Who uses an Official Community Plan (OCP)?

Local governments (City Council and City Staff), developers, and professionals such as architects, engineers, and planners use the OCP to understand, for example, what the community wants as it relates to providing housing options, transportation services, infrastructure, and community amenities. The OCP is used as a land use guide, such as when Council makes decisions about property rezonings (i.e. changing use, density, or height). They also use the OCP to better understand which areas of the City are suitable for development and which areas are not.  

You can use the OCP to get a better understanding of our local issues and how we are planning to address them or what changes may happen in your neighbourhood.

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1. What is an Official Community Plan?
2. What is the difference between the Official Community Plan and the Zoning Bylaw?
3. The City just adopted a new OCP in 2017. Why is the City reviewing the OCP so soon?
4. What issues and topics are part of the OCP review?
5. Who uses an Official Community Plan (OCP)?
6. What happens to development applications during an OCP Review?