What makes a group home limited? Basically, it is the small size (six residents) but the details are here.
What is the proposed change? It turns on the difference between permitted and discretionary land us. From the City's definition:
"There are two types of land uses, permitted and discretionary, in every zone. Permitted uses are those which must be approved by the Development Officer.
"Discretionary uses are those which may be approved or refused at the discretion of the Development Officer, depending on how the proposed uses relate to surrounding areas and any applicable statutory plans.
"All decisions of the Development Officer on a Development permit may be appealed to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB). However, the public will only be notified of their right to appeal in discretionary land use decisions."
They City may change limited group homes from a permitted to a discretionary use.
If this concerns you, please write to us. Our Civics Chair is Shauna Kuiper, email@example.com. We have a chance to feedback to the City, by August 10.