More carriage-house calls from city councillors
A second carriage-suite application from a Kamloops city councillor will be up for discussion at a regular council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Coun. Donovan Cavers is applying to have a Douglas Street property owned by his mom, Anne Grube, rezoned to permit a laneway home.
According to a staff report, the 63 square-metre home willl accommodate solar power and use a loft-style design.
While Cavers had originally suggested constructing a new driveway in the front yard of the property to provide the required number of parking stalls for the site, the report states staff considered that option to be out of character with the rest of the neighbourhood.
Instead, parking behind the houses will be stacked, requiring a variance.
Cavers' application isn't the only one if its kind on the agenda.
Joseph and Pamela Gatien are applying for a rezoning as well, to build a two-storey carriage suite and two-car garage on their Seventh Avenue property.
Last month, council agreed to a similar rezoning application for Coun. Marg Spina and husband Ross, who plan to build a laneway home for their special-needs son.