Representing Diverse Communities in the Kootenays
RDCK is creating a new Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area I, and we need your assistance. The current OCP was created in 1996, and we are excited to refresh it.
An OCP is a ‘statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management, within the area covered by the plan, respecting the purposes of local government.’ OCPs are important - they capture the vision for our communities’ future and set the stage for other bylaws and plans that initiate action and drive development including zoning bylaws, subdivision bylaws, transportation plans, asset management plans, etc.
The making of an OCP is a collaborative process with extensive engagement with the public, local business owners, community associations, non-profits, First Nations, servicing providers, school districts, and other government agencies.
For more information, review this FAQ document.
Continue to check this webpage and follow RDCK’s Facebook and Twitter page for the latest updates. Information on how to get involved will posted here and will also be added to the RDCK Events Calendar. Please see the events calendar for details on how to join remotely or contact OCPReview@rdck.bc.ca.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 6pm-9pm—Pass Creek Community Hall, 1989 Pass Creek Road
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 6pm-9pm—Glade Hall , 2160 Glade Road
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 6pm-9pm—Shoreacres Community Hall, 2625 Shoreacres Road
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 6pm-9pm—Brilliant Cultural Centre, 1876 Brilliant Road
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 6pm-9pm—Tarrys Community Hall, 1986 HWY 3A
Visit rdck.ca/AreaIOCP for further instructions on how to attend or how to still participate if you are unable to make it out.
Please use the following links to access the RDCK Kitchen Table Discussion Materials:
Kitchen Table Discussion Guide
Stephanie Johnson, Planner
Tel: (250) 352-8175
Continue to check this webpage and follow RDCK’s Facebook and Twitter page for the latest updates.
Backgrounders and mapping provide important information on the current state of key topics.
Other Relevant Projects and Studies:
|Board Endorsement||In 2016, staff was directed by the Board to initiate the Area ‘I’ OCP Review.||Complete|
|Public Survey||In 2016, a “land use survey” was completed by approximately 250 Area ‘I’ residents. Results of the survey are available here.||
|Community Planning Workshops||In November 2016, a round of Community Planning Workshops were held in several different Area ‘I’ Communities. A summary of these workshops is available here.||
|Community Meetings||In July 2017, a round of community meetings were held in several Area ‘I’ communities. A summary of these workshops is available here.||
|Project paused for additional studies||
The Area 'I' OCP review was temporarily paused in order to undertake the "DRASTIC" Shoreacres Aquifer Vulnerability Study and Brilliant Headponds Guidelines.
|Open House (virtual)||
Open house to review. See presentation from the open house here: OCP Re-Launch Open House
|Community Specific Focused Conversation Sessions (in-person)||
In-person community meetings will be held in Tarrys/Thrums, Brilliant, Pass Creek, Glade, and Shoreacres/Voykin Subdivision
Tentatively scheduled for Feburary 2023
|Community Open House (in-person)||In-person community open house to obtain feedback on Draft OCP. Specific location in Electoral Area 'I' to be determined.||Tentatively scheduled for Spring 2023|
|Public Hearing||Formal public hearing||To be determined|
|Refinement||Incorporate comments received and make any changes||To be determined|
The content on this page was last updated March 8 2023 at 5:52 AM