Rezoning and Official Community Plan Amendment– Detached secondary suites, Bylaw Nos. 413 & 414, 2016

Description

Bowen Island Council is considering changes to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Land Use Bylaw with to allow owners of residential properties to construct a detached secondary suite.

Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 413, 2016 would amend the Official Community Plan to include Detached Secondary Suites as an approved building typology, include them with secondary suites when considering the total number of units on Bowen Island, and create a Development Permit Area to govern the form, character, and siting of Detached Secondary Suites.

Proposed Land Use Bylaw No. 414, 2016 would create the regulations governing how Detached Secondary Suites could be built on Bowen. Regulations include that each lot could have either an attached or a detached secondary suite, a detached secondary suite could have maximum size of 115 square metres (~1,200 square feet), and a property could not have a detached secondary suite and operate a bed and breakfast. Proposed bylaw would also create guidelines for a Development Permit Area which would regulate development of Detached Secondary Suites.

More information at Municipal Hall:

The proposed bylaw and background material is available to view online under Background Information below, or in person at the Municipal Hall.

Your comments are welcome:

Written submissions may be delivered to Municipal Hall (contact information below):

You can also provide your feedback by taking the Detached Secondary Suites survey.

Questions? Please contact Daniel Martin, Island Community Planner, at 604-947-4255 or by email at dmartin@bimbc.ca


Background Information

Open House Display Boards

Proposed Bowen Island Municipality Bylaws

Bylaw No. 413, 2016

Bylaw No. 414, 2016

Council Resolutions

July 25, 2016 Regular Council Meeting


RES#16-236

It was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw 414, 2016 by deleting point 4 of section 3.54: “the minimum size of lot on which a detached secondary suite may be located”.

CARRIED

Councillor Fast in Opposition

RES#16-237

It was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw No.414, 2016 by changing the maximum floor area from 90 m2 to 115 m2 in point 5 of section 3.54.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

RES#16-238

It was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw No.414, 2016 by deleting “and neighborhood” in section 3.4 (1) (a).

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


RES#16-239

It was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw No.414, 2016 by deleting “principle dwelling” in the first sentence and by deleting the paragraph following the first sentence: “Not place decks, external stairs, doors, and balconies of the detached secondary suite on the side of the detached secondary suite that is closest to the principal dwelling or adjacent lot. Minimize upper level windows in the detached secondary suite where such windows would face the principal dwelling or adjacent lot.”

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

RES#16-240

It was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw No.414, 2016 by deleting the paragraph following the first sentence: “To maintain privacy, detached secondary suites should not: i. be located in direct line-of-sight to adjacent lots; ii. be located so as not to dominate views; and iii. affect access to natural light of the primary dwelling or adjacent lots”.

CARRIED

Councillors Fast and Mason in Opposition.

RES#16-241

It was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw No.414, 2016 by deleting point d in section 3.4 (1).

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


RES#16-242

It was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw No.414, 2016 by replacing “shall” with “should” in section 3.4 (5).

CARRIED

Councillor Fast in Opposition.

RES#16-243

It Was Moved and Seconded

That Council amend Bylaw No.414, 2016 by deleting “and repainting or re-staining the exterior walls with the same colour paint or stains” in section 3.4(9) (b).

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

RES#16-244

It was Moved and Seconded

That Bylaw No.413, 2016 cited as "Bowen Island Municipality Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No.413, 2016" be read a first time; and

That Bylaw No.414, 2016 cited as "Bowen Island Municipality Land Use Bylaw No.57, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No.414, 2016" be read a first time as amended; and

That staff be directed to arrange a public open house to receive public input with regard to these applications prior to consideration of second reading of the bylaws; and

That Council refer Bylaw Nos. 413, 2016 and 414, 2016 to the Islands Trust, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the Advisory Planning Commission, and that staff to report back with the results of the referral of the application.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Staff Reports

August 30, 2004 - Report to Council: Bowen Island Municipality Policy - Secondary Suites and Accessory Buildings used for Residential Purposes

December 28, 2004 - Advisory Planning Commission Report: Draft Policy and Permitting for Secondary Suites and Accessory Buildings for Residential Purposes

May 9, 2005 - Report to Council: Policy and Permitting process for Secondary Suites & Accessory Buildings used for Residential Purposes

July 13, 2006 - Report to Council: Secondary Suites

November 2012 - Report to Council: Use of Accessory Buildings for Residential Use

September 18, 2015 - Report to Council: Residential Use of Accessory Buildings

January 12, 2016 - Report to Council: Residential Use of Accessory Buildings

May 18, 2016 - Report to Council: Detached Secondary Suites

July 15, 2016 - Report to Council: Detached Secondary Suites Bylaw

Presentations

January 18, 2016 - Powerpoint presentation: Residential Use of Accessory Buildings

May 24, 2016 - Powerpoint presentation: Detached Secondary Suites

July 25, 2016 - Powerpoint presentation: Detached Secondary Suites – Bylaw Nos 414 and 413, 2016

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