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OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN (2040) TAKES SHAPE!

West Kelowna is home to nearly 39,000 people and by 2040, we expect to welcome an additional 12,000 new residents to our community. The update of the Official Community Plan (OCP) will help guide growth and establish policies that make West Kelowna a great place to be and reflect the Community Vision established in 2021.

PHASE 4 - HELP FINALIZE THE PLAN

Public engagement is underway to help finalize the Official Community Plan (OCP) Update from Tuesday, Jan. 24 through to Tuesday, Feb. 7. The OCP’s new Growth Concept focuses most future growth in two urban centres, five neighbourhood centres and accommodates continued development beyond these centres with a focus on infill housing. It also enhances key economic opportunities in the City’s industrial and business park areas.

Public consultation on the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is also underway and is being developed in conjunction with the OCP. This phase of the TMP recommends a future transportation network for roads, transit and active transportation, based on how and where the City plans future growth.

KEY DATES

  • Phase 4 public engagement - Jan. 24 - Feb. 7, 2023
  • Public Information Session - Feb. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (drop-in format)
  • Draft Official Community Plan Bylaw Public Hearing - Spring 2023
  • Official Community Plan Adoption - Summer 2023

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  1. Review the Draft OCP document, OCP display boards and the TMP display boards
  2. Check out the Draft Land Use Map below and the Draft Schedules in the document library
  3. Complete the online feedback form
  4. Ask a question below

Drop by the OCP and TMP Public information Session to share your feedback about future land use and transportation in West Kelowna:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mount Boucherie Secondary School, multi-purpose room
  • 2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna

THANK YOU, WEST KELOWNA, FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Building on the Community Vision (2020 - 2040) to achieve a vibrant, walkable and connected West Kelowna, the community has helped shape the OCP Update and TMP Update. Learn more about the process to date by visiting the BACKGROUND section below or check out the Project Lifecycle noted on the right side of the webpage.

TIMELINE

View the Growth Concept

The Growth Concept is a critical step in the OCP process and will inform future land use decisions.

  • View the Growth Concept, which includes two urban centres, complete neighbourhood nodes, infill housing and industrial land use
  • Check out the interactive map to learn about the proposed land use across the city

What is a growth concept? It is a critical step in the OCP process and will set the foundation to:

  • Help make housing more attainable and affordable
  • Promote a shift to vibrant, higher-density mixed-use centres
  • Develop urban centres and neighbourhoods with convenient access to services
  • Design complete neighbourhoods where people can live, work, shop and access services and transportation alternatives close to home
  • Enhance and promote the West Kelowna Business and Industrial Park area as key economic opportunities

SEARCH the interactive DRAFT map

The interactive draft map reflects the proposed land use based on the future growth concept for West Kelowna.

  • Search your property by typing your address in the search for parcel by address bar and clicking on the magnifying glass.
  • Or click anywhere on the map and drag in any direction to see the future land use being proposed across the city, such as the Westbank Urban Centre, Boucherie Urban Centre, five neighbourhood centres and West Kelowna Business Park.

*This interactive draft map reflects updates to the draft policies in the update of the OCP.

Schedule 1: Draft Land Use Plan Map


BACKGROUND (THE JOURNEY TO UPDATE THE OCP)

In November of 2022, Council received a staff report that provided an update at its regular Council meeting on the Official Community Plan Update. Read the Nov. 22 Council Report or watch the Council Meeting webcast.

Subscribe to our e-updates to take part in reviewing the Draft Official Community Plan before it is adopted in 2023.

PREVIOUS MILESTONES

PHASE 3 - IDEAS IN PLACE

With Phase 3 community input complete, we want to thank everyone who provided initial feedback on two essential elements of the OCP: The Growth Concept and the Proposed Future Land Use Plan. The Growth Concept determines where and how we grow and forms the foundation for the City’s Land Use Plan, which will help the city manage development within its boundaries and bring the community's vision to life of a vibrant, walkable and connected West Kelowna. Read the Phase 3: What We Heard Report

LEARN MORE

Check out the documents section on the right side of the webpage to find more information or visit the links below to learn more:

PHASE 2 - FROM VISION TO IDEAS

During consultation as part of Phase 2 of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Update in the spring and summer of 2021, you told us you want a West Kelowna with vibrant city centres and complete, connected neighbourhoods. You want to be able to walk, bike and take transit more easily. You want faster and more convenient connections to shopping, services and recreation and to preserve the beaches, parks and urban agriculture that makes West Kelowna unique.

PHASE 1 - OurWK COMMUNITY VISION

The award-winning Community Vision process, OurWK.ca was endorsed in March of 2021 as part of the first phase of the OCP update. Visit the City's website to learn more about the process or to read the report.

OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN (2040) TAKES SHAPE!

