With support from the man who owns the Juniper market store and a nearby resident who just asked that the balconies be changed around, a proposal for two commercial and residential buildings was approved by council Tuesday.
City development and engineering director Marvin Kwiatkowski said the developer has been co-operative and agreed to move the balconies to face off the front of the two buildings instead of the back.
Another resident said he had concerns that if a larger business moved in, such as a pub or bigger restaurant, it could put pressure on parking.
Kwiatkowski said no pub is allowed with the zoning.
Council unanimously approved the development variance permit for the project. Councillors Marg Spina and Nancy Bepple were absent.
Council OKs transit agreement
The City’s nine-year deal with First Canada and B.C. Transit includes performance penalties and incentives for the operator.
City transportation planner Erin Felker said Tuesday agreement also has a clause to increase notice of termination of the contract from 90 to 180 days, should the City wish to cancel the service deal.
In short, it provides more clarity, more certainty and incentives for meeting performance criteria, she said.
Council unanimously voted to approve the deal, with councillors Marg Spina and Nancy Bepple being absent.
Seniors get their liquor licence
The Centre for Seniors Information B.C. Interior Society got its wish for a liquor licence for its Brocklehurst activity centre.
The group made the request so it could hold weddings, anniversary parties and other special events in the space. The income would, in turn, help pay for the building and the services it provides.
Council unanimously supported the motion for the licence. Councillors Marg Spina and Nancy Bepple were absent.