Members of City Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chambers, City Hall, 199 Queen Street, 2nd Floor, to hear comments on an application for rezoning of PID # 385971 at 201 Kensington Road, Charlottetown.
The request changes the zoning for this property from Low Density Residential (R-1L) to Low Density Residential (R-1S), from Single-detached Residential (R-1L) Zone (large lot) to Single-detached Residential (R-1S) Zone (small lot). The applicant has requested the rezoning to a smaller single detached residential lot size to facilitate a subdivision of the property with both lots having equal frontage on the street. The overall area of the lot is approximately 26,136 sq. ft. and has approximately 131 feet of frontage.
Under Section 4.37.2 of the By-law the lot can currently be subdivided as a panhandle lot with 30 feet of frontage (see attached preliminary plan #1). This would facilitate a lot configuration with the proposed new dwelling being constructed at the rear of the property and not aligning with existing dwellings on the street scape. If the property is rezoned to single detached small lot (R-1S) the property can be subdivided with two parallel lots with one property having 66.7 feet of frontage and the other having 64.4 feet of frontage (see attached preliminary plan # 2). The R-1S Zone only requires approximately 59 feet of frontage for a lot.
Zoning & Development Bylaw – Amendments to Clarify the 500 Lots Area Regulations
Proposed amendments to the Bylaw to address inconsistent language in the Zoning Bylaw and conflicting approaches to how development applications should be processed and reviewed which includes the creation of a decision matrix which defines the direction and review associated with the various types of development applications. As well, a new designation called Downtown Institutional is proposed to be applied to Holland College, the Queens Square area and the provincial government buildings. A number of definitions will be refined to reflect consistent language and to make the Zoning Bylaw easier to interpret.
Anyone wishing to view the proposed amendments prior to the public meeting may do so at the Planning Department, 233 Queen Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Please have any written comments submitted to the Planning Department by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
The proposed Bylaw amendments can be viewed via the link below.
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