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  • Development Services Projects

Projects

The Development Services Department is currently involved in several planning projects that support the Official Community Plan, Council Strategic Priorities and Capital Projects being pursued by the District.

In 2020, Holland Planning Innovations prepared a draft zoning bylaw to replace the District of Sicamous Zoning Bylaw No. 101, 1993. The first draft passed First Reading at the August 11, 2021 Regular Council Meeting. After further consultation and revision, the second draft passed Second Reading at the May 11, 2022 Regular Council Meeting.

 

Current Zoning Bylaw

Zoning Bylaw 101, 1993 (Consolidated)

Zoning Bylaw No. 101, 1993

Zoning Map

Proposed Zoning Bylaw (Second Reading)

District of Sicamous Zoning Bylaw 1000, 2022
Bylaw 1000, 2022 Schedule A-D (Full Bylaw) Contents
Definitions Administration  General Regulations
Zones Maps Floodplain & Parking

Contact: Sarah Martin, Planner, District of Sicamous PH: (250)836-5261 E: smartin@sicamous.ca

Over the summer of 2021, the District completed a public survey, open houses and workshops to inform a revitalization plan for Main Street, in particular, to inform the road cross section for Main Street. This includes road and sidewalk width, parking type, street furnishings, intersection treatments, and boulevards. This project ties in with the Shuswap Healing Centre and housing projects on Main Street.

"The street is a place to be seen. Sociability is a large part of why cities exist, and the streets are a major if not the only public place for that sociability to develop. At the same time, the street is a place to be alone, to be private, to wonder what it was once like, or what it could be like. It is a place for the mind to wander, triggered by something there on the street or by something internal, more personal, a place to walk while whatever inside unfolds, yet again." 

- Allan B Jacobs, Great Streets

 

Contact: Steffi Sunny, Planning Assistant, District of Sicamous PH: (250) 836 2477 ext 2042 E: ssunny@sicamous.ca

 

In 2021, the District of Sicamous retained CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Housing Needs Report in accordance with Provincial legislation. This report builds on the foundation of housing policy, regulations, specific topic studies, and community engagement around housing in Sicamous. This report is intended to provide an understanding of current and anticipated housing needs within Sicamous.

Housing Committee 

In addition to the housing needs assessment, the Mayor has put out a call for volunteers to serve on a Housing Committee. The call is open until the end of January 2022. Appointed members will provide recommendations to Council on a number of areas, including the update of the 2009 Affordable Housing Strategy. 

Contact: Sarah Martin, Planner, District of Sicamous PH: (250)836-5261 E: smartin@sicamous.ca

Over the summer of 2021, the District surveyed the public, held open houses and workshops to consult on new regulations for short term rentals within the District. As a destination community, Sicamous attracts vacationers in both the winter and summer months. In recent years, online services such as Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO) or Airbnb have become popular in residential neighbourhoods, as an alternative to a hotel. There can be a negative impact on local hotel businesses, the availability of housing, and the residential character of neighborhoods. 

Learn More!

Contact: Sarah Martin, Planner, District of Sicamous PH: (250)836-5261 E: smartin@sicamous.ca

In 2020, the District received the Sicamous Narrows Flood Protection Plan prepared by Kerr Wood Leidal. To review the plan, please refer to the link below:

Sicamous Narrows Flood Protection Plan (2020)

Contact: Jeromy Schuetze, Engineering Technologist, District of Sicamous (250) 836 5267 E: jschuetze@sicamous.ca