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Regional District in the process of finalizing the purchase of property in the BX

Posted Friday, April 8, 2016

The Regional District is in the process of finalizing the purchase of 166.96 acres of property in the BX area, locally referred to as the BX Ranchlands. The property is being purchased with the intention of providing trail connectivity between BX Road near BX Ranch Dog Park, Mutrie Dog
Park, the Wetlands bird sanctuary and Black Rock Park.

The entire property is within the Agricultural Land Reserve (Reserve), and will continue to remain within the Reserve, and subject to the conditions of use associated with ALR lands, following the purchase of the property.

Once the final steps of the purchase are complete, the Regional District will initiate a subdivision to allow the trail corridor to be established, following which the planning will begin for the remainder of the land. Any future plan for the property will need to adhere to the Agricultural Land
Commission’s requirement of retaining an agricultural friendly zoning, in order to reflect its continued use within the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The final purchase price for the property was $2.315 million dollars, with funding coming from the Regional District’s Greater Vernon parkland acquisition reserve.

For further information, please call 250.550.3700.