Site Selection Tool


Interactive web maps for the District of Hope and the neighbouring Fraser Valley Regional District allow users to explore properties and identify sites for prospective investment.

The District of Hope interactive map has a variety of layers that can be used to determine the characteristics of a parcel of land and its suitability for your business purposes.  Once you have identified a potential site you can create maps and produce reports that can help identify any challenges (i.e. zoning, natural hazards, etc…) that should be discussed with District staff.

The maps and reports created in this application are not legal documents and are meant for general information purposes only.  For more detailed information on the map, its contents, or a prospective property, please contact the District of Hope Planning and Community Development Department (604-869-5671).

This map is optimized for use with Internet Explorer (sorry).


 

Site Selection Map User Guide

The following sections provide a brief overview of the functionalities of the web map and how they can be of use to you.  The basic tasks and layers are outlined for your information.  For more detailed information on the map or its contents, please contact the District of Hope Planning and Community Development Department (604-869-5671).

Tasks

The tasks section allows users to export the map, select properties, and run reports on selected properties.  Reports can be downloaded as a pdf and show basic property information, such as:

  • Civic address
  • Folio number
  • Parcel identifier (PID)
  • Legal description
  • Lot size
  • Actual use code
  • Map scale

These reports are for general information purposes only.


Layers 

Layers allow users to filter map information to suit their needs.  Sub-layers for each can be found by expanding the field using the plus sign to the left of the layer title.

  • Reference

    This layer includes reference points, including fire hydrants, right of ways (text), dykes, and the District of Hope and Fraser Valley Regional District boundary line.  This is the most basic layer that provides points of reference for the most specialized layers.
  • Transportation

    This layer includes all railways and roads.  The map can be viewed with just railways, just roads, or both.
  • Hydrology

    The hydrology layer includes all blue-ways in the District of Hope, including the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.
  • Hazard

    When used in conjunction with the hydrology layer, the hazard layer identifies floodplains in the District.
  • Zoning

    The zoning layer is optimized for use when zoomed in.  The current zoning on each parcel or area is identified in red.  Use this layer to determine the current zoning and whether your proposal will require rezoning.
  • OCP

    This layer shows the future land use for the community based on the Official Community Plan.  When used in conjunction with the zoning layer, this shows what the community has identified as the future plan for certain areas.  The Integrated Official Community Plan 2016 also includes Future Land Use maps.
  • Landuse

    This layer shows current landuse and identifies First Nations land, parks and protected areas, conservation land, Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), urban growth boundaries, property, property fill, property ICP, crown survey parcel, and jurisdiction fill.  
  • Topographic

    As the name suggests, this layer adds topographical information to the map.
  • Imagery

    The imagery layer is optimized for use when zoomed in and shows satellite images of the town.
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Land Use Designation

The District of Hope has ten land use designations which each have a number of compatible zoning categories.  The following will give a definition of each land use designation and the compatible zoning categories for each.  Land use designation definitions are taken directly from the 2016 IOCP.

Further information on land use designation, zoning, and required development permits can be found in the Official Community Plan bylaw or by contacting the District of Hope Planning and Development Department.

  • Downtown Hope

    The Downtown Hope designation is applied to the downtown core and is intended as the District's primary business and public activity centre.  It provides for a range of commercial uses (including retail, offices, and services), as well as civic and cultural uses and mixed use/multi-family residential located in conjunction with commercial uses.
  • Urban/Suburban Residential

    The Urban/Suburban Residential designation includes single-family and multi-family residential uses, institutional uses, and commercial transition areas.  Generally, residential uses are located adjacent to collector roads and near commercial services, schools, recreation centres, and/or parks.  This designation provides for a range of multi-family residential, including townhouses and apartments, cluster housing, and special needs housing.  It also provides for low density ground-oriented residential, including single-family dwellings, two family dwellings, and small lot single-family.  Secondary dwellings (e.g., suites, carriage homes) are permitted up to 70 square metres.
  • Country Residential

    The Country Residential designation is applied to lower density residential areas outside of the downtown core.  Secondary dwellings and home-based businesses are permitted.
  • Highway Commercial

    The Highway Commercial designation is applied to a limited number of locations along Flood Hope Road and Old Hope Princeton Way.  It is intended for commercial uses that serve the needs of the traveling public and provides for a range of highway-oriented and service commercial uses.  This designation also permits one or more dwelling units above the principal commercial use.
  • Light Industry

    The Light Industry designation is applied to industrial park areas and is intended to accommodate industrial development and employment centres.  It provides for a range of light industrial uses as well as a limited amount of commercial uses to support industrial park users.
  • Heavy Industry

    The Heavy Industry designation is applied to select areas and is intended for storage of hazardous goods, manufacturing, and storage for mining and forestry industries.
  • Airport

    The Airport designation is applied to the Hope Regional Airpark.
  • Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces

    The Parks and Open Spaces designation is applied to areas across the community and is intended to serve residents' needs for parks, open spaces, and recreation.  It provides for community feature parks, community active parks, neighbourhood parks, special areas, linear parks, and open spaces that include public access and recreation (such as trails/walkways), as well as steep slopes and environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Rural/Agricultural

    The Rural/Agricultural designation is intended to support agricultural, forestry product processing, and outdoor recreation uses.  This area supports a principal residence and up to one secondary dwelling.  Much of this designation is located within the Agricultural Land Reserve.  Land within the ALR is regulated by the Agricultural Land Commission (a provincial agency).
  • Limited Use

    The Limited Use designation is intended as a reserve for long term future uses and is located outside the Municipal Growth Boundary.  It provides for agricultural and forestry uses, and single-family dwellings in rural settings.
  • Comprehensive Development

    Comprehensive Developments, that include a mix of uses, may be permitted in any land use designation provided that the mix of uses conform, or are compatible, with the permitted uses of the designation.
  • Additional Notes

    Land designated as Country Residential, Rural/Agricultural, or Limited Use may be located in geotechnical and/or flood hazard areas.  Development in these areas requires a Development Permit(s), which includes a Geotechnical Report and/or a Flood Report, prepared by a qualified professional and a registered covenant on title saving the District of Hope harmless.
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Compatible Zoning

The chart below identifies which zones are compatible in which land use designations.  For more information on the types of businesses allowed within each zoning designation, please contact the District of Hope Planning Department.

  • Land Use Designations with Compatible Zoning

    Downtown Hope

    • CBD:  Downtown Commercial
    • P-2:  Institutional
    • RS-1:  Single Family Residential
    • RS-2:  Compact Single Family Residential
    • RT-1:  Two Family Residential
    • RM-1:  Multiple Family Residential
    • C-2:  Highway Commercial
    • C-4:  Neighbourhood Public House
    • C-5:  Commercial Transition
    • RM-2:  Ground Oriented Multiple Family Residential
    • RS-1S:  Single Family Residential with Secondary Dwelling
    • RS-1T:  Single Family Residential with Secondary Suite

    Urban/Suburban Residential

    • RS-1:  Single Family Residential
    • RS-2:  Compact Single Family Residential
    • RT-1:  Two Family Residential
    • RM-1:  Multiple Family Residential
    • P-1:  Parks and Recreation
    • P-2:  Institutional
    • C-1:  Local Commercial
    • C-4:  Neighbourhood Public House
    • RR-1:  Resort Rehabilitation
    • MHP-1:  Mobile Home Park
    • RM-2:  Ground Oriented Multiple Family Residential
    • RS-1S:  Single Family Residential with Secondary Dwelling
    • RS-1T:  Single Family Residential with Secondary Suite

     Country Residential

     
    • CR-1:  Country Residential
    • L-1:  Limited Use
    • RR-1:  Resort Rehabilitation
    • RU-1:  Rural
     

     Highway Commercial

    • C-2:  Highway Commercial
    • C-3:  Regional Commercial
    • C-4:  Neighbourhood Public House
    • C-5:  Commercial Transition
    • P-2:  Institutional

     Light/Service Industry

     
    • I-2:  Light/Service Industrial
    • I-4:  Vehicle Wrecking
    • I-5:  Heliport
    • I-6:  Water Industrial
    • P-2:  Institutional
    • AG-1:  Agricultural

     Heavy Industry

    • I-1:  Heavy Industrial
    • I-2:  Light/Service Industrial
    • I-4:  Vehicle Wrecking

     Airport

     
    • I-5:  Heliport
    • AP-1:  Airpark
    • AG-1:  Agricultural

     Parks-Recreation and Open Space

     
    • P-1:  Parks and Recreation
    • P-2:  Institutional
    • RRA-1:  Residential and Recreational Assembly
    • L-1:  Limited Use

     Rural Agricultural

     
    • AG-1:  Agricultural
    • RU-1:  Rural
    • CHP-1:  Campground and Holiday Park

     Limited Use

    • L-1:  Limited Use
    • AG-1:  Agricultural
    • P-1:  Parks and Recreation
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