Swan Lake Residential Infill Plan

Delegated Public Hearing for Electoral Areas "B" and "C" Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2920, 2021 - Thursday April 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A FUTURE MEETING

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 proposes policy changes to the Electoral Areas “B” and “C” Official Community Plan to support a broader range of housing types and a reduced minimum lot size standard resulting in a low to moderate increase in density within these neighbourhoods.  Two, three, and four-family dwellings, secondary suites, ancillary single-family dwellings, and row houses are supported if connected to community sewer and water. 

The Delegated Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 2920, 2021 will be held in the Board Room of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C. on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposal, you shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions (hand delivered, regular post or emailed to publichearing@rdno.ca) respecting matters contained in the subject Bylaw.  This may be your only opportunity to express comments or concerns regarding this Bylaw as the Electoral Area Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors are not permitted to receive further submissions after the close of the Delegated Public Hearing.  In order to compile all written submissions prior to the start of the Delegated Public Hearing, all written submissions must be received by 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022.  Please be advised that your name and residential address must be included with your submission; and written submissions are subject to public disclosure.

Click here to view Bylaw No. 2920, 2021

Swan Lake Residential Infill Plan - Bylaw 2920, 2021 - Staff Report dated March 7, 2022

Swan Lake Residential Infill Plan - Bylaw 2920, 2021 - Staff Report dated November 23, 2021

Swan Lake Residential Infill Plan - Staff Report dated October 26, 2021

Swan Lake Residential Infill Plan - Staff Report dated June 24, 2021 - Phase One Survey Results

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)

View a map of these nodes.

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.