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Message from the Mayor
Located at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley, The District of Hope in collaboration with AdvantageHOPE have been devoted to increasing our economic support capacity, and these efforts have allowed Hope to be highlighted as a community worth investing in. AdvantageHOPE was created in 2009 to guide and connect investors with readily available resources that they may need when choosing to establish their business in Hope. Economic development is viewed as one of the District of dHope’s top priorities – you will find it located within the top 4 (out of 15) overall Official Community Plan goals.
My personal experience as a successful local businessman attests to the natural advantages Hope provides to businesses. Hope is located on a key transportation nexus in the Province; it is a natural distribution hub that is only two hours away from Metro Vancouver, Kelowna, and Kamloops. We continue to upgrade our infrastructure to encourage and support business, and we were the second community in British Columbia to obtain fibre optic Internet service. There is still more yet to come.
Hope provides the quality of life that many can only dream of. Attractive natural beauty, trails, rivers, and other outdoor activities make it a desirable place for potential employees to live – not to mention its affordable retail market. We are also increasing our multi-family home and rental housing inventory for younger adults and families. We know that if you take the time to explore what Hope and its people have to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised. Not only will your bottom-line benefit, but so will your family.
Mayor of Hope
The District of Hope, located at 325 Wallace St., regulates and administers all business-related permits and licenses. They are also responsible for any inquiries related to land use and development, including zoning and other bylaws.
The District of Hope continues to see exponential growth in the number of businesses that choose to operate in our community. To date, the District of Hope houses more than 400 businesses of various industries, such as transportation, manufacturing, retail, tourism and more.
Business licenses issued by the District of Hope
Building permits & Construction Values issued by the District of Hope
8 Step Process to Invest in Hope
Ready to assist you with local metrics and statistics, information on the community, and most importantly, connecting you with the necessary resources and individuals based on your needs, AdvantageHOPE is your first point of contact. We are here to ensure your investment in our community is a success from pre-feasibility to completion.
Find Suitable Property
Use the Fraser Valley Regional District GIS Tool to search land designations in the Hope area.
Connecting with a local real estate agent provides the benefit of pre-established relationships with local stakeholders, history of the land, and an intimate knowledge of commercial and residential listings.
View Available Properties
The Zoning Bylaw is used for land use management and contains provisions that regulate the use, size, height, density, and location of buildings on properties within the District of Hope.
District of Hope Zoning Bylaw
Land Use & Development
Specific areas of the District of Hope have been designated as Development Permit areas and are identified in the Official Community Plan. Each of these areas have a set of development guidelines which specify the District’s development objectives in that area.
Land Use & Development
The Community Development Department is responsible for providing information and assistance with construction, technical information, uniform standards, and zoning as it relates to building and ensuring health and safety regulations are maintained.
Apply for a Building Permit
Individuals starting a business within the District of Hope require a business license. Applications are processed within 10-14 business days after submission.
Apply for a Business License