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Land Use Amendments: Community Engagement and Feedback

The Official Community Plan (OCP) Land Use Amendments drop-in open house June 27 – June 30, 2011 enabled community engagement and discussion with residents. Community members spoke out about their visions for future growth in Revelstoke…

July 12th, 2011 at 10:23 am No Comments   | Read More

OCP Land Use Amendments: Open House and Presentation

City Council has released the draft Official Community Plan Land Use changes for public and agency comment. These amendments involve proposed new land use designations, specific neighbourhood planning descriptions and study areas, as well as proposed new development permit areas. The document is available for review and comment until July 31, 2011.

July 11th, 2011 at 11:00 am No Comments   | Read More

Talking T-Zones: Revelstoke
on Path to New Zoning

Friday afternoon’s presentation by the PlaceMakers consulting team wrapped four intensive days of community collaboration on key elements of a new Unified Development Bylaw. Though it was the final event in the week’s charrette , it also marked the start of a new phase in Revelstoke’s transition from growth guided by conventional, use-based zoning to a new approach that stresses character and context [...]

June 11th, 2010 at 10:19 pm Comments (2)  | Read More

Open House Inspires Feedback: Final Presentation Friday

This is exactly the kind of community engagement we want,” said PlaceMakers project manager Geoff Dyer after Thursday night’s Open House at the Community Centre. “We asked for a citizen critique, and we had great discussions with a great crowd. We’ll take all those comments into consideration for our Friday wrap-up…” [...]

June 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm Comments (3)  | Read More

Show and Tell Time: Demonstration Sites to be Featured

When residents come to Thursday night’s Open House and Community Review event at the Community Centre, they’ll see how the Unified Development Bylaw project team is advancing themes of the Revelstoke charrette .

A key strategy for taking community goals to the next level is the use of demonstration sites. [...]

June 9th, 2010 at 5:43 pm No Comments   | Read More

Students Speak Out:
Revelstoke in 20 Years

Revelstoke teachers and youth workers won’t be surprised that teens in the area already have plenty on their minds about how the city should grow into the future. But others will be impressed at the sophistication of young people, especially when it comes to focusing on the need to do two things at once – maintain the unique small town character of Revelstoke while providing opportunities that come with healthy growth… [cont.]

June 9th, 2010 at 3:55 pm No Comments   | Read More

Revelstoke Character: Can a Zoning Bylaw Assure It?

What Revelstoke has, said one resident during a Tuesday afternoon meeting, is “a sense of community in a region that has too often lost its sense of community.” Which is why more than 100 Revelstoke citizens showed up for discussions on the opening day of the charrette to talk community character and how to preserve it… [cont.]

June 8th, 2010 at 11:17 pm No Comments   | Read More

Team in Place, Tour Taken: Charrette Kicks-Off with Tonight’s Presentation

Revelstoke city staffers and the Unified Development Bylaw consulting team settled into their charrette studio Tuesday morning and took a tour of the area. “Now, we’re set to go for a week of discussion, drawing, and planning,” said Geoff Dyer, project manager for the PlaceMakers consulting team… [cont.]

June 8th, 2010 at 2:50 pm No Comments   | Read More

“Charrette” Begins Tuesday.
Everybody’s Invited.

Now, the fun begins. After a long lead-up involving community discussions and research on a variety of fronts, we’re ready to put Revelstoke’s hard work to use.

Beginning Tuesday, June 8, we’ll work with an international consulting team through four days of intense collaboration to produce key elements of Revelstoke’s new Unified Development Bylaw (UDB)… [cont.]

June 3rd, 2010 at 11:02 am Comments (3)  | Read More

As “Charrette” Nears, Prep Work Almost Complete

The June 8 start of Revelstoke’s planning “ charrette ” is nearing. And the planning team is wrapping up research that will serve as a foundation for the community discussion and idea testing during the four day charrette [cont.]

May 14th, 2010 at 2:35 pm No Comments   | Read More

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    In his introduction to Revelstoke’s Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted in July of 2009, Mayor David Raven makes a promise: “This is not a ‘whatever will be, will be’ plan, for the future is ours to see.”

    The mission now: Enable the OCP’s forward-looking vision, goals and policies with a regulatory approach that will ensure their implementation.

    “What we were able to do in our OCP was to establish key principles to guide our growth and redevelopment,” said Revelstoke planning director John Guenther. “That step had to come first. We had to say: ‘This is who we are. And this is how we intend to grow into our future.’

    “With that foundation established, we’re ready for the next phase, which is to embed our guiding principles into a legal framework,” said Guenther. “That’s what this process is all about.”

    This process is a collaborative one, partnering City officials and staff, Revelstoke citizens and stakeholders, and an international consulting team .

    The main event is an intensive, multi-day, collaborative public workshop called a charrette (see video), June 8-11. Out of the workshop will come the essential elements of a new Unified Development Bylaw (UDB).

    “Just as we developed the principles in the OCP together as a community, we’ll take this next big step together, as well,” said Guenther. “With the OCP to guide us, we can now focus on exactly what we need in the new bylaw to get us where we want to go. Citizens will have a good idea of what will be in that new bylaw by the end of our June charrette.”

    For background on the goals that will set the charrette agenda, go right to the source – the OCP. You can read the complete OCP here (4mb .pdf). Many of the goals fall under these broad mandates:

    > Recognize and honor Revelstoke’s unique heritage, both in terms of the natural environment and our architectural traditions.

    > Assure community affordability for a broad range of incomes and life stages.

    > Maintain inclusiveness and transparency in all community planning processes.

    > Align local goals for sustainability – environmentally, socially, and economically – with global goals.

    > “Act locally/think globally.”

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