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Projects

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On this page you will find information regarding a variety of projects that the District is involved in. Information on each project can be found below, including contact details for more information. 

A number of projects are being planned for Main Street, these include the Shuswap Healing Centre and housing projects with Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society and Habitat for Humanity Kamloops.

Shuswap Healing Centre 

Affordable & Attainable Housing 

Contact: Evan Parliament, Town Manager, District of Sicamous PH: (250) 517-8049 E: eparliament@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.

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

"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)

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 

In June of 2021, CitySpaces was awarded the contract to complete a Housing Needs Assessment for the District of Sicamous. Preparation of the assessment included a survey , open houses, and stakeholder workshops held over the summer and into the fall of 2021. The draft was presented at the Planning & Development Committee Meeting held November 24, 2021.

Once the assessment report is complete, it will be presented to Council in the New Year and published on the District's website. 

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

Housing Committee Call for Volunteers
2009 Affordable Housing Strategy

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

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. Consultation is ongoing, with a revised version anticipated to be taken forward for second reading in the New Year. 

Please refer to the Planning & Development Committee Agenda's for the latest revisions at: Planning & Development Committee Meeting Agendas

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

 

Current Zoning Bylaw

Zoning Bylaw 101, 1993
Current Map (Consolidated)
Bylaw 101 (Consolidated)

Proposed Zoning Bylaw 

Zoning Bylaw 1000, 2021
Bylaw 1000 (First Reading) Schedules (First Reading) Map (First Reading)
Definitions Administration General Regulations
Parking Requirements Floodplain Requirements
Zones:
A-1 Agriculture and Resource Management
CR Country Residential
R-1 One and Two Family Residential
R-2 Small Parcel Residential
R-3 Mobile Home Residential
R-4 Hillside Single Family Residential

 

MFR-1 Multi-Family Residential
MHP Mobile Home Park
RVP-1 Recreational Vehicle Park
C-1 Local and Town Centre Commercial
C-2 Highway Commercial
C-3 Waterfront Commercial
C-4 Tourist Accommodation - Resort
C-5 Tourist Accommodation - Campground
I-1 Industrial - Light
I-2 Industrial - General
P-1 Civic and Recreation
P-2 Works and Services
P-3 Park - General
P-4 Park - Conservation
W-1 Marine Zone
W-2 Group Moorage
W-3 Commercial Marina

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. 

The regulations are part of Zoning Bylaw No. 1000, 2021 (above), and can be reviewed as part of consultation on that bylaw. Refer to Part Three, General Regulations, Section 3.10.8.

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