Panorama Area OCP

The Panorama Area Official Community Plan (OCP) process will engage 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 provide us with additional feedback:

  • Second Survey - Open NOW (click on the SURVEYS tab below)
  • Pin Drop - drop a pin (or pins) on the map of the plan area to indicate areas you like, things you appreciate, or areas where you have concern. Once you choose the right pin and drop it, make sure to leave a comment outlining your thoughts. (see the Pin Drop section below)
  • 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 will engage 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 provide us with additional feedback:

  • Second Survey - Open NOW (click on the SURVEYS tab below)
  • Pin Drop - drop a pin (or pins) on the map of the plan area to indicate areas you like, things you appreciate, or areas where you have concern. Once you choose the right pin and drop it, make sure to leave a comment outlining your thoughts. (see the Pin Drop section below)
  • 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.

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Q&A

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  • Why is the new OCP plan area being expanded so much?

    about 1 month ago

    The current OCP (1999) Plan Area Boundary followed the boundary of the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) prepared by the previous resort ownership Intrawest One of the goals of this process is to move beyond the Resort Master Develop Plan process that occurred at the Provincial level and recognize the privately owned parcels, Crown land under Commercial Recreation tenures, adjacent watersheds, etc.  adjacent to the resort.  There areas are relevant as land use decision making in  these areas influences and impacts what happens within the Panorama community and the Commercial Recreation Area (CRA) area managed by Panorama.   In the absence of the inclusion of these areas under an OCP, the RDEK does not  have any policy guidance if proposals are made in the future. 

    The proposed areas of expansion into the Taynton and Springs Creek Watersheds is intended to provide local government policy direction with respect to protection/conservation of these areas.  The intent is not to facilitate nor promote the expansion of the Resort or its CRA area into these areas.  As such when the draft is prepared this fall the RDEK will likely be considered Watershed Protection land use designations or similar and appropriate policies to this effect.  The RDEK will be conducting consultation activities it the fall with appropriate Provincial Ministries, impacted landowners and businesses, First Nations and interested organizations and groups.



  • What is an OCP?

    7 months ago

    An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a long term strategic planning document. The OCP will contain objectives and policies related to a range of topics including: residential land use, commercial or resort land use, industrial land use, recreational and environmental values, public safety and transportation.

    The OCP will contain different types of policies: direction to land use decision making within RDEK control; recommendations to advise decision making within the RDEK’s sphere of influence; and, identification of the preferred direction for items beyond the RDEK control but of public interest.

    To learn more, click the "What is an OCP" backgrounder in the Project Information section.


  • Why Update the OCP Now?

    7 months ago

    • The current OCP was adopted in 1999 and was heavily based on the Concept Development Plan prepared by the previous owner of Panorama Mountain Resort. A significant amount of development has occurred over the last twenty years and this is not currently recognized in the OCP. In order to permit some of this development the OCP has been amended 15 times since its adoption.
    • The project has been identified as a priority project by the RDEK Board of Directors in order to develop policy that addresses opportunities for future development, issues and opportunities.