Shaping the Future of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island Residential Neighbourhoods
Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Evergreen Hall - Cheam Room - 9291 Corbould Street
A draft plan will be presented to the public March 21 for feedback before taking a final draft to Council.
The purpose of the plan is to determine how new development can be best accommodated within existing neighbourhoods. City-wide development policy emphasizes the need for densification and infill within the urban growth boundaries in order to achieve 2040 Official Community Plan (OCP) growth management goals. Protecting agriculture land, efficient use of infrastructure, and infrastructure for new development that is paid upfront by the developer at time of development are among top goals behind the OCP.
Interim Infill Development Policies were established to support growth management initiatives. As this area is experiencing significant growth and development interest, a neighbourhood plan is needed most in this area.
The planning process involves working with residents to identify and address concerns related to infill.
The focus is on low density residential development (single detached, duplex, coach houses and in special cases, townhouses). Apartments will not be considered.
Over the past 4 months, we have reached out to residents to talk about the future of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island. Feedback was collected and reviewed from a series of meetings, as well as online surveys. The following is a summary of the public consultation:
September 20 - Public Meeting (project launch) - Held with 300+ attendees
October 19 - Public Workshop (focus groups) - Held with 40+ attendees
October - Survey #1 (baseline assessment) - Available online with 90 respondents
November 30 - Public Meeting #2 (feedback on draft concepts abd directions) - Held with 75+ attendees
December - Survey #2 (confirm vision and direction) - Available online with 44 responses
For additional information please contact the Planning Department at 604.793.2906.
|Infill Development Policy||2017-09-26||681KB|
|Letter to Residents||2017-10-06||269KB|
|Questions & Answers||2017-11-27||41KB|
|September 20, 2017 - Public Meeting Display Boards||2017-09-21||5.52MB|
|October 19, 2017 - Public Workshop Presentation||2017-09-21||3.54MB|
|November 30, 2017 - Public Meeting Display Boards||2017-12-07||3.16MB|