Carvello on ... Variances Workshop
December 4th 2015
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST

*Please note: Event times are in Mountain Standard time.

Zoning Bylaws are a significant regulation, restriction and even prohibition on the use of land. Yet, no Zoning Bylaw can anticipate every situation for every property, and most generally acknowledge there should be a simpler and faster process than bylaw amendments to achieve compliance. The Provincial statutory scheme contemplates VARIANCES and the Local Government Act (LGA) provides ample opportunities, including requiring local governments who have zoning bylaws to establish a Board of Variance. There are even two ‘kicks at the can’ for a property owner to apply to a different decision making body if not successful before one decision-making body. But there are a myriad of rules, procedures and contextual considerations for each community, as some local governments use more from the LGA Part 26 Planning and Land Use Management toolbox than others. Also relevant is the appropriate conduct of planners managing these systems.

The NEW Carvello On... full day workshop focuses on the Law and Practice outside of Variance (outside of Vancouver) and the two most common tools: the Board of Variance and the Development Variance Permit. But we also review variances within the Development Permit and Heritage Alteration Permit systems. Overarching all are key considerations regarding use and density, the two sets of zoning regulations that cannot be varied ... usually! Reading the LGA is not enough as much has developed through the courts.

Lui Carvello has been presenting well attended half and full day workshops across BC for more than a decade. This full day workshop is intended as hands-on professional development for planners as well as corporate, building and other government officials.

Registration rate (including GST):
$100 per person (Lunch and resource materials included)

This event is partially sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust and the Regional District of East Kootenay.

St. Eugene Mission Resort is offering hotel rooms starting at $105 per/night for attendees ($95 for government employees with ID). Please quote group booking ID#208898. Rooms are subject to availability and must be booked under the group booking by November 4th.

Full attendance at the workshop qualifies for 5.0 (Organized and Structured) Learning Units for PIBC CPL/CPD.

Click here for registration and complete event information.

Deadline for registration is Thursday, November 26, 2015.

All registrations are final. No refunds or cancellations are permitted; however, in the event that a registrant is not able to attend, substitution of a different attendee may be accepted if arranged in advance. Any registrant requiring substitution should contact PIBC.

Following this event will be the PIBC Kootenay Rocky Mountain Chapter AGM & Social
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Social to follow)

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