An Open House is set for Nov. 30 at Evergreen Hall to talk about what level of development and infilling is considered appropriate by those who live in Chilliwack Proper/Fairfield Island. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

An Open House is set for Nov. 30 at Evergreen Hall to talk about what level of development and infilling is considered appropriate by those who live in Chilliwack Proper/Fairfield Island. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

Open House to offer input on density in Chilliwack neighbourhoods

The Open House is set for Nov. 30 at Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Hundreds of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island residents have already offered ideas to City of Chilliwack on how their neighbourhoods should grow in the coming years.

They said they were concerned about parking, infrastructure and building design.

The next Open House is set for Nov. 30 at Evergreen Hall to see what direction the draft Neighbourhood Plan is heading in, and for city staff to gather more input about what level of development and infilling is ideal for those areas.

It’s part of the ongoing neighbourhood planning process under the Official Community Plan, with an eye to the extra 4,000 people expected to move into the area by 2040, just north of Downtown Chilliwack.

The plan being developed will provide direction on where the growth should occur and how.

READ MORE: Plan details introduced

The area is considered “low density residential” but within that zoning there are densities allowed ranging from 12 to 50 units per hectare (2.47 acres).

Chilliwack Proper is considered “completely developed” meaning renos/additions, secondary suites, coach houses and redevelopment, are the only ways to accommodate growth and infill.

READ MORE: Shaping the future


 

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An Open House is set for Nov. 30 at Evergreen Hall to talk about what level of development and infilling is considered appropriate by those who live in Chilliwack Proper/Fairfield Island. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

An Open House is set for Nov. 30 at Evergreen Hall to talk about what level of development and infilling is considered appropriate by those who live in Chilliwack Proper/Fairfield Island. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)