City wants more time, info on Revelstoke Adventure Park proposal

City staff say they need more time to explore all the ramifications of the RAP proposal, including possible city boundary expansion

Note: Excerpt from the Mar. 26 Revelstoke City Council notes.

The City of Revelstoke wants to slow down the regulatory process for the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park in the Greeley area to allow city staff more time to review the proposal.

Unveiled earlier in 2013, the Revelstoke Adventure Park proposal is for a roadside outdoor park with dozens of activities including mountain biking, climbing, bungee jumping, ziplining, a driving range, camping and much more.

Following a recommendation from the city’s economic development commission, council asked the proponents to give a public presentation in Revelstoke.

Reports from city staff noted many, many potential issues and impacts on the city, both positive and negative.

Positive impacts noted in the report include economic spinoffs, “synergies” with RMR, possible boundary expansion and tourism growth.

Negative impacts included activity near the Revelstoke watershed and costs to city-provided services.

Other issues raised include road design, a railway crossing, relationship with the resort master plan, mitigation issues and more.

Coun. Chris Johnston said the environmental issues related to the park needed to be studied and understood.

Mayor David Raven noted the park is located in the Columbia–Shuswap Regional District.

Council opted to ask the province for more time to consult, and ask the proponents to give a public presentation in Revelstoke.

 

Just Posted

Photos: Railway Days at Revelstoke Railway Museum 2019

Today was Railway Days at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. There was food,… Continue reading

City launched Tech Strategy 2.0

Revelstoke received $100,000 in funding to build on its Technology Strategy project

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

Okanagan Cultural Connections live venue tour kicks off in Vernon

Two dozen promoters, national booking agents, and music reps to visit venues from Vernon to Oliver

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Fire departments extinguish suspicious wildfire near West Kelowna

Crews established a fire guard and knocked down the blaze before it grew to one hectare.

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

15-year-old boy drowns after midnight jump into Okangan Lake

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the drowning.

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Most Read