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!

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.

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.

See For Yourself

During the OUR CITY process, we’ve been discussing a variety of ground-oriented housing options such as laneway houses and triplexes. Our guided tour provides examples of these housing types in New Westminster and North Vancouver. Enjoy exploring but please be respectful of homeowners’ privacy!

Click here for a self-guided tour.

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.

Stay in the Conversation

When you sign up for our mailing list, you’ll receive information about the OUR CITY process plus updates for future consultation events. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or discuss any of the material with a member of our staff, please contact the Planning Division.   

Phone: 604-527-4532

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