Naramata Town Center Zone & DP Update


As part of on-going work related to the preparation of a single Okanagan Valley Electoral Area Zoning Bylaw, the Regional District has been reviewing the various commercial zones found in the South Okanagan Electoral Area zoning bylaws.

As part of this review process, it is being proposed to create a “Naramata Village Centre (NVC) Zone” - patterned after the zoning applied to the Okanagan Falls townsite in 2014 - that is to be applied to the commercial, tourist commercial, administrative and multi-unit residential properties fronting Robinson Avenue between First Street and Fourth Street in Naramata.

The Regional District considers that this creates a more coherent approach to the zoning of this area and, as with Okanagan Falls, would be consistent with the tone of the Electoral Area “E” Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw to have the townsite develop as a “cohesive, identifiable, accessible town centre with a strong pedestrian orientation.”  Moreover, it would also be consistent with Naramata’s designation as a Primary Growth Area under the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Bylaw.

It is also being proposed to update the "Naramata Townsite Development Permit Area" designation by introducing new permit triggers (i.e. “construction of, addition to or alteration of a building or other structure"), exemptions, form and character guidelines, and to apply the DP Area to the proposed NVC Zone area.


Public Consultation

The Regional District will be hosting a Public Hearing on Monday August 20th at 7:00 pm at the Naramata Community Church at 3740 3rd Street, Naramata.

Additional information, including copies of the draft amendment bylaws, a Feedback Form and comparison tables of the proposed zoning changes can be found below along with status updates.

Amendment Bylaw Status - Adopted September 2, 2018

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaws:
(version 2018-07-17)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2458.13;

Amendment Bylaw No. 2459.30.



Draft Amendment Bylaws:
(version 2018-04-19)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2458.13;

Amendment Bylaw No. 2459.30.



Other Documentation:


Comparison Table - Zones


Comparison Table - DP Area Guidelines


Comparison - DP Area Map


Current Naramata Townsite DP Area 
(OCP Schedule 'E')

2nd Question & Answer Session:

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

3740 3rd Street, Naramata

Naramata Community Church

PowerPoint Slide Presentation

Notice of Information Meeting


Question & Answer Session:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

330 Third Street, Naramata

Naramata Old Age Pensioners Hall 

PowerPoint Slide Presentation

Information Notice

Feedback Form


Advisory Planning Commission:


Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-08-13)


Public Hearing

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

3740 3rd Street, Naramata

Naramata Community Church

Public Notice

Feedback Form

Planning & Development Committee

Administrative Report (Commercial Zone Update)

Minutes (2017-08-17)


Administrative Report (Naramata DP Area Update)

Minutes (2018-04-19)


Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report


Minutes (2018-08-02)


Public Hearing:




3rd Reading & Adoption:

Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-09-02)

Contact Us!

For additional information, or to submit comments, please contact:
Christopher Garrish 
Planning Supervisor