Status Update: Temporary Winter Shelter
The purpose of this public notice is to provide an update on the proposal and plans to develop a temporary winter shelter in Revelstoke.
Council has requested that staff address winter homelessness in Revelstoke. The Development Services department will be working with a consultant to help solidify a plan for this initiative and coordinate with the established BC Housing Action Plan.
The Revelstoke United Church had originally been proposed as a temporary winter shelter location. After review of the building's layout, a series of required renovations must be completed. Confirmed funding through BC Housing Society needs to be determined for these renovations to occur.
Through the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society, an application for funding through BC Housing Society was originally an option but due to an increased demand in their services, they were unable to offer the resources to do so.
The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society and the sector service groups who support this initiative (including BC Housing Society) have agreed to work with the City to determine the need and explore the range of shelter types in Revelstoke.
Following consultation and review, City staff will prepare a report for Council which will outline community need, possible locations and a process for gathering community feedback in order to establish a program that best suits the community's needs while aligning with available funding.
An update on this initiative will be provided when further progress has been made.
The back storyThe City of Revelstoke Official Community Plan (OCP) was last updated in 2009. OCPs typically plan for 20-years, however, a lot can change and evolve over time and Revelstoke is a prime example of that. Since 2009, the population has grown and shifted, development interests are increasing, and affordability is becoming more challenging.
The City is launching an OCP Vision Check-In with you, the community of Revelstoke.
Visioning is the process of discovering the kind of future you want as a community. A vision statement captures what you, as community members, most value about Revelstoke, and the shared image of what you want Revelstoke to become. The vision statement is used to guide strategic planning, decision making, and government officials who will direct the future of the city.
How can I participate?
This Visioning Toolkit provides the visioning questions being asked at pop up engagements and visioning parties. For your convenience, the Toolkit is available online, or in hard copies at
various businesses, community centres and City Hall.
Completing the questions
You can complete the survey questions online here and submit, or complete the hard copy and return to the staff team at City Hall, Development Services office, Second Street entrance.
JOHNSON HEIGHTS PLANNING PROCESSThe City of Revelstoke is developing a plan for the Johnson Heights Study Area.
The plan will consider:
For more information about the planning process, go to the Johnson Heights Study Area page or contact the Development Services Department at 250-837-3637.
- What type of development is appropriate for that area?
- How will people get around and into the City?
- What infrastructure (water, sewer, roads, pathways, parks) is needed to create a great community?