Official Community Plan

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.


 

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 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

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Marcin Pachcinski, Division Manager, Electoral Area and Environment, directly at 604.451.6562 or marcin.pachcinski@metrovancouver.org.

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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