Tranquille plan moves ahead
The Tranquille on the Lake development could be headed to another public hearing as council considers a rezoning application for the 190-hectare parcel of land around Kamloops’ former tuberculosis sanatorium.
Earlier this year, council adopted a neighbourhood plan for the development, which would include 2,000 or more units of housing anchored by an organic farm.
Because of the scale of the rezoning, Tranquille on the Lake proponent BC Wildlife Tours is asking for a comprehensive-development zone, which lays out what sort of construction would take place on different portions of the property, as well as building densities and heights.
Should the rezoning PROCEED, the developers would then prepare a master plan for the site and begin the development-permitting process, where more specific land-use plans would be hammered out.
As part of the rezoning, council would put a no-build covenant on the property until a development plan is in place — though the covenant wouldn’t affect the farm market and RV park already allowed to operate on the site.