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.

Work to Date
  • A Housing Action Plan to set our direction for enhancing housing choice, followed by a Let’s Talk Housing Options review of options in established single-family neighbourhoods.
  • A Council decision on the East of Fremont road alignment.
  • A comprehensive review of commercial and industrial policies and regulations, resulting in Zoning Bylaw amendments intended to enhance development in our industrial zones.
  • A comprehensive review of agricultural policies and regulations, resulting in Zoning Bylaw amendments that will better protect farm land.
Current and Upcoming Work
  • From fall 2016 to spring 2017, the City is working with the community to develop a Downtown Action Plan to identify how to attract a broader mix of services and amenities to the downtown while retaining its small-town charm.
  • Review of policies guiding development in the City’s commercial districts, to identify each area’s unique character and determine how to support their growth.
  • Evaluation of the Special Study Area designation for agricultural lands adjoining the future East of Fremont connector and further discussion of policies related to the agricultural review.
  • A review of multi-family land use designations to ensure the OCP allows for the right mix of housing forms including apartments, townhouses and rowhouses.
  • An update of the development permit guidelines in the OCP to ensure we continue to achieve a high level of site planning, design and landscaping of intensive residential, industrial and commercial development; support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption; and protect sensitive habitat and ecosystems.

Through our review and consultation activities, additional community priorities and topics may be identified.

Contact

Planning Division
Tel 604.927.5442
Email planning@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address

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

Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)