Update on the Official Community Plan
West Vancouver’s Official Community Plan (OCP) is a community-wide land-use policy document that helps shape the future of West Vancouver. It includes policy chapters about housing, economy, transportation, parks, environment and social well-being.
In early 2017, the District started a review of the plan (which was last updated in 2004). Over the last year (Phases 1 through 3), staff collaborated with the community to collect and refine your ideas in a number of ways.
We’ve put what we heard into this draft plan—it reflects the ideas and values the community shared with us.
Now, we want you to review the Draft Official Community Plan and tell us if there are items that you don’t understand and need clarification; items that you simply don’t agree with (and why); and any additions you would make, with your rationale. We will take your responses into consideration as we consider all of the other feedback that we are receiving from the community.
Please send us your comments by March 29.
What happens next?
The community consultation of this policy review is not over after this phase. Once all community input on the Draft Official Community Plan is collected, we will prepare a second draft (the proposed plan).
This second draft will be presented to Council in May and shared with the entire community.
Also in May, a Town Hall Meeting will be held so everyone can learn what’s in the proposed plan. Watch your mailboxes—information will be sent to every household when the date has been confirmed. Information regarding the meeting will also be posted online.
If Council chooses to move the proposed plan to the next stage, residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback to Council on the proposed plan at a Public Hearing.
Once Council adopts the Official Community Plan, it triggers further, more specific community consultation about West Vancouver’s local area plans in the future.
Local Area Plans will be developed for Ambleside Town Centre, Horseshoe Bay, Taylor Way and Cypress Village. Each of the Local Area Plans will have a comprehensive public consultation process.