Kamloops council approves mass rezoning downtown

Central business district rezoning allows for myriad uses, with the purpose of encouraging intensive retail, office, residential and cultural facilities. Permitted uses ranged from government offices to hotels, funeral homes, off-street parking facilities, restaurants, churches, entertainment facilities and convention, cultural and civic centres.

Several downtown properties were rezoned en masse on Tuesday in a move to align with goals in the city’s new downtown plan.

Properties rezoned to central business district (CBD) included:

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• 249 Battle St., a vacant lot across from the former Stuart Wood school, from multi-family low density;

• 400 Battle St., the downtown Kamloops YMCA-YWCA, from parks and recreation and downtown multi-family high density;

• 452 Battle St., a vacant lot currently utilized for parking next to the Y, from downtown multi-family high density;

• 225 Seventh Ave., the Smorgasbord, and properties to the end of Victoria Street through to the former Chazou Gallery, including 729, 743 and 791 Victoria St., from C-6 arterial and 742, 752, 760, 776 Victoria St. from general commercial;

• 755 and 761 Lansdowne St. behind Memorial Arena and 759, 773 and 790 Victoria St. from service commercial;

In addition, 1272, 1286, 1292 and 1298 River St. were rezoned from single-family residential to parks and recreation, purchased by the city for creation of waterfront park space.

CBD zoning allows for myriad uses, with the purpose of encouraging intensive retail, office, residential and cultural facilities. Permitted uses ranged from government offices to hotels, funeral homes, off-street parking facilities, restaurants, churches, entertainment facilities and convention, cultural and civic centres.

Council unanimously approved the decision. Nobody participated in a public hearing for the rezoning, nor did anybody write to the city about the matter.

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