The City’s Citywide Official Community Plan (OCP) is a comprehensive plan to guide future land use and address related needs for amenities, services, and infrastructure support. The OCP operates in conjunction with the Zoning Bylaw and other municipal bylaws, and guides City Council as they consider zoning changes.
The OCP may be amended, from time to time, with regard to specific issues or proposals. A further overview regarding the OCP and Zoning Bylaw is provided in the Zoning Bylaw/Official Community Plan Amendment Guide.
When an application has received a third reading from Council, the applicant has one year from the date it was given third reading to complete the application requirements and obtain Council’s final adoption of the related bylaw amendment. If a situation arises in which the applicant has not met all of the requirements within the one year timeframe, the bylaw amendment will lapse and will be of no force or effect. However, should the applicant wish to continue to proceed with their project, they may submit a request to extend this one-year period between third and final adoption.
All Applicants pursuing Development Applications are required to install a development proposal sign on the development site. For more information please visit Development Application Signs.
Public Information Meetings
From time to time, developers host public information meetings at the request of the Planning and Development Department or on their own initiative. The main purpose of a public information meeting is to provide information about a proposed complex development project to the residents in the area and to obtain feedback so that issues and concerns can be identified and addressed early in the development application process. When holding public information meetings, the proponents should observe and comply with the following guideline document.