RGS Minor Amendment (Growth Management text amendments)

Dec 15, 2016
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The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) has initiated a minor amendment of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1062, 2008 to address specific text amendments in support of the SLRD Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Goal 1: Focus Development into Compact, Complete, Sustainable Communities

The following resolutions were made by the SLRD Board on December 14, 2016:

THAT SLRD staff be directed to proceed with a minor amendment of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1062, 2008 to address the following text amendments:

  • Replace the first bullet under Strategic Direction 1.1 a) with: Direct growth and settlement development towards Member Municipalities and existing SLRD Master Planned Communities.
  • Amend the Master-Planned Communities land use designation description by replacing the phrase “Significant future growth will be accommodated in these communities” with:
    • For existing SLRD master planned communities, further growth is not supported beyond what is currently contemplated in SLRD Official Community Plans (OCPs) and what is specified in the SLRD Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Zoning and OCP amendments that propose to increase density or area of existing SLRD master planned communities are not supported.
    • ​New master planned communities and/or urban areas are not supported outside of the established settlement areas.
  • ​Remove the Destination Resort language found on pages 24-26 of the RGS Bylaw

The RGS minor amendment/text amendments were prepared by the RGS Steering Committee pursuant to a request made at an RGS Elected Officials Forum held November 10, 2016 (attended by representatives of the SLRD, District of Squamish, Resort Municipality of Whistler and Village of Pemberton).  As per the SLRD RGS Minor Amendment Process and the Local Government Act (LGA), 30 days written notice was given to each affected local government, with any written comments provided by affected local governments to be considered prior to bylaw readings.   

The SLRD Board will be considering first and second reading of the RGS Amendment Bylaw on March 15, 2017 at 10:30 am in the SLRD Boardroom, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC. Any written comments provided by affected local governments will be considered prior to bylaw readings. 

For more information on the SLRD RGS Bylaw No. 1062, 2008, see the Regional Growth Strategy page.

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