Steamboat Jubilee Mountain OCP

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We hosted a series of four Open Houses September 16 and 17 to present the draft Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan and share the results of the recent survey. We had approximately 50 people participate over the two days.

The DRAFT Official Community Plan can be found under the Project Information section along with copies of the Open House poster boards and copies of all the map schedules.

A comment period on the draft plan is now open and runs through October 19, 2020. To share your comments or concerns, fill out the comment form on this page. Alternatively, you can email Michele Bates at mbates@rdek.bc.ca.

Following the close of the public comment period, the comments will be considered as the Official Community Plan is finalized. It will then enter the formal bylaw process which includes being presented to the RDEK Board for first and second reading, a public hearing, and finally consideration by the Board for adoption. The formal bylaw process is expected to begin in November or December.

Project Goal:

The current Steamboat – Jubilee Mountain OCP was adopted in 2006. This planning process provides 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.


We hosted a series of four Open Houses September 16 and 17 to present the draft Steamboat Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan and share the results of the recent survey. We had approximately 50 people participate over the two days.

The DRAFT Official Community Plan can be found under the Project Information section along with copies of the Open House poster boards and copies of all the map schedules.

A comment period on the draft plan is now open and runs through October 19, 2020. To share your comments or concerns, fill out the comment form on this page. Alternatively, you can email Michele Bates at mbates@rdek.bc.ca.

Following the close of the public comment period, the comments will be considered as the Official Community Plan is finalized. It will then enter the formal bylaw process which includes being presented to the RDEK Board for first and second reading, a public hearing, and finally consideration by the Board for adoption. The formal bylaw process is expected to begin in November or December.

Project Goal:

The current Steamboat – Jubilee Mountain OCP was adopted in 2006. This planning process provides 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.
  • 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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    11 Jul 2019

    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