Metal Storage Container Zoning Review

Background

The Regional District is proposing a series of amendments to the Electoral Area "A", "C", "D", "E", "F" & "I" Zoning Bylaws in order to introduce new regulations for the placement of metal storage ("shipping") contains on a property.

At present, the Electoral Area Zoning Bylaws are silent on the use of metal storage containers, and the Regional District has interpreted containers to be “accessory structures” and as being allowed within a zone in which "accessory buildings or structures" are listed as a permitted use and provided the containers are used in association with a principal permitted use and comply with all relevant zoning provisions (i.e. setback, building height, parcel coverage, etc.).

The use of metal storage containers within the Regional District, due to their versatility and ease of re-use for residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial purposes, has led to an occasional concern being expressed, including:

  • aesthetic considerations (i.e. compatibility with residential neighbourhoods / highway commercial developments);
  • safety concerns (i.e. targets for break-ins when being used for storage purposes); and
  • Building Permit implications (i.e. confirmation the structure complies with the BC Building Code in relation to its intended re-use).

In response to these considerations, as well as the experience of the member municipalities (as evidenced through their zoning regulations), the Regional District is proposing a series of zoning regulations (please see the most recent version of Amendment Bylaw No. 2895, linked below, for specific details).

Status of Amendment Bylaw No. 2895

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaw:

Amendment Bylaw No. 2895

(version - 2021-10-22)

 

 

Superseded Versions:

Amendment Bylaw No. 2895

(version - 2020-10-15)

 

Amendment Bylaw No. 2895

(version - 2020-04-15)

 

Amendment Bylaw No. 2895

(version - 2020-03-05)

Advisory Planning Commission:

Background Memo (2020-05-06)

 

Electoral Area "E"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-09-13)

 

Electoral Area "A"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (No quorum)

 

Electoral Area "D"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-09-14)

 

Electoral Area "I"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-09-15)

 

Electoral Area "C"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (No quorum)

 

Electoral Area "F"

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (No quorum)

 

Public Hearing:

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: https://rdos.webex.com

Meeting Number: TBD

Password: RD@S

Notice of Public Hearing

Instructions on participating in and attending 
electronic public hearings can be viewed here: 
Public Hearings

 

 

To submit written comments, please complete the following

feedback form by December 31, 2021:

 Feedback Form

 

Completed forms and written comments can be sent to the

email below, or to the RDOS Office.

 

Planning & Development Committee

Administrative Report

Minutes (2017-06-01) 

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2020-03-05) 

 

Administrative Report

Representations

Minutes (2020-10-01)

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-01-21)

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-06-03)

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-10-21)

 

Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw

Minutes (2020-10-15)

 

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw

Minutes (2021-07-08)

 

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw

Minutes

 

Public Hearing:

Public Hearing Report (2020-11-19)

Public Hearing Report (2020-12-15)

Public Hearing Report (TBD)

Representations

 

3rd Reading:

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw No. 2895

Representations

Minutes (2021-01-07)

 

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw No. 2895

Representations

Minutes (2021-02-04)

 

Adoption:

Administrative Report

Minutes 

Contact Us!

For additional information, or to submit comments, please contact:
Shannon Duong
Planner I
sduong@rdos.bc.ca
250-490-4384