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    Published on 14 Dec 2011 8:00 AM
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    Fringe writes:

    An area realtor put a query about "free-range" chicken processing. A vacant sewing plant adjacent to mostly residential areas with 24,000'2 (2,200m2) has his interest. Clients want to set up to process birds from small producers whose birds "run free" and roost in wheeled "coops" that are closed and hauled to processor when birds are grown. Subject parcel's zone category includes "materials" processing, but don't think animals are implied. ...
    Published on 05 Dec 2011 8:00 AM
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    Richmond Jake writes:

    The following images are the result of an interesting story (at least to me). The structure left behind was one of four, attached townhouses. Three of the units, A, B, and D, were foreclosed. The bank wanted them demolished thinking the beachfront property was more valuable vacant. Hold on there, the owner of unit C wanted to keep his standing. The bank went ahead with the demolition of their three units, one on the west side and two on the east, and this is the result: ...
    Published on 30 Nov 2011 8:00 AM
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    bsteckler writes:

    We've all seen the tents that pop up out front of [insert big box store here], which is usually a Best Buy:

    I thought it would be interesting to see what, if anything, communities do about this. Are there any localities with regulations governing these? How long/how many people can camp in a strip mall and under what circumstances they are allowed to be there? Or is this usually left up to police? (i.e. "they're obviously not homeless, so they're not going to cause an issue").


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    Published on 24 Nov 2011 8:00 AM
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    Hipp5 writes:

    We have a lady who would like to establish a community root celler (definitely a very cool [no pun intended] idea). She has a piece of R1 land that a developer is willing to give her for it. The problem is that a root celler isn't permitted as a use. We could probably jiggle it as an accessory use, but since there's no main use that approach won't really work. We want to make this as easy as possible for her, but I don't see how we can do it without amending the land use bylaw to permit root cellers as a standalone use (which seems like an unnecessarily long process for what this woman wants to do). Does anyone have any experience in something like this? I was thinking community gardens on private land with a shed might be a similar situation. Any experience with that?

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    Published on 21 Nov 2011 8:00 AM
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    1. Architecture
    2. Economic Development
    3. Land Use and Zoning
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    Maister writes:

    I once posted a thread about a local church with rather unique architecture that was up for sale and asked who but another church would be interested in re-using it (epilogue: another church bought it). Since that time I have encountered numerous examples of how churches (many of which had distinctive architecture) have been re-used in very clever and innovative ways.

    Churches are but one example of distinctive buildings/land uses. My question for you is what types of buildings/uses tend to be worst suited for re-use due to appearance, function, renovation cost or other factors (that, or stick out like a sore thumb when they are re-used)?


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