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OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN (2040)

West Kelowna is home to nearly 39,000 people and by 2040 we expect to welcome an additional 49,400 residents to our community. The update of the Official Community Plan (OCP) is underway to help guide growth and establish policies that make West Kelowna a great place to live, work and play and reflect the Community Vision established in 2021.

WHAT'S NEW!

June 20 - We are in the process of refining the City's future land use informed by the outcomes of Phase 3 Growth Concept. From now until July 31 you will have an opportunity to share your preferences through the brainstorm portal as we finalize the draft land use plan. Learn more about the process to date by visiting the BACKGROUND section 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.

It is important to hear from our community:

  • View the Growth Concept, which includes two urban centres, complete neighbourhood nodes, infill housing and industrial land use
  • Try the interactive map below 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 Park area as the economic core of the city


Try the interactive map

Below is an interactive map demonstrating how the concept has been applied to the proposed land use plan.

Search your property by typing your address in the search 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.




BACKGROUND

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 you want 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)

West Kelowna is home to nearly 39,000 people and by 2040 we expect to welcome an additional 49,400 residents to our community. The update of the Official Community Plan (OCP) is underway to help guide growth and establish policies that make West Kelowna a great place to live, work and play and reflect the Community Vision established in 2021.

WHAT'S NEW!

June 20 - We are in the process of refining the City's future land use informed by the outcomes of Phase 3 Growth Concept. From now until July 31 you will have an opportunity to share your preferences through the brainstorm portal as we finalize the draft land use plan. Learn more about the process to date by visiting the BACKGROUND section 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.

It is important to hear from our community:

  • View the Growth Concept, which includes two urban centres, complete neighbourhood nodes, infill housing and industrial land use
  • Try the interactive map below 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 Park area as the economic core of the city


Try the interactive map

Below is an interactive map demonstrating how the concept has been applied to the proposed land use plan.

Search your property by typing your address in the search 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.




BACKGROUND

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 you want 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.

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Planning for growth in West Kelowna

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West Kelowna is growing! A growing city needs to build new housing. The types of housing we build, and where, is an important consideration for the OCP. This activity will put you in the planner's seat, and ask you to share your thoughts on growth in West Kelowna. 

How to get started:

  • Review the housing types below to see what each pin colour represents.
  • Click on the map above and select pins to illustrate your growth scenario. 
  • Drag and drop the pins (small "+" icon to the left), to where you think this type of housing should go. 
  • Check out what others in the community see as their vision for growth!

For a more detailed breakdown of the considerations for each housing type, review the Housing Typology Guide.


CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
Page last updated: 21 Jun 2022, 12:36 PM