New Proposed Unsightly Premises Policy
June 4, 2012 In looking at ways to speed up the revitalization of Downtown Chilliwack, the Downtown Task Force recommended providing certainty for potential investors, by encouraging high standards for property development and maintenance.
While the City of Chilliwack has building maintenance and occupancy bylaws, as well as other unsightly premises bylaws, the Task Force suggested that these are not sufficient to clean up some long standing derelict properties.
The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce proposed giving municipalities more measures to deal with derelict and abandoned buildings. This proposal was adopted by the BC Chamber at their annual General Meeting in May. Next, the BC Chamber will be recommending that the provincial government:
- Amend the community charter to give municipalities the option of introducing tools and strategies to motivate the owners of derelict properties to improve and maintain such properties,
- Clearly define what constitutes a derelict property.
The recommendations will be forwarded to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention in fall 2012. As well, City of Chilliwack’s staff are currently researching measures used successfully in other Canadian Municipalities, to see if they can be applied here.
April 18, 2016 Old Safeway Building Demolished and Site Rezoned
October 3, 2014 Chilliwack Moving Forward Event
September 29, 2014 Main Street Greening Improvement Project
September 9, 2014 First Downtown Show & Share Workshop a Success
August 29, 2014 Working in Partnership for a better Downtown
February 18, 2014 City moves forward with downtown revitalization plan
January 13, 2014 Mill Street Upgrades
July 3, 2013 New Brownfield Redevelopment Guide
June 27, 2013 Community Gardens Bloom Downtown
June 27, 2013 Nestle Waters Canada
December 10, 2012 Downtown UFV Presence
September 18, 2012 Concept for Downtown Block
September 18, 2012 Downtown Plan Implementation Committee
June 4, 2012 New Proposed Unsightly Premises Policy
February 11, 2012 Council has received the Downtown Task Force Report