Electoral Area "A" OCP Bylaw Review

Overview

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 the Regional Board, Regional District staff, other agencies and the community to guide their decisions about future land use.

In October of 2019, the Regional District initiated a review and update of the Electoral Area "A" (Osoyoos Rural) OCP Bylaw.  The Review will be conducted in accordance with the Local Government Act which specifies purpose, required content, and adoption procedures of an OCP Bylaw. 

The current OCP was originally adopted in 2004 and subsequently repealed and replaced in 2008 as part of a larger review of Regional District land use bylaws (NOTE: this process did not result in any substantive changes to the original OCP).  it is anticipated that a new Electoral Area "A" OCP Bylaw will be completed by early 2021.

Draft Official Community Plan Bylaw

In order to provide residents with an easy way to review and provide comment on the Draft Official Community Plan Bylaw, a .pdf of the Plan is available for viewing below (please note the version date as this will change over the course of the project):

Draft Electoral Area "A" Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2905 (version 2021-02-24)

Schedule 'B' (Official Community Plan Map)
Schedule 'C' (Parks, Recreation and Trails Map)
Schedule 'D' (Hazard Lands Map - Flooding)
Schedule 'E' (Hazard Lands Map - Steep Slopes)
Schedule 'F' (Hazard Lands Map - Wildfire)
Schedule 'G' (Transportation Network Map)
Schedule 'H' (ESDP & Important Ecosystem Areas Map)
Schedule 'I' (Watercourse Development Permit Area Map)

Feedback on the Draft OCP Bylaw can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • emailed to planning@rdos.bc.ca;
  • faxed to 250-492-0063; or
  • mailed to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC, V2A-5J9
  • Feedback Form
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RDOS Board Consideration

P&D Committee1st & 2nd ReadingPublic Hearing3rd Reading & Adoption

Date: Thursday February 18, 2021

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Location: [online]

Videohttps://youtu.be/ilJezAJ9LC0

 

Administrative Report

Minutes

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

 

Administrative Report

OCP Bylaw No. 2905, 2021

Representations

Minutes (TBD)

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

 

Notice of Public Hearing

Feedback Form

 

Public Hearing Report

Representations

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (TBD)

Public Consultation

The OCP Bylaw Review incorporated a broad engagement and consultation process (Engagement Framework - November 2019) that focused on electoral area residents and stakeholders, the Town of Osoyoos, Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) and the Electoral Area "A" Advisory Planning Commission (APC).  Multiple engagement opportunities occurred through all project phases and included in-person meetings, online engagement, printed information materials (Community Workbooks, newsletters), surveys, and other methods.

ONLINE SURVEYS

Round 1 - Survey Results (June 2020)

Round 2 - Survey Results (October 2020)

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS

1st Meeting

2nd Meeting

3rd Meeting

Date: Monday July 15, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: [online]

PowerPoint Presentation

NOTE: meeting was scheduled at request of the Anarchist Mountain Community Assocation

Date: Monday September 21, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sonora Community Centre

8505 - 68th Street, Osoyoos

Notice of Public Information Meeting

PowerPoint Presentation

 

Date: Wed. February 24, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: [online]

Notice of Public Information Meeting

Feedback Form

PowerPoint Presentation

OUT-AND-ABOUT

The Regional District had a booth at the Osoyoos Market on Main - Farmer's Market on the following dates:

  • Saturday July 25, 2020;
  • Saturday August 15, 2020.

EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

To receive email, text and/or phone call notifications related to the Electoral Area "A" OCP Review, consider signing-up for the Regional District's "CivicReady Mass Notification System".  More information is available at the following web-page (see "Land Use Changes: Projects"): https://www.rdos.bc.ca/news-events/civic-ready/

Community Newsletters

Advisory Planning Commission Meetings

Date: Monday June 22, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: [online]

Agenda

PowerPoint Presentation

Minutes

Date: Monday Novemver 9, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: 8505 68th Avenue, Osoyoos (Sonora Centre)

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes

Date: Monday March 8, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: [online]

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes

Project Timeline

Due to the on-going provincial health emergency (COVID-19), the time of the OCP Bylaw Review is subject to change.  The information presented below is current as of June of 2020:

TimelineJune2020

Background Reports & Other Materials

Draft Electoral Area "A" Housing Needs Report (December 2019)

Draft Electoral Area "A" Community Profile (December 2019)

Electoral Area "A" Technical Background Report (December 2019)

 

Current Electoral Area "A" Bylaw No. 2450, 2008:

 

SUPERSEDED VERSIONS OF THE DRAFT OCP BYLAW:

February 18, 2021 Version:

Draft Electoral Area "A" Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2905 

January 12, 2021 Version:

Draft Electoral Area "A" Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2905

October 10, 2020 Version:

Draft Electoral Area "A" Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2905

Schedule 'B' (Official Community Plan Map)
Schedule 'C' (Parks, Recreation and Trails Map)
Schedule 'D' (Hazard Lands Map - Flooding)
Schedule 'E' (Hazard Lands Map - Steep Slopes)
Schedule 'F' (Hazard Lands Map - Wildfire)
Schedule 'G' (Transportation Network Map)
Schedule 'H' (ESDP & Important Ecosystem Areas Map)
Schedule 'I' (Watercourse Development Permit Area Map)

July 17, 2020 Version:

Draft Electoral Area "A" Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2905

Schedule 'B' (Official Community Plan Map - version 2020-07-17)
Schedule 'C' (Parks, Recreation and Trails Map - version 2020-07-17)
Schedule 'D' (Hazard Lands Map - Flooding - version 2020-07-17)
Schedule 'E' (Hazard Lands Map - Steep Slopes - version 2020-07-17)
Schedule 'F' (Hazard Lands Map - Wildfire - version 2020-07-17)
Schedule 'G' (Transportation Network Map - version 2020-07-17)
Schedule 'H' (ESDP & Important Ecosystem Areas Map - version 2020-07-17)
Schedule 'I' (Watercourse Development Permit Area Map - version 2020-07-17)

Contact Us!

Mark Pendergraft
Area Director, Electoral Area 'A'
 mpendergraft@rdos.bc.ca
250-485-2289
Christopher Garrish
Planning Manager
cgarrish@rdos.bc.ca
250-490-4101