Employee housing is hot topic at FAR open house

On Tuesday night the RDEK and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) held an open house

On Tuesday night the RDEK and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) held an open house to discuss the proposed amendments to the Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) Official Community Plan.

The open house provided an opportunity to view plans for proposed commercial and residential development at FAR and a presentation detailing the project by the planners from the RDEK and RCR.

Mayor Cindy Corrigan raised the question about the lack of employee housing at the resort. RCR said they are willing to provide land for a private builder to build a facility and the reason they are not in a hurry to build it is because many homeowners in Fernie have rental suites and do not want to lose the revenue. They also said that the proximity of the resort to town meant there was not the need for on–hill housing.

Another question raised concerned the second access road to the hill coming up through the sewage plant. RCR said it was essential for the resort to have a second road for emergency use only. For more details of the plans, feedback forms and future open house dates please visit www.rdek.bc.ca or contact Michele Bates at (250) 489-2791 or email

 

mbates@rdek.bc.ca