How our city looks and feels is shaped by our Official Community Plan (OCP), a high-level policy document that guides how and where we grow. In 2022, Kelowna is home to 138,500 residents, and by 2040, that population is expected to grow by more than 45,000 citizens. This growth will bring both opportunities and challenges and strategic planning is essential to ensure Kelowna can continue to be prosperous, vibrant and resilient in the years to come.

The 2040 OCP updated land uses, mapping and policies to reflect the community’s vision (as captured through Imagine Kelowna) and to clearly signal where development will be prioritized and supported with infrastructure and amenities. The OCP provides a policy framework for Council by addressing issues such as housing, transportation, infrastructure, parks, economic development and the natural and social environment.

On Monday, Sept. 20, City Council granted first reading to the 2040 Official Community Plan (OCP), and on Tuesday, October 26 it passed second and third readings. The Plan then went to the Province for approval, and it was adopted by Council on Jan. 10, 2022.

The 2040 Official Community Plan was adopted on Jan. 10, 2022.

Imagine Kelowna Vision to 2040

Public Engagement

The plan was shaped by a series of engagement opportunities, beginning with the development of our community vision, Imagine Kelowna. The final phase of OCP engagement built on earlier dialogue with the public and explored a range of topics specific to how our community will grow. We asked residents to share their feedback and help bring our community's vision of a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive Kelowna to life.

The engagement and information process around the 2040 Official Community Plan update began in February 2018 and concluded in March 2021.  Engagement activities were coordinated with the Transportation Master Plan update to ensure public outreach was strategically aligned.

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Discussion background

Protecting agricultural land & stopping sprawl

Completing surburban neighbourhoods

Urban Centres as hubs of activity

Housing diversity in the Core Area

Transit supportive corridors

Growing sustainably

Protecting our environment

Taking action on climate change

OCP Survey

Complete the 2040 OCP Survey

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Focus Groups

Focus Group Attendee Survey

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2040 OCP climate action & environment virtual focus group - Draft

Committing to policy and actions that create the desired future residents are asking for in Imagine Kelowna is intricately linked to climate change. The greatest action on climate begins with us and how we choose to live.

Register for the 2040 OCP climate action & environment virtual focus group!

Register for a 2040 OCP Urban centres & residential infill virtual focus group!

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Sign up for the 2040 OCP agricultural lands & suburban neighbourhoods virtual focus group - Draft

Protecting and preserving rural and agricultural lands has never been more important. As impacts of climate change continue to be felt locally and food security grows in importance, agricultural lands will play a growing role.

Register for the 2040 OCP agricultural lands & suburban neighbourhoods virtual focus group!