Juan de Fuca Community Planning

The Juan de Fuca Community Planning office provides land use planning services for the Juan de Fuca (JdF) Electoral Area. Key functions include the review and administration of:

  • Official community plans
  • Land use and zoning bylaws
  • Development applications

Staff offer support to local Advisory Planning Commissions, Boards of Variance, the Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee and the Electoral Area Director.

Hot Topics

Rezoning Application RZ000268 - Lot 12, Section 128, Sooke District, Plan VIP58851 (5495 Mt. Matheson Road)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to rezone the subject property from the Rural (A) zone to the Rural Residential 6A (RR-6A) zone to permit a four lot subdivision (Bylaw No. 4314) at its meeting of July 16, 2019. At this meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4314 be referred to agencies, to the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and to the East Sooke Advisory Planning Commission.

The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission considered proposed Bylaw No. 4314 at its meeting of July 30, 2019.

The East Sooke Advisory Planning Commission considered proposed Bylaw No. 4314 at its meeting of September 9, 2019.

The LUC recommended that Bylaw No. 4314 be given first reading at its meeting of November 19, 2019.

The CRD Board will consider recommending that Bylaw No. 4314 be given first reading at its meeting of December 11, 2019.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Zoning and Official Community Plan Amendment Application RZ000267 - Part of Section 17, Otter Distrtict (3542 & 1-3542 Otter Point Road)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to rezone a 5 ha portion of the subject property from Rural A to Rural Residential 2 (RR-2) to allow a five lot rural residential subdivision, to rezone a 6 ha area to a new Industrial Sawmill (M-3) zone, and to rezone a 4 ha portion to a new Industrial Aquaculture (M-4) zone (Bylaw No. 4316) at its meeting of July 16, 2019. At this meeting the LUC also considered an amendment to the Otter Point Official Community Plan to designate portions of the property as Watercourses & Wetland Areas and Commercial & Industrial development permit areas (Bylaw No. 4317). At this meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw Nos. 4316 and 4317 be referred to agencies, to the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and to the Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission.

The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission considered the proposal at its meeting of July 30, 2019.

The Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission considered the proposal at its meeting of September 10, 2019.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Rezoning and Official Community Plan Amendment Application RZ000245 - Block 1043, Malahat District (3950 Goldstream Heights Drive)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to rezone the property from the Greenbelt 2 (Gb2) zone to a new Commercial Recreation – Medical Marihuana (CR1-MM) zone (proposed Bylaw No. 4196) and to designate the property as a Commercial Development Permit Area (proposed Bylaw No. 4197) in order to permit a campground facility, tourist cabins, outdoor amusement facilities, and a licensed medical marihuana production facility pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) at its July 18, 2017 meeting. At this meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4196 and Bylaw No. 4197 be referred to agencies and to a public information meeting.

A public information meeting was held September 7, 2017.

Public Information Meeting Notes

At its meeting of January 16, 2018, the LUC considered a modified application to rezone the property to a new Industrial - Medical Marihuana Production (M4) zone (proposed Bylaw No. 4196) and to designate the property as a Commercial and Industrial Development Permit Area (proposed Bylaw No. 4197) for a licensed medical marihuana production facility, as well as to receive referral comments from agencies and the public information. At this meeting the LUC recommended that the revised proposed Bylaw Nos. 4196 and 4197 be referred again to agencies and to a public information meeting.

A public information meeting was held on February 26, 2018.

Public Information Meeting Notes

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Local Area Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Comprehensive Community Plan Amendment Application RZ000242 (Pacific Gateway Marina)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to redesignate the following properties from Marine Protection (M) and Residential (R) to a new Pacific Gateway Marina (PGM) designation, and to rezone the subject properties from Marine (M) and Community Residential – One (CR-1) to a new Pacific Gateway Marina Comprehensive Development (PGM-CD) zone, in order to permit a mix of community uses, year-round residential accommodation, vacation properties, and commercial tourism, recreation and marina services to the general public at its September 18, 2018 meeting.

  • That Part of Section 97, Renfrew District as Shown Coloured Red on Plan 344R (PID: 009-592-342);
  • Lot 1, Section 97, Renfrew District, Plan EPP24972 (PID: 028-991-125);
  • That Part of District Lot 17, Renfrew District Shown Outlined in Red on Plan 347R (PID: 009-575-006); and
  • Those Parts of Block A and B, District Lot 751, Together with Unsurveyed Crown Foreshore or Land Covered by Water Being Part of the Bed of Port San Juan, All Within Renfrew District, Shown Outlined in Red on Licence V905027, Containing 3.86

At this meeting the LUC amended proposed Bylaw No. 4096 to add fish processing as a permitted use to the PGM-CD zone and directed referral of proposed Bylaw No. 4096, as amended, to external agencies. Bylaw No 4096 will also be referred to a public information meeting in Port Renfrew.

A public information meeting was held in Port Renfrew on December 11, 2018.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Local Area Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Contacts

Mailing Address:
Juan de Fuca Community Planning
#3 - 7450 Butler Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1

Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Tel: 250.642.8100
Fax: 250.642.5274
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