At what stage is the application now?
The rezoning application was considered by View Royal Committee of the Whole on March 10, 2020.
What’s the next step in the process?
The next step in the rezoning process following Committee of the Whole consideration, is for View Royal staff to prepare the bylaw and bring it forward to Council for first and second reading, and scheduling of the Pubic Hearing.
How are meetings going to take place given COVID-19 and the physical distancing measures?
View Royal Council considered a report from staff on April 21, 2020, and passed a motion that “staff report back to Council regarding an alternate public engagement process (non-statutory) for this application that could be undertaken prior to consideration of waiving a public hearing, and that any alternate public engagement process (non-statutory) be contingent upon forthcoming, anticipated Provincial guidance to local governments regarding public hearing processes.”
How will the public be informed about the next steps?
Check the Town of View Royal’s website for more information about the public process. We will update this website as new information becomes available. A postcard was mailed out to all addresses within 400 m of the site in May 2020 to introduce neighbours to this website as a source of information.
If the rezoning is approved, what happens next?
After rezoning, the next step in the process is to advance a more detailed design of the project and to submit an application for a Development Permit. A DP application could be submitted in the Fall of 2020. Following the Town of View Royal review and issuance of the Development Permit application, the project would then move into detailed design and Building Permitting.
When could construction start?
Construction could start in the spring of 2021.
When could the project be completed, and housing units ready for people to move in?
The project would require approximately 18-24 months to complete, which means the new housing could be ready in the spring of 2023.