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Benchlands Application Submitted to City

(December 2023) Couverdon Real Estate has submitted a formal application for the Benchlands Project to the City of Powell River. The application proposes a Local Area Plan (LAP) and Comprehensive Development Zone (CD Zone) for the property – which will require amendments to the Official Community Plan and zoning bylaw. The proposed plan accommodates a diverse range of housing types, with flexibility to meet the needs and demands of the community during each phase – and sets aside significant portions of the property for green spaces that include riparian areas, wildlife corridors and trail connections for pedestrians and cyclists. The City will now review the application and consider recommendations for council to consider. Watch here, or sign up for the email newsletter (above), for updates throughout the process.

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Summary of Community Feedback Posted Online

In October, the community was invited to attend an open house to learn more about
the proposed plan for the Powell River Benchlands and how public input to date has
influenced the proposal. A summary of the comments collected is now available. View
highlights and read the full report here.

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Oct. 25 Open House Materials Available

On Oct. 25, 2023, the Benchlands project team hosted a successful open house, sharing updates with the community about the proposed plans for the property. The displays explained how input from the community has helped to guide the plan so far. If you would like to review the information here’s the link to the comprehensive PDF. A public engagement summary will be completed and shared here. Sign up for email updates to get the latest news!

Open House Display Boards PDF

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Public Open House Set for Oct. 25, 2023

The Powell River community is invited to an Open House schedule for Oct. 25, 4-8 pm
at the Powell River Recreational Complex. The project team will be on hand toprovide an update on the project, with information about how input from the public collected in the spring has helped create the proposed plan. Learn more about the event and how to participate at our Event Listing.

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Public Engagement Summary Now Live (July 2023)

Feedback from the April engagement events has been summarized in a report that will inform the project plan, and be shared with the City of Powell River. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your thoughts. View highlights and the full report here.

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Traffic Assessment Underway (June 2023)

Residents around the Benchlands area may notice some survey activity underway on roadways in June this year. The Couverdon team is undertaking traffic counts during this time to collect data about current traffic loads and patterns, that will help inform proposed plans for the Benchlands Property. Questions? Click here to send us a message.