Panorama Area OCP

The Panorama Area Official Community Plan (OCP) process is engaging the community and Resort Ownership on current land use issues and opportunities. It will result in the creation of new land use policies to guide further development or land use conservation, and assist the RDEK Board in land use decision making for the Panorama area.

WHERE ARE WE AT NOW?
Residents and property owners in Panorama and Area are invited to an Open House on December 30th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Panorama Fire Hall where the draft Official Community Plan will be presented.

  • Open House - December 30
  • Second Survey Completed - residents and property owners in Panorama and Area provided us with additional feedback in a second survey. Click here to see the results!.
  • Issues & Ideas Survey Results Summary - click here to see the results of the Issues & Ideas Survey, which closed in May.

PROPOSED PLAN AREA:
The proposed plan area includes the existing area covered by the 1999 version with the addition of the remainder of the Taynton Creek Watershed to the east and privately held parcels in the Spring Creek Watershed to the north of Toby Creek. The inclusion of the additional land within the plan area recognizes the importance of the future use and/or conservation of these lands in relation to the current plan area.

GOALS OF THE PLANNING PROCESS:

  • Draft a new Official Community Plan for the Panorama area that recognize the last twenty years of development at the Resort and plan for future land uses.
  • Introduce revised Development Permit Areas that reflect current best practice and make sense for the Panorama community.

The Panorama Area Official Community Plan (OCP) process is engaging the community and Resort Ownership on current land use issues and opportunities. It will result in the creation of new land use policies to guide further development or land use conservation, and assist the RDEK Board in land use decision making for the Panorama area.

WHERE ARE WE AT NOW?
Residents and property owners in Panorama and Area are invited to an Open House on December 30th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Panorama Fire Hall where the draft Official Community Plan will be presented.

  • Open House - December 30
  • Second Survey Completed - residents and property owners in Panorama and Area provided us with additional feedback in a second survey. Click here to see the results!.
  • Issues & Ideas Survey Results Summary - click here to see the results of the Issues & Ideas Survey, which closed in May.

PROPOSED PLAN AREA:
The proposed plan area includes the existing area covered by the 1999 version with the addition of the remainder of the Taynton Creek Watershed to the east and privately held parcels in the Spring Creek Watershed to the north of Toby Creek. The inclusion of the additional land within the plan area recognizes the importance of the future use and/or conservation of these lands in relation to the current plan area.

GOALS OF THE PLANNING PROCESS:

  • Draft a new Official Community Plan for the Panorama area that recognize the last twenty years of development at the Resort and plan for future land uses.
  • Introduce revised Development Permit Areas that reflect current best practice and make sense for the Panorama community.
  • Draft Panorama OCP to be Presented During Open House in December

    16 days ago

    After several months of consultation, the RDEK will be presenting the draft Panorama and Area Official Community Plan (OCP) to the public next month.

    “We have received feedback from the community from our open houses, two surveys, workshops and online engagement tools and all of the feedback provided has been compiled and considered in the preparation of the draft OCP,” says Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok.

    A summary of the recent survey results has just been posted on engage.rdek.bc.ca.

    The next step in the process will be a third open house, where the draft Official Community Plan will...

    After several months of consultation, the RDEK will be presenting the draft Panorama and Area Official Community Plan (OCP) to the public next month.

    “We have received feedback from the community from our open houses, two surveys, workshops and online engagement tools and all of the feedback provided has been compiled and considered in the preparation of the draft OCP,” says Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok.

    A summary of the recent survey results has just been posted on engage.rdek.bc.ca.

    The next step in the process will be a third open house, where the draft Official Community Plan will be presented. “We are hoping the community continues to stay engaged and will join us at the upcoming open house to review the draft plan and to provide continued feedback,” adds Clovechok.

    The open house will be held December 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Panorama Fire Hall. “We recognize there is varied ownership within the plan area and that many property owners live outside the area, so we are hoping that by holding the open house at the end of December, many of those owners will be able to attend in person,” adds Clovechok.

    For those that are not able to attend, all of the information that will be presented at the open house will be posted on the Panorama & Area OCP Project Page on engage.rdek.bc.ca and shared via the RDEK’s Panorama email group.

    The OCP planning process kicked off earlier this past spring and is expected to be complete by mid-2020.

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  • Panorama OCP Open House #2 Slated for Early July

    16 days ago

    A public meeting will be held at Panorama Resort to present the results of the Ideas & Issues survey, provide an opportunity for attendees to start providing feedback on future land use and policy direction, and look ahead to the next steps in the process.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Copper Crown Conference Room - 2000 Panorama Drive

    A short presentation by RDEK staff will be held at 6:30 pm.

