A Development Permit is a permit issued for development in accordance with the applicable guidelines established in the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Official Community Plan.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) Official Community Plan (OCP), designates land located within the municipality as a Development Permit Area for the following purposes as permitted by the Local Government Act:
- Protection of the natural environment, it’s ecosystem and biological diversity;
- Protection of development from hazardous conditions;
- Revitalization of an area in which a commercial use is permitted;
- Establishment of objectives for the form and character of commercial, industrial or multi-family development; and
- Establishment of objectives for the form and character of intensive residential development.
When is a Development Permit Required?
A Development Permit is required for development on land when:
- The land is wholly or partially located within a Development Permit Area; and
- The following types of development activities are proposed on the land:
Development Permit Area
|Type of Proposed Development|
|Altering land||Construction of, addition to, or alteration of a building or structure||Subdivision of land||Closing in storefront windows with display walls or cabinets that impede views into a store|
|Protection of Riparian Ecosystems||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Protection of Sensitive Ecosystems||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- Additional Submittal Requirements for Properties Zoned CC1 and CC1-E
- GIS Mapping
- Zoning and Parking Bylaw No. 303, 2015
- Whistler Village Construction Management Strategy
- Green Building Policy – Council Policy G-28
- Landscape Security for Development Permit – Council Policy G-09
- Roof Height Calculation