Upcoming Public Hearings

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the City of Nelson proposes to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 3199, 2013.

The Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3512, 2021 proposes a number of housekeeping and general citywide amendments, including removing the maximum gross floor area restriction for laneway houses, defining and prohibiting of “industrial-scale computing”, and permitting a secondary suite within a laneway house. Click here to read the full report and to read the amending bylaw.

The Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3521, 2021 proposes to increase the current cap of two cannabis retail stores in the downtown to three by reallocating the permitted space on Nelson Avenue to the downtown, thereby maintaining a citywide cap of 5 cannabis retail stores. Click here to read the full report and to read the amending bylaw.

Nelson City Council will hold a Public Hearing for the proposed amendments on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 6:00 pm, held virtually online and can be viewed via nelson.civicweb.net at which time and place all persons who deem their interest in property affected by the amending bylaws may be heard on matters contained therein.  Written submissions for or against the proposed amendments can be read or verbal submissions made at the Public Hearing.

Due to the COVID-19 public health orders, the Public Hearing will take place via video conference. No in-person attendance will be permitted. If you would like to comment on either of the amending bylaws, you are encouraged to submit your comments in writing. Deliver by mail or by hand to:
City of Nelson (attn: Dev Services), 101 - 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4; Or by email (click on "Contact Development Services & Engineering" on the right-hand column of this page).

If you prefer to speak rather than write in, you must register in advance by contacting the Development Services department. The City will provide you with instructions on how to participate via computer or phone.

The deadline to provide written submissions or to register to speak live is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

Please note that the opinions you express orally and any presentations you submit to the City of Nelson will be webcast live and will be recorded to form a part of the public record. Correspondence you submit will form part of the public record and will be published on the agenda. The City considers your civic address relevant to this matter and will disclose this personal information as it informs Council’s consideration of your opinion in relation to the subject property, and is authorized under section 26(c) of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your phone number and email will not be disclosed.