Steamboat Jubilee Mountain OCP

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Consultation has concluded. The new Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan has been adopted and can be found here: https://www.rdek.bc.ca/bylaws/ocp_zoning_landuse/ocp/steamboatjubileeocp/

The Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan was adopted by the RDEK Board at its April 9, 2021 Board Meeting.

The new OCP is expected to be loaded on the Bylaws page of the RDEK website within the next few days, at which time this project page will be archived.

Thank you to all who participated in the planning process over the last 18 months. Your input and engagement was a key factor in helping shape this important guiding document.

Project Goal:

This planning process provided an opportunity to:

  • update the land use policies with the current views of the community;
  • include development permits for environmentally sensitive areas within the plan area; and
  • re-visit the community’s vision for the commercial core in Edgewater.

The Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan was adopted by the RDEK Board at its April 9, 2021 Board Meeting.

The new OCP is expected to be loaded on the Bylaws page of the RDEK website within the next few days, at which time this project page will be archived.

Thank you to all who participated in the planning process over the last 18 months. Your input and engagement was a key factor in helping shape this important guiding document.

Project Goal:

This planning process provided an opportunity to:

  • update the land use policies with the current views of the community;
  • include development permits for environmentally sensitive areas within the plan area; and
  • re-visit the community’s vision for the commercial core in Edgewater.

Consultation has concluded. The new Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan has been adopted and can be found here: https://www.rdek.bc.ca/bylaws/ocp_zoning_landuse/ocp/steamboatjubileeocp/

  • Steamboat Jubilee Mountain OCP Adopted

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    The Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan (OCP) has been adopted by the RDEK Board.

    “This has been a comprehensive process stretching over the course of several months and has culminated in an important guiding document that will provide direction within the plan area for years to come,” says Electoral Area G Director Gerry Wilkie.

    The new OCP includes updated land use policies, development permits for environmentally sensitive lands and wildfire hazard within the plan area, and a host of other policies that will help provide a framework for development within the next five to ten years. Prior to planning any new construction or land disturbance on their property, residents within the plan area are encouraged to check with the RDEK regarding the new Development Permit requirements.

    “Residents and stakeholders play a key role in the success of any planning process, and I want to thank the many residents who were involved throughout the process. Their vision and feedback was critical in moving the OCP forward,” adds Wilkie. “I “also want to acknowledge and thank Planner Michele Bates, who was instrumental in working with the community throughout the past 18 months.”

    The OCP covers most of the private land in Area G including: Wilmer, the rural areas around Radium, and north to Brisco and Spillimacheen. It is expected to be posted on the RDEK’s website within the next few days.

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  • Draft OCP to be Presented at Upcoming Open Houses

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    The RDEK will present the draft Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan (OCP) during Open Houses scheduled to be held over two days next week.

    “Running an Official Community Plan process during a pandemic has pushed back our timelines a bit, but staff has been working hard on the plan for several months and we are excited to be at the point where we can share the draft OCP with residents,” says Electoral Area G Director Gerry Wilkie.

    The Open Houses will be held at the Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort in Radium September 16 and 17 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm each day. It will be an informal drop-in format and has been scheduled at four different times to try and ensure all residents have the opportunity to attend and view the draft OCP. The information provided at the Open Houses will be identical so residents only need to attend at a time that works best for them.

    “There will not be a formal staff presentation but staff will be available for any questions people may have,” explains Wilkie. Safety precautions such as social distancing and limiting the number of residents within the meeting at one time will be in place. We want residents to be aware that they may be asked to wait outside if the meeting room has reached the capacity of residents who can be safely distanced at one time.

    The draft OCP, associated maps, copies of the poster boards from the open house and more will be posted on the Steamboat Jubilee Mountain OCP project page on engage.rdek.bc.ca by September 21st along with the links to the public comment forms. The public comment period will run through October 19, 2020.

    While the consultation and comment forms are being run largely on line, those who do not have access to a computer but who wish to get copies of the draft and make comment can contact Michele Bates at 1-888-478-7335 to make arrangements.

  • New Official Community Plan Process Soon to be Underway in Area G

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    The RDEK Board of Directors has approved a new planning process to review and update the Steamboat – Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan in Electoral Area G.

    “The current Official Community Plan (OCP) was adopted in 2006 and this process will provide us with an opportunity to check-in with residents to determine what is still relevant and where changes may be required to the plan,” says RDEK Electoral Area G Director Gerry Wilkie. “One aspect of the OCP review that many residents of Edgewater will be eager to learn more about will be working on the community’s vision for the old Credit Union and Improvement District buildings in town.”

    The OCP review extends well beyond the boundaries of Edgewater, as the plan covers most of the private land in Area G. “The plan area covers Wilmer, the rural areas around Radium, and extends north to Brisco and Spillimacheen,” explains RDEK Planner Michele Bates, who will be leading the project. “Aside from the general review and check-in, we also hope to explore new opportunities for development permit areas related to FireSmart residential construction and environmentally sensitive areas to be consistent with our other OCPs.”

    The planning process is expected to take between 12 and 18 months to complete.

    “We will ensure the community is informed every step of the way, starting with an introductory Open House within the next few months,” adds Bates.

    An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a long-term planning document that provides a framework for community development. More information about the Steamboat – Jubilee Mountain OCP planning process will be available on engage.rdek.bc.ca in the near future.

    Released: April 5, 2019