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing.

Questions? Please contact the Planning Department at 604.815.5002 or by email .