by Dave Preston
A massive amount of development is planned over the next two decades and how that development will affect Peachland is the subject of a report that will be made public Thursday.
The District of Peachland will release Economic Impact Analysis of Major Development Projects in Peachland by Van Struth Consulting Group and Eric Vance & Associates. The report will be downloadable from the district’s website Thursday and, one week later, be the subject of a public presentation.
It was 11 months ago that the New Monaco development went to public hearing. When Peachland council considered third reading of an Official Community Plan amendment to include the proposal, some council members balked at the sheer size of the development and the impact of it and other major developments.
Council decided to order an economic impact analysis of the major developments proposed and underway. That report was expected to be ready in December.
The district will make the entire report available on its website Thursday (April 12). The report’s authors will be in Peachland on April 19 to present it to the public.