Construction Impact Mitigation Strategy

The District of Squamish is committed to ensuring the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, and that the disruptions to the community and traffic associated with construction activity are minimized. Mitigating the disruptive impact of construction-related traffic on District streets and boulevards is an important part of the development and construction process. The CIMS document provides guidelines for developing a Construction Impact Mitigation Strategy (CIMS) that will be acceptable to the District. A CIMS will be required when a development or construction project is expected to have an impact on:

  • The mobility or safety of pedestrians, cyclists, transit, and vehicular traffic
  • The typical functioning of the neighbourhood including interruptions and impacts to surrounding residents, businesses, and institutions from construction activity and worker/trades parking needs.

A CIMS is required prior to issuing the Permission to Construct certificate under Servicing Agreements (off-site works), Site Alteration Permits (onsite soil removal/fill), and Building Permits.
The applicant should use these guidelines to ensure that all required basic elements are included in the plan. The level of detail for each basic element will be determined by the District and will be based on the complexity of the project, the context in which the project is taking place, and the volume and variety of traffic being affected.

Click here to view Construction Impact Mitigation Strategy Guidelines.