City seeks guidance on golf course development
by Jennifer Stahn
The Dunes is working on a new application to add residential space to the golf course.
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June 10, 2014 - 11:27 AM
KAMLOOPS - An application to allow for a large multiple family development was turned down by the Agricultural Land Commission last year and while that means back to the drawing board for The Dunes the city is looking to move forward an amendment to help guide these types of development in the future.
Currently The Dunes, Eaglepoint Golf Resort, Kamloops Golf and Country Club, McArthur Island Golf Centre and Pineridge Golf Course are all designated as golf course in KamPlan. The city proposed an amendment to the Official Community Plan to help guide development on these types of properties as well as changing to urban zoning for a portion of The Dunes.
The amendments were waiting on the decision from the commission before going to a final reading at council. Staff is now recommending they rescind the amendment to change a portion of land at The Dunes to urban.
The Dunes will be submitting a new proposal but each new application to the commission will have to go through council as will any zoning amendments required. In the meantime staff is recommending council approve an amendment to direct development on golf courses.
The amendment to the plan is to help give staff direction on how to deal with accessory uses such as residential development, commercial, hotel, off-season recreational facilities and campgrounds, though most applications to add an accessory use will still have to get commission approval.
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