Our Kelowna 2040

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Join the conversation and share input to help guide how Kelowna grows over the next 20 years.


How our city grows is defined by several guiding documents, including the Official Community Plan (OCP), Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and 20-year Servicing Plan. Based on the 2040 growth scenario endorsed by Council last spring, a draft Future Land Use map has been developed to form one part of the overall growth strategy that will guide decisions on rezoning applications, investments in amenities and transportation, and prioritize utility and servicing improvements.


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Public engagement for the most recent phase of this project concluded


Join the conversation and share input to help guide how Kelowna grows over the next 20 years.


How our city grows is defined by several guiding documents, including the Official Community Plan (OCP), Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and 20-year Servicing Plan. Based on the 2040 growth scenario endorsed by Council last spring, a draft Future Land Use map has been developed to form one part of the overall growth strategy that will guide decisions on rezoning applications, investments in amenities and transportation, and prioritize utility and servicing improvements.


Participate

Public engagement for the most recent phase of this project concluded on Oct. 4. Thank you to all who participated. Winners of the prize draw will be notified directly by Oct. 31. Stay tuned for future engagement opportunities.

Read the engagement report to Council


Official Community Plan 2040: Our Kelowna as We Grow

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is the primary tool to guide the long term growth of Kelowna. It sets out the vision, strategies and objectives for the next 20 years of growth, preparing the community for expected growth that reflects the Imagine Kelowna process.

The OCP will provide a policy framework for Council and city staff to use when making decisions about how our city will grow.

What's addressed in an OCP

  • Land use
  • Transportation
  • Parks
  • Social policy
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Environmental protection

The big moves

What's new in the Official Community Plan? The 2040 OCP is characterized by several major shifts in direction referred to as 'Big Moves.' They are not intended to cover all policies and directions of the 2040 OCP; however, they outline what this plan will do differently than previous plans.

  • Stop planning new suburban neighbourhoods
  • Promote more housing diversity in the Core Area
  • Connect our Urban Centres with multimodal transportation options
  • Prioritize parks and public spaces in the Core Area
  • Prepare a resilient community that is adaptable to change

Planning process

  1. Background and project launch (winter 2018)
  2. Growth strategy development (spring – fall 2018)
  3. Plan development (fall 2018 – winter 2020)
  4. Plan refinement (spring – fall 2020)
  5. Final Plan endorsement, readings and public hearing (fall 2020 – winter 2021)

Next steps

Input will help refine the draft Future Land Use Map, which will be presented for Council’s
consideration later in 2019. Stakeholder consultation to develop design guidelines in 2020.
Final plan anticipated in spring 2021.


Transportation Master Plan: Out Kelowna as We Move

The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) will identify Kelowna’s transportation investments needed over the next 20 years. This plan is being developed in parallel to the 2040 Official Community plan to deliver an effective transportation strategy based on the council endorsed growth strategy.

Vision

  • Kelowna will be a city with vibrant urban centres where people and places are conveniently connected by diverse transportation options that help us transition from our car-centric culture.

Goals

  • Improve safety
  • Protect the environment
  • Enhance travel affordability
  • Foster a growing economy
  • Enhance urban centres
  • Improve health
  • Optimize travel times
  • Support livable communities
  • Promote inclusive transportation
  • Improve travel choices
  • Be innovative and flexible
  • Ensure value for public investment

Planning process

  1. Vision and goals (spring 2018 – summer 2018)
  2. Land use scenarios (summer 2018 – spring 2019)
  3. Transportation options development (summer 2019 – winter 2019)
  4. Implementation strategy (spring 2020)
  5. Plan development (summer 2020)

Next steps

Input from the public along with technical analysis will be used to identify potential
transportation options for consideration. These options will be presented to Council and to the
public for additional input in late 2019. The final plan is anticipated in summer 2020.


Servicing Plan

To accommodate continuing growth, construction of new services or expansion of existing services will be required. The 20-Year Servicing Plan details major infrastructure (water, wastewater, storm water, transportation, and parks) required to service growth projections defined in the 2040 Official Community Plan.The Servicing Plan fairly apportions costs between new development and existing uses. It demonstrates to Council that there is an affordable financing plan for future development.

How it's funded

Costs for servicing new growth are primarily the responsibility of new growth. A smaller portion of new infrastructure will also benefit current taxpayers to meet new standards and regulatory requirements.

Planning process

  1. Background analysis (spring 2019)
  2. Identify opportunities and challenges for servicing growth scenario (summer – winter 2019)
  3. Land use plan evaluation (spring 2020 – winter 2020)
  4. Final plan (spring 2021)

Next steps

The Servicing Plan will be integrated with the 2040 Official Community Plan to ensure it
is affordable and supported as a blueprint for future development. Future Council reviews will
achieve a holistic review of proposed changes.


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Transportation ideas

9 months

Pinpoint your challenges and ideas on the map and tell us about them in the pop-up questions. This activity is part of the Kelowna 2040 neighbourhood expo (online version). 

How it works:

  1. If you haven't already done so, please start the Kelowna 2040 neighbourhood expo passport. As you're completing the passport, you'll be asked to navigate back to this page to complete the associated transportation challenges and ideas question. 
  2. Drag and drop a pin onto the map then tell us about a certain transportation challenge and solution. 
  3. Once you've pinned your ideas, go back to the expo passport and...

Pinpoint your challenges and ideas on the map and tell us about them in the pop-up questions. This activity is part of the Kelowna 2040 neighbourhood expo (online version). 

How it works:

  1. If you haven't already done so, please start the Kelowna 2040 neighbourhood expo passport. As you're completing the passport, you'll be asked to navigate back to this page to complete the associated transportation challenges and ideas question. 
  2. Drag and drop a pin onto the map then tell us about a certain transportation challenge and solution. 
  3. Once you've pinned your ideas, go back to the expo passport and complete the remaining questions.

How to add a pin:

How to add a pin

Drag and drop

Drag and drop a pin onto the map

Answer the two questions

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded