OUR CITY 2041: New Westminster's Official Community Plan Update
Infill Housing Update
Staff has prepared a revised design guidelines and zoning regulations for laneway and carriage house and for townhouses and rowhouses. This draft material was presented to Council at an Open Workshop on March 27, 2017. Revisions will be made based on the direction received from Council.
Want to Learn More? Come Talk to Us!
Staff are available for 15 minute, one-on-one appointments to discuss how the laneway and carriage house design guidelines and zoning regulations would apply on your property.
We would not be able to give definitive answers about what can or cannot be built, but we would be able to raise concerns or opportunities based on the site size and shape of your property, and the placement of your existing house.
Meetings will be held at City Hall, downstairs in the Planning Department:
Wednesday, April 19
between 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday April 24
between 5:00pm - 7:00pm
See Your Plan for OUR City
The draft Official Community Plan is here! The Plan provides a renewed vision to the year 2041 and the framework to guide the future growth toward achieving the vision.
The draft Plan includes a revised Future Land Use Map that shows the types and locations of land uses that will be encouraged over the next 25 years.
- Click here to download the Council Report without the attachments.
- Click here to download the Council Report with attachments. (This is a large file and may take some time to download).
- Click here to download the draft Official Community Plan (attachment 2 of the report).
- Click here to view the proposed changes to the Future Land Use Map (attachment 1 of the report).
Open Houses and Online Survey
Thank you to everyone who attended one the open houses or completed the online survey! We are now reviewing all of the feedback you provided.
Open House Materials
- Event Handout
- Welcome Boards
- Stop One: Tell Us A Bit About Yourself
- Stop Two: How We Got Here
- Land Use Designation Boards
- Stop Three: Revised Future Land Use Map
- Stop Four: The Rest of the Plan
- Stop Five: Infill Housing Update
- Stop Six: Next Steps
- Last Questions Board
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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