The proponents of the Crumpit Woods development in Valleycliffe have initiated a sub-area plan for their property.
The proponents, Diamond Head Land Company Ltd. and Bethel Lands Corporation, have advised the district that they have started work on a sub-area plan process for the property.
A Request for Proposals for consulting services for the plan was issued by the company, and other professional consulting services will also be awarded as necessary.
The company’s letter to the district comes after months of opposition by the proponents to district’s plans to rezone the land RS-1 to RM-5, which allows only low-rise apartment and commercial buildings.
In a letter to the district, Heather Dunham, the company’s development coordinator, said the company is fully committed to following the OCP and working together with the District of Squamish and the greater Squamish community to build a comprehensive plan for these lands that will be good for Squamish.
“We hope that all parties understand and recognize the extent of this investment by DHLC, both financially and in terms of time, and it is vital to have input and guidance from the District of Squamish early and often,” she wrote.
The company is now hoping to set a date and time to meet with the appropriate district professionals to discuss the district’s specific terms of reference for the sub-area plan for these lands.
“The commitment to embark on this process is significant for Diamond Head Land Company, both financially and from a time perspective. For this reason, it is important to have guidance from the District’s professionals early and often,” Dunham said.