Planning

Important Contacts

Kevin Taylor
Director of Corporate and Development Services
Phone: 250-256-4289
ktaylor@lillooet.ca

Christina Timms
Planning Technician and Clerk
Phone: 250-256-4289
ctimms@lillooet.ca
 


Lillooet Municipal Hall
615 Main Street
P.O. Box 610
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-4289
Fax: 250-256-4288
info@lillooet.ca


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Planning & Development

Development Services is responsible for planning, land use, zoning, building, and permitting in the District of Lillooet. 

Lillooet 2040: Official Community Plan

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is an important tool used to reflect the vision for the future of the District, plan how it will grow, and respond to community needs.


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OCP Vision:

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Key principles that underpin the Future Land Use Concept Map (section 5.3 of the OCP):

  • Reduce size of Downtown core area to focus commercial activity within vibrant, walkable Downtown core.
  • Create opportunities for multi-unit residential development at either end of the Downtown area.
  • Focus most new residential growth within defined “Growth Priority Area”with access to full municipal services.
  • Encourage infill, intensification, and redevelopment within Growth Priority Area.
  • Encourage multi-unit residential and moderate density residential development around downtown to support businesses and active modes of transportation.
  • Avoid premature development of greenfield areas.
  • Conserve environmentally sensitive lands.
  • Protect agricultural lands and encourage sustainable agricultural production.
  • Avoid or carefully manage development on lands identified as hazardous such as steep, unstable slopes, wildfire interface areas or flood-prone areas.

Zoning Information

Land use in Lillooet is regulated by the Zoning Bylaw 2018, No. 454 or by a land use contract (as is the case in some properties on Panorama Terr, Panorama Ln, Hillcrest Rd, and Victoria St). zoning-bylaw-map-image.png

When is Rezoning Required

If your planned development does not conform with the zoning of the property, you will require a rezoning. The rezoning process involves Council approval and includes a public hearing.

Rezoning Process

Rezonings typically take between 3 to 6 months to process, depending on complexity and completeness of applications.
Steps:
  1. Research OCP and zoning regulations, contact Development Services, and potentially engage a designer.
  2. Complete Application Received
  3. Application reviewed by Development Services staff and internal referral process to allow other departments to review application.
  4. If revisions are required, you will be notified of the necessary changes.
  5. Planning staff present Report and Draft Bylaw to Council, requesting 1st and 2nd Reading.
  6. ​If the application receives 1st and 2nd reading, a Public Hearing is scheduled and advertised by District staff.
  7. You will need to erect a notification of development sign on the property.
  8. Public Hearing is held. Council can then give the rezoning 3rd Reading or defer to a future date.
  9. If 3rd Reading is received, and where applicable, the proposed rezoning is forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for review.
  10. Following approval, you must remove the signage from the property.

Note: Subdivision, Development Permit, or Development Variance Permit applications can be accepted concurrently with Rezoning applications.

  

Development-Related Bylaws

  

Development Forms

 
 

Preliminary Review of a Development Proposal

Factors that could affect your development

  1. Does the proposed development comply with the District’s Official Community Plan?
  2. Is the proposed use permitted by the current Zoning Bylaw?
  3. Is a development permit required?
  4. Will a variance permit be required?
  5. Will subdivision approval be required?
  6. Is the property in the Agricultural Land Reserve?
  7. ​Is the property subject to unstable soil conditions, steep slopes, or other environmental constraints?
  8. Is the property subject to an existing land use contract?
  9. Is road widening required?
  10. Are existing services adequate?
  11. What services will be required?
  12. Will a building permit or eathworks permit be required?

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Current Development Applications

Below is a listing of current Development Applications. The list will be updated monthly. (Last updated Nov. 10, 2022).


Current Rezoning Proposals

File Name Description Status
Z22-002 175 T&T Road - RR-1 to RR-1 with a site-specific provision to allow Automotive Repair as a permitted principle use on this lot.

Internal Referral Period.



