The Eco-Village takes root in the District’s initiatives to harness solar energy, including a District owned and operated solar generation and battery storage facility on these same lands. Construction will begin in Spring 2022. To learn more, visit the website
A team of designers and engineers with experience in sustainable development practices has been selected to prepare a concept plan. Together with staff and stakeholders, the team will consider existing site features, a mix of housing, recreational opportunities, and more.
Following the charrette, the District will explore implementation options and recommendations provided by the consultant team for the realization of the Eco-Village.
The District of Summerland has brought together a multi-disciplinary design and engineering team to explore opportunities for the Sustainability Eco-Village Concept Plan. The team will develop a concept for a residential neighbourhood on District lands. Project proposals will complement the planned construction of the 1MW solar array generation facility, as well as the District of Summerland’s sustainability and climate emissions reductions goals. In keeping with this, the aim is to create a low-impact, environmentally sensitive development that promotes active transportation with its proximity to downtown Summerland (2km walk/cycle).
During this first “ideas gathering” stage we are asking you, the adjacent residents, recreational users of the site and other Summerland community members, to put forward your ideas for this project. These ideas will contribute to the project team’s future discussions to create a successful, sustainable development that sets a precedent for communities across BC and Canada!