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Whistler

 

Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW)

  • The Whistler Housing Authority has been operating for 20 years. It targets 75 per cent of the workforce living in Whistler, it ensures market and resident restricted housing supply is supporting community housing affordability and workforce goals. Nearly one in four homes are resident restricted.
  • Single family homes are out of reach of the majority of the local workforce – for both ownership and rental.
  • The economic partnership initiative, a working group, is leading Whistler toward being a prosperous resort economy that continues to support a healthy, sustainable resort community and remains consistent with the unique mountain culture.
  • In 1976, there were 6,736 bed units (accommodation). In 2016, this had grown to 61,513 units.
  • There's a diverse mix of residents (permanent, temporary seasonal, and second home owners) and accommodations (tourist, market housing, resident restricted, permanent and seasonal employees).
  • From 2001 to 2016, the population grew 20.7 per cent.

Economic highlights

  • $144 billion in consumer spending in Whistler in 2016. Visitors generated 85 per cent of this spending.
  • 3 million annual visitors to Whistler.
  • $500 million annual tax revenue.
  • 15,051 employees in Whistler.
  • Strong commercial occupancy with a near zero vacancy rate.

Development

  • Key development strategies include optimizing resort visits, commercial rejuvenation in the village core, improved utilization of existing residential supply, and increasing the supply of residential homes for the work force.
  • Planning for Phase 2 of Cheakamus Crossing neighborhoods.
  • Review of neighbourhoods for consideration of extra densification.

 

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