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Advisory Design Panel (ADP)

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Advisory Design Panel (ADP)

The purpose of the Advisory Design Panel is to provide consultative advice to Development Services on the desirable appearances of proposed buildings and structures, for assisting their discussions with development applicants and making recommendations to Council.

The Panel shall provide advice on the following matters as may be referred to them by the chair:

  1. The desirable “form and character” of multi-family residential, commercial or industrial developments in designated Development Permit Areas, including with respect to the siting, form, exterior design, and finish of buildings and other structures, and associated landscaping;
  2. Aesthetic considerations of signage associated with a development permit application or a sign permit application in the Downtown, pursuant to the Osoyoos Sign Bylaw;
  3. Any aesthetic considerations of development variances; and
  4. Other matters as may be referred to the Panel.
  5. Public members shall be appointed for a term of three years. Council may remove by an affirmative vote any citizen representative from the Panel at any time. The Chair may recommend to Council to immediately dismiss and replace any member of the Panel who misses three consecutive meetings.

Town Council appointed the following members to ADP Regular Open meeting: 

  • Carol Youngberg - Councillor
  • Julie Hamilton - Resident
  • Roger Horton - Resident
  • Herb Wycherley - Resident
  • Robert Stubbs - Resident
  • Alain Cunningham - Staff Representative

TERMS OF REFERENCE:

1. Purpose of Advisory Design Panel (ADP)
The Panel will provide consultative advise to Development Services staff on the desirable appearance of proposed buildings and structures for assisting them in their discussions with development applicants and making recommendations to Council.

2. Membership of the ADP
The Advisory Design Panel shall be appointed by resolution of Council. The Panel will comprise of a Development Services staff person who will act as Chair, one elected Councillor, and up to seven (7) citizen representatives who, to the maximum extent possible, shall contribute expertise in architecture or building design, urban design, and landscape architecture or design.

3. Appointment of Citizen Representatives 

a) 

Citizen representatives shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years.

b) 

Council may remove by an affirmative vote any citizen representative from the Panel at any time. 

c) 

The Chair may recommend to Council to immediately dismiss and replace any member of the Panel who has missed three (3) consecutive meetings without providing sufficient reasons in prior notification to the Chair.

d) 

No citizen representative shall serve on the Panel who as a real or apparent conflict of interest by reason of having a personal interest in the outcome of the Panel’s business. 

e) 

Citizen representatives shall serve without remuneration. 

4. Panel Responsibilities

The Panel will provide design advice on the following matters as referred to them by the Chair:

a) 

The desirable “form and character” of multi-family residential, intensive residential, industrial, or commercial developments in designated Development Permit Areas, including with respect to the siting, form, exterior design, and finish of buildings and other structures, and associated landscaping; 

b) 

Aesthetic considerations of signage associated with a development permit application or a sign permit application in the Downtown, pursuant to the Osoyoos Sign Bylaw; 

c) 

Aesthetic considerations of development variances; and 

d) 

Other matters as may be referred to the Panel.  

5. Meeting Procedures and Rules:

a) 

The Advisory Design Panel shall meet regularly as required on the second Tuesday of each month. 

b) 

The Chair shall notify the Panel of any special meeting required. 

c) 

Meeting quorums shall constitute four (4) members of the Panel, including the Chair. 

d) 

The Panel will do their business on a consensual basis and may generate options for consideration by the Town. 

e) 

The Chair may ask any development applicant (or their representative) to attend a Panel meeting solely for purposes of presenting their development proposal and answering any questions on their proposal. 

f) 

The Panel will direct its advice to the Chair and not the applicant.  

g) 

The Panel shall not consider varying the use or density of any land from that permitted under its current or proposed zoning, in compliance with the Local Government Act.  

h) 

When conducting their business, the Panel shall give due consideration to the Town’s Façade Guidelines and other pertinent Development Permit Area Guidelines in the Town of Osoyoos Official Community Plan, as well as the Town’s Landscape Policy. 

6. Staff Duties:

a) 

The Chair will undertake the specific duties identified above and, generally, will obtain consultative advice from the Panel that will benefit Development Services operations. 

b) 

A Secretary from Development Services staff shall assist the Chair to organize Panel meetings, compile agenda materials and record minutes. 

For more information on Planning or Development Approvals please contact:

Alain Cunningham, Ph.D., MCIP  
Director of Planning & Development Services
Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8711 Main Street
Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0
250.495.6191
alain@osoyoos.ca

While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
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