The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is taking action to support commercial hospitality businesses while restrictions are in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
On Friday afternoon, April 9, the regional district announced it would expedite building permit applications related to the expansion of decks or patio coverings at businesses that may otherwise not be able to operate their indoor spaces.
“Many hospitality businesses are looking to expand restaurant, bistros and tasting rooms while the COVID-19 restrictions are in place,” said Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C. “Expediting the permit application process will help local businesses continue to operate during these difficult times.”
Given the current pandemic restrictions, the regional district will ensure permit applications are processed as quickly as possible.
Applicants should be aware, potential delays could result from plans which are submitted with insufficient information, or in cases where engineering work or variances are required.
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