Keremeos Village town hall (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos Village town hall (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos to hold public hearing on OCP and zoning updates

Updates to the bylaws include corrections and allowing alcohol production in the village centre

The Village of Keremeos will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 6 to go over updates for the village’s new Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws.

Since the new bylaws were adopted earlier in 2021, the village found several mapping and textual issues which need to be addressed.

The village is also looking to add ‘alcohol production facility’ to the list of what kind of businesses would be allowed in the village centre and highway commercial zoning.

That addition was spurred by a local property owner’s inquiries with the village. Currently, such facilities are only in the agricultural zone.

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Among the textual and mapping updates are adjusting the designation for several triplex and fourplex properties on 6th Avenue to be medium density instead of low-density residential, replacing some missed references to ‘Main Street’ with the correct 7th Avenue designation and updating the 421 9th Avenue property back to its 2020 and current rezoning of low-density residential.

The public hearing will be held on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., before the regular council meeting. The hearing had initially been scheduled for Nov. 15, but was delayed due to the flooding of the Similkameen River.

All members of the public interested in attending the meeting are welcome to do so, wearing a mask is required, and letters of support or opposition are also welcome to be submitted prior to the public hearing.

The full bylaws are available for viewing at the village office any time from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday to Friday.

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