A draft version of Summerland’s eco-village concept plan can be found online. The municipality of Summerland is seeking input about this plan. (District of Summerland image)

A draft version of Summerland’s eco-village concept plan can be found online. The municipality of Summerland is seeking input about this plan. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council seeks input on eco-village concept plan

Summerland is looking for public input on their draft eco-village plan.

The plan was developed by the municipality and MODUS Planning and Design and Associate Engineering through engagement with adjacent landowners, recreational trail group stakeholders, the Penticton Indian Band, and through technical assessments on environmentally-sensitive habitat, geotechnical constraints, and significant cultural and heritage values.

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The municipality is now seeking input and gathering feedback until March 28 through an online survey.

Council’s goal was to create a proposed concept for a low-impact, environmentally-sensitive residential development near the planned construction of a solar array generation facility while promoting active living through connection to naturalized trails and transportation linkages to Summerland’s Downtown.

A copy of the plan can be viewed on the municipality’s website at summerland.ca/planning-building/planning-development/current-projects/eco-village- concept-plan.

Survey responses will help the municipality fine-tune the plan prior to council consideration and proceeding with next steps of the proposed development project.

To complete the survey and for project updates, please visit summerland.ca/planning- building/planning-development/current-projects/eco-village-concept-plan.

If approved, the proposed village would be constructed on Cartwright Mountain, near the proposed solar and battery storage facility. Preliminary plans call for 40 to 60 single family homes, but the number could increase if multi-family buildings are constructed.

Houses in this development will be designed as enviornmentally friendly buildings.

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