Official Community Plan

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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.


Electoral Area A OCP Map

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

Feedback Form

  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 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

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Howe Sound Residents (Montizambert Wynd, Ocean Point, Strachan Point, and other properties along Howe Sound)

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Lions Bay Municipal Hall, 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay map

Barnston Island Residents

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Tetoten Trailer, Katzie First Nation Reserve (IR3) on Barnston Island map

Indian Arm and Pitt Lake Residents (including Boulder Island and Carraholly Point)

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Port Moody Recreation Centre – Multipurpose Room 2 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody BC V3H 2V7 map