The guiding vision for Area B is about to be cracked open.
An open house and public hearing is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 23 (6 p.m.) in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) boardroom on Area B’s Official Community Plan (OCP).
As the policy framework and implementation strategy designed to enhance the quality of life for Area B, several objectives and policies in the OCP have been updated and revised based on community input.
“Individual property owners may want to see if any new or revised policies apply to their land,” said RDKB director of corporate administration, Elaine Kumar, in a press release.
Area B director Linda Worley will be presiding over the hearing. Members of the OCP steering committee and RDKB staff will be on hand.
The revised OCP will replace the current plan that was adopted in 2001. The OCP contains objectives and policies to guide future development for Area B, which includes the unincorporated rural land between Nancy Greene Provincial Park and the Canada-U.S. border, as well as the Sheep Creek Valley and the Columbia River.
Those in attendance will be given the opportunity to speak. Alternatively, written submissions can be submitted to the RDKB office until 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing, or at the hearing. All verbal and written submissions will become part of the public record.
A copy of the bylaw along with supporting documentation is available for inspection at the RDKB office (843 Rossland Ave.) until the date of the open house. It is also online at www.rdkb.com.