Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Council gives first and second reading to update zoning bylaw to allow Ladyluck Tattoo to relocate

Langley City’s zoning bylaw requires a 400-metre separation distance between a new business and existing businesses in specific categories to help promote a variety of retail service-oriented businesses in our community. Tattoo parlours are one of those categories of businesses.

In December, Council gave third reading to a rezoning bylaw which, if given final reading, would enable the redevelopment of the property located at 20785 Fraser Highway to build a 6-storey mixed-use building.

Ladyluck Tattoo is located at 20785 Fraser Highway, and as a result of this possible redevelopment, the owner found a new location within Langley City to relocate their business. Ladyluck Tattoo has operated in our community for 27 years, but because of the 400-metre separation distance requirement, they would not be able to relocate within Langley City.

Council’s intent, requiring a 400-metre separation distance for certain service-oriented businesses, is to create a diverse service-oriented business community. The intent is not to force an owner to go out of business in Langley City.

As a result, Langley City staff have worked with the owner of Ladyluck Tattoo to propose an update to our zoning bylaw, allowing the business to relocate to 103 – 20258 Fraser Highway and move back to 20785 Fraser Highway if and when that project completes.

Council gave first and second reading to update our zoning bylaw to allow the relocation of Ladyluck Tattoo. Council will also hold an extra council meeting this month to ensure that this proposed update to the zoning bylaw could be adopted before Ladyluck Tattoo has to move.

As an aside, one of the reasons why I love living in Langley City is that we are small enough that each business and resident has the opportunity to be heard by Council and City staff personally.

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