The City of Abbotsford has announced an important public meeting on October 1, 2014 for the approval of a rezoning of the piece of property on the northwest corner of George Ferguson Way and Gladys in order to make room for a BC Housing supportive housing initiative which was put on hold when Mayor Bruce Banman and Councillors John Smith, Bill MacGregor and Les Barkman killed the previous supportive housing proposal because it was too close to the downtown area.
From the City. The City of Abbotsford will hold a public information meeting to consult with the public on a proposal to
amend the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP), which would change the land use designation of the
subject properties from City Centre to City Residential. This amendment is necessary in conjunction with
the applicant’s proposal to rezone the subject property from Urban Residential Zone (RS-3) to a
Comprehensive Development Zone to accommodate a future supportive housing development.
The public is invited to attend this meeting to comment on the proposed OCP amendment. The applicant
will be available to answer questions regarding the proposed development and presentation boards will also
be available which will outline the conceptual drawings.
For a pdf of the meeting announcement please click here.
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This is the same day Councillor Braun is having a Meet and Greet for his Mayoral Candidacy.
How will that work? He is very much an advocate for dealing with
the homeless problem in the city.
Mayoral Candidate Henry Braun’s Meet & Greet is on Sept. 30, so it will not conflict with this important public hearing on rezoning of
Gladys Ave. properties for low barrier housing.
I really hope the city is not rushing into this proposal, just before the election..In the past, rushed decisions relating to location of Sally Ann’s and C7 zoning of Abbotsford Community services have created many
problems associated with the homeless being located on Gladys Ave.
Low barrier housing, however, does provide the services and support needed for a person to stabilize their addiction/s and/or mental illness,