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.

 

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