Notice of Public Hearings May 13

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing has been scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:00PM at the Fernie Senior Centre, located at 562 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie BC so that Council may hear representations from persons who believe their interest in property is affected by proposed amendments to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2231 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1750.

BYLAWS: Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2231, Amendment Bylaw No. 11, Bylaw No. 2376, 2019; and Zoning Bylaw No. 1750 Amendment Bylaw No. 211, Bylaw No. 2377, 2019.

LOCATION: A 5404.2 m2 portion of 1301 – 4th Avenue (the subject area)
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A 5404.2 square metre portion of Lot 2, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 5009 

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Bylaw is to amend the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws to:

Bylaw No. 2376 (OCP Amendment):

• Change the Land-Use designation of the subject area as set out in Schedule ‘B’ from: Institutional → to: Residential Mixed Use;

• Include the subject area as a Multi-Family Development Permit Area as set out in Schedule ‘Q’.

Bylaw No. 2377 (Zoning Amendment): 

Add Section 4.2.25 – CD5 - Comprehensive Development Five Zone to Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, written specifically for the development and including, for example:

• multi-family dwellings as a permitted use;

• maximum building heights ranging from 8 metres to 14 metres;

• requirements for off-street vehicle and bicycle parking; and

  • minimum setbacks from property boundaries.

• Changing the zoning designation of the subject area from P1: Public Institutional Zone → to: CD5 - Comprehensive Development Five Zone.

If approved the application would allow for the development of a proposed affordable rental housing project. 
The proposal is a “mixed-income, mixed-housing type, affordable housing project that aims to combine housing for families, singles, seniors and people with disabilities.” In total, this project would add 49 rental units, including: • 35 apartments (1, 2 and 3 bedroom units) • 14 townhomes (2 and 3 bedroom units)
The project would also include 5 designated accessible units, common indoor amenity area, outdoor landscaped area, 62 parking stalls and bicycle and scooter storage.

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT: Comments can be made in person at the Public Hearing to be held at the Fernie Senior Centre, or written submissions by any of the following formats: 
IN PERSON: City Hall 501 – 3rd Avenue 
BY FAX: (250) 423.3034
BY MAIL: City of Fernie PO Box 190 Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

The deadline for written submissions is NOON on Monday, May 13, 2019.  No representation may be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.  All submissions must include your name and civic address. All submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  For more information, please contact City of Fernie Corporate Services at (250) 423.6817 or via email at  

A copy of the proposed bylaws and other relevant documents may be viewed at City Hall, 501 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC during normal business hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm May 2, 2019 to May 13, 2019 (excluding weekends and statutory holidays), or online at  


The Planning Department is here to help you understand the development process.  If you have any questions regarding the bylaw amendments relating to this project, please contact the City of Fernie Planning Department at (250) 423.6817.


Public Hearing Notice 

Transportation Impact Assement 

RFD Amendments to Bylaw No. 2376 and Bylaw No. 2377

Bylaw 2376 as amended (Sch A)

Bylaw 2377 as amended (Sch B)

Bylaw 2376 Redline changes

Bylaw 2377 Redline changes