Notice of Application: Development Variance Permit – Hoke

Map of application area

The owners of 616 8th ST S are proposing to construct a Detached Secondary Residential Dwelling (DSRD). The property is zoned R2 - Twin Residential and this is an accessory use in this zone. The built form of the DSRD is that of a one car garage on the first storey, and a one bedroom suite on the second storey. This is referred to as a “carriage house.” One variance to the Town of Golden Zoning Bylaw 1294, 2011 is being sought.

•    Section 6.2.2(b) – Accessory Buildings and Structures requires:
 That a DSRD not exceed the building height of the principal building;

The proposal would permit the DSRD to exceed the height of the principal building and allow for an overall height of 7.18 m. (~2.0m higher than the principal building.)

How can I find out more?

The following background materials are available for reference:

Background materials are also available at Town Hall from Friday, Friday, February 9, 2024 to Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays.

For more information, contact Colin MacPhee, Planning and Development Technician at 250.344.2271 ext. 240 or

How can I give feedback?

Written submission:

By forwarding written submissions for Council consideration by:

  1. Dropping it off at the Town Hall mail slot.
  2. By post (P.O. Box 350, Golden B.C. V0A 1H0).
  3. By email to (only emails sent to this email will form part of the Council Agenda).

Any submissions must be received by 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

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