Shaping the Future of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island Residential Neighbourhoods

Public Meeting 

Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Evergreen Hall - Cheam Room - 9291 Corbould Street

Get Involved

A draft plan will be presented to the public March 21 for feedback before taking a final draft to Council.

Project Purpose

The purpose of the plan is to determine how new development can be best accommodated within existing neighbourhoods. City-wide development policy emphasizes the need for densification and infill within the urban growth boundaries in order to achieve 2040 Official Community Plan (OCP) growth management goals. Protecting agriculture land, efficient use of infrastructure, and infrastructure for new development that is paid upfront by the developer at time of development are among top goals behind the OCP.

Interim Infill Development Policies were established to support growth management initiatives. As this area is experiencing significant growth and development interest, a neighbourhood plan is needed most in this area.

The planning process involves working with residents to identify and address concerns related to infill.

The focus is on low density residential development (single detached, duplex, coach houses and in special cases, townhouses). Apartments will not be considered.

Public Consultation     

Over the past 4 months, we have reached out to residents to talk about the future of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island.  Feedback was collected and reviewed from a series of meetings, as well as online surveys.  The following is a summary of the public consultation:

September 20 - Public Meeting (project launch)  - Held with 300+ attendees

October 19 - Public Workshop (focus groups) - Held with 40+ attendees

October  - Survey #1 (baseline assessment) - Available online with 90 respondents

November 30 - Public Meeting #2 (feedback on draft concepts abd directions) - Held with 75+ attendees

December - Survey #2 (confirm vision and direction) - Available online with 44 responses

For additional information please contact the Planning Department at 604.793.2906.

Attachments
Description Date File Size
Area Maps 2017-11-15 1.36MB
Background 2017-11-15 84KB
Infill Development Policy 2017-09-26 681KB
Letter to Residents 2017-10-06 269KB
Questions & Answers 2017-11-27 41KB
September 20, 2017 - Public Meeting Display Boards 2017-09-21 5.52MB
October 19, 2017 - Public Workshop Presentation 2017-09-21 3.54MB
November 30, 2017 - Public Meeting Display Boards 2017-12-07 3.16MB