Info sign states Development Permit submitted prior to Rezoning Approval (349 East 6th)

An information sign posted at 349 East 6th Avenue claims that a Development Permit for the site was submitted on December 1, 2020. However, this property was only rezoned on December 10, 2020.

When a Development Permit application is filed, the zoning of the site has to be stated. On December 1st, the zoning was RM-4. Yet the Development Permit sign reads “under the site’s existing CD-1 zoning”, which was not the case on December 1, 2020. The obvious question here is did anyone jump the gun with respect to the DP stage?

The Public Hearing for 349 East 6th Avenue began on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in apparent violation of the Procedure By-law (Public Hearings can start on a Tuesday or Thursday only). This rezoning was only approved when the Public Hearing reconvened on December 10th. Thus it appears, that even if the item had been approved on December 2nd, the Development Permit application, as noted on the sign, was submitted prior to the time the rezoning was reviewed. The CD-1 was not even ‘pending’ (that is, not yet enacted to by-law, but approved by Council at a Public Hearing).

Additional photos of this DP sign at 349 East 6th Avenue are below:

One thought on “Info sign states Development Permit submitted prior to Rezoning Approval (349 East 6th)

  1. I don’t see this as a big deal. The developer likely had a pretty good idea what the neighbourhood thought of his/her rezoning proposal, and was willing to take a chance. It is true that the sign was wrong in terms of the zoning on the date of the dp application, but that is rather minor.

    The developer was probably trying to beat a deadline imposed by the Christmas closures at city hall.

    If they want to pay for an application and take the risk that the rezoning would not be approved, that is their prerogative.

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