Official Community Plan

The Official Community Plan (OCP) represents the City’s vision for the future growth and development of the community.

The OCP:

  • Guides development by establishing policies and designating land for specific uses.
  • Provides clear direction as to how the community will grow and change in the coming years.

The official version of the land use designation map can be found in the OCP, but land use designations are also provided in PoCoMAP. The current OCP was adopted in 2005 and substantially updated in 2013 after Metro Vancouver adopted its new Regional Growth Strategy.

OCP Update

Work on a broader update of the OCP began in 2015 and has been guided by a “Livable Community” theme and the City’s vision of a happy, vibrant, safe community.

Current and Upcoming Work

Work in 2020 included:

  • A housing review to support more ground-level options such as townhomes, rentals and affordable housing.
  • Streamlining design guidelines for specific types of development permit areas – including the downtown and northside commercial zone.
  • Setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the city’s tree canopy coverage.

The OCP update schedule includes:

  • 2021: Updating the map of planned future land-use designations and minor policy updates.
  • 2022: Incorporating Regional Growth Strategy policies.

Community consultation will take place in line with current health protocols, and will include the use of online surveys, public engagement tools and other possible methods.  

Check back here for news, and sign up for the Let’s Talk PoCo engagement tool to hear about opportunities to have your say.


Planning Division
Tel 604.927.5442

Location and Mailing Address

City Hall Annex (next to City Hall)
200 – 2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G4

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