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!
All of the time slots available are now full. We will be hosting additional 15 minute, one-on-one meetings in the 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.
DRAFT DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AREAS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES
On April 10, 2017 staff presented the first draft of the Development Permit Areas and associated design guidelines to Council.
The Development Permit Areas will assist with the implementation of the OCP. The DPAs would shape the form and character of new development, protect development from hazardous conditions, and encourage best practices for promoting water and energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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
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.
Council Report and Draft Official Community Plan
- 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).
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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