Development Application No. PL2020-028

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The RDN has received a zoning amendment for 1530, 1540, 1550 Springhill Road. The applicant proposes to rezone the subject property from Industrial 1 (I-1) to a new zone described as Industrial 5 (I-5). The I-5 zone would include a reduced minimum parcel size from 2.0 hectares to 1.0 hectare and an increased parcel coverage from 30% on the first hectare and 5% on remaining hectares to 40% parcel coverage overall. pursuant to “Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area ‘F’ Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw No. 1285, 2002”.

The subject property currently contains office space, manufacturing, storage and a heli-port. The I-2 zone permits a variety of industrial uses. See the document library to review permitted uses in the I-2 zone. If the applicant is successful, the new 1-5 zone would continue to permit the sawmill use along with additional industrial uses similar to the currently permitted uses in the 1-2 zone. Additionally, the subject property could be subdivided into two, 1.0 hectare lots and the maximum permitted parcel coverage for buildings and structures could be up to 40% of the land.

This is in your community and we want to hear your thoughts on this proposal. A few ways you can learn more and share your thoughts are by:

  • Checking out our Document Library which includes the site plan and supporting studies
  • To check the status of the application and next steps see our Process
  • Visit the Important Links for more information
  • Be sure to Register to provide your comments
  • If you want to share your thoughts or discuss with other registered participants visit the Start a Discussion tab below
  • Send us your questions and we will provide an answer for all to see in the Q&A tab
  • We will share project updates in the What's New tab as the project moves forward
  • Connect with our team by email or phone? See our contact info in Who's Listening


The RDN has received a zoning amendment for 1530, 1540, 1550 Springhill Road. The applicant proposes to rezone the subject property from Industrial 1 (I-1) to a new zone described as Industrial 5 (I-5). The I-5 zone would include a reduced minimum parcel size from 2.0 hectares to 1.0 hectare and an increased parcel coverage from 30% on the first hectare and 5% on remaining hectares to 40% parcel coverage overall. pursuant to “Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area ‘F’ Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw No. 1285, 2002”.

The subject property currently contains office space, manufacturing, storage and a heli-port. The I-2 zone permits a variety of industrial uses. See the document library to review permitted uses in the I-2 zone. If the applicant is successful, the new 1-5 zone would continue to permit the sawmill use along with additional industrial uses similar to the currently permitted uses in the 1-2 zone. Additionally, the subject property could be subdivided into two, 1.0 hectare lots and the maximum permitted parcel coverage for buildings and structures could be up to 40% of the land.

This is in your community and we want to hear your thoughts on this proposal. A few ways you can learn more and share your thoughts are by:

  • Checking out our Document Library which includes the site plan and supporting studies
  • To check the status of the application and next steps see our Process
  • Visit the Important Links for more information
  • Be sure to Register to provide your comments
  • If you want to share your thoughts or discuss with other registered participants visit the Start a Discussion tab below
  • Send us your questions and we will provide an answer for all to see in the Q&A tab
  • We will share project updates in the What's New tab as the project moves forward
  • Connect with our team by email or phone? See our contact info in Who's Listening


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