Tourist Commercial Zone Update

Background

As part of on-going work related to the preparation of a single Okanagan Valley Electoral Area Zoning Bylaw, the Regional District has been reviewing the various tourist commercial zones found in the South Okanagan Electoral Area zoning bylaws, the intent of these zones and the properties that they apply to.

Where duplication, significant overlap or redundancy of zonings is identified, the Regional District is proposing to delete, consolidate or to replace zone(s).  For instance, there are currently six (6) different Commercial Tourist Zones, as well as a variety of site specific zonings, that apply to approximately 64 different properties.

The Regional District considers that these zones can be reduced to core of three (3) main tourist commercial zones, being: Tourist Commercial (CT1), Campground Commercial (CT2) and Golf Course Commercial (CT3).  It is further being proposed that the commercial zonings for marinas and the Penticton Speedway be transitioned to tourist commercial (i.e. CT) zones as part of this Update.

In support of this review, the Regional District is also proposing to replace the current Campsite Bylaw No. 713, 1982, with an updated Campground Regulations Bylaw No. 2779 that will include:

  • updated definitions to be consistent with those used by the Regional District in other, more modern bylaws (i.e. zoning, fees and charges, bylaw enforcement, etc.);

  • updated application requirements and processing procedures consistent with those found in the Development Procedures Bylaw and Manufactured Home Park Regulations Bylaw;

  • the removal of provisions otherwise contained in the Electoral Area zoning bylaws (i.e. permitted uses, density, site area requirements, setbacks, etc.); and

  • modernised infrastructure and servicing requirements (i.e. roadways, access and parking, water systems, sewage disposal systems and storm water drainage); and

  • the removal of requirements that the Regional District does not impose on other providers of tourists accommodation (i.e. requirement to establish rates for each camping space, to record the “vehicle, licence identification, colour, make, type and year” of guests vehicles, etc.).

Public Consultation

Property owners of land currently zoned tourist commercial (i.e. CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 & CT6) are being directly notified (as of May 11, 2018) of the proposed changes to their zoning and encouraged, along with any other interested members of the public to provide feedback by June 1, 2018.

Additional information, including copies of the draft amendment bylaws, a Feedback Form and comparison tables of the proposed zoning changes can be found below along with status updates.

Should a public information meeting be scheduled in relation to these proposed changes; the date, time and location of such a meeting will be posted below.

Amendment Bylaw Status

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaws:

(version 2018-09-14)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2808

 

 

Draft Amendment Bylaws:

(version 2018-07-19)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2808 

Campground Regulations Bylaw No. 2779

 

 

Draft Amendment Bylaws:

(version 2018-05-11)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2808

Campground Regulations Bylaw No. 2779

 

 

Comparison Tables:

 

Current CT1 Zone vs. Proposed CT1 Zone

 

Current CT4 Zone vs. Proposed CT2 Zone

Direct Notification of affected property owners 
(2018-05-11)

Feedback Form

 

 

1st Public Hearing

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:00 am

101 Martin Street Penticton

RDOS Board Room

Public Notice

 

2nd Public Hearing

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm

101 Martin Street Penticton

RDOS Board Room

Public Notice

 

Question & Answer (Q&A) Session

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6-7:00 pm

101 Martin Street Penticton

RDOS Board Room

 

Planning & Development Committee

Administrative Report (CT Zones)

Administrative Report (Campground)

Minutes (2017-07-20)

 

Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report (CT Zones)

Representations

Administrative Report (Campground)

Minutes (2018-07-19)

 

Public Hearing:

Report (2018-08-16)

Report (2018-09-17)

Representations

 

3rd Reading:

Administrative Report (CT Zones)

Minutes (2018-08-16)

 

3rd Reading:

Administrative Report (CT Zones)

Minutes (2018-10-04)

 

Adoption:

Administrative Report (CT Zones)

Administrative Report (Campground)

Minutes

Contact Us!

For additional information, or to submit comments, please contact:
Christopher Garrish 
Planning Supervisor
cgarrish@rdos.bc.ca
250-490-4101