At its February 26, 2019 meeting, the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) amended Bylaw 512 and gave it second reading. Bylaw 512 proposes to rezone 407 Rural-zoned properties to a new Rural zone variant that would permit affordable rental cottages instead of seasonal cottages. Draft Bylaw 512 requires that affordable rental cottages are rented and that a covenant prohibiting subdivision be registered on title. Properties with an area of 2 hectares or greater would be allowed an increased floor area of 90 square metres, while properties with an area between 1.2 hectares to less than 2 hectares would be allowed cottages with a floor area of 56 square metres.
This project was initiated by the LTC in response to a demonstrated need for affordable housing. The purpose of this project is to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in accordance with policies in the Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan.
Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing information to be announced
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For more information or to provide feedback, please contact:
Jason Youmans, Island Planner