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Secondary Dwelling Plans Public Input

Posted On: Feb 01, 2024

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UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Secondary Dwelling Open House has been postponed. We will communicate a new date once it has been confirmed. We still want to hear from you! The online survey is open until February 29. Thank you for your understanding!
 
 
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The District of Sicamous is seeking public input to determine which secondary dwelling designs will form part of the District's new pre-approved library. Council will choose to purchase three designs from each contractor based on preferences expressed during the public input period.

Public input opportunities will include a survey, open from February 1 to 29, 2024 and an open house on Thursday, February 29 from 12 - 3 and 5 - 8 p.m. in council chambers (446 Main Street).

Please visit the links below to view the secondary dwelling designs proposed by each contractor.

Background

  • In June of 2023, the District issued Expression of Interest (EOI) #1220-20-147 requesting proposals from designers to create pre-approved construction designs for secondary dwellings.
  • On July 6, 2023 the District held an open house about secondary dwelling units.
  • On August 10, 2023 the District housing committee met to consider the secondary dwelling plans that were submitted in response to the EOI.
  • At the October 11, 2023 regular council meeting, council awarded the EOI to both Hausen Projects and McDiarmid Construction Ltd. to produce three designs each.
  • At the January 11, 2024 housing committee meeting, the committee recommended that the District proceed with public engagement before determining what six designs will be selected.
  • At the January 24, 2024 regular council meeting, council directed staff to proceed with public engagement via a survey and open house.