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…
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.
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… [...]
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…” [...]
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. [...]
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.]
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.]
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.]
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.]