British Columbia Agency Weighs Cabin Plan
A new tourist development is preparing to set up camp along the shores of Vernon Creek in Coldstream, British Columbia.
The new owners of Dutch’s Campground have plans to develop the property between the campground and the Vernon and Coldstream boundary with cabins, according to the Vernon (B.C.) Morning Star. The site is located in a popular resort area 200 miles east of Vancouver.
Father and son Tom and Darren Dalgarno of Dalgarno Holdings Inc. purchased the campground in May 2007. They have owned the neighboring property, which they would like to develop, since September 2006
“We wanted to rezone that portion and include cabins for tourist use,” said Darren of the 16 proposed cabins with full basements.
But Coldstream’s Advisory Planning Commission has some concerns that the zoning change could result in long-term tenants at the cabins.
“It’s got some potential abuses, like any seasonal development,” said Craig Broderick, Coldstream’s director of development services.
Due to the year-round rental concerns, the district is looking into possibly putting restrictions on the property that would limit occupation in the cabins to a maximum of 180 days in a year.
Councilman Jim Garlick, who serves on the planning commission, says while the commission does not support the zoning change, the development is supported.
“They support the idea that it needs something down there,” said Garlick.