Take stock – April 21

A proposal for a low-traffic home-based business prompted Red Deer’s municipal planning commission to dispense on Monday with its usual requirement for onsite parking.

MPC rulings

• A proposal for a low-traffic home-based business prompted Red Deer’s municipal planning commission to dispense on Monday with its usual requirement for onsite parking. Sharon Vanin plans to offer nutrition counselling from her townhouse home in Anders. Although there are several parking spaces on the street around her corner lot, she had not made provision for clients to park on her property. Vanin told the commission that other residents in her neighbourhood have renters or child care providers who park on the street for longer periods of time each week than her business would require. City solicitor Nick Riebeek pointed out that the commission usually allows home-based businesses to have 10 client visits per week — more than double what Vanin was proposing.

Despite a recommendation from Inspections and Licensing Department staff that it reject Vanin’s application, the commission voted to allow the business, provided client visits are limited to four per week. It also directed that the parking situation be assessed in a year.

• A strip mall in Eastview should soon offer chiropractic and massage therapy services. On Monday, Red Deer’s municipal planning commission issued its approval for Family First Chiropractic to operate from a bay in the Eastview Centre at 140 Erickson Dr. The commission heard that the practice will consist of a full-time chiropractor and one or two part-time massage therapists, with the possibility of naturopathic doctor, a herbalist or another chiropractor joining in the future. The commission authorized the use of the bay as a medical office as a discretionary use.

• Local caffeine consumption appears to be strong for a coffee distribution company.

Van Houtte Inc. applied to the City of Red Deer for approval to expand its operations at No. 2 7819 50th Ave. into an adjacent bay. The matter came before the municipal planning commission on Monday.

They voted to allow the expansion as a discretionary use of the property.

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