    For more information contact Karen MacLeod, at 250.489.2791, toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or email at kmacleod@rdek.bc.ca






    A public meeting will be held at Panorama Resort to present the results of the Ideas & Issues survey, provide an opportunity for attendees to start providing feedback on future land use and policy direction, and look ahead to the next steps in the process.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Copper Crown Conference Room - 2000 Panorama Drive

    A short presentation by RDEK staff will be held at 6:30 pm.

    For more information contact Karen MacLeod, at 250.489.2791, toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or email at kmacleod@rdek.bc.ca






  • Panorama Residents Introduced to New Community Planning Process

    9 months ago

    Over 70 people participated in the introductory Open House for the Panorama Official Community Plan (OCP) process on Saturday.

    “The main purpose of the event was to explain what an OCP is and what this planning process involves, while being able to meet directly with residents and open those lines of communication,” explains RDEK Area F Director Susan Clovechok. “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of community involvement, so I was pleased to see so many people in attendance.”

    In addition to the general overview, the RDEK’s lead planner on the project, Karen MacLeod, explained how the RDEK will work...

    Over 70 people participated in the introductory Open House for the Panorama Official Community Plan (OCP) process on Saturday.

    “The main purpose of the event was to explain what an OCP is and what this planning process involves, while being able to meet directly with residents and open those lines of communication,” explains RDEK Area F Director Susan Clovechok. “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of community involvement, so I was pleased to see so many people in attendance.”

    In addition to the general overview, the RDEK’s lead planner on the project, Karen MacLeod, explained how the RDEK will work with Panorama Mountain Resort throughout the process and discussed the future development potential of the community. “Having residents understand what the possibilities are and then share their ideas and vision for the future of their community is a key component in developing the draft plan,” adds MacLeod.

    The Open House was the first step in what will be a 12-month process and the RDEK will be providing information and engagement opportunities both in-person at events such as Saturday’s Open House and online through a digital engagement platform. “We recognize many property owners live outside the community and are eager to participate in the process. The RDEK will be using online engagement as an additional tool to ensure everyone feels they can access the information they need and can meaningfully participate in the process regardless of where they may be,” adds Clovechok.

    Copies of the information and display boards from the Open House are posted on the project page on engage.rdek.bc.ca.

    The next step will be an issues and ideas survey, which the RDEK hopes to have out in the next few weeks.

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  • New Official Community Plan Process Gets Underway for Panorama Area

    9 months ago

    A new planning process will soon be underway for the Panorama Area.

    “The current Official Community Plan (OCP) was adopted in 1999 and was based heavily on a Concept Development Plan prepared by the previous owner of Panorama Mountain Resort,” explains RDEK Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok. “Over the past twenty years there has been significant growth and change in the area, much of which is not recognized in the current OCP, so it is time to update it.”

    Recognizing the varied ownership, and that many property owners live outside the area, the RDEK will be adding a new...

    A new planning process will soon be underway for the Panorama Area.

    “The current Official Community Plan (OCP) was adopted in 1999 and was based heavily on a Concept Development Plan prepared by the previous owner of Panorama Mountain Resort,” explains RDEK Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok. “Over the past twenty years there has been significant growth and change in the area, much of which is not recognized in the current OCP, so it is time to update it.”

    Recognizing the varied ownership, and that many property owners live outside the area, the RDEK will be adding a new online engagement component. “We will be working directly with the Resort and stakeholders, and will continue to have Open Houses and face-to-face opportunities for residents; however, we will also be adding a new digital engagement aspect to the consultation process to enable the widest participation possible,” says Planner Karen MacLeod.

    The RDEK will be hosting an introductory Open House on March 23 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Copper Crown Conference Room at Panorama Mountain Resort. The Open House will introduce the process and project milestones and begin the conversation with the community about what is important to them. “The goal of updating the OCP is to ensure it reflects the community’s vision for the future of the area and having the community’s participation is key to ensuring we achieve that goal,” adds Clovechok.

    The OCP covers properties within the Panorama Mountain Resort and a small number of private properties surrounding it. It is expected to take about a year to complete.

    An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a long term strategic planning document that reflects the community’s vision for the future while providing a policy framework to promote greater certainty in land use decision making by the Regional District Board.

    More information about the Panorama Area OCP planning process is available on engage.rdek.bc.ca.

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