OUR CITY 2041: New Westminster's Official Community Plan Update

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is our long-term vision for the future of the City of New Westminster. Your input is instrumental in shaping our future. Get involved today!

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 Email:    
                     Addressed to Mayor and Council

By Mail:       Attn: Mayor and Council
                     Legislative Services Department
                     511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster BC, V3L 1H9


Infill Housing Update

Staff has prepared revised design guidelines and zoning regulations for laneway and carriage house and for townhouses and rowhouses. 

Revised draft Laneway and Carriage House Development Permit Area (June 26, 2017)
Revised draft Laneway and Carriage House Zoning Regulations (June 20, 2017)

Revised draft Townhouse and Rowhouse Development Permit Area (June 26, 2017)
Revised draft Townhouse and Rowhouse Zoning Regulations (June 20, 2017)


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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