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A status report for the Comprehensive Review of the Official Community Plan. (.pdf)

Backgrounder Appendices
Appendices for the status report for the Comprehensive Review of the Official Community Plan. (.pdf)

Bylaw No. 2010
Being a bylaw to amend Land Use Elements of Bylaw No. 1950 – Official Community Plan. (.pdf)

Land Use Elements Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions with regards to Official Community Plan Land Use Elements. (.pdf)

Official Community Plan – Section 3.4 Land Use Track Changes Document
See the Track Changes Official Community Plan document with regards to Section 3.4 Land Use. (.pdf)

Official Community Plan – Appendix Track Changes Document
See the Track Changes Official Community Plan Appendix document. (.pdf)

Illustrative Plans
Learn how the Unified Development Bylaw can be used to achieve the goals set out in the Official Community Plan. These plans are intended to be used as examples to help guide future development. (.pdf)

Permit Review Process
A flowchart depicting how development submittals would be handled under the Bylaw.

UDB Impact on the OCP
These posters demonstrate just how many individual policies in the Official Community Plan (OCP) are addressed by the Unified Development Bylaw (UDB) process. (.pdf)

Community Questions and Answers
During the opening workshop, residents put forth a number of questions. This overview spells out the answers. (.pdf)

Revelstoke Official Community Plan
As adopted, July 2009. (3.9mb .pdf)

What’s a Charrette?
A funny word, to be sure, but also a great tool for collaborative consensus building.


Amended Secondary/Neighbourhood Planning Areas & District Study Areas Map

Amended Land Use Designation Map 1

Amended Land Use Designation Map 2

Amended Development Permit Areas Map 1

Amended Development Permit Areas Map 2


UDB Charrette Closing Presentation
Presented by PlaceMakers’ Geoff Dyer on June 11, 2010. (7mb .pdf)

Revelstoke Photo Survey
We showed residents a variety of photographs depicting different types of development around Revelstoke. See what they liked and didn’t like. (3.2mb .pdf)


What’s So Smart About the SmartCode? And Why Do We Need It?
Project leader Geoff Dyer spells out exactly what the SmartCode’s all about in this recent blog post.


Official Community Plan Amendments Release
Public and agency release for the draft OCP Land Use Changes open house.

Charrette Flyer
Download and pass along to your network of neighbors and friends.

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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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