Area C Public Hearing

May 17, 2022
Affected Communities: 
Electoral Area C, Village of Pemberton

Public Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act that a Public Hearing will be held electronically regarding the following bylaws:

  1. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 689, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1741-2022;
  2. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 1697-2020; and
  3. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 689, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1698-2020.

PURPOSE OF BYLAW No. 1741-2022
The bylaw seeks to introduce a Wildfire Protection Development Permit Area (DPA) for Electoral Area C. A Wildfire Protection DPA is needed to help reduce the risk to public safety, property and forests from wildfire hazards. Electoral Area C is the only area within the SLRD not covered by a Wildfire Protection DPA. The objective of the Wildfire Protection DPA is to ensure new developments in Electoral Area C are designed and constructed to minimize wildfire hazard, and contribute to the fire safety of neighbourhoods and communities. The bylaw applies to the entire Electoral Area C.

PURPOSE OF BYLAW No. 1697-2020 and 1698-2020
The bylaws are associated with an application to amend the zoning and OCP designation at 2037 Sea to Sky Hwy 99 to facilitate a Village type mixed-use commercial and residential development on vacant land within the Mount Currie commercial area. Specifically, the project proposes two separate buildings with ground level commercial and 1-2 levels of residential. The South building consists of 36 units of affordable non-market rental housing units, while the North building consists of 17 moderate income - affordable market rental units. The current Community Commercial Zoning and Commercial OCP Designation does not provide for residential development, thus the need for a Zoning and OCP amendment application. The Zoning and OCP amendment applications are being processed concurrently. The area covered by Bylaw 1697-2020 and 1698-2020 is PID: 031-105-084 LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 209, LILLOOET DISTRICT, PLAN EPP102417 as outlined on the map included in this notice:

INFORMATION
A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at the Regional District office, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC, during office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm from May 2 to May 17, 2022 not including weekends and statutory holidays or on the SLRD website project pages (Lil'wat Mainstreet Development and Area C Wildfire Protection DPA). The public hearing is to be chaired by Electoral Area C Director Russell Mack as a delegate of the SLRD Regional Board.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
All persons who believe that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw at the public hearing. All persons can 1) submit written comments; and/or make oral representations LIVE via online video or phone conferencing (your image will not be broadcast to the Board or the public).

1. Submit Written Comments to the Board:
Written submissions must be addressed to “SLRD Board of Directors,” and include your name and mailing address. Until 4:00pm on May 16, 2022, written submissions will be received at the following:

Email:             
planning@slrd.bc.ca

Hard Copy:      
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Planning Department
PO Box 219, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0

Written submissions will also be accepted on May 17, 2022 between 8:00am and the time when the motion to close the Public Hearing is made. During this timeframe, written comments must be submitted by email to: cdewar@slrd.bc.ca

2. Participate LIVE via Online Video or Phone Conferencing
The live Public Hearing will take place May 17, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. via online video and phone conferencing. The Public Hearing will be conducted using Zoom and can be accessed via either online video or phone conferencing. No registration is required. Log-in details will be posted to the notice page: www.slrd.bc.ca/inside-slrd/notices three days prior to the Public Hearing. You may also call the Planning Department three days prior to the Public Hearing at 604.894.6371 to get the log-in information. 

ACCESSING THE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC HEARING
Register in advance for this webinar: 
https://ca01web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ms0eyJZrTSOEtjkFuAfUhQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Instructions for Participating via Zoom Online Video or Phone Conferencing

Online video: It is possible to access the Public Hearing on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Your camera will not be available, but your microphone will need to be enabled. To indicate that you wish to make an oral representation, click on the ‘raise a hand’ feature. The moderator will allow each person to speak in turn. When it is your turn to speak, your microphone will be unmuted and you will be asked to provide your name and address for the public record. Please be patient as there may be others in the queue before you.

Phone conferencing: To access the Public Hearing by phone, use the phone number above along with the meeting ID and password from the website as prompted. To indicate that you wish to make an oral representation, use the ‘raise hand’ feature by dialing [*9]. When it is your turn to speak, the meeting moderator will announce the last three digits of your phone number, and your line will be unmuted. You will be asked to provide your name and address for the public record. Please be patient as there may be others in the queue before you.

After the conclusion of this Public Hearing, the SLRD Board cannot receive representations from the public on the proposed Bylaw.

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