REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
August 29, 2023
Phase II of Affordable Housing
Council approved the next step in the development of the second phase of the affordable housing project on 6th Street in downtown Peachland. Council gave third reading to Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment Bylaws for Phase II of an affordable housing project which will provide 73 units in a new building at 4555 6th Street on land donated by the District of Peachland. The first phase, the Residences at 4445 6th Street, opened in 2019 and was the result of a partnership between Peachland and the provincial and federal governments. It provides 74 apartments for seniors and people with disabilities at an affordable rent.
4641 Princeton Avenue Development
Council adopted a Zoning Amendment Bylaw to change the zoning of the property at 4641 Princeton Avenue from RR1 Rural Residential to RM4 Multi-Unit Residential – Medium Density. The proposed development is a 46-unit strata community with townhomes. A covenant has been registered on title committing to provide the required flex units, to limit the building heights, to develop a non-gated community; to provide a combination of dedication and cash-in-lieu for parkland, to install pedestrian and cycling amenities within the parkland area and, to complete frontage and off-site improvements as required by the District.
Gasthaus Liquor Licence Change
Council supported a change to liquor service hours for the Gasthaus on the Lake and Gasthaus Pub at 5790 Beach Avenue, moving the current start time of 11 am to a proposed time of 9 am. Council’s support will be communicated to the Liquor Control and Licensing Board, which makes the final decision.
Council received the Draft Peachland Accessibility Plan, in time for a provincial deadline to do so, and was advised that the Accessibility Advisory Committee will meet in September. The District has reached out to Westbank First Nation and School District #23 to request representation on the Committee. The District will continue advertising for additional committee members from the community at large. Once the committee has met, the first priority will be to gather public input on accessibility within Peachland and to review the draft plan. The plan will then be brought to Council for adoption.
Peachland Crime Statistics – 2nd Quarter
Council received statistics from the RCMP for Peachland during the second quarter of 2023. Total calls for service, 303, are up 7% over the first quarter of 2023, but was identical to the same quarter in 2022.
OTHER COUNCIL NEWS:
Council is seeking committee members to sit on three municipal committees:
- Peachland Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Peachland Climate Sustainability and Resiliency Task Force
- Peachland Downtown Revitalization Action Advisory Task Force
If you are interested in volunteering to sit on one of these advisory groups, please visit www.peachland.ca/council-committees
to find the application form in the Committees of Council policy.
Next Council Meeting
Peachland Council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, September 12, 2023 beginning at 6:00 pm. Keep informed; subscribe to get news and event information emailed directly to you at www.peachland.ca/newsletter
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