Revelstoke Official Community Plan Land Use Changes

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Client: City of Revelstoke
Year: 2011

SPD was hired to write descriptions of the new land uses to coordinate the OCP Land Use categories with the anticipated development of a form-based zoning bylaw using Transect Zones. A further part of this project was to develop descriptions for 22 neighbourhoods and sub-neighbourhoods that would become future secondary planning zones. The descriptions helped delineate neighbourhood boundaries and distinct characteristics to help focus future planning activities for each neighbourhood and sub-neighbourhood zone. Illustrative Plans were developed during the charette, but lacked descriptions of the project and design rationale. I analyzed the illustrative plans and used my knowledge of urban design to write a description of the project and how the plans achieved specific urban design and community planning objectives. The OCP amendment was adopted by council in May 2012.