1530 Reservoir Road

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UPDATE: Feedback is now closed. Results are available in the Documents section and were shared with Council the Regular meeting of September 12, 2023. 


The City has received an application for a rural residential subdivision at 1530 Reservoir Road. Preliminary plans show 33 single detached strata lots and 5 ha (12.25 ac) of land to be dedicated as public parkland. This proposal would require a site-specific Official Community Plan amendment to allow 0.4 ha (1 ac) as the minimum lot size in the ‘Rural Residential’ future land use designation, based on the development connecting to the municipal water supply. Typically the ‘Rural Residential’ designation envisions minimum 1ha (2.5 ac) lots on private services (well and septic systems).

The proposal would also require rezoning the property from FG (Forestry Grazing) to RC (Country Residential) with a site-specific provision to allow 4.5m front yard setbacks rather than the typical 9.0m setbacks, and to rezone 5 ha (12.25 ac) to P4 (Environmental Reserve), for land that would be dedicated to the city as natural parkland.

Before the Public Hearing scheduled for September 12, the City is providing additional opportunities for residents to learn more about the proposal.

How can I learn more?

  • Attend the Drop-in Open House on Monday, August 21 between 5 pm and 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall (171 Main St.)

  • Register to attend the Online Info Session on Wednesday, August 30 between 6:30 pm and 8 pm

  • Questions? Contact the Planning Department at planning@penticton.ca or 250-490-2501

You can share your feedback by completing the form below by Sept. 3. You can also share your feedback directly with Council through the public hearing process. Watch penticton.ca for more information.

UPDATE: Feedback is now closed. Results are available in the Documents section and were shared with Council the Regular meeting of September 12, 2023. 


The City has received an application for a rural residential subdivision at 1530 Reservoir Road. Preliminary plans show 33 single detached strata lots and 5 ha (12.25 ac) of land to be dedicated as public parkland. This proposal would require a site-specific Official Community Plan amendment to allow 0.4 ha (1 ac) as the minimum lot size in the ‘Rural Residential’ future land use designation, based on the development connecting to the municipal water supply. Typically the ‘Rural Residential’ designation envisions minimum 1ha (2.5 ac) lots on private services (well and septic systems).

The proposal would also require rezoning the property from FG (Forestry Grazing) to RC (Country Residential) with a site-specific provision to allow 4.5m front yard setbacks rather than the typical 9.0m setbacks, and to rezone 5 ha (12.25 ac) to P4 (Environmental Reserve), for land that would be dedicated to the city as natural parkland.

Before the Public Hearing scheduled for September 12, the City is providing additional opportunities for residents to learn more about the proposal.

How can I learn more?

  • Attend the Drop-in Open House on Monday, August 21 between 5 pm and 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall (171 Main St.)

  • Register to attend the Online Info Session on Wednesday, August 30 between 6:30 pm and 8 pm

  • Questions? Contact the Planning Department at planning@penticton.ca or 250-490-2501

You can share your feedback by completing the form below by Sept. 3. You can also share your feedback directly with Council through the public hearing process. Watch penticton.ca for more information.

Consultation has concluded

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  • Share Why does the shape-your-city summary above not include what the current zoning is, 16 hectare minimum lot size? I think it is misleading not to apprise the public of this given the future land use areas were a big concern in this area with the Spiller public engagement results and the current OCP Task Force review. Thank you for your consideration of revising the summary. on Facebook Share Why does the shape-your-city summary above not include what the current zoning is, 16 hectare minimum lot size? I think it is misleading not to apprise the public of this given the future land use areas were a big concern in this area with the Spiller public engagement results and the current OCP Task Force review. Thank you for your consideration of revising the summary. on Twitter Share Why does the shape-your-city summary above not include what the current zoning is, 16 hectare minimum lot size? I think it is misleading not to apprise the public of this given the future land use areas were a big concern in this area with the Spiller public engagement results and the current OCP Task Force review. Thank you for your consideration of revising the summary. on Linkedin Email Why does the shape-your-city summary above not include what the current zoning is, 16 hectare minimum lot size? I think it is misleading not to apprise the public of this given the future land use areas were a big concern in this area with the Spiller public engagement results and the current OCP Task Force review. Thank you for your consideration of revising the summary. link

    Why does the shape-your-city summary above not include what the current zoning is, 16 hectare minimum lot size? I think it is misleading not to apprise the public of this given the future land use areas were a big concern in this area with the Spiller public engagement results and the current OCP Task Force review. Thank you for your consideration of revising the summary.

    gltaylor asked 11 months ago

    Hi Gjoa,

    Thank you for noting this, the second paragraph of the summary on the webpage does say the proposal is seeking to rezone from the FG (Forestry and Grazing) zone. This is also noted on the project overview, Council report, and applicant's letter of rationale - all documents which are publicly available on the website.

  • Share It is obvious that the area is situated within a high risk wild fire area as identified in the wildfire assessment plan. How does the City plan to address this. Also, where is the traffic assessment report. Naramata Rd is already too busy. I was almost in a head on collision this week and something needs to be done to limit traffic, not increase it. on Facebook Share It is obvious that the area is situated within a high risk wild fire area as identified in the wildfire assessment plan. How does the City plan to address this. Also, where is the traffic assessment report. Naramata Rd is already too busy. I was almost in a head on collision this week and something needs to be done to limit traffic, not increase it. on Twitter Share It is obvious that the area is situated within a high risk wild fire area as identified in the wildfire assessment plan. How does the City plan to address this. Also, where is the traffic assessment report. Naramata Rd is already too busy. I was almost in a head on collision this week and something needs to be done to limit traffic, not increase it. on Linkedin Email It is obvious that the area is situated within a high risk wild fire area as identified in the wildfire assessment plan. How does the City plan to address this. Also, where is the traffic assessment report. Naramata Rd is already too busy. I was almost in a head on collision this week and something needs to be done to limit traffic, not increase it. link

    It is obvious that the area is situated within a high risk wild fire area as identified in the wildfire assessment plan. How does the City plan to address this. Also, where is the traffic assessment report. Naramata Rd is already too busy. I was almost in a head on collision this week and something needs to be done to limit traffic, not increase it.

    Bill Carpenter asked 11 months ago

    Hi Bill,

    The wildfire assessment report will inform the conditions of a wildfire covenant that would be registered on title of all lots which would be subdivided on this property. That covenant will mandate FireSmart construction on each lot (i.e. specific building materials, landscaping requirements, etc.). 

    The number of lots in this proposal did not trigger a full Traffic Impact Assessment however the City can require the developer to contribute to minor updates to the Reservoir Rd/Naramata Rd intersection. We've heard a lot of feedback related to traffic on Naramata Rd in general, and that has been incorporated into the City's larger 2020 Transportation Master Plan which outlines upgrade projects over time across the city, recognizing the existing conditions.