A diagnostic study of CSRD Electoral Area B has been completed. The study has found the majority of residents and property owners in the CSRD Electoral Area B are not supportive of a boundary extension.
The study, prepared by Urban Design, is intended to inform future strategy development in South Revelstoke. A full copy of the report can be found here.
The City of Revelstoke, the CSRD and the province of B.C. requested the study to address a number of individual requests for City of Revelstoke boundary extensions over the past several years. The inventory study is a first step in developing a boundary extensions strategy, but does not include specific options for a boundary extension or restructure.
Highlights of the study include:
-Many people feel the area included in the study is already functionally a part of Revelstoke.
-There was some support for a boundary extension among residents living in the study area who have an interest in developing their lands.
-There is strong support from others to maintain the study area lands as part of CSRD Electoral Area B.
-The majority of the study area lands are located in the Agricultural Land Reserve and there is interest in maintaining these lands to provide a long-term agricultural supply.
-Many study area residents expressed concerns about potential development impacts and feel the rural area governance system is better suited for the area.
-Some respondents expressed about potential property tax impacts if the area were to become part of the City of Revelstoke.
See our previous story on the CSRD Electoral Area B boundary extension here.