850 Eaglecrest Dr & 2075 Island Hwy W

850 Eaglecrest Dr & 2075 Island Hwy W

The Town is considering an application from Todsen Design and Construction to amend the Official Community Plan and Zoning bylaw to permit a 16-parcel subdivision on a 2.59 ha (6.4 acre) portion of 850 Eaglecrest Drive/ 2075 Island Highway.

Where is the development proposed?
The development proposal is at the east boundary of the Estate Properties. The subject property is highlighted below.

What is the proposed amendment to the Official Community Plan?
An OCP amendment is required because the land is designated as Estate Residential and is outside the Urban Containment Boundary. Estate Residential policies specify a maximum density of one dwelling/ha, with a maximum of two dwellings per parcel. The proposal would include the development area within the Urban Containment Boundary and change the designation from “Estate Residential” to “Residential”.

What is the proposed amendment to the zoning bylaw?
The parcel is currently zoned Residential 1 (R1), which permits the two existing single-family dwellings per parcel. A zoning amendment is requested because the property falls within Subdivision District ‘B’, which does not permit any further subdivision of this land. The zoning amendment would permit subdivision into 16 lots, 11 or 12 of which would have secondary dwellings, such as secondary suites, cottages, or duplex units. The zoning amendment would also change the zoning from R1 to Residential 12 (R12) to permit duplex units and cottages.

Where is this application in the approval process?
Prior to the July 15th, 2020 Council meeting, the amendment bylaws have received one reading out of the required four.

Will there be public input on this application?
Yes. An official Public Hearing is a statutory requirement that must be held prior to third reading of land use amendment bylaws. At a public hearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public will have the opportunity to speak directly to Council electronically via Zoom. Written submissions can be submitted at any time.

What is the history of this application?

  • June 17, 2019, Regular Council Meeting - Council reviewed and forwarded to the Committee of the Whole (read Minutes)
  • December 16, 2019, Regular Council Meeting - Council read the amendment bylaws for a first time - read Minutes. Council forwarded to the Advisory Planning Commission (APC), subject to the provision of additional information.
  • June 17, 2020, Advisory Planning Commission (APC) - reviewed by the APC, where the applicant provided the requested information. The APC adopted the motions as outlined in the Minutes here.

Is there a park being proposed?
Yes, a park is included in the proposal. The park is located along the west side of the property and runs north-south down the property line. The size of the park is approximately 3,377m².

Are the trees on this property protected?
Tree removal is not permitted within 75m of the Highway 19A property boundary, in accordance with “Town of Qualicum Beach Tree Protection Bylaw No. 559, 1995. The remainder of the property does not have tree protections in place.

Is the development area currently treed?
The portion of the property proposed for development is partially treed. Most of the trees in the development area were removed within the last five years.

Where can I view more information about the development proposal?
Further information can be found online here.

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