On Monday, February 24, 2020, Council approved two amending bylaws to implement the Oakdale Land Use Designation Update (OLUDU) following an extensive consultation process that closely involved Oakdale community members and stakeholders. An archived broadcast of both the Public Hearing and Council Meeting is available on our Watch Council Meetings page.
These bylaw amendments allow for higher density land uses in Oakdale that are consistent with the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP) vision and guiding principles, including supporting the revitalization of Burquitlam Neighbourhood Centre and providing a diverse range of housing options. With the updated land uses, Oakdale will remain a predominantly residential neighbourhood and have a general transition from higher density developments nearer Burquitlam SkyTrain Station to lower density buildings in the northern portion of the neighbourhood.
In 2018, Council endorsed the scope and process for the Oakdale Land Use Designation Update (OLUDU) which is an implementation item of the BLNP, where the Oakdale neighbourhood was designated as a Future Planning Area. Key objectives of the OLUDU were to build consensus within the Oakdale neighbourhood and identify appropriate future land uses that are supported by the local community, while also taking into account related transportation, servicing and streetscape opportunities and constraints.
Staff undertook an extensive public consultation process over two phases, gathering input from Oakdale community members and stakeholders through various means, including several meetings with the Oakdale Neighbourhood Association, a Community Information Session and two surveys which gathered almost 2,000 responses in total.
Based on public consultation feedback, as well as further background and technical analysis work, staff developed a land use, transportation and parks concept for the Oakdale neighbourhood that was eventually approved by Council in February 2020.