Wednesday, May 19, 2021

District of Port Edward invites residents to review Official Community Plan, offer comments, attend Public Hearing

A few weeks ago the City of Prince Rupert put the final wrap on their lengthy process of updates to the Official Community Plan, this month the District of Port Edward is making its plans to reach the home stretch for their own vision planning for the years ahead. 

In a notice posted to their website, the District has provided the background to their wide ranging document of proposed change for the community 

The information relay comes as the District prepares for a Public Hearing on the process later this month.

The introduction to the document provides the thumbnail sketch of some of the elements for review, with one of the more intriguing of the proposals the development the expansion of a town centre area with more commercial and housing options. The desire for a defined downtown district comes out of consultations with residents in recent months.

As well, other areas of note include work on the guidelines towards further industrial areas which will be screened and located in specific areas.

The District also hopes to build on its tourism potential with a focus on backcountry and marine themes.

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You can review the Official Community Plan Draft here

The OCP also will require revisions to the Zoning Bylaws and you can review what the District has in mind for those here.

As for the Public Hearing, that will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, May 25th starting at 6PM, for those residents who may have comments or concerns related to the policies under review, you have until May 21st at noon to submit them to Ms. Polly Pereira at info@portedward.bc, or you can drop them off at the District Office.

A synopsis of the Summary of Changes can be reviewed below:

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More on themes from the District can be reviewed here.

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