Development Application No. PL2020-095

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The RDN is currently looking for your input on application PL2020-095.

2260 Alberni Highway, Coombs

The public engagement period has concluded. Thank you to all for your participation.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has received a request for a resolution for a proposed Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence. The applicant intends to establish a provincially licensed store within an existing building on property located at 2260 Alberni Highway in Coombs. The subject property is currently zoned Commercial 2 (C-2) in "Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area F Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw No. 1285, 2002" (Bylaw 1285).

The legal sale of cannabis is considered a retail use and the existing C-2 zoning on the property includes 'Retail Store' as a permitted principal use (see Document Library). In order to proceed with the Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store, the applicant has requested a resolution of support from the Regional Board to be provided to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch as part of the ongoing application process with the Province.

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 FAQ and 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? See our contact info in Who's Listening


2260 Alberni Highway, Coombs

The public engagement period has concluded. Thank you to all for your participation.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has received a request for a resolution for a proposed Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence. The applicant intends to establish a provincially licensed store within an existing building on property located at 2260 Alberni Highway in Coombs. The subject property is currently zoned Commercial 2 (C-2) in "Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area F Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw No. 1285, 2002" (Bylaw 1285).

The legal sale of cannabis is considered a retail use and the existing C-2 zoning on the property includes 'Retail Store' as a permitted principal use (see Document Library). In order to proceed with the Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store, the applicant has requested a resolution of support from the Regional Board to be provided to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch as part of the ongoing application process with the Province.

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 FAQ and 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? See our contact info in Who's Listening


  • Virtual Engagement Results Report

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    A report outlining the results of the virtual engagement process has been posted to the document library.

  • Thank you for your input.

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    The RDN wishes to thank all who provided input and contributed to this project through virtual engagement.

    The following is a brief summary of the activity on the project website:

    • 69 total visits to the page;
    • 40 Aware Participants (visited at least one page);
    • 17 Informed Participants (downloaded a document, contributed, or visited multiple project pages);
    • 1 Engaged Participant (contributed on the forum or asked a question); and
    • 11 downloads of documents from the document library.


    Staff will now proceed with preparing a report for inclusion on the Electoral Area Services Agenda. Once confirmed that this item is on the agenda, we will update the news feed with the date.


  • The RDN is seeking input on a proposed non-medical cannabis retail store licence application. Note, the deadline for providing input is October 30, 2020.

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic requirements for physical distancing and desire to support online opportunities for public feedback, a Public Meeting is not being held. Instead, the public is invited to provide feedback and ask questions online. The deadline for public feedback is October 30, 2020

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