The lands were initially granted development rights for a resort in 1990 through a proposal call by the municipality. The proposal call was for a substantial development that would contribute to achieving Whistler’s vision as a world class, four season resort community.
Following some approved modifications to the zoning in 1998, further development concepts were initiated over the years but never brought to completion. The site has remained undeveloped except for the existing tennis facility. The community has evolved and grown significantly since the original zoning and this planning process is intended to build alignment with today's needs.
4500 Northlands site
The portion of the lands proposed for rezoning and future development is located at 4500 Northlands Boulevard and 4711 Settebello Drive (to be referred to collectively as 4500 Northlands) and is made up of two parcels totaling approximately 5.2 hectares (12.85 acres). The large parcel on the other side of the road, 4700 Blackcomb Way, has the same owner and has previously been established as a conservation area that will remain undeveloped.