West Kelowna is home to nearly 39,000 people and by 2040, we expect to welcome an additional 12,000 new residents to our community. The update of the Official Community Plan (OCP) will help guide growth and establish policies that make West Kelowna a great place to be and reflect the Community Vision established in 2021.

PHASE 4 - HELP FINALIZE THE PLAN

Public engagement is underway to help finalize the Official Community Plan (OCP) Update from Tuesday, Jan. 24 through to Tuesday, Feb. 7. The OCP’s new Growth Concept focuses most future growth in two urban centres, five neighbourhood centres and accommodates continued development beyond these centres with a focus on infill housing. It also enhances key economic opportunities in the City’s industrial and business park areas.

Public consultation on the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is also underway and is being developed in conjunction with the OCP. This phase of the TMP recommends a future transportation network for roads, transit and active transportation, based on how and where the City plans future growth.

KEY DATES

  • Phase 4 public engagement - Jan. 24 - Feb. 7, 2023
  • Public Information Session - Feb. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (drop-in format)
  • Draft Official Community Plan Bylaw Public Hearing - Spring 2023
  • Official Community Plan Adoption - Summer 2023

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  1. Review the Draft OCP document, OCP display boards and the TMP display boards
  2. Check out the Draft Land Use Map below and the Draft Schedules in the document library
  3. Complete the online feedback form
  4. Ask a question below

Drop by the OCP and TMP Public information Session to share your feedback about future land use and transportation in West Kelowna:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mount Boucherie Secondary School, multi-purpose room
  • 2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna

THANK YOU, WEST KELOWNA, FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Building on the Community Vision (2020 - 2040) to achieve a vibrant, walkable and connected West Kelowna, the community has helped shape the OCP Update and TMP Update. Learn more about the process to date by visiting the BACKGROUND section below or check out the Project Lifecycle noted on the right side of the webpage.

TIMELINE

View the Growth Concept

The Growth Concept is a critical step in the OCP process and will inform future land use decisions.

  • View the Growth Concept, which includes two urban centres, complete neighbourhood nodes, infill housing and industrial land use
  • Check out the interactive map to learn about the proposed land use across the city

What is a growth concept? It is a critical step in the OCP process and will set the foundation to:

  • Help make housing more attainable and affordable
  • Promote a shift to vibrant, higher-density mixed-use centres
  • Develop urban centres and neighbourhoods with convenient access to services
  • Design complete neighbourhoods where people can live, work, shop and access services and transportation alternatives close to home
  • Enhance and promote the West Kelowna Business and Industrial Park area as key economic opportunities

SEARCH the interactive DRAFT map

The interactive draft map reflects the proposed land use based on the future growth concept for West Kelowna.

  • Search your property by typing your address in the search for parcel by address bar and clicking on the magnifying glass.
  • Or click anywhere on the map and drag in any direction to see the future land use being proposed across the city, such as the Westbank Urban Centre, Boucherie Urban Centre, five neighbourhood centres and West Kelowna Business Park.

*This interactive draft map reflects updates to the draft policies in the update of the OCP.

Schedule 1: Draft Land Use Plan Map


BACKGROUND (THE JOURNEY TO UPDATE THE OCP)

In November of 2022, Council received a staff report that provided an update at its regular Council meeting on the Official Community Plan Update. Read the Nov. 22 Council Report or watch the Council Meeting webcast.

Subscribe to our e-updates to take part in reviewing the Draft Official Community Plan before it is adopted in 2023.

PREVIOUS MILESTONES

PHASE 3 - IDEAS IN PLACE

With Phase 3 community input complete, we want to thank everyone who provided initial feedback on two essential elements of the OCP: The Growth Concept and the Proposed Future Land Use Plan. The Growth Concept determines where and how we grow and forms the foundation for the City’s Land Use Plan, which will help the city manage development within its boundaries and bring the community's vision to life of a vibrant, walkable and connected West Kelowna. Read the Phase 3: What We Heard Report

LEARN MORE

Check out the documents section on the right side of the webpage to find more information or visit the links below to learn more:

PHASE 2 - FROM VISION TO IDEAS

During consultation as part of Phase 2 of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Update in the spring and summer of 2021, you told us you want a West Kelowna with vibrant city centres and complete, connected neighbourhoods. You want to be able to walk, bike and take transit more easily. You want faster and more convenient connections to shopping, services and recreation and to preserve the beaches, parks and urban agriculture that makes West Kelowna unique.

PHASE 1 - OurWK COMMUNITY VISION

The award-winning Community Vision process, OurWK.ca was endorsed in March of 2021 as part of the first phase of the OCP update. Visit the City's website to learn more about the process or to read the report.

Ask a Question!

Do you have a question about the OCP? Submit your question below and we'll get back to you within 2-3 business days.

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