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. For an overview of the OCP and Zoning Bylaw, please refer to the Zoning Bylaw/Official Community Plan Amendment Guide.
Bylaw Third Reading Extensions
When an application has received a third reading from Council, the applicant has one year from the date of third reading to complete the application requirements and obtain Council’s final adoption of the related bylaw amendment.
If the applicant has not met all of the requirements within the one year timeframe, the bylaw amendment will lapse. The applicant may submit a request to extend this one-year period between third and final adoption.
Development Application Signs
If you are pursuing a Development Application, you are required to install a Development Application Sign on the development site. Please visit Development Application Signs for more information.
Public Information Meetings
Developers may host public information meetings at the request of the Planning and Development Department or on their own initiative to:
- Provide information about a proposed complex development project to the residents in the area
- Obtain feedback so that issues and concerns can be identified and addressed early in the development application process
For guidelines on holding public information meetings, please refer to: