It was a pretty quick Chilliwack city council meeting yesterday, but they managed to get a fair amount done. They approved rezoning to allow Chilliwack Ford to use part of the old UFV north campus to connect an access road to Meadowbrook Drive. It’s on the back end of the campus and wouldn’t been seen from Yale Rd. Staff also say this will have no impact on future development of the area, and they will be looking to put together a comprehensive plan for future site development.
Council also approved the formation of an Agricultural Advisory Committee to provide input on land use proposals that affect agriculture. The Chilliwack AAP (agriculture area plan) was adopted back in June, and this committee consisting of 10 members appointed by council, will look towards implementation of that plan.
City staff have also presented an update on the Official Community Plan review. The 1998 OCP is under review and the city is looking for public input on how best to tackle key issues that must be addressed over the next 30 years as the city grows and develops. Karen Stanton with the planning department says they will be reaching out to the community at different events like Chiefs games, through social media and a website called Placespeak, and also by meeting with various community groups and going into schools. They will also be holding a series of public open houses, and the 1st will be Nov 22nd at UFV, while the 2nd will be at Evergreen Hall on the 26th.
You can keep tabs on the OCP process by checking this page.