A proposed new shopping centre on Rita Road in South Quesnel has cleared a couple of hurdles.
City Council has approved first and second readings of a zoning amendment and has set a public hearing date for 7 o’clock on January 26th.
The original request from the proponent was for additional retail buildings on the site.
Tanya Turner, the City’s Director of Development Services, says they received an amended footprint from the applicant that reduced it to two buildings for additional retail space of up to 14 thousand square feet.
Turner says there will still be some restrictions in place.
The proponent would have to do a traffic study for a drive-thru restaurant for example and there are limits as to what types of businesses can go in the regional shopping centre.
Turner says the development application procedures bylaw requires that a full development permit review be required prior to this coming back to Council for final adoption of the bylaw.