Plan West Kelowna!

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How should West Kelowna grow over the next 20 years?

Great places to live happen because great people share their vision and ideas and work together to build the future they want.


Our West Kelowna is our opportunity to imagine how our City will evolve and grow while protecting what we value today.


Thanks to all of you who provided input through the recent Our West Kelowna pop- up booths, online activities and stakeholder meetings.


Watch for the What We Heard Report coming out soon. It will provide a summary of community priorities and perspectives that will help shape West Kelowna.


Our next phase of engagement begins later this fall, when we will be looking for your input on draft Growth Scenarios that show possible futures for West Kelowna.


PROJECT PHASES

Why Plan West Kelowna?

Today, West Kelowna is home to 37,046 residents, and by 2040, our population is expected to be more than 49,400.

This growth will bring both opportunities and challenges and strategic planning is essential to ensure West Kelowna can continue to grow in ways that reflect the vision for the community.

To accommodate our growth over the next 20 years, we need to create and implement plans and policies that clearly identify where development will be prioritized and supported with infrastructure and amenities. The City's Official Community Plan (OCP) update is one way that we can help direct growth to positively impact our community.

While our policy updates have been underway and we have completed the first phase of the project—OurWK Visioning, we have more work ahead. To help us build on this work and understand your thoughts on West Kelowna's future growth, we want you to get involved.

To learn more about the OCP process, check out the display boards below.

Next steps

While these activities and events will help us understand how you want West Kelowna to grow in the future, there will be more opportunities to review the policies and supporting guidelines that will help us achieve that style of growth. To ensure you are involved in future public engagement opportunities, subscribe to OCP updates.

How should West Kelowna grow over the next 20 years?

Great places to live happen because great people share their vision and ideas and work together to build the future they want.


Our West Kelowna is our opportunity to imagine how our City will evolve and grow while protecting what we value today.


Thanks to all of you who provided input through the recent Our West Kelowna pop- up booths, online activities and stakeholder meetings.


Watch for the What We Heard Report coming out soon. It will provide a summary of community priorities and perspectives that will help shape West Kelowna.


Our next phase of engagement begins later this fall, when we will be looking for your input on draft Growth Scenarios that show possible futures for West Kelowna.


PROJECT PHASES

Why Plan West Kelowna?

Today, West Kelowna is home to 37,046 residents, and by 2040, our population is expected to be more than 49,400.

This growth will bring both opportunities and challenges and strategic planning is essential to ensure West Kelowna can continue to grow in ways that reflect the vision for the community.

To accommodate our growth over the next 20 years, we need to create and implement plans and policies that clearly identify where development will be prioritized and supported with infrastructure and amenities. The City's Official Community Plan (OCP) update is one way that we can help direct growth to positively impact our community.

While our policy updates have been underway and we have completed the first phase of the project—OurWK Visioning, we have more work ahead. To help us build on this work and understand your thoughts on West Kelowna's future growth, we want you to get involved.

To learn more about the OCP process, check out the display boards below.

Next steps

While these activities and events will help us understand how you want West Kelowna to grow in the future, there will be more opportunities to review the policies and supporting guidelines that will help us achieve that style of growth. To ensure you are involved in future public engagement opportunities, subscribe to OCP updates.

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    The first phase of the West Kelowna OCP Renewal was the creation of a visioning document titled #OurWK.(External link) It sets the vision for the future of West Kelowna. It is supported by five foundations, which provide a balanced grounding for the vision:

    • Our people
    • Our connectivity
    • Our adaptability
    • Our prosperity
    • Our places 


    Each of these foundations has several key directions that will help the community make visible and sustained progress. 

    In the graphic below, you can read all 23 directions, organized by their specific foundation:

    Brainstorming opportunity

    Which of these key directions are important to you as West Kelowna plans to grow? Why do those key directions stand out to you? 

    Answer this question using the Ideas tool below.

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