The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to rezone five properties from the General Industrial (M-2) zone to a new Sooke Business Park Industrial (M-SBP) zone (proposed Bylaw No. 4187) in order to clarify allowable uses, respond to market demand and permit licensed medical marihuana production facilities pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) at its June 20, 2017 meeting. At this meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4187, as amended to delete gravel processing as a permitted use, be referred to agencies and to the Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission (APC).
A meeting of the Otter Point APC was held July 17, 2017.
A second application (RZ000249) was received from another property owner to rezone four additional strata properties in the Sooke Business Park. Permission was granted by the original applicant to have these parcels added to the proposed bylaw amendment.
At its September 19, 2017 meeting the LUC reviewed the comments received from agencies and recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4187, reflecting rezoning of nine lots, be amended to accommodate the request from the original applicant to include Strata Lot 6, Section 16, Otter District, Plan VIS7096 to the rezoning proposal and that the bylaw, as amended, proceed to first and second readings and to public hearing.
The Otter Point APC considered Bylaw No. 4187, as amended to reflect rezoning of a total of ten properties, on September 25, 2017.
At its October 11, 2017 meeting the CRD Board gave Bylaw No. 4187 first and second readings and direction that Bylaw No. 4187 proceed to public hearing.
A public hearing was held on November 6, 2017.
The CRD Board gave Bylaw No. 4187 third reading at its December 13, 2017 meeting.
The CRD Board adopted Bylaw No. 4187 at its February 14, 2018 meeting.