You’re Invited to Participate!
Metro Vancouver is developing 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.
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 have been tailored to ensure that the OCP addresses issues that are important to each local community.
Draft Official Community Plan
Feedback from Electoral Area A residents and the Electoral Area A Committee on the May 2017 draft OCP was used to create the June 2017 draft OCP. Both drafts and the feedback from residents are found below. Revisions in each draft are highlighted in blue.
Draft Official Community Plan Text June 2017 with highlighted revisions
Resident Feedback on Draft Official Community Plan May 2017 with highlighted revisions
Draft Official Community Plan May 2017 with revisions from the third round of community meetings in November 2016
Additional revisions will be made to the OCP to reflect the Committee’s direction provided at the July 5 Electoral Area A Committee meeting. The revised OCP will be posted here in August 2017. The updated OCP will then be presented as a bylaw to the Metro Vancouver Board, likely in September 2017. If granted first reading, the bylaw will be referred to external agencies for comment.
Residents will have another formal opportunity to provide feedback on the OCP at a public hearing later this year. Additionally, residents are welcome to review the latest draft of the OCP and to submit their comments any time up to the end of the public hearing.
Overall Electoral Area Maps
Howe Sound Maps
Indian Arm Maps
West side of Pitt Lake Maps
Barnston Island Maps
Third Round of Community Meetings
Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 3 Engagement Summary December 2016
Draft Official Community Plan November 2016
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
If you have any questions, please contact Marcin Pachcinski, Division Manager, Electoral Area and Environment, directly at 604.451.6562 or