Residents of a North Westside Road neighbourhood may eventually have a place to cool off in the summer.
The Central Okanagan Regional District board has given first reading to proposed official community plan and rezoning bylaws for the La Casa strata to allow for an outdoor swimming pool.
“The next step is for La Casa to set up an advertised public hearing,” said director Jim Edgson.
“After that, it will need to come back for the second and third readings, at which time the board will receive information on the progress of meeting the conditions.”
The applicant must address several issues including verification of an adequate water supply and details on how pool drainage will be handled.
“Once these are met, the request for zoning change can then go to fourth and final reading,” said Edgson.
“As it stands, it appears there should be no problem in meeting the conditions, but the province is involved as well.”
Besides the pool, the strata is also seeking approval for a workshop and recognition of an existing outdoor storage yard on the 1.47-hectare parcel next to Terazona Drive.
Edgson wants residents to understand the process that is underway and that the board has not authorized development.
“I have no problem with this and support the process as it currently stands. Now we will see what public input has to say.”