Current Temporary Use Permits
Currently none


Current Development Variance Permits
Currently none

Current Development Permits
ame Description Status
DP22-006 Development Permit for Form & Character- Main St Commercial DPA -  697 Main St - for painting, landscaping, line painting, & bike rack Drafted


Current Subdivision Applications
File Name Description Status
S22-007 329 Hollywood Cres. Application to create one (1) panhandle lot. Internal Referral Period
S22-006 180 Hollywood Cres. Application to create one (1) additional lot. Internal Referral Period
S22-005 293 Park Dr. Application to create one (1) additional lot. Withdrawn
S22-004 336 Mountainview Rd. Application to create one (1) additional lot. Preliminary Layout Conditions (PLC) letter issued
S22-003 647 Summers St. Application to create two (2) additional lots. PLC letter issued
S22-002 659 Summers St. Application to create one (1) additional lot.  PLC letter issued
S22-001 355 Reynolds Rd. Application to create one (1) panhandle lot. PLC letter issued
S21-004 293 Park Dr. Lot Line adjustment between 293 and 291 Park Dr.  PLC letter issued




Recently Completed Development Applications 
File Name Description Status
DP22-005 Development Permit for Form & Character- Main St Commercial DPA -  603 Main St - for painting & signage Approved by District (delegated authority) Sept. 2022
DP22-004 Development Permit for Form & Character- Main St Commercial DPA -  667 Main St - for new roof Approved by District (delegated authority) Sept. 2022
S21-003 Subdivision of 342 Hollywood Cres to create one (1) panhandle lot. Completed
Z22-003 709 Airport Rd - East Lillooet Rec Society - Zoning Bylaw Amendment to allow motorsports facility as a site-specific use on the property in the AGR zone.  Approved on Sept. 6, 2022
DVP22-005 672 Columbia St - Vary the maximum height of a retaining wall within a setback area from 1.2m to 1.4m and to enter into encroachment agreement for section of wall on District road right of way. Approved on July 12, 2022
DVP22-006 108 Main St - Reapplication to vary paving and surfacing requirements for parking and loading areas, with landscaping plan. Approved on July 12, 2022
DVP22-002 137 & 141 Moran Pl - Vary paving and surfacing requirements for loading areas. Vary requirement for oil-water separator. Vary number of parking spaces at 141 Moran from 9 to 7.  Approved on July 12, 2022
Z22-001 91 Brown Road - Zoning Bylaw Amendment to allow a carriage house (second dwelling) in the AGR zone, not on municipal water or sewer, and for a 9.1m interior side setback. Approved on July 12, 2022
DVP22-003 342 Hollywood Cres. - Vary the minimum percentage (10%) of lot perimeter must front a highway, to accomodate a panhandle lot subdivision. Vary the requirement for a sidewalk and gravel shoulder. Approved on June 7, 2022
DVP22-004 355 Reynolds Rd. - Vary the minimum percentage (10%) of lot perimeter must front a highway, to accomodate a panhandle lot subdivision. Vary the requirement for a sidewalk and gravel shoulder. Approved on June 7, 2022
DVP22-007 341 Main St - Vary requirement for loading area - approved. Vary requirement for an oil-water separator - approved. Vary front setback from 6.0m in the C-1 zone to 5.5m to accomodate existing building - approved. Request to vary paving and surfacing requirements for parking areas denied. Partially Approved on June 7, 2022
DP22-001 341 Main St - Development Permit for Form & Character in the Main Street Commerical Development Permit Area. Proposed new white metal siding. Approved on May 6, 2022
DVP22-001 101 Horsebeef Terr - Vary max height of residential accessory building (garage) from 4.0m to 6.53m. Approved on April 20, 2022
DVP21-007 Amendment Amendment requested to DVP21-007 which was approved in November, 2021 for a new residential/commercial mixed use development at 622 Main St. Minimum required commercial parking spaces at the rear of the lot changing from eight (8) to five (5). Minimum interor side setback for accessory structures changing from 0.75 to 0.72 m.  Approved on March 2, 2022
Z21-006 Apply site-specific rezoning to 103 Main St to allow a vetinerary clinic as a permitted use on the site, in the Industrial zone. Approved on Feb. 8, 2022
DVP21-004 Variances requested at 104 Main St to the requirements for hard-surfacing parking and commercial loading areas, to installing an oil-water separator, and to installing an EV charging station Approved on Jan. 18, 2022
Z21-005 Apply site-specific rezoning to 101 Horsebeef Terr in the RR-1 zone to allow the building of a carriage house on private well-water and septic systems.  Approved on Jan. 18, 2022
Z21-004 Rezone 211 & 227 Hillcrest Rd from Community and R-1 zones respectively to a Comprehensive Development (CD-1) zone to facilate a new seniors living complex with assisted living, independent living, and staff housing units. Approved on Jan. 18, 2022
DP21-005 & DVP21-006 Development Permit and Variances for 1091 Main St, new mixed use residential and commercial building.  Approved on Dec. 7, 2021
DP21-004 & DVP21-007 Development Permit and Variances for 622 Main St, new mixed use residential and commercial building.  Approved on Nov. 2, 2021
DVP21-005 Development Variance Permit at 108 Main St. Partially Approved on Nov. 2, 2021