Notice of Public Hearings December 10, 2018

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing has been scheduled for Monday, December 10th at 7 PM in Council Chambers at 501 3rd Avenue, Fernie, B.C. so that Council may hear representations from persons who believe their interest in property is affected by a proposed amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2231 and proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 2366.

PURPOSE: To facilitate the sale of the land and building known as the Lutheran Church, and to facilitate the conversion of the existing building into a single-family residential use, the applicant has requested an amendment to the City of Fernie Official Community Plan (OCP), and the applicant and the City have partnered on a Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA).

LOCATION: 691-4th Avenu (Also known as Lutheran Church)

Bylaw No. 2362 (OCP) 

  • Change the land-use designation of the subject property from "Institutional" to "Residential Infill and Intensification"
  • Recognize the heritage value of the building by adding the subject property to Schedule C Heritage Sites of the OCP as a "Building with Heritage Value (Not Registered)"
  • Add language to the OCP under which Heritage Alteration Permits can be issued for approved work under a Heritage Revitalization Agreement 

Bylaw No. 2366 (HRA) - A Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) is a bylaw under which the owner of a property with heritage value agrees to protect and maintain a building or features of the property that have heritage value. In exchange for this protection, the City can grant variances, land-uses, etc. that help the owner to develop that heritage property.


Public Notice 

Bylaw No. 2362

Bylaw No. 2362 Staff Report November 26, 2018

Bylaw No. 2366

Staff Report September 24, 2018

Official Community Plan


Comments can be made in person at the Public Hearing, or submitted by any of the following formats:

By Email:

By Fax: 250-423-3034

In person: City Hall 501-3rd Avenue

By Mail: City of Fernie (Planning) PO Box 190 Fernie BC, V0B 1M0

Any written submissions received after 4:00 PM, Monday, December 10, 2018 will not be accepted.  No representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearings.  All submissions must incude your name and civic address. All submissions are public information pusuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  For mre infromation, please contact the Planning Department at (250)423-6817 or via email at

 A copy of the proposed bylaw amendments and other relevant documents can be viewed at City Hall, 501 - 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC during normal business hours of 8 AM - 4 PM (excluding statutory holidays and weekends), or online.