Corner Brook city council briefs

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Recycling up in March

City residents recycled a total of 50.1 tonnes of material through the residential blue bag recycling program in March.

The March figure brings the 12-month rolling average to 40.74 tonnes.

And it follows on collection of 42.7 tonnes in January and 35.2 tonnes in February.

The March amount is the highest recorded by the city since October 2012.

The recycling numbers were released during Monday night’s public council meeting.

 

Land use designation/zoning request denied

Corner Brook city council denied an application requesting a Municipal Plan/Development Regulations Amendment for the property located at 297 O’Connell Dr. from a building to an apartment building.

City staff felt a spot zone of residential medium density was not a compatible use with the surrounding and potential light industrial uses and could inhibit or prejudice the existence or development of other permitted and discretionary uses of the light industrial zone.

It was noted during the council meeting that a residential dwelling on the property predates the designation of the area to light industrial.

 

City turns down request to change zone due to lack of space

The City of Corner Brook turned down a request to change the land use designation and zoning of a property at Riverside Drive, to the rear of 27 Humber Rd., from open space to community service.

The request had been made in order to develop a long-term care facility on the property.

However, city staff recommended denying the request because there is insufficient private land to accommodate the building and associated parking spaces, lot area and other yard requirements.

The applicant had also requested to purchase adjacent parcels of city land in order to consolidate with the private land, but that request was also refused by the city. The applicant was notified of that decision on March 10.

Organizations: Corner Brook city council

Geographic location: MarchCity, Corner Brook, Humber

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