Recommendation #5: Private Employee Housing Developments
Status: IN PROGRESS
Allow private development of multi-family employee housing on private lands
Guidelines were endorsed by Council on December 5, 2017 and a process was endorsed by Council on April 24, 2018 to facilitate employee housing developments on private lands. Updated Guidelines were endorsed by Council on March 26, 2019.
The following applications have been submitted under the Private Employee Housing Initiative and are at various stages in the process:
|Area||Address||Application number||Number of proposed dwellings||Available input opportunity|
|Nordic||2077 Garibaldi Way||RZ001144||74|
|White Gold||7104 Nancy Greene Drive||RZ001146||65|
|Cheakamus||1315 Cloudburst Drive||RZ001147||20|
|Hillman||5298 Alta Lake Road||RZ001157||15|
|WMSC||2028 Rob Boyd Way||RZ001152||5|
|Glacier Staff Housing||4802 Glacier Lane||DP001698||66|
For rezoning applications (RZ), a public information meeting will be held before a zoning amendment bylaw is brought before Council for first and second readings. Public information meeting details are shared once meeting dates are determined.
The following provides a summary of the proposed process, with an overview of the timeline for delivering on the target of 550 privately constructed employee housing bed units by 2023.
|April 2018||Notification for preliminary rezoning applications|
|May 31, 2018||Private rental development application deadline|
|June 2018||Staff complete a review of preliminary applications against OCP policies and guidelines and provides comments to applicants.|
|July 2018||Applicants provide revised application materials.|
|August 2018||Staff complete evaluation of revised applications and prepare recommendations for Council.|
|September 2018||Council provides direction on which, if any, applications are supported for further review and processing.|
|September 2018 to September 2020||Processing of zoning amendment bylaw and development permit applications that receive approval for further consideration—This includes submission and review of further detailed information and studies. Timeline may vary depending on application.|
|July 2020 to December 2023||Building permit application and construction|