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.

Summary of Feedback on the Draft Land Use Designation Map

We prepared a report for the November 7 Council meeting that summarize what we heard and requested direction from Council about possible changes to the future land use map.

Click here to view the Our Future City summary report without attachments
Click here to view the Our Future City summary report with attachments (This is a large file and may take some time to download.)
Click here to view the presentation to Council

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.

Summary of Feedback About the 22nd Street Station Area

Feedback about the 22nd Street SkyTrain Station area options was not included in this report. We summarized these findings in report to Council  on November 21.
 

Click here to view the report to Council about the 22nd Street SkyTrain Station Area

The feedback received, plus the direction we receive from Council, will be used to determine what land use designations should be included in the draft Official Community Plan.

Summary of Feedback on the Infill Housing Design Guidelines 

We are taking a report to Council on November 28 about the feedback received related to laneway and carriage houses, and townhouses and rowhouses.

Click here to view the report about the infill housing design guidelines.
Click here to view the presentation to Council

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.

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.
 

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