And now a proposal to build a tram to "Mount Archibald", above Bridal Falls near Chilliwack. There doesn't seem to be a Mount Archibald on my copy of 92 H/4, but it's pretty clear that it would be on the shoulder if not on top of Mount Cheam. ("the sub-alpine and alpine region above Bridal Falls"). And that although it's billed as a "study", by the time it's done it'd probably be a fait accompli.
This application is for a temporary 2 year Licence of Occupation for the purpose of accessing and conducting studies on Crown Land to assess the feasibility of the construction of a multi-passenger Gondola project above Bridal Falls.
The first phase of the project - this application - is centered on information gathering and investigations only. No changes or alternations to the landscape will be made during this first phase. The primary focus of this investigative phase will be to conduct environmental, geotechnical and engineering studies (including traffic studies). Water, sewer, storm water, hydro, natural gaspropane, and telephonecommunication systems will also be extensively evaluated.
After investigations are complete, the proponent will be required to submit a new application should they wish to proceed with the project. This new application will be phase two of the project. The proponent will be required to submit all necessary reports and investigation results and the application will go through another round of evaluation and consultation. The phase two application will also be open for public review and comment.
The large application area of this phase one application is required in order to conduct the necessary studies and investigations to assess the feasibility of the project. Should the proponent wish to submit a phase two application in the future for the gondola works, the footprint of the new application will be smaller, as it would cover only the areas necessary for the gondola and associated structures and buildings. Maps depicting the new, more defined area will be made available during the public review and comment period of the phase two application.