By Andru McCracken

McBride Council approved third reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 788 which will pave the way for Robson Valley Legacies seniors complex. Doug Monroe of Profor Management has been lobbying McBride’s village council to make haste so he can begin building this summer. 

“Council also eased potentially costly requirements for the construction of sidewalks, however they will only allow for a single building higher than 10.5 m but lower than 12 m in height.

The resolution with respect to the maximum building height remained unchanged as approved by Council at a Special Council meeting on March 30, 2020,” said Chief Administrative Officer Sheila McCutcheon on Wednesday, April 15.

The village will assume the legal costs of re-drafting covenants related to the project. 

“Once these covenants are registered with the land titles office and approval of the Bylaw is received from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 788, 2019 can proceed to adoption by Council,” said McCutcheon.

The decision came on the heels of a one hour and 50 minute public hearing held via teleconference. The public hearing was broadcast, but the subsequent council meeting was not.

Beside staff about 12 members of the public logged in to observe the public hearing. 65 submissions were read in full, each one in favour of the development. One resident expressed his support verbally. His letter hadn’t reached council.

For more, check out the April 23rd edition of the Rocky Mountain Goat Newspaper.

EDITED: 8PM APRIL 15 – In their release council did not compromise on the number of buildings allowed over 10.5 m but less than 12 m in height.

55+ housing complex sample floorplans
The illustrations on this page are a sample of what the new 55+ housing complex could look like. As more public comments come in, some changes may occur. /submitted