Second Swan Lake area plan open house set

June 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Vernon Christian School; future of lands east of lake to be discussed

The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking public input for the future of lands east of Swan Lake in Vernon.

RDNO is in the process of developing a local area plan for the lands that will address land use topics such as future growth areas, housing density (secondary suites and carriage homes), a possible community sewer system, water services, roads, and recreational opportunities.

A public open house will be held at the Vernon Christian Secondary School on Tuesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as an opportunity for the public to provide input on the future of the Swan Lake area and to help shape the direction of this land use plan.

A presentation outlining the key results from the last open house and the direction for the plan moving forward will begin at 5:30 p.m.

An open house in April drew almost 200 people.

Regional directors Bob Fleming and Mike Macnabb see this plan as a critical component in providing direction for the future servicing, growth and development of this area.

At the June 19 open house, the regional district would like the public to provide input on the following aspects of the draft plan:

* potential land use scenarios;

* future growth areas;

* housing forms and types;

* environmental protection;

* parks and trails;

* public utilities;

* economic development opportunities.

RELATED: Open house draws large crowd

The draft plan will be finalized this summer with an additional opportunity for the public to provide input before plan adoption at the end of the summer.

For any questions or comments pertaining to the plan, please contact Bob Fleming, Electoral Area “B” director, or Laura Frank, regional planning projects manager.

hr width=”75%”>


newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Learning about local politics

Seven locals who are interested in running for local office met with city officials on Saturday.

Vipers go in NHL draft

Stapley to Canadiens, Taylor to Tampa

Cannabis growers to pay premium water rates

RDNO debates water rates on cannabis and recycling adjustments.

Kelowna culinary student cooks her way to Italy

Okanagan College’s Erin MacDougall has won an expenses-paid trip after winning cooking competition

North Okanagan Gleaners responds in Guatemala relief effort

Over 40 volunteers spent Saturday at Gleaners to aid in humanitarian relief efforts for Guatemala.

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Cozy Bay to close

Summerland seafood restaurant’s lease will not be renewed

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

Reported stabbing in Lake Country

Police are believed to be investigating after a reported stabbing at a house party Friday night

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

Most Read