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Current Land Development Applications

This page was last reviewed on October 16, 2020.

The purpose of this page is to provide a brief summary of current significant development applications for the convenience of the public.

Please contact Building and Development staff at or by phone at 250-336-2291 for more information.

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Address: 4724 Cumberland Road
Project: New Fire Hall
Application: Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw amendment, Zoning Bylaw amendment
Applicant: Village of Cumberland

Summary: To change the current OCP land use designation from residential to institutional and acknowledge the institutional land use. The institutional land use designation in the OCP is identified as including non-profit or semi-public use or institutions such as a fire hall, church, library, public or private school or health care facilities. The proposed fire hall use requires an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 1027, 2016 to rezone the property from R-2 – Small Lot Residential to PA-1 – Public Assembly/Institutional.

Status: Bylaw 1115 and Bylaw 1116 received first reading on May 11, 2020 and second reading on September 18, 2020.

Public Hearing:

October 19, 2020 at 7 pm at the Cumberland Recreation gymnasium

View the bylaws, notice and other relevant information.

Check back for new information – Written submissions will be posted as they are submitted.

Before the public hearing, written submissions can be emailed to dropped through the drop box in the Village office door. Submissions can also be made at the public hearing.

Next steps: After the public hearing on October 19, 2020 has closed, Council may adopt or defeat the bylaw at an open Council meeting.

Address: 2731 Dunsmuir Avenue
Project: New Mixed-Use Building
Application: Heritage Alteration Permit, Development Variance Permit

Summary: Application for a two storey building with ground floor retail area and four residential residential units above. Heritage alteration permit is required for building in the Historic Village Commercial Core. The variance application is to increase the maximum lot coverage and to reduce the required onsite parking stalls.

Status: Council approved the Heritage Alteration Permit and approved variance for lot coverage on October 13, 2020.

Background documents:

Next Steps: The applicant will apply for building permit for construction.

Address: 3339, 3341, 3345 Second Street
Project: 23-Unit Non Market Rental Housing Project
Application: Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment, Zoning Bylaw Amendment, Development Permit (Multi-Family)
Applicant: Vancouver Island Health Authority

Summary: To amend the Village’s Official Community Plan Bylaw (OCP) and rezone three properties located Subject Properties on Second Street, at the rear of Cumberland Lodge, to allow for the construction of a 23-unit non market rental housing project for single and two-parent led households. A development permit is also required for the proposed development.

Status: Council gave first and second reading of the OCP amendment and zoning bylaw on October 13, 2020 and scheduled a public hearing for November 18, 2020 at 7pm.


Next Steps: Public hearing on November 18, 2020 at 7pm at the Cumberland Recreation gymnasium. Check back for the public hearing information package and notice.

Address: Unit 4 – 4640 Cumberland Road
Project: Yoga, fitness and dance studio
Application: Temporary Use Permit (TUP)
Applicant: TruMovement /Jennifer Walsh

Summary: Application for temporary use for a yoga, fitness and dance studio, a property that is zoned I-1 Light Industrial, a zone that does not permit for that type of use.

Status: Council approved the temporary use permit on October 13, 2020.

Background documents:

Address: Kendall Avenue, Penrith Avenue, etc
Project: Coal Valley Estates development, Comprehensive Development Agreement (CDA)
Application: Amendment to the CDA
Applicant: McElhanney

Summary: Presented to the Committee of the Whole on July 27, 2020.

Status: Application withdrawn by applicant.

Address: Penrith Avenue
Project: Coal Valley Estates development, Phase 11 Subdivision
Application: Environmental Protection (DPA #1), Wildfire Urban Interface Development Permit (DPA #4)
Applicant: McElhanney

Summary: Expected to be considered by Council in fall 2020.

Status: Not yet considered.

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