OUR CITY 2041: New Westminster's Official Community Plan Update
Proposed Official COmmunity Plan
After 3 years, 15 open houses, booths at 7 community events, 11 workshops, 5 online surveys, numerous meetings with community members, 36 presentations to City committees, and 18 reports to Council, we have almost reached the end of the comprehensive update of the Official Community Plan!
The proposed OCP was presented to Council on June 26, 2017. A Public Hearing has now been set, which will be the last opportunity to provide input before Council considers adopting the OCP.
You are invited provide feedback to Council on the proposed OCP:
In Person: At the Public Hearing on Monday, September 18, at 6:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers
By Mail: Attn: Mayor and Council
Legislative Services Department
511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster BC, V3L 1H9
- Staff report to Council (Item 21, page 294 of the PDF)
- Proposed Official Community Plan (not including schedules)
- Proposed Land Use Designations and Map
Infill Housing Update
Staff has prepared revised design guidelines and zoning regulations for laneway and carriage house and for townhouses and rowhouses.
Want to Learn More? Come Talk to Us!
We will be hosting additional 15 minute, one-on-one meetings about laneway and carriage houses this summer. Check back here soon for dates and times!
The purpose of the one-on-one appointments is to discuss how the laneway and carriage house design guidelines and zoning regulations would apply to a property. We are not able to give definitive answers about what can or cannot be built, but we are able to raise concerns or opportunities based on the site size and shape of your property, and the placement of your existing house.
HOW DOES THE OCP SHAPE OUR CITY?
The OCP articulates an evolving vision for New Westminster and informs the regulatory framework that guides our growth toward that goal. It outlines policies on housing, parks and recreation, culture, heritage, energy, utility services, transportation, well-being, hazards, economy and environment.The OCP also includes a Land Use Designation Map indicating designations that determine future development and re-development plans within the City.
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