The adopted bylaws establish the zoning and community water and sewer standards for the long-term phased development of a range of residential housing types and densities, regional and community parks and trails, local commercial shops and services, and a mixed-use village and marina with a publicly accessible waterfront boardwalk and pathways, in accordance with the Lakes District and Schooner Cove Neighbourhood Plans in Nanoose.
A public hearing for these bylaws was held on May 12, 2014 and the 20-year Phased Development Agreement term was approved by the Inspector of Municipalities on June 25, 2014. Adoption of these bylaws represents the final step in ensuring the land use regulations are in place for the developer to proceed with implementing the vision of the neighbourhood plans. Click here to view the full RDN staff report concerning the adoption of these bylaws.
The adopted land use and subdivision servicing amendment bylaws are as follows:
The PDA is a legally binding agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the owner of the lands within Lakes District and Schooner Cove. The terms of this agreement dictate the phasing of development and related infrastructure over the next twenty years and the timing and provision of community amenities such as regional park land as envisioned in the neighbourhood plans. The Memorandum of Understanding is a non-binding agreement between the land owner and the Regional District of Nanaimo, which outlines practical considerations for future development and the anticipated courses of action needed to implement these developments.
The adopted PDA Bylaw and Memorandum of Understanding, as executed, are as follows: