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Ganges Village Plan - Harbourwalk

Ganges is the commercial, social, cultural and institutional heart of Salt Spring Island. With the goal of creating a local area plan to guide future development, ‘Ganges Village Planning’ is a priority for the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee. In order to realize the longstanding community goal of a continuous harbourside walkway, the Local Trust Committee has focused the initial phase on completing the Ganges Harbourwalk.

PROJECT UPDATE: At its June 1, 2017 meeting, the Local Trust Committee (LTC) directed planning staff to prepare information materials for community engagement about the scale and type of development the community would want to see on the properties upland from the boardwalk.  This direction came following the LTC's receipt of a staff report containing preliminary development plans from the owners of the Ganges Marina.  These design plans show a more intensive form of development than would be allowed under Bylaw 491, which the LTC has to date proposed as an incentive to gain upland land owner support from the boardwalk project.  As such, the LTC felt it prudent to go to the community for their perspective on what scale of development should be permitted on these properties.  Community engagement efforts are planned for August 2017.  Information on how to participate will be shared as it becomes available.


Proposed Bylaw No. 491

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact:
Jason Youmans
Island Planner

Staff Reports

June 1, 2017 - Staff Report
October 13, 2016 -
Ganges Village Area Planning - Harbourwalk
March 1, 2016 - Draft Zoning for Properties Fronting Ganges Boardwalk
February 2, 2016
- Design and Land Use Considerations & Community Consultation Report
August 24, 2015
- Ganges Village Planning: Amenity Value of Completion of Ganges Boardwalk
May 7, 2015 - Ganges Village Planning: Boardwalk Waterfront Landowner Discussions
April 9, 2015
- Ganges Village Planning: Project Update
March 12, 2015 - Ganges Village Planning: Boardwalk Project Update
January 8, 2015 - Ganges Boardwalk Project Charter
December 19, 2014 - Ganges Boardwalk Project Update

Past Ganges Village Planning Concepts

Ganges & Greater Ganges Design Charrette: Draft Results c. 2007

Ganges   Opportunities for a Harbourside Village c. early 1980s [57.4kB]

Design Concepts for Ganges c. 1980


December 19, 2016 - CRD to P. Luckham re: Boardwalk Project Steering Committee


Go! Island Video: Saltspring Boardwalk

Page last updated: 09/06/17
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