A proposed rezoning application brought out a number of people to the council meeting on Wednesday, March 23.
Columbine Investments owns two lots on Second Avenue West which they have applied to rezone into multi-family residential which are now zoned for single family residential.
Four residents of Second Avenue asked questions before the council regarding Columbine Investment’s plans for the property, but according to Gordon Goodwin of Columbine Investments, no solid development plan has been created at this point.
Residents were curious about housing density, parking, increased traffic, appropriate design style for the neighbourhood and potential amalgamation of the two lots being rezoned, but all Goodwin would say was there are no plans currently for the specific types of multi-family homes they would build, the parking would be according to municipal bylaw requirements for on-site parking and the two lots are not currently being looked at for amalgamation.
While Columbine Investments has been approached by a group which might be interested in a long-term lease on the property, Goodwin said, “I think it would be a little bit premature to say anything other than it’s confidential and ongoing right now.”
Council later voted in a closed meeting to proceed with first and second readings of the proposed rezoning at the next council meeting.
Any proposed development would still be required to go through the development permit process and require further approval from council.
The two lots in question are currently bare land.