Public Hearing

When: July 24 - 06:00pm

Where: Council Chambers, Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue

What's Proposed: An amendment to the new Official Community Plan is proposed to correct items which were identified during the OCP adoption process but were not able to be addressed at that time.

Bylaw: District of Squamish Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500, 2017, Amendment Bylaw (General Amendments) No. 2617, 2018.

General Amendments: 
Throughout the adoption process for the new District of Squamish Official
Community Plan, staff continued to review the policies for errors, omissions and opportunities for improvement. Some corrections were not able to be addressed in the bylaw adoption process due to the nature of the changes. Staff noted these changes for inclusion in a general amendments bylaw to be initiated following adoption of Bylaw 2500. Amendments address housekeeping corrections and the following items:

  • Growth Management: Ensure that OCP policy language closely aligns with municipal authorities and growth management directives in governing legislation while still meeting the intended policy direction of the adopted OCP.
  • Squamish Business Park: Ensure open space is provided within the Squamish Business Park for the health and well-being of employees.
  • Schedule B Land Use: Designate specific areas of the Cheekeye which were mistakenly designated ‘Facilities, Utilities, and Transportation Corridor’ as ‘Resource and Recreation’.
  • Schedule “M” DPA: Form & Character: Correct Development Permit Area mapping for areas intended to be designated ‘Commercial Centre’ and ‘Intensive and Restricted Industrial’ but which were inappropriately given other designations.

A copy of the proposed bylaw and related information that is being considered by Council may be inspected online at squamish.ca/showcase or in person between July 12, 2018 and July 24, 2018 at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue, Squamish, British Columbia between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday inclusive, and between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, excluding statutory holidays. Enquiries regarding the proposed amendment bylaw may be made to the Planning Department at 604.815.5002.

Persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will have an opportunity to be heard and to present written submissions at the Public Hearing or, if unable to attend, may deliver a written submission to the General Manager of Corporate Services or by email to hearing@squamish.ca by 4 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing.

All submissions will form part of the public record.

Council will not consider submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing.

Questions? Please contact the Planning Department at 604.815.5002 or by email .