Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their input about the Phase 2 alternative development concepts and future vision for 4500 Northlands. A Phase 2 engagement summary was shared at Council on February 21, 2023.
Phase 2 was specifically designed to elicit feedback on alignment of the alternative development concepts with the guiding principles. Activities included an open house, online questionnaire, information booths, and information displays. As well, staff undertook an internal review, including technical review by municipal departments and Council-appointed committees.
Through the Phase 2 consultation period, staff asked for input to identify the preferred elements in the alternative development concepts, features and land uses that are missing and should be considered for inclusion, as well as community amenity and benefit priorities for development of the site. Results of the Phase 2 engagement process, including a detailed Phase 2 Engagement Summary, was shared at Council on February 21, 2023.
Key Directions for Preferred Rezoning Concept
Staff recommend the following key directions by guiding principles be used as the basis for development of a “preferred” rezoning development concept which is to be undertaken with further community engagement in Phase 3 of the rezoning process.
The Phase 2 engagement process included a one-month input period from June 13 to July 18, 2023, a community questionnaire, and an online community open house on June 13. In addition, information was available on whistler.ca, and via information posters at the Whistler Public Library and Meadow Park Sports Centre. Staff hosted virtual ‘lunch chats’ over four sperate lunch hours and attended an information booth at the Whistler Farmer’s Market in June to answer questions about the alternative development concepts and offer an opportunity for feedback.
Phase 2 Community Engagement Objective: Review and evaluate the alternative development concepts using the guiding principles.
Why it matters: The input collected on the alternative concepts influences the preferred development concept that will be brought forward for review in Phase 3, and will inform decisions made by Council, staff and the developer in the future.
How the community input was used: Feedback on the alternative development concepts was compiled and analyzed for key themes and ideas to develop a set of key directions that will inform the development of a preferred development concept.
Results: A considerable amount of input was collected through the Phase 2 engagement, and we thank everyone for their input. A detailed Phase 2 Engagement Summary outlines the results of all engagement activities.
What We Heard
Using the framework created during Phase 1, the applicant has submitted materials that outline their vision for development of the site and includes a site analysis, response to the guiding principles and key Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) policies, a rezoning rationale, and presents two high-level alternative site development concepts: “Northlands Village Green” and “The Boulevard.”
Phase 2 Engagement Materials