Gracious character home in prestigious UplandsWednesday, April 23, 2014 – 3:30pm

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Event Location:

Council Chambers, Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue

The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay

Floor Area Review Public Consultation

April 23, 2014

Oak Bay is reviewing the Zoning Bylaw regulations governing single-family dwellings on standard lots (RS-4 and RS-5). The review is considering allowable floor area, massing controls, setbacks, and other guidelines that will impact how homes may be built or renovated in the future. The Floor Area Review Committee is seeking input and ideas from both the general public and industry. A prior input opportunity was held on December 11, 2013, where general ideas and recommendations were gathered, and those comments have been used over the last 4 months to help craft an early draft of potential regulation changes. This second opportunity on April 23rd will review the early draft and seek further input on direction.

Both session times are open to the public, although each will have a specific focus:

Session 1: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Targeted to Professionals: Planners, Developers, Architects, Builders, Residential Designers, or other professionals who have knowledge or experience with Oak Bay or other jurisdictional land use regulations.

Session 2: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Targeted to the General Public: those who have an interest in house sizes, allowable floor area, allowable site coverage, streetscapes, or other aspects of massing for residential properties.

Each session will use small facilitated groups for input and questions. You may also bring a written submission or notes to leave with the committee for review.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to RSVP to Marlene Baldwin, Building and Planning Department, (250)-598-2042 or mbaldwin@oakbay.ca – an information package will be emailed out a few days prior to the sessions with information on the early draft bylaw components as well as background information that will help facilitate discussion.