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?
As of the Public Hearing on April 27, 2022, the amendment bylaws have received two readings out of the required four.

Will there be public input on this application?
Yes. A second official Public Hearing was held on April 27, 2022.

What is the history of this application?

Note: Minutes for all of the meetings below can be found on the Town's website .

  • June 17, 2019 Council Meeting: Referral to Committee of the Whole.
  • November 14, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting: Recommendation that the application advance.
  • December 16, 2019 Council Meeting: First reading of Amendment bylaws and referral to the Advisory Planning Commission, subject to the provision of more information.
  • June 17, 2020 Council Meeting. The APC considered the application.
  • July 15, 2020 Council meeting: Council requested a Public Information Meeting and additional information prior to scheduling a public hearing.
  • January 13, 2021 Council Meeting: Amendment Bylaws read a second time, and a public hearing was scheduled.
  • February 10, 2021 Council Meeting: Public Hearing, additional informal requested.
  • On June 16, 2021 Council Meeting: Public Hearing Scheduled for July 7, 2021.
  • The public hearing was canceled at the request of the applicant.
  • The public hearing was held on April 27, 2022.

Is there a park being proposed?
No, the applicant will make a cash contribution in lieu of parkland. This was a direction from Council.

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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