Notice of Public Hearing - Bylaw No. 2521 & 2522

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a public hearing has been scheduled for TUESDAY, July 9th, 2024, at 6:30 PM at the Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre, located at 562 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC, so that Council may hear representations from persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed amendments to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2231 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1750.

Public hearings are open for all members of the public to attend in person or to participate electronically via a Zoom webinar link, posted to the City of Fernie website prior to the meeting. Public hearings may also be viewed via a Facebook live stream from the City of Fernie Facebook page. Please visit for more information.

Location: 692 3rd Avenue

Legal Description: Lot 11 Block 18 District Lot 4580 Kootenay District Plan 734 and Lot 12 Block 18 District Lot 4580 Kootenay 

Bylaws: Bylaw 2521, cited asOfficial Community Plan Bylaw No. 2231, Amendment. Bylaw No. 2521, 2024.Bylaw 2522, cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 2522, 2024. 

Purpose: The City of Fernie is proposing to change the land use designation from Institutional to Historic Downtown for the eventual redevelopment of the site and rezone the subject property from P1 – Public Institutional to C1 – Retail Commercial.


A copy of the proposed amendments to Official Community Plan Bylaw No.2231 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the “Latest News” page on the city’s website,, or in person at City Hall, 501 – 3rd Avenue.

Public participation in the public hearing will be accepted through written submission, in person participation or electronic participation. For information on how to participate in a hearing, please visit


Written comments must be submitted before 2:00 PM on July 9th, by any of the following formats:

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
Fax:             250-423-3034

All written submissions must include your name and street address and are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that written submissions will form part of the public record and will be published in the meeting agenda. Street addresses will be redacted for the meeting agenda.

For further information about the proposed amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2231 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, please contact the Planning Department at (250) 423-6817 or by email at

This Notice is provided in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act.