OUR CITY 2041: New Westminster's Official Community Plan Update
It’s time to update our Official Community Plan (OCP) and we need your help! The revised OCP will provide a renewed vision for New Westminster to the year 2041. Your input will help shape the OCP and the future of OUR CITY.

Community Conversation on Housing

Thank you to everyone that attended one of the open houses, workshops or filled out our survey. We have reviewed and consolidated all of the feedback received and presented what we heard to Council on April 25, 2016.

Click here to view the Council report (no attachments).

Click here to view the Council report (with attachments - this is a large file and will take time to download).

Click here to view the raw data from the online survey.

NEW! Just want the highlights? Check out Volume No.4 of the OUR CITY Newsletter!

Missed the Consultation Events?
Click here to find all of the event materials, including the housing types and land use scenarios for each neighbourhood.

What Happens Next?

Council used this information received through the Community Conversation on Housing to set the direction for the next step in the process which is to for us to create a draft land use designation map this summer. We will gather community feedback on this map during the next round of consultation in the fall of 2016 which will focus on the OCP framework (including the draft vision, goals, policies and the land use designation map).

Good design is key to good infill and growth. Another next step in the process will be for us to develop implementation strategies that explore what regulations and design guidelines should be required for the infill housing forms that receive support. There will be opportunities for the community to provide input throughout this process.

Self-Guided Housing Tour

We have been talking about a variety of different ground-oriented housing forms (e.g. laneway houses, triplexes) during the OUR CITY process. Do you want to check out some real examples? Click here for a self-guided tour! This guide provides locations of examples of different housing types in New Westminster and North Vancouver.

Though we do encourage you to go exploring, we request that you please be respectful of people’s privacy.

How does the OCP shape OUR CITY?

The updated OCP will provide a renewed vision for New Westminster, and the regulatory framework to guide growth toward that vision.

The OCP will contain policies on housing, parks & open space, arts & culture, heritage, energy, utility services, transportation, well-being, hazards, economy and environment.

The OCP will also include a land use designation map, which will indicate the future land uses that would be supported by Council. The land use designations will determine future development and redevelopment of property within the city.

The policies and map, together with tools and actions for implementation, will help to shape the future growth of OUR CITY.

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