The Oakdale Land Use Designation Update (OLUDU) allows for higher density land uses in Oakdale, following 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. On Monday, February 24, 2020, Council approved two amending bylaws to implement the OLUDU, following an extensive consultation process that involved Oakdale community members and stakeholders.
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), an implementation item of the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan (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 accounting for 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.
For more information, please refer to an archived broadcast of both the Public Hearing and Council Meeting on our Watch Council Meetings page.