McMechan Lands Neighbourhood Concepts

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This portion of the consultation has concluded

The Official Community Plan calls for a small lot neighbourhood to be built on the lands at 901 39th Avenue. Let us know what you think of the development concept.

Vernon is a growing city. In order to accommodate growth in a responsible and affordable manner, residential development is encouraged close to existing services and amenities, like schools, parks and shopping. This approach uses existing infrastructure more efficiently, thus having less of a burden on taxpayers, and protects rural and agricultural land.

The 20 acre McMechan Reservior site offers a tremendous opportunity to create a compact residential neighbourhood with park space and trails that is designed to meet the needs of today’s families. The site is designated Small Lot Residential in the Official Community Plan which encourages single family homes

Vernon is a growing city. In order to accommodate growth in a responsible and affordable manner, residential development is encouraged close to existing services and amenities, like schools, parks and shopping. This approach uses existing infrastructure more efficiently, thus having less of a burden on taxpayers, and protects rural and agricultural land.

The 20 acre McMechan Reservior site offers a tremendous opportunity to create a compact residential neighbourhood with park space and trails that is designed to meet the needs of today’s families. The site is designated Small Lot Residential in the Official Community Plan which encourages single family homes, duplexes, townhomes and row housing. To provide rental opportunities and mortgage helpers, secondary suites and carriage houses are also being encouraged. Detailed engineering, transportation and design work will be ongoing over the next number of months and will inform a rezoning process.

Please review the information provided and let us know what you think.

Guest Book

What makes a great neighbourhood?


Roads - access, snow removal, garbage trucks. Need good width since roads shrink in winter. Parks - provide green space and recreation.Feedback on behalf of OPEN HOUSE PARTICIPANT.

CID2018 over 2 years ago

Places for kids to play, family living and getting together with other families. Feedback on behalf of OPEN HOUSE PARTICIPANT.

CID2018 over 2 years ago

No High Density Housing. Low Traffic Flow. Green Space. Room to move freely and safely throughout neighbourhood. Silver Star School is already at capacity. Where will these kids go to school?Feedback on behalf of OPEN HOUSE PARTICIPANT.

CID2018 over 2 years ago

Green space between houses. Sidewalks - walkable streets. Lighting. Traffic calmed streets. Feedback on behalf of OPEN HOUSE PARTICIPANT.

CID2018 over 2 years ago

Green Space. Large Lots. Parks.Feedback on behalf of OPEN HOUSE PARTICIPANT.

CID2018 over 2 years ago

A great neighbourhood feels like a place, as opposed to a collection of houses people drive their cars to and from. A great neighbourhood encourages people to interact with each other by providing good open spaces, pathways/trails and a variety of housing types and land uses including some commercial uses such as coffee shops, daycares, small stores, and so on.

gellerdoug over 2 years ago

An area that gives you a sense of belonging, safety and security. It should be a place where you feel your children can safely play and you can enjoy friends and community. It must be an area where you can express yourself and develop different interests.

haas over 2 years ago