Public hearing planned on Revelstoke Adventure Park proposal

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Citizens who are interested in plans for the development of an adventure park in Electoral Area B will have a chance to comment on the proposal as part of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District's (CSRD) Zoning and Official Community Plan amendment process.

The public hearing on the Revelstoke Adventure Park will take place at the Revelstoke Community Centre, 600 Campbell Avenue, at 6 PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

At the Thursday, July 18, 2019 Regular Board Meeting, Directors approved second reading of two bylaws which would redesignate properties north of the Canadian Pacific Rail main line to Resort Commercial and incorporate them into a comprehensive development zone.

The adventure park is planned to include recreational activities such as hiking, trail riding, bungee jumping, rock climbing, zip lining, ropes course and mountain biking. A main feature of the development would be the eventual creation of a lake that offers surfing on man-made waves, as well as swimming and boating opportunities. The plans show a range of accommodation options, including hotels, tourist cabins, an RV Park, campground and yurts. Food services and retail operations are also included in the plans.

In November 2016, the CSRD Board approved redesignating and rezoning a number of the properties on the south side of the CP Rail line for the Revelstoke Adventure Park. This new application would allow for the inclusion of these additional lands on the north side of the railroad tracks into the overall development plan for the park. It would also align the proposal with approvals already received by the Agricultural Land Commission.

More information on the proposal is available the CSRD's website as part of the July 18, 2019 Board agenda.

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