A screen shot of plans for the multi-unit light-industrial shop proposed in Marysville (City of Kimberley file)

Multi-unit light-industrial shop complex to be built in Marysville

Kimberley City Council has approved a Development Variance Permit for the proposed shop complex.

A Development Variance Permit (DVP) for a light-industrial shop in Marysville has been approved by Kimberley City Council.

At a regular Council meeting on Monday, Manager of Planning Services Troy Pollock explained that the DVP is to allow for a change to setback requirements in the construction of a 10-unit shop complex at 1180 303rd Street.

RELATED: Micro-cannabis cultivating facility to be built in Kimberley

Pollock said that notice of the setback variance was sent to adjacent property owners and no comments have been received.

The applicant is proposing to build a 10-unit light-industrial shop complex in two phases, with each building sharing a common inner courtyard for vehicle and shop access.

Each unit will face inward toward the courtyard, and the applicant says that having the building further back will give an extra 6.1m in the courtyard, allowing for the loading and unloading of goods and equipment, maneuvering and parking of vehicles and broad access for emergency services.

“The Light Industrial Zone (M-2) requires that all business must be conducted within an enclosed building with exception for outdoor storage which must be screened from view,” City Planner Christopher Jones explained in a report to Council. “Requiring the 4.5m setback may lend to businesses using this space for storage potentially causing an unsightly situation for neighbouring properties. Reducing the setback will encourage the storage of goods and materials within the inner courtyard, away from public view.”

RELATED: New initiative ‘KORE’ aims to attract outdoor industry to Kimberley as economic development

Pollock says that this type of development is supported in the Official Community Plan.

“This type of space is in demand, and has been for a while now,” he said to Council.

Councillor Sandra Roberts asked how the ten separate bays will operate. Pollock said that the owner will be able to rent them out and/or sell them through a strata-type agreement.

The buildings are planned to be individually serviced with 200 amp electrical panels and gas meters, and will be serviced by an on-site waste water treatment centre with individual units metered for water use.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


A screen shot of plans for the multi-unit light-industrial shop proposed in Marysville (City of Kimberley file)

Just Posted

Kimberley Arts Council applying for CBT grant for mural installation at Centre 64

If the grant is successful, local artist Joseph Cross will be featured on the south wall of Centre 64.

Purcell International Education, Kimberley Golf Club celebrate sale of course

PIE officially assumed control of the course on January 13.

Second annual Flannel Fest coming up in Kimberley

The family-friendly event takes place over the Valentines Day weekend.

KDCF helps Elks and Meals On Wheels work together

In November of 2019, the Kimberley and District Community Foundation (KDCF) distributed… Continue reading

Columbia Valley RCMP searching for missing Invermere woman

Police believe Belinda Eugene may be hitch hiking to the Kamloops area

VIDEO: Feds look to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Uber threatens legal action to ‘defend its right’ to operate in Surrey

‘I have no concerns,’ Mayor Doug McCallum replies

Victoria resident says WestJet employee uttered racist comment, refused to let her on plane

Customer claims she was told ‘You guys can’t handle your alcohol’ by WestJet employee

Bystander who tried to help dog being attacked not liable for its death: B.C. tribunal

Owner of dog killed tried to get $5,000 in damages from man who tried to save it

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

Landowner hearings begin for Trans Mountain expansion in Alberta

Detailed route talks start in Spruce Grove, in B.C. communities soon

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

Most Read