You’re Invited to Participate!
Metro Vancouver staff, with assistance from Stantec Consulting Ltd., are starting work on the development of an Official Community Plan (OCP) for portions of Electoral Area A. An OCP contains land use map designations and policies that together set out the long term vision for communities. Once the OCP is adopted by the Metro Vancouver Board, it will provide guidance to the public, developers, Metro Vancouver staff, other orders of government, and elected representatives when considering land use changes, such as proposals for new development. A key part of the development of an OCP is meeting with residents to understand issues that are important to them and their communities.
The Electoral Area A OCP will apply to all areas other than UBC (the UBC Board of Governors is responsible for planning on UBC lands), the University Endowment Lands (the provincial government is responsible for planning in the UEL), Bowyer Island, and Passage Island (the Islands Trust is responsible for the OCP on these two islands). The OCP will not apply to First Nations Reserves. Because Electoral Area A is comprised of diverse communities, the discussions and policies will be tailored to ensure that the OCP addresses issues that are important to each local community. That is why we will have three meetings in June 2016, each focused on different areas of the Electoral Area (see meeting info below). After the June meetings, there will be two additional rounds of public consultation in summer and fall 2016, as well as a public hearing once the OCP bylaw has been given readings by the Metro Vancouver Board.
Third Round of Community Meetings
Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 3 Engagement Summary December 2016
Draft Official Community Plan
Overall Electoral Area Maps
Howe Sound Maps
Indian Arm Maps
West side of Pitt Lake Maps
Barnston Island Maps
Area A OCP Round 3 Feedback Form
Second Round of Community Meetings
Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 2 Engagement Summary July 2016
First Round of Community Meetings
Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 1 Engagement Summary June 2016
What if I can’t attend the meeting?
At any time during the process, you can share thoughts with the consultant team by emailing
AreaA@Stantec.com. Please let us know the community in which you live. If you have any questions, please contact Marcin Pachcinski, Division Manager, Electoral Area and Environment, directly at 604.451.6562 or