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Official Community Plan (OCP) & Zoning Bylaw Update

Overview

The Village of Keremeos is updating the Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw to make sure that they are clear, consistent and work together to further the long-term goals and objectives of the community.

This Update is not proposing a major overhaul the OCP Bylaw and assumes that the community vision statement and broad goals contained in the current OCP Bylaw (No. 807, 2013) remain unchanged.  A summary of some of the changes proposed within Draft OCP Bylaw No. 850 is as follows:

  • updating the Community Profile based upon recent data (i.e. 2016 Census);
  • updating growth management projections based upon current trends and land availability;
  • implementation of a new policy direction of accommodating future growth within Village’s existing boundaries as opposed to through boundary expansion(s), including:
    • reinforcing the intent of the Medium Density Residential (MR) land use designation is for apartment buildings and townhouses;
    • applying new policies to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s (MoTI) gravel pit to ensure it retention for re-development in future;
    • replacing the “Country Residential (CR)” land use designation with a new “Agriculture Transition (AGX)” designation, the intent of which is a holding zone for other, non-farm uses, such Medium Density Residential (MR); and
    • updating the current policy regarding a review of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) boundaries and which parts of the Village this should be applied to.
  • replacing the “Commercial Core (CC)” land use designation with a new “Village Centre (VC)”;
  • removing the Building Design Guidelines (1991) from the OCP bylaw; and
  • updating the Land Use Map (being Schedule ‘B’ to the Draft OCP).

While the proposed changes to the zoning bylaw are more extensive in terms of the overall number of amendments, the intent is generally not to adversely impact permitted uses or densities.  A summary of some of the proposed changes is as follows:

  • new and revised definitions;
  • incorporation of floodplain regulations;
  • restructuring of zone titles and regulations (outlined in Comparison Tables below); and
  • updating the Zoning Map (being Schedule ‘B’ to the Draft Zoning Bylaw).

 

Background

An Official Community Plan (OCP) is the vision a community has for its future. It contains goals and policies that will shape future land use in a way that reflects the community's vision. These goals and policies form a framework used by Council, Village staff, other agencies and the community to guide their decisions about future land use.

The current OCP Bylaw No. 807 was adopted at Council’s meeting of July 15, 2013, and replaced the previous OCP Bylaw No. 675, 2004.  It is considered good practice to review an OCP Bylaw every 7-10 years to ensure that it is reflective of how the community’s long-term vision for growth and development.

Zoning Bylaws are used to implement Council’s land use planning vision as expressed in its OCP Bylaw, and may support community sustainability and resilience goals. More specifically, zoning bylaws regulate how land, buildings and other structures may be used.

The current Zoning Bylaw No. 778 was adopted at Council’s meeting of November 7, 2011 (prior to the adoption of the current OCP Bylaw), and replaced the previous Zoning Bylaw No. 678, 2004.  Since its adoption, the bylaw has been formally amended at least 22 times, with those amendments affecting numerous regulations within the bylaw.

 

Draft OCP & Zoning Bylaws

The following are draft versions of OCP Bylaw No. 850 and Zoning Bylaw No. 851:

Draft Village of Keremeos Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 850 (annotated version)

     Schedule ‘B’ (OCP Map)

Schedule ‘C’ (Hazard Lands Map – Flood & Steep Slope)

Schedule ‘D’ (Hazard Lands Map – Fire)

Schedule ‘E’ (Transportation Network Map)

Schedule ‘F’ (Watercourse Development Permit Area Map)

Schedule ‘G’ (Parks and Trails Map)

Draft Village of Keremeos Zoning Bylaw No. 851 (annotated version)

Schedule ‘B’ (Zoning Map)

Schedule ‘C’ (Floodplain Map)

 

Public Consultation

Due to the on-going provincial health emergency (COVID-19) and restrictions on in-person meetings, the Village is currently reviewing options for electronic consultation opportunities and controlled in-person meetings.  Once finalized, details of these meetings will be posted to this web-page (NOTE: it is currently anticipated that the soonest this may happen will be September / October of 2020).

In the interim, residents are encouraged to provide written feedback on the draft bylaws by email (coordinator@keremeos.ca), fax (250-499-5477) or by post (702 4th Street, Keremeos, Box 160, BC, V0X-1N0).  Feedback forms can be accessed here 

 

Background Materials

Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 807, 2013

Zoning Bylaw No. 778, 2011

Transition Matrix (OCP Land Use Designations)

Transition Matrix (Zoning Districts)

 

Comparison Tables – Zoning Bylaw 778 (2011) versus Zoning Bylaw 851 (2020):

Low Density Residential Zones:

Single Family Residential One (R1) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Low Density Residential Three (RS3) Zone (Bylaw No. 851)

Single Family Residential Two (R2) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Low Density Residential Two (RS2) Zone (Bylaw No. 851)

Single Family Residential Three (R3) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Low Density Residential Two (RS2) Zone (Bylaw No. 851)

Single Family Residential Four (R4) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Low Density Residential One (RS1) Zone (Bylaw No. 851)

Manufactured Home Park (R5) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Manufactured Home Park (RSM) Zone (Bylaw No. 851)

Duplex Residential (RD) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Low Density Residential Duplex (RD1) Zone (Bylaw No. 851)

 

Medium Density Residential Zones:

Multi Family Residential (RM1) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Medium Density Residential One (RM1) Zone (Bylaw No. 851)

 

Village Centre Zones:

General Commercial (C1) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Village Centre (VC) Zone (Bylaw 851)

 

Commercial Zones:

General Commercial (C1) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Highway Commercial (C1) Zone (Bylaw 851)

Highway Commercial (C2) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Highway Commercial (C1) Zone (Bylaw 851)

Highway Commercial (C2) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Service Commercial One (CS1) Zone (Bylaw 851)

Highway Commercial (C2) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Tourist Commercial One (CT1) Zone (Bylaw 851)

 

Industrial Zones:

Light Industrial (M1) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Industrial (M1) Zone (Bylaw 851)

Utilities (P3) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Industrial (M1) Zone (Bylaw 851)

General Industrial (M2) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Industrial (M1) Zone (Bylaw 851)

General Industrial (M2) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Aggregate Resources (M2) Zone (Bylaw 851)

 

Rural Zones:

Agriculture (A) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Agriculture (AG) Zone (Bylaw 851)

Country Residential (CR) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Agriculture Transition (AGX) Zone (Bylaw 851)

 

Administrative, Institutional & Cultural Zones:

Institutional (P1) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Administrative & Institutional (AI) Zone (Bylaw 851)

 

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Zones:

Parks and Recreation (P2) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Parks and Recreation (PR) Zone (Bylaw 851)

 

Transportation:

Light Industrial (M1) Zone (Bylaw 778) vs. Transportation Corridor (TC) Zone (Bylaw 851)

 

Council Consideration

Staff Report - Project Initiation

PowerPoint Presentation

Minutes (2020-07-06 Regular Council Meeting)

 

Contact Us!

Christopher Garrish
Contract Planner
cgarrish@rdos.bc.ca

250-490-4101