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Request for Public Comment

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022 AT 6:00 PM
Meeting held electronically and open to public attendance at Council Chamber, City Hall

Temporary Use Permit for 311 Louellen Street (TUP00029)

WHAT IS THIS TEMPORARY USE PERMIT ABOUT?

Maintain Recovery has applied for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) to operate a residential recovery program for up to 10 men at 311 Louellen Street. The program would provide a supportive, group living environment for men transitioning from primary care treatment for substance use (drug and alcohol) and/or behavioural addictions (specifically video games and/or gambling), to independent living. Supports would include counselling, group therapy, peer support, recovery coaching, and life skills training for residents. The permit would include limitations on the number of clients served; require potential clients be screened for suitability and have successfully completed primary treatment; specify operational hours and livability of the building; and require the facility be smoke-free, and registered with the Assisted Living Registry.

A TUP is required as a residential recovery program, is not a permitted use under the current RS-1 zone (Single Detached Residential Districts). The proposed TUP would allow the residential recovery program to operate for three years, with an option to renew for an additional three years, subject to Council consideration.

This Temporary Use Permit was previously scheduled to be considered for issuance on September 19, 2022, but the Council meeting was cancelled because of the Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

From September 22 until October 3, 2022, except September 30, 2022, read the related material at Legislative Services, City Hall 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, and online at: www.newwestcity.ca/publicnotices

HOW CAN I BE HEARD?

This Temporary Use Permit will be considered for issuance on October 3, 2022. On July 12, 2021, Council approved a resolution requiring written feedback only on Temporary Use Permits. Send your comments by email, mail, or dropping off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall by October 3, 2022 to:

  • Phone: 604-527-4523
  • Email: clerks@newwestcity.ca
  • Mail: Legislative Services Department, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

Watch the meeting at www.newwestcity.ca/council

Written comments received by 5 pm, three business days before the meeting will be included in the agenda package. Later comments received until the close of the hearing will be distributed on table at the meeting. All comments are published.

Jacque Killawee, City Clerk

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