Highlights of February 3 Council meeting

February 4, 2020
Council highlights

Coronation Ave multi-family

After approving a 16-unit townhouse project more than a year ago for 1028, 1036 and 1044 Coronation Avenue, the developer is shifting direction and hopes to now build a 4 ½ storey, 36-unit condo development. Council rescinded the original application and gave first reading to the proposed rezoning, forwarding the project to the February 25 public hearing.

The Ponds development

Council considered a rezoning request and Official Community Plan amendment for the next phase of The Ponds neighbourhood development. The proposal includes 100 single detached homes, park and connections to the Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park. The property is roughly 18 hectares (44 acres) and is located above the intersection of Gordon Drive and Clarence Avenue. Council gave first reading to the proposed rezoning and OCP amendment and forwarded the project to the February 25 public hearing.

Cawston Avenue multi-family

Council considered a rezoning request and Official Community Plan amendment involving four properties at the corner of Cawston Avenue and Richter Street. The proposal is for a 6 ½ storey apartment building with the potential for live/work units on the ground floor. Council gave first reading to the proposed rezoning and OCP amendment for the properties at 640-650 Cawston Ave. & 1284-1292 Richter St. The project was forwarded to the February 25 public hearing.

Property tax penalty

Council updated the Property Tax Penalty Bylaw to an annual 10 per cent penalty if taxes are not paid by the annual July tax due date. Having one due date penalty of 10 per cent — rather than two, five per cent penalties applied to taxes outstanding after the July due date — is more equitable for taxpayers who pay on time and saves money and staff time.