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Official Community Plan 2040: Our Kelowna as We Grow

50,000 new residents will call Kelowna home in 2040. To plan how to accommodate this growth, we're in the process of updating our Official Community Plan. The update will primarily refine and update land uses, mapping and policies to reflect the community's vision and to clearly signal where development is to be accommodated and supported with corresponding 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. Imagine your influence on our

Official Community Plan 2040: Our Kelowna as We Grow

50,000 new residents will call Kelowna home in 2040. To plan how to accommodate this growth, we're in the process of updating our Official Community Plan. The update will primarily refine and update land uses, mapping and policies to reflect the community's vision and to clearly signal where development is to be accommodated and supported with corresponding 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. Imagine your influence on our Kelowna, and stay involved.

Engagement opportunities

Draft future land use plan & key policies - fall 2019 (closed)

Next steps include developing a draft Future Land Use Plan, which was brought to Council and the public for consideration in fall 2019. A collaboration between staff, Council, residents and community stakeholders, the land use plan will provide a big picture overview of the types of activities and use that can take place in different areas of the city.

Land use idea generator - fall 2018 (closed)

Landowners considering redevelopment of their properties within the next ten years were invited to share their ideas for consideration. A draft Future Land Use Plan will be developed in 2019, and those who made submissions will be notified if their idea was incorporated. To file an immediate development application, please visit the Property Development Application webpage. Redevelopment of agricultural lands or lands outside of the Permanent Growth Boundary were not considered through the idea generator.

Pick Your Path to 2040 - June 2018 (closed)

Residents were invited to share how they want Kelowna to grow, as well as experience four different growth scenarios for Kelowna 2040. Public, interactive exhibits were held at Stuart Park, Okanagan College, and the Rutland Centennial Hall. In addition, residents were invited to walk through the Pick your Path interactive storybook and complete an online questionnaire.

Based on technical data, growth projections, and public and stakeholder input, Council endorsed a growth strategy that proposes a gradual shift toward a more compact and complete community. The scenario will be used as a benchmark to help guide development of the 2040 Official Community Plan, Transportation Master Plan and 20 Year Servicing Plan.

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