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Town of Rocky Mountain House
5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
After Hour Emergency Line: (403) 845-3220


Posted on: August 10, 2018

NEWS RELEASE- Residential rezoning decision


Rocky Mountain House, Alta. – On Tuesday, Aug. 7, The Town of Rocky Mountain House held a public hearing in accordance with the Municipal Government Act with regards to a proposed amendment of the Land Use Bylaw.

Following the public hearing, Bylaw 2018/19 LU to amend Land Use Bylaw 11/11 LU passed third reading to change the land use designation of a portion of Lot 3, Block 1, Plan 1422133 and Lot 3, Block 2, Plan 1420703 to General Residential District (R2) from Low Density Residential District (R1). The parcel of land is situated at 58A Street south of 65 Avenue.

The applicant had initially requested a portion of the land to be designated as Multiple Family Residential (R3). After considering public and developer input, councillors granted an R2 rezoning for both parcels.

“Our rational for granting the R2 zoning instead of R3 was to address public concerns about the possibility of a future apartment building,” said Mayor Tammy Burke. “Apartment buildings are listed as discretionary use in an R2 district, which allows the town to place stricter limitations on a development and address public concerns as raised at the public hearing. In granting the rezoning to R2, council aimed for a compromise between town residents and the applicant, while still adhering to our legislative requirements.”

The Aug. 7 rezoning allows the proposed row housing as a discretionary use in the R2 district approved by Council. An application for a discretionary use is decided on by the Municipal Planning Commission.

The Town of Rocky Mountain House welcomes all applications for subdivision and development within Rocky Mountain House. Each application is considered in accordance with applicable bylaws.

For more information, please refer to the attached backgrounder or contact:

Laura Button

Communications Coordinator

Town of Rocky Mountain House

Main office: 403-845-2866

Direct line: 403-846-2286

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