Notice of Development Variance Permit - Public Input

Pursuant to Section 499 of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that Council for the Corporation of the City of Fernie will consider Development Variance Permit No. 457 which affects the property and land within the City of Fernie at the 10th Avenue road extension commonly known as Ghostrider Crossing. This permit will be considered at the regular meeting of Council on TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

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Development Variance Permit No. 457

LOCATION: 10th Avenue Road Extension to commercial development commonly known as Ghostrider Crossing 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 1, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District Plan NEP71247 except Plans NEP71584, NEP72208 and NEP79745

PURPOSE: This permit is being considered for the purpose of varying Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 1727 as follows:
(1) Vary Standard Drawing B-3b: Road Section Urban Collection Highway without Parking 20m R/W
• to exclude the requirement for 1.35m wide sidewalk; and
• to reduce the required 11m wide paved carriageway to 10.6m wide.

The 10th Avenue Road Extension will provide access to the Ghostrider Crossing two lot highway commercial development.

Public Notice

Bylaw 1727

2020-03-23 RFD DVPA-457

DVPA-457 Application

WSP 10th Ave Road Width Variance Letter

Draft Permit - DVP-457

Form C Pedestrian & Bicycle Access

The proposed Development Variance Permit, Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw and other relevant documents can be inspected online at the City of  Fernie website at from April 1, 2020 to April 14, 2020.

All persons wishing to voice their opinion regarding this permit may do so in writing to Mayor & Council by any of the following means:
Mail: City of Fernie, PO Box 190, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Drop Off: Insert in front door mail slot at City Hall 501 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC
Email: Fax: 250-423-3034
Written submissions must be received no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in order to ensure their availability to Council at the meeting.

All submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and must include your name and street address, will form part of the public record and will be published in the meeting agenda.

For enquiries concerning this permit please contact the Engineering Department at or contact the City Engineer at 250-423-6817 during regular business hours Monday to Friday. This notice was distributed in accordance with Section 499 of the Local Government Act.