Johnson Heights Neighbourhood Plan

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The 2009 Official Community Plan (OCP) included policies for the City to create plans to help guide development or redevelopment for each neighbourhood in the City. Johnson Heights is the first neighbourhood plan to be created and community engagement will inform the plan.

About the Johnson Heights Area

Johnson Heights is located in the north east of Revelstoke. It is bounded by the railway tracks to the south and west, the Illecillewaet River to the south and Highway 1 to the north. The area currently has very little development, other than a small amount of residential, the Revelstoke campground, the Hillcrest Hotel and Mt. Begbie Brewery. The other vacant lots are in a semi-natural state with naturally occurring forests and landscape.

The area is cut off from the rest of the City by the CPR railway, which travels through the significant embankment, and separates the neighbourhood from the rest of the City. Most of the development is currently strata development with small individual mobile/modular homes as the dominant form of housing.

Johnson Heights Community Vision

Johnson Heights is a hidden gem of wild beauty, forest trails, and tranquility with a supportive community vibe. The neighbourhood is well connected to Revelstoke for walking, biking and driving and provides a diversity of services and amenities for residents and visitors.

Principles to Guide the Neighbourhood Plan

Connected community to and from Revelstoke - connected by trails and pedestrian networks as well as vehicular connectivity.

Compact community - efficient use of land and infrastructure to service development, preserve existing natural landscape where possible, and enable a more walkable community.

See Johnson Heights Vision and Principles Survey Report

The 2009 Official Community Plan (OCP) included policies for the City to create plans to help guide development or redevelopment for each neighbourhood in the City. Johnson Heights is the first neighbourhood plan to be created and community engagement will inform the plan.

About the Johnson Heights Area

Johnson Heights is located in the north east of Revelstoke. It is bounded by the railway tracks to the south and west, the Illecillewaet River to the south and Highway 1 to the north. The area currently has very little development, other than a small amount of residential, the Revelstoke campground, the Hillcrest Hotel and Mt. Begbie Brewery. The other vacant lots are in a semi-natural state with naturally occurring forests and landscape.

The area is cut off from the rest of the City by the CPR railway, which travels through the significant embankment, and separates the neighbourhood from the rest of the City. Most of the development is currently strata development with small individual mobile/modular homes as the dominant form of housing.

Johnson Heights Community Vision

Johnson Heights is a hidden gem of wild beauty, forest trails, and tranquility with a supportive community vibe. The neighbourhood is well connected to Revelstoke for walking, biking and driving and provides a diversity of services and amenities for residents and visitors.

Principles to Guide the Neighbourhood Plan

Connected community to and from Revelstoke - connected by trails and pedestrian networks as well as vehicular connectivity.

Compact community - efficient use of land and infrastructure to service development, preserve existing natural landscape where possible, and enable a more walkable community.

See Johnson Heights Vision and Principles Survey Report

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    The land use concept provides a high level idea of what type of development could occur and where. The map colours show different potential and existing land uses for Johnson Heights. It also shows road and trail/pathway connections.

    Oak Drive is being proposed as the neighbourhood main street and will include commercial, retail and some employment. A secondary access to Townley Street and pedestrian overpass over the railway tracks are currently being investigated. 

    The proposed land uses include:

    • Connected road and pedestrian network: designed to connect within Johnson Heights and externally to Revelstoke
    • A mix of housing: apartments, town homes, single family and employee housing
    • A mix of commercial: ground floor commercial and retail that could accommodate restaurants, small shops, convenience store, visitor services, etc.
    • Visitor accommodations: hotel units, consideration of potential STRs that require Revelstoke resident ownership
    • Services: potential for a daycare and other services
    • Live/Work units: ideal for artists, small business owners, small scale manufacturers (crafts, personal care products, pottery, etc.)
    • Greenway and parks: A significant greenway is proposed throughout as well as community parks
    • Conservation of trees, riparian areas, wildlife movement corridors: as much as possible, existing tree stands are to be preserved and set backs from the creeks will be enforced. 

    Click here to view a larger photo of the Johnson Heights Neighbourhood Plan Draft Concept



    • Land Use Concept Discussion: What do you like about the concept? What would you like to see change and why?

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