August 29, 2022 Regular Council Summary


Carolyn Holmes, Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Executive Director, gave a presentation regarding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Feasibility Study and next steps.

Section 8a

Molly Hudson, Mosaic Forest Management, gave a presentation regarding Mosaic’s achievements, initiatives and next steps.
Section 8b

Committee Recommendations

Council approved a $750 Travel Assistance Grant for the Nanaimo District Lacrosse Association U16 A2 Timbermen team to attend the 2022 BCLA Minor Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships held in Coquitlam, BC.

Council awarded a $500 Security Check Grant to the Nanaimo District Senior Citizens Housing Development Society.

Council approved a budget increase for the Metral Drive Complete Street Project Phase 2 by $1,400,000 (funded by $875,000 from the Community Works Reserve Fund, $35,000 from the Sewer Reserve and $490,000 from the Water Reserve).

Council directed staff to prepare for industry consultation on the implementation of the upper steps of the BC Energy Step Code and greenhouse gas emissions targets for new buildings.

Sections 10 a,b


Amy Worth, Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA), gave a presentation regarding NYSA’s “Roughing It” event, aimed to increase awareness in the community about youth homelessness.

Section 11a


Permissive Tax Exemptions were awarded for the 2023 taxation year to:
  • Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island Society, for their property at 474 Pine Street
  • Nexus Patient and Community Care Society, for the portion of the property that it leases at #3-1273 Island Highway South
  • the Canadian Mental Health Association Mid Island Branch for the portion of the property at 250 Albert Street that is not leased to a third party (5.3% for 2023), to be reviewed annually until the long-term use of the building has been determined
A Permissive Tax Exemption for the Nanaimo Christian School (1988) Society’s property at 2308 Jingle Pot Road was denied.

Section 12a

A number of housekeeping amendments were made to bylaws related to fees and charges. A fee for hard copies of the City Plan and associated maps and appendices has been added.
Section 12c

Council appointed the following individuals as Bylaw Enforcement Officers:
  • Cheryl Smith
  • Adam Collishaw
  • Ronald Litzenberger
  • Mike Leiding
  • Kris Joseffson
  • Gino Pagliericci
  • Shannon Moore
  • Troy Sterling
  • Andrew James
  • Mark Aussenegg
  • Tabitha McPhail 
  • Leah Howroyd

Section 12o

Development around Nanaimo

Staff provided Council with an update on the implementation of the Boxwood multi-purpose active mobility route. This topic will be discussed further at a future Council meeting.

Section 12b

Council issued a Development Variance Permit for 740 Haliburton Street, to allow the siting of an existing non-conforming single residential dwelling.
Section 12d

Rezoning applications for the following locations passed two readings:

  • 2086 and 2090 East Wellington Road, to allow a proposed data centre
  • 444, 450, 500 Comox Road, 55 Mill Street, and 1 Terminal Avenue, to facilitate a mixed-use development and subdivision
  • 560, 604 Fourth Street and 361 Howard Avenue, to facilitate a multi-family residential development
  • 5378 Rutherford Road, to allow a multi-family residential development

Sections 12e-h

A recommendation will be sent to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch to approve the liquor licence amendment for 11 Cliff Street (Cliffside Brewing Company) to permit a permanent 17.7m2 extension to the existing outdoor patio area.
Section 12i

Council issued a Development Permit for 6985 Island Highway North, to allow for a multi-family rental development.
Section 12j

Council issued Development Permits, with variances, for 2355 Kenworth Road (Hyundai) and 2358 Kenworth Road (Galaxy Motors), to allow for automobile sales, service and rental developments at both locations.

Sections 12k, l

Council approved a Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreement for a proposed 163-unit multi-family development at 340 Campbell Street.
Section 12m

Council approve the amended Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreement for the 172-room hotel development at 100 Gordon Street.

Section 12n

Bylaw Updates

 “Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2022 No. 4500.201” (To rezone 2980 Island Highway North to allow “Cannabis Retail Store” as a site-specific use in the City Commercial Centre [CC3] zone) was adopted.

Section 13a

"Highway Closure and Dedication Removal  Bylaw 2022 No. 7341" (to provide for highway closure and dedication removal of a portion of Lake Road adjacent to 4295 Victoria Avenue) was adopted.
Section 13b

Notice of Motion

A motion regarding the Boxwood Road Walkway will be brought forward to a future Council meeting for discussion and consideration.
Section 14a

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