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#1281 Jackerbie

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

Well, something is afoot on Yates. Ground floor is the old Sitka space.

 

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#1282 Nparker

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

Well, something is afoot on Yates. Ground floor is the old Sitka space.

What is the difference between a Development Variance Permit and a Development Permit with Variance?



#1283 Jackerbie

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

^ A Development Permit with Variance is a lot more comprehensive, controls the form and character of an entire new development, and only applies to areas that the City has identified in the OCP as requiring a DP.

 

Development Variance Permit is for minor variances to the Zoning Bylaw, typically when building an addition or new construction in a non-DP-designated area (such as a single-family dwelling).

 

Either someone at the front desk is confused, or the applicant has no idea what the scope of work is. One of those applications will be cancelled.


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#1284 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

Well, something is afoot on Yates. Ground floor is the old Sitka space.

Details are now up on Dev Tracker.  They want to convert the old Sitka shop/café into first-floor residential use.  That would obviously require some changes to get the space up to code etc.



#1285 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

Hearing that the long empty Korean grocery store in the 700 block Yates might get added to the Churchill for more suites.
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#1286 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:31 PM

Hearing that the long empty Korean grocery store in the 700 block Yates might get added to the Churchill for more suites.

Just the retail space, the upstairs, or the whole building?



#1287 Mike K.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:31 PM

My guess would be live-work?


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#1288 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

Just the retail space, the upstairs, or the whole building?

 

Too many questions!  I don't know.



#1289 Jackerbie

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:50 PM

re: 566/568/570 Yates (formerly Sitka): Dev Tracker now updated with the purpose of the application, but no plans yet. Applying to allow residential use on the ground floor.



#1290 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

Too many questions!  I don't know.

 

I might know more after I talk with Mike K. tonight.



#1291 tiger11

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:20 PM

Tax suggests apartments use is already permissible above.  It is likely the application is for residential on the rear portion of the lower floor. I know one of the neighbouring buildings was contemplating that as well since some of the commercial units in this area are very deep with minimal frontage. Many of the tenants find they don't need that much square footage and would ideally like to save on rent while maintaining frontage. 

 

Just my best guess!


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