City of Kimberley Planning

November 2017

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Board of Variance - November 2017 Meeting

November 1st, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The following Board of Variances Applications {were} heard at this meeting:

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November 14th Regular Council Meeting

November 14th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

DVP 2017-016 - 100 Forest Crowne Cresent

Appliction to relax the front yard setback from 6m to 0m in order to construct a carport. This is a Notice Meeting -- Final Decision will not be m...

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November 27th Regular Council Meeting

November 27th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

DVP 2017-016 - 100 Forest Crowne Crescent

To discuss the application to reduce the front yard setback from 6m to 0m and increase the height of an accessory structure by .45...

Monday, October 30th, 2017

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Welcome to City of Kimberley Planning Department's On-line Information Server.

Here you will find information and maps regarding by-laws, zoning and any other things planning or City

Check back often for updates as new information is added regularly

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

New News Ticker!

Introducing our new news ticker!

Check here for new web features, planning updates and details on on-going or up-coming civic projects

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Coming Soon: The Draft Official Community Plan

We will be posting the new City of Kimberley's Draft Official Community Plan in the coming weeks. 

Check back here for updates!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

New Commercial Zoning

We've updated the C-1 Commercial Zone!

The commercial zone, which defines the use in most commercial properties in Kimberley outside of the Plaztl, has been updated to:

  • Fully amend the C-1 zoning to support more uses and provide greater variety business opportunities;
  • Add or modify some definitions in order to provide greater clarity and reflect a more modern economy;
  • Explicitly protect existing single-family use to alleviate concerns with evolving insurance and mortgage practices; and,
  • Perform some general amendments for better consistency throughout the Bylaw, including the renaming of the C-1 Central Commercial Zone to C-1 Commercial Zone

New Uses

  • Craft Breweries and Distilleries
  • Multi-Family Dwellings
  • Trades and Contracting Services
  • Light Manufacturing and Produciton
  • Food and Beverage Production
  • Commercial Indoor Storage
  • Place of Worship
  • Commercial Parking Lots

All new uses are required to mitigate for noise, odours and must be completely contained within the principal building. 

Single-Family Dwelling Protection

Recent changes to financial and insurance regulations and practices have made existing single-family homes located in the C-1 zone difficult to sell or insure. A new clause in the C-1 zone allows not only for the continued use of single-family dwellings within in the zone, but the ability to maintain, upgrade and expand their use. This should elevate these properties values and make obtaining home-owner protection much more easier. 

The single-family use is only discontinued if the use changes to one of the other permitted uses or if destroyed beyond resonable recoverable amount. 

Basement exemption

Prior to this amendment, basements within zones under the City of Kimberley Zoning Bylaw, 1850 were included in the total gross floor area (GFA) which is used to determine a number of other calucations, including the floor space ratio (FSA). The new definition is now more consistant with the wording in the Alpine Ski Resort Zoning Bylaw where basements -- those areas more than 1.2m (4') below grade -- are exempt from the GFA calculation.