Notice of Public Hearing - Area D: Furry Creek OCP/Zoning Amendments

Aug 11, 2022
Affected Communities: 
Electoral Area D

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

  1. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1135-2013, Amendment Bylaw No. 1726-2021; and
  2. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1727-2021.

PURPOSE OF BYLAW No. 1726-2021
The subject lands are designated Planned Community under the Electoral Area D Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1135-2013, which provides for the proposed development. The OCP Amendment Bylaw seeks to replace the existing Furry Creek Neighbourhood section with updated content and mapping, recognizing the focused planning process that has now taken place.

  • The new Furry Creek Neighbourhood section of the Howe Sound East Sub Area Plan includes:
  • updated Furry Creek Neighbourhood vision, objectives and policies; and
  • Riparian Protection, Environmental Protection and Natural Hazards Protection Development Permit Area (DPA) mapping (full DPA guidelines are included in the Area D OCP Bylaw).

PURPOSE OF BYLAW No. 1727-2021
The proposed development includes zoned and unzoned lands, which have existing Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure development approvals (Preliminary Layout Approval (PLA)) and two Section 219 land development agreements (Waterfront and Uplands Covenants). SLRD staff propose that the rights and obligations set out in these Covenants and PLA be incorporated into a Comprehensive Development Zoning Bylaw - along with more detailed development controls (gross floor area, height, siting, parcel area/coverage, etc.) and more diversified housing options (original development was largely single-family dwellings) - and new Section 219 land development agreement.

The Furry Creek Comprehensive Development 3 Zone (CD3 Zone) provides for:

  • up to 870 dwelling units – including a minimum of 120 non-market affordable dwelling units with a minimum of 60 residential rental tenure units;
  • up to 120 resort hotel/tourist accommodation units;
  • 2323m2 of village/community commercial;
  • community centre (475m2), administration office (93m2), and child care facility(s) (74 spaces at build out);
  • 19.1 ha of parks, trails and open space;
  • fire hall, including quint/aerial ladder truck and equipment; and
  • transportation hub (see bylaw for full community amenities).

The Zoning and OCP amendment applications are being processed concurrently. The area covered by Bylaw 1726-2021 and 1727-2021 includes the following Legal Descriptions 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 July 21 to August 11, 2022 not including weekends and statutory holidays or on the SLRD website at www.slrd.bc.ca/FurryCreek. The public hearing is to be chaired by Electoral Area D Director Tony Rainbow 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 bylaws at the public hearing. All persons can 1) submit written comments; and/or make oral representations in person at the public hearing.

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 August 10, 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 August 11, 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 in Person:
The public hearing will take place August 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Britannia Mine Museum multi-purpose room, 150 Copper Dr, Britannia Beach.

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