Public Hearing

When: September 25 - 06:00pm

Where: The 55 Activity Centre - 1201 Village Green Way

A District-initiated Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment which includes corrections and improvements identified by staff to the District of Squamish Official Community Plan Bylaw 2500.

District of Squamish Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500, 2017, Amendment Bylaw (General Amendments) No. 2630, 2018.

The proposed bylaw includes amendments to a number of sections.

Growth Management

  • Align policy with municipal authorities and ensure future Council’s decision making is not fettered.
  • Remove vague references.
  • Remove references to ‘extraordinary community benefits’ as well as public benefits. 
  • Focus on mitigation and offsetting impacts of future development.
  • Maintain policy to direct development within the Growth Management Boundary until substantial completion of residential infill development opportunities has occurred. 

Natural Environment

  • Correct a grammatical error resulting from integration of referral agency feedback during the bylaw adoption process.

Squamish Business Park

  • Add policies from the original Squamish Business Park Sub Area Plan related to encouraging open space for employees and customers which were intended to be included in the OCP.

Land Use Plan

  • Replace Figure 29-1 to correct a discrepancy between Schedule B and Figure 29- 1. The designation of parcels along Main Street identified in Figure 1 will be corrected from Mixed Employment to Downtown Commercial Centre as per Schedule B.

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Figure 1. Parcels Redesignated as Downtown Commercial Centre

DPA 3: Universal Guidelines

  • Clarify that DPA universal guidelines do not apply to airport development. 

Schedule B Land Use

  • Correct Land Use designation for areas in the Cheekeye Fan identified in Figure 2 from ‘Facilities, Utilities, and Transportation Corridor’ to ‘Resource and Recreation’.

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Figure 2. Parcels to Designate ‘Resource and Recreation’

Schedule M DPA: Form and Character

  • Correct Development Permit Area for parcels identified in Figure 1 from DPA 7, Downtown South to DPA 5, Commercial Centre.
  • Expand DPA 10 (Intensive and Restricted Industrial) from the current extent to a larger area as identified in Figure 3, to correct a mapping error.

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Figure 3. DPA 10 Current Extent (left) and Proposed Extent (right)

A copy of the proposed bylaw and related information that is being considered by Council may be inspected in person between September 13 and September 25, 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 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?  604.815.5002 or