Planning and Development Advisory Committee (PDAC)
Next public hearing - September 17, 2020

Committee of Adjustments (Planning and Development Advisory Committee)
3:30 pm, Thursday, September 17, 2020
Teleconference: 1-877-413-4792
Participant Code: 2349373

  1. Block 9, Lots 6 and 7, 621 Patricia Street – The proponent has applied to operate an Eating Establishment, which is a Discretionary Use in the Commercial District (C1).
  2. Block 9, Lot 28, 614-C Connaught Drive – The proponent has applied to operate an Eating Establishment, which is a Discretionary Use in the Commercial District (C1).
  3. Block 5, Lots 1 and 16, 401 Patricia Street – The proponent has applied to reduce on-site parking requirements by one (1) stall, to accommodate the expansion of an outdoor restaurant patio space.
  4. Parcel CV – 1 – The proponent has applied to vary fence material requirements

Parties affected by these applications are invited to make written or oral presentations to the committee. Oral presentations at the meeting are limited to 5 minutes and are by appointment only and written presentations to a maximum of 500 words. To make an appointment to: review the submission; submit a written presentation; or make an oral presentation, please contact the Parks Canada Development Office at jasperdevelopment@canada.ca no later than 1 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Development Permits and the Planning and Development Advisory Committee Notices are posted in the lobby of the Jasper Heritage Railway Station - Parks Canada administration building, 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper.

Notice of decision - Thursday, July 16, 2020

Application heard at the public meeting held at 3:30 pm on Thursday, July 16, 2020 by teleconference.

Application:

  1. Parcel CD, 78 Connaught Drive
    The proponent has applied to rezone the property from Automobile Service Station District (C4) to Tourist Commercial District (C2).

    Rezoning: Conditionally Approved

    Condition: The proponent shall obtain Development Permit approval no later than December 31, 2020. The provision of off-site staff accommodation units shall be completed prior to issuance of a Parks Canada Occupancy Permit for a new hotel.
Public notice
Approved development applications - August 27, 2020

Anyone interested in viewing the following projects may do so by making an appointment with the Jasper Development Officer at 780-852-6104.

The following projects have received Development Approval
Date approved Location Address Project
2020-08-19 Block 23 Lot 4 #24 Lake Edith Septic Tank
2020-08-19 Block 10 Lot 2 #2 Lake Edith Septic Tank
2020-08-20 Poboktan Creek Warden Station PED Installation PEO Removal
2020-08-21 Block 14 Lot 21 106 Patricia Street Overhead Power Line Burial
2020-08-21 Block 43 Lot 6 1043 Bonhomme Street Shingle Replacment

Approved development applications archive

Reminder: Commercial Cap - Applications due September 28, 2020

In keeping with the Jasper Community Sustainability Plan, Parks Canada (PCA) and the Municipality of Jasper (MoJ) would like to announce:

  • Current available commercial floor space is 1374.16 square metres
  • All commercial floor space in S Block has been allocated.

For all developments over 46.5 square metres:

  • Applications with conceptual plans must be submitted to the PCA Realty office by the last Monday of September each year;
  • PCA and MoJ representatives will assess applications based on established criteria;
  • Applicants will receive approval for the conceptual plan by October 30; and
  • If approved, complete development applications are due on or before the last Monday of January the following year.
  • Proposals will then be reviewed by a committee of MoJ and PCA representatives against established criteria and placed in draft rank order.

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be assessed to see if they:

  • Enhance visitors and residents’ experience of Jasper
  • Provide a new service or product to the community, rather than adding more of an existing product or service
  • Maximize underutilized space in the commercial area
  • Provide any additional benefits to the town, such as staff accommodation
  • Align with the Jasper National Park Management Plan, the Jasper Community Sustainability Plan, and all other applicable development regulations

Inquiries should be addressed to Dave Kreizenbeck, Senior Realty and Development Advisor, at 780-820-0146 or at dave.kreizenbeck@canada.ca.

Public notice - September 2020

As we all continue to manage ourselves through this pandemic, the Superintendent recognizes that some Private Home Accommodation (PHA) operators may have chosen to refrain from operating due to safety concerns. Many PHAs that were permitted under previous policies may not meet current PHA land use policy and may have aspects of their operation that are considered existing non-conforming. Our current policy states that a non-conforming use of a building may continue, but if that use is discontinued for a period of 6 months or more, any future use shall conform with the provisions of the policy then in effect. In addition, some existing Discretionary Use Permits for PHAs may contain specific conditions rendering the permit invalid should the activity be discontinued for a period of 6 months or more, regardless of whether aspects of their PHA are considered existing non-conforming. Given the current situation, the Superintendent would like to assure all operators who have chosen not to operate their PHAs this season for safety reasons during this pandemic, will not be subject to these requirements at this time. We will revisit this in Spring of 2021 in the hopes that we are in a better place and this specific leniency is no longer required.

Public notice - March 2020

Parks Canada is working to provide services to the public and maintain operations while balancing the need to work at home and focus on critical services during this global pandemic. As a result of this reduced service capacity, Private Home Accommodations (PHA) applications will not be accepted after April 30, 2020 until further notice. Any applications that have been received up until that point will be processed.

Parks Canada will take this time to work with the Municipality of Jasper to determine what changes, if any, will be made to PHAs in future as a result of public feedback received at our open house in March 2019.

Thank you for your understanding.

What We Heard – Jasper Zoning Regulations and Housing

Thank you for your participation in our Public Consultation on March 14, 2019 on zoning and Accessory Dwelling Units.

Your feedback and ideas have been compiled into a What We Heard Report, which can be accessed here.

We appreciate your participation and contribution to these important regulations and policies.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months on our website.