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!

Thanks for the input!

Thank you to everyone who came to one of the Your Future City events and to everyone who completed the surveys. We are now busy analysing your feedback.

We hope to take a report to Council on November 7th that summarizes all that we heard during this round of consultation. The feedback received, plus the direction we receive from Council, will be used to revise the vision, goals, policies and future land use map. It will also be used to help us create the first draft of the Official Community Plan. We expect to present the draft Plan, including the revised map, to Council on December 5th.

We also hope to take a report to Council on November 28 about the feedback received related to laneway and carriage houses, and townhouses and rowhouses. The feedback, plus the direction we receive from Council, will be used to refine the guidelines and start to identify next steps in terms of implementation.

Draft Infill Housing Design Guidelines

We have created the first draft of the Infill Housing Design Guidelines for Laneway and Carriage Houses, and for Townhouses and Rowhouses. We are gathering feedback at the OUR FUTURE CITY events and through an online survey (see above).

Click here to see the Council report
Click here to see the draft design guidelines (attachment B of the Council Report)
Click here to see the Council presentation

The First Draft of the Future Land Use Map is Here!

We have created the first draft of the land use designation map. This is the map that help determine future development and redevelopment of property within the city until 2041.

Click here to check out the Council report with all of the details.
Click here to view the map.

Click here to view the map with added comments. 
Click here to see the options for the 22nd Street SkyTrain Station area.

Infill Housing? 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 ConversationWhen 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.   

Email: ourcity@newwestcity.ca
Phone: 604-527-4532

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