Public Notice - Development Variance Permit No. 574

Pursuant to Section 499 of the Local Government Act, public notice is hereby given that Council for the City of Fernie will consider the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. DVP-574 at a Regular Meeting of Council on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Senior Citizens Drop In Centre located at 562 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC.

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Location: 302 Pine Avenue

Legal Description: Lot A District Lot 4589 Kootenay District Plan 18686 Except Plan NEP71387

Purpose: The proposed variance will allow the applicant to build a mixed-use building with a daycare on the ground floor with dwelling units above on the subject lot by varying Zoning Bylaw No. 1750 as follows:

  1. Vary Section Front-Yard Setback (Principal Building) From: 7.5m To: 2.0m
  2. Vary Section Rear-Yard Setback (Principal Building) From: 6.0m To: 3.0m
  3. Vary Section Side-Yard Setback (Principal Building) From: 5.0m To: 1.8m 
  4. Vary Section Side-Yard Setback Adjacent to Highway Right-of-way other than a lane (Accessory Building) From: 4.5m To: 0m 
  5. Vary Section Maximum Parcel Area From: 925 sq.m To: 5392.8 sq.m
  6. Vary Section Maximum Building Height (Principal Building) From: 7.5m To: 18m
  7. Vary Section 3.7.4.b Eave projection From: 1.0m To: 4.0m
  8. Vary Section 5, Figure 6, Required Off Street Parking Spaces From: 57 stalls To: 27 stalls


Public participation will be accepted through written submission and must be submitted before 2:00 PM the day of Council Meeting where the DVP will be considered by any of the following formats: 

Mail:                City of Fernie, PO Box 190, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Drop Off:         Insert in front door mail slot at City Hall 501 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC
Fax:                 250-423-3034

All written submissions must include your name and street address and are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy ActPlease note that written submissions will form part of the public record and will be published in the meeting agenda. For information about the proposed development variance permit please contact the Planning Department at (250) 423.6817 or via email at

Notice was distributed in accordance with Section 499 of the Local Government Act.