The Official Community Plan (OCP) is the City’s vision for the future growth and development of the community. The vision reflects the ideas and input of the people who live and work in Port Coquitlam and who participated in the preparation of the Plan. The vision is communicated in words and maps through this Plan. However, it will be realized by the changes we see in our community as new development occurs, new residents settle here and new businesses are established. The Plan provides the City with a guide for development by establishing policies and designating land for specific uses. It also provides clear direction as to how the community will look over the next ten years.
The OCP focuses on land use but it also considers factors important to our quality of life. The Plan integrates land use, economy, environment, transportation, community facilities and services into a broad strategy to direct growth and development. An OCP is prepared under the authority of the Local Government Act, which states that an OCP is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management.
In 2005 the City completed a review of its Official Community Plan (this review process was called PocoPlan) and adopted a new OCP. This document replaces the 1993 Official Community Plan (OCP) and will guide the future growth and development of Port Coquitlam. The new OCP is available to download by clicking on the links below. Print and CD ROM copies of the new OCP are also available from the Planning Division (City Hall Annex 200-2454 Shaughnessy Street). Copies are also available for viewing at the Planning Division or the reference desk at the Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Road).
Click here for more information on PocoPlan, the 2003-2005 OCP review, including details of the public consultation and input process and a summary of the revised OCP.
Planning Division, Development Services Department
City Hall Annex (next to City Hall)
200 - 2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G4
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A8
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
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