Plan to guide infill and development in Chilliwack Proper coming

Public meeting Sept. 20 to roll out plan details and development scenarios

View of Chilliwack from Chilliwack Mountain, May 2008. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE

A neighbourhood plan for guiding infill growth and redevelopment in Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island is the subject of a public meeting at Evergreen Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Residents on the notification list who living in the affected planning area numbered about 6,500, according to city officials. Notices were mailed out last week inviting area residents to get involved in the planning process.

“To make room for new homes as the population of the City grows, larger properties are being subdivided into two or more lots, or in some cases townhouses are added. Given this residential infill and redevelopment, a planning process is underway to develop a plan on how this type of development should occur for best fit within the residential areas of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island,” according to the meeting notice.

The neighbourhood planning process will work “to create a long-term vision and policy framework unique to these neighbourhoods for guiding future growth and development.”

READ: DT plan from a neighbourhood perspective

Over the summer, various advisory committees and departments met to discuss the project and provide feedback.

On Sept. 5, invitations were mailed to everyone in the Neighbourhood Plan area boundaries. Interested residents can attend the Sept. 20 public meeting or participate in an upcoming online survey.

The public meeting is set for Wednesday, September 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street.

Info boards, maps, and development scenarios will be on display.

A brief presentation starts at 7 p.m. Following the presentation, residents can get up, read the boards, and chat with staff and others about the project.


 

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