Public Hearing to be held for proposed zoning change in Louis Creek Industrial Park

Lots 1 and 2 in the Louis Creek Industrial Park are currently zoned Yellowhead Corridor Commercial (C2). The District of Barriere’s original intent of the C2 zoning in this location was to ensure esthetically suitable development along the Highway 5 corridor.

However, District staff report interest in these lots for industrial uses, that would also meet the criteria for esthetic development, have been presented.

A District of Barriere planning report states, “While most Highway Commercial zones provide for development that accommodate the traveling public, the subject properties of Lots 1 and 2 on Enterprise Way, do not provide for direct highway access which seems to be a hindrance for highway commercial business entrepreneurs when considering suitable locations. The District of Barriere has not had any C2 interest in the properties, but have had a number of inquiries by developers looking for Industrial land. A recent proposal has been presented by a developer interested in both Lots 1 and 2 to establish an industrial enterprise that would be esthetically pleasing along the highway, add to the industrial tax base of the community and provide employment opportunities for Barriere and area residents.”

The District, as owner of this land, is considering re-zoning both these properties to permit Industrial uses as well as a site specific use, in addition to the other uses permitted in the Yellowhead Corridor Commercial Zone for chemical compounding and chemical storage.

The intent would be to support the development of such a use on this property. All developments within the Louis Creek Industrial Park (LCIP) are additionally subject to a Development Permit requirement, which is also a public process.

Zoning Bylaw No. 111, Amendment Bylaw No. 188 if approved on Lot 1, PL EPP13936, DL1319, PID 029-245-257 and Lot 2, PL EPP13936, DL1319, PID 029-242-265 will change the zoning from the C2 (Yellowhead Corridor Commercial) Zone to: C2 (Yellowhead Corridor Commercial) / I(Industrial) with a site specific exception to permit chemical compounding and storage of chemical products as an additional permitted use in this C2/I Zone.

The Draft Zoning Amendment, was presented at the Oct. 5, 2020, Council meeting for first reading, and has been distributed to the 100m perimeter properties, appropriate referrals have been sent and a Public Hearing has been advertised in this newspaper prior to the Public Hearing which will take place on Nov. 16, 2020, at 7 p.m. via audio conference prior to proceeding to the second and third readings.

For more information please go to: https://barriere.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/6414

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