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White Rock mulls triplex policy

A meeting to gather public feedback on a triplex policy for White Rock was “not really well-attended,” Mayor Wayne Baldwin said last week.

The city is creating a policy to outline development requirements for the structures.

The move to amend the city’s Official Community Plan comes nine months after an application to build a triplex at 14968 Beachview Ave. was sunk by a split council vote that defeated a suggestion to amend zoning to create an RT-2 Three Unit Family Residential Zone.

That amendment would have applied only to the one lot.

At the time, then-mayor Catherine Ferguson said she believed allowing the amendment would be “precedent-setting.”

Then-councillor Lynne Sinclair, however, said she believed the decision could hurt the city in terms of attracting development.

The Jan. 4 meeting, held at city hall, was to include a display outlining details of the proposed amendments.

Two members of the public attended.

In commenting on the meeting during his mayor’s report to council last week, Baldwin noted the zoning would not affect many properties in the city.

A city staff report recommending council give first, second and third reading to the OCP amendments was considered at Monday’s land use and planning committee meeting, after Peace Arch News’ press time.

For more information, call 604-541-2155 or email planning@whiterockcity.ca

 

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