On June 9, 2020, Council approved a resolution directing staff to prepare the necessary zoning amendment bylaw(s) and land use contract amendment bylaw(s) to restrict the use of key food and beverage locations in the Whistler Village and Whistler Creek core commercial areas that are considered important to the resort experience and local tourism economy, to such use only.
Council also directed staff to report any building permit applications that conflict with the bylaws under preparation; and directed staff to consult with resort community stakeholders including commercial landlords, the Restaurant Association of Whistler, Hotel Association of Whistler and Tourism Whistler, and provide an online information and input opportunity prior to advancing the bylaws for Council consideration.
Whistler’s food and beverage establishments are an essential component of Whistler’s resort offering; they satisfy basic visitor needs and key locations and associated outdoor patios are vital to the visitor experience in Whistler’s pedestrian-oriented core commercial areas. Given the uncertainty of business recovery from COVID-19, and with the expected near term impacts on resort visitation, and operating constraints, there is significant further risk of food and beverage establishment closures and conversions of space to other uses. It is timely for the municipality to secure food and beverage use only, of key locations within Whistler’s core commercial areas of Whistler Village and Whistler Creek to support the visitor experience and long term sustainability and vitality of the tourism economy.
Notice with map of Subject Lands
Previous Council report, presentation and minutes
- 2020-06-09 Administrative Report to Council - Report
- 2020-06-09 Administrative Report to Council - Presentation Slides
- 2020-06-09 Administrative Report to Council – Presentation Video
- 2020-06-05 Administrative Report to Council - Minutes
Previous public correspondence
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Members of the public have the opportunity to provide input in the form of written comments, prior to further consideration of this application by Council. Your name(s) and residence address (or business address if applicable) must be included. Please note that your comments will form part of the public record for this rezoning application. Comments can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the RMOW at 4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler BC V8E 0X5 c/o the Planning Department.
To ensure the consideration of your input at this stage, your written comments must be received on or before July 25, 2020.