Electoral Areas "B" and "C" Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2920, 2021 - Swan Lake Residential Infill Plan. Adopted June 15, 2022.
In the spring of 2021, the Regional District initiated a public consultation process to determine the desired growth and development within the existing residential neighbourhoods adjacent to the Swan Lake Corridor (RDNO residential nodes, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10). View a map of these nodes. The goal was to identify what types of infill and levels of density are supported in these areas if the sewer was expanded to these residential neighbourhoods.
Bylaw 2920, 2021 was Adopted by the Board of Directors on June 15, 2022 and the changes have been consolidated into the Electoral Areas "B" and "C" Official Community Plan Bylaw.
About the Swan Lake Residential Infill Plan
The Regional District has partnered with the Township of Spallumcheen and the Okanagan Indian Band to build the North Okanagan Wastewater Recovery Plant. The project will provide homes and businesses with a safe and sustainable wastewater collection and treatment system that will protect Swan Lake water quality, provide reclaimed water for agriculture, enhance recreational opportunities and support economic development.
The initial service area includes the commercial corridor and some residential properties. Property owners in this area passed a petition process in 2019 to get connected to the new sewer system. This area is expected to be the first phase of connections, and there is an opportunity to add other neighbourhoods to the system. This is why the RDNO has launched this Swan Lake Residential Infill planning process.
The neighbourhoods that could potentially connect to the system have been split into ‘nodes’, and include:
- Greenhow Frontage Road Mixed Use Area (RDNO-2)
- North Pleasant Valley Road / L & A Road Residential Neighbourhood (RDNO-3)
- North Grey Canal Trail Rural Residential Neighbourhood (RDNO-4)
- Herry Road Residential Neighbourhood (RDNO-7)
- South Swan Lake Mixed Use Area (RDNO-8)
- N’Kwala Park Residential Neighbourhood (RDNO-9)
- McClure Road Subdivision Residential Neighbourhood (RDNO-10)
As each node is unique from one another, this initiative will determine the willingness of each neighbourhood to connect to a future community sanitary sewer system and, if connected to community sewer, what types of residential infill and level of density are supported in these neighbourhoods.
The plan can be used by citizens and landowners to better understand community desires in different parts of the neighbourhood. For example, smaller residential lot sizes might be supported in one area, while another neighbourhood might only be interested in secondary suites and/or carriage houses. Some neighbourhoods may not want to connect to the sewer system and therefore would experience little new development.
Developers planning new projects can refer to the Plan for guidance, and the Regional District will use it to evaluate proposals and prioritize projects and expansions to the Wastewater Recovery Service Area.