OK Falls Town Centre Revitalization Plan

Background

In 2013, a new Official Community Plan Bylaw (No.2603) was adopted for Electoral Area "D" and included a key objective of “enhance[ing] the vibrancy and attractiveness of Okanagan Falls by supporting a variety of revitalization and beautification programs.”  The Plan also supports concentrating new residential development into the community to create a compact urban form and focuses on waterfront parks and enhanced pedestrian circulation.

In early 2014, the RDOS commissioned a process to develop a design-focused economic revitalization plan and implementation strategy for Okanagan Falls Town Centre.  The objective of this project is to reverse the fortunes of Ok Falls through public and private investments and partnerships, streetscape improvements and quality urban design to make the town centre an enticing place to live, work and play for local residents and visitors.

At its meeting of November 16, 2017, the Planning and Development (P&D) Committee of the Regional District Board resolved to accept the Okanagan Falls Town Centre Plan as a guiding document for future amendments to the Electoral Area "D" Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaws.

Incorporation into the Electoral Area "D" land use bylaws

Following the direction provided by the P&D Committee of the Regional District Board at its meeting of November 17, 2017, the Regional District is approaching the incorporation of the recommendations of the Okanagan Falls Town Centre Plan in three (3) phases.

The first phase involved amendments to the Electoral Area "D" OCP Bylaw No. 2603, 2013, in order to introduce a new "Town Centre (TC)" designation and “Okanagan Falls Town Centre Development Permit Area” designation.  Phase 1 amendments to the OCP Bylaw were adopted on August 2, 2018 (see below for documentation related to this Phase).

The second phase involved amendments to the Electoral Area "D" Zoning Bylaw No. 2455, 2008, in order to introduce a new "Okanagan Falls Town Centre (OFTC) Zone" and to amend the title of the current C4 Zone to "Okanagan Falls Town Centre Transition".  Phase 2 amendments to the Zoning Bylaw were adopted on February 7, 2019 (see below for documentation related to this Phase).

The third phase, which involves the section of Highway 97 south of Main Street, was originally scheduled to occur in 2019 but was commenced in early 2021 (see below for the status of this Phase as well as related documentation).

Amendment Bylaw Status - Phase 3 (Hwy 97 south of Main Street)

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaws:

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.15
(version 2021-03-29)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.38

(version 2021-03-29)

 

Comparison Tables:

C4 Zone vs. AI Zone

C4 Zone vs. C1 Zone

C4 Zone vs. CT1 Zone

C4 Zone vs. RM1 Zone

C4 Zone vs new C4 Zone

 

Superseded Versions:

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.15
(version 2020-10-17)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.38

(version 2020-10-17)

 

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.15
(version 2019-10-11)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.38

(version 2019-10-11)

Advisory Planning Commission:

Date: Tuesday May 25, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: https://rdos.webex.com

By phone: 1-833-311-4101

Meeting Number: TBD

Event Password:  RD@S

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2021-05-25)

 

Public Hearing

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m.

Location:  https://rdos.webex.com

Meeting number:  187 210 8651

Password:  RD@S

Toll Free:  1-833-311-4101

Notice of Public Hearing

Instructions on participating in and attending electronic public hearings can be viewed here:

Public Hearings

 

 Feedback Form

Planning and Development Committee:

Administrative Report (For Information)

PowerPoint Presentation

Minutes (2018-06-07)

 

Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.15 

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.38

Representations

Minutes (2021-04-15)

Minutes (2021-05-06)

 

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.15 

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.38

Representations

Minutes (2021-06-03)

 

Public Hearing:

Report

Representations

 

3rd Reading & Adoption:

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.15

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.38

Representations

Minutes

 

Adoption:

Administrative Report

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.15

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.38

Minutes

NOTE: Due to current restrictions on public meetings related to the on-going provincial health emergency (Covid-19), the Regional District will not be scheduling an in-person public meeting related to these proposed amendments.  Staff will, however, be available for in-person meetings with individual property owners at the Regional District’s main office (101 Martin Street, Penticton) or Economic Development Office (5350 9th Avenue, OK Falls).  Please use the contact details below to schedule an appointment.

Amendment Bylaw Status - Phase 2 (Zoning Amendments)

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaws:

(Version 2018-10-09)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.16

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.39

 

Other Documentation

Okanagan Falls Town Centre Plan 

 

Comparison Table - Commercial Zones

 

Comparison Table - Residential Zones

 

 

Draft Amendment Bylaws:

(Version 2018-09-25)

Amendment Bylaw No. 2455.39

Pubic Information Meeting

November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Okanagan Falls Community Centre

1141 Cedar Street, OK Falls

Public Notice

Feedback Form 

 

 

Question & Answer Session

September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Okanagan Falls Community Centre

1141 Cedar Street, OK Falls

Public Notice

Feedback Form

PowerPoint Presentation

 

Advisory Planning Commission (APC):

September 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

OK Falls Community Centre

1141 Cedar Street, OK Falls

Agenda

Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-09-11)

 

Public Hearing

Thursday, December 6, 2018

9:00 a.m.

RDOS Boardroom, 101 Martin Street, Penticton

Pubic Hearing Notice

Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report

Representations

Minutes (2018-10-18)

 

Public Hearing:

Report

Representations

 

3rd Reading & Adoption:

Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-12-06)

 

Adoption (Bylaw 2455.39):

Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-12-20)

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2019-02-07)

Amendment Bylaw Status - Phase 1 (OCP Amendments)

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Amendment Bylaw No. 2603.11

 

Schedule 'B'
(Form & Character DP Areas
Schedule 'C'
(Transportation & Trail Network)
(draft version 2018-06-06)

 

Okanagan Falls Town Centre Plan 

Public Hearing

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:00 am

101 Martin Street Penticton

RDOS Board Room

Public Notice

Feedback Form

Planning & Development Committee:

Administrative Report

Representations

Minutes (2017-10-19)

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2017-11-16)

 

Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report

Representations

Minutes (2018-07-05)

 

Public Hearing:

Report

Representations

 

3rd Reading & Adoption:

Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-08-02)

Background: Preparation of the Okanagan Falls Town Centre Plan

The purpose of the Okanagan Falls Town Centre Plan is to provide direction and guidance for the future development of Okanagan Falls Town Centre and was completed over three phases between 2014 and 2017.

PHASE 1

Phase 1 was completed in June 2014, and analyzed the current situation and engaged the public in exploring opportunities to revitalize the Ok Falls town centre.

Phase 1 - Summary Report - June, 2014

PHASE 2

Phase 2 was completed in December 2015, and included considerable consultation with the public including a questionnaire and two day design charrette and resulted in a Concept Plan (outlining  proposed public corridors through the private lands and the amount of new commercial development proposed).

At its meeting of April 28, 2016, the Regional District Board accepted the Phase 2 - Okanagan Falls Revitalisation Visions Exercise Report (December 2015), as a guide for future policy planning for the community. 

PHASE 3

The Phase 3 project includes a revision of concepts into policies, planning goals and Development Permit guidelines that could be adopted into the Electoral Area "D" Official Community Plan Bylaw.

Draft Phase 3 Report - Okanagan Falls Town Centre Plan (version - September 2017)

Contact Us!

For additional information, or to submit comments, please contact:
Christopher Garrish 
Planning Manager
cgarrish@rdos.bc.ca
250-490-4101