Official Community Plan targeted review

As part of a targeted review of our Official Community Plan (OCP), we are examining four key areas including housing, transportation, climate emergency, and economy and employment lands.

We are working with our community to develop an action plan that will continue to guide our work.

What is an OCP?

Our Official Community Plan (OCP) supports our long-term vision and path to 2030 by guiding planning and decision making about the future of our community, while working together with strategic action and implementation plans.

What is a targeted OCP review?

The targeted review will help us develop an action plan to implement the long-term vision of the OCP.

We will be identifying current and emerging issues, challenges and constraints, trends within key topics, and areas where we can improve.

To determine how we move forward and the impacts to our economy, we will be reviewing our policies and evaluating what we have accomplished so far.

Areas of focus

The targeted review of the plan will focus on these four key topics:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Climate emergency
  • Economy and employment

We want to make sure the work we are doing in these areas is supporting your needs.

Project scope

Public engagement

Starting fall 2019, you will have the opportunity to participate in surveys to share your ideas, concerns, and issues on these key areas. Your feedback will provide input into next steps, action items, and proposed policy changes.

Action plan

To identify the current state, challenges, and opportunities within each key topic, a white paper will be completed for each of the key focus areas.

These concise reports will help break down complex issues, outline potential solutions, and provide recommendations on ways to achieve key goals and policies.

Public input from surveys will help shape the reports to provide a good understanding of our community's concerns and priorities. The purpose of the white papers is to support the development of an action plan.

Focus groups 

Once the white papers and action plan are produced in spring 2020, we will engage the public once again by hosting focus groups with residents and stakeholder groups to dive deeper into the content.

Representing different age groups and demographics within the District, the focus groups will provide an opportunity for our community to share input on the proposed action plan.

Final report

After we've had a chance to engage with our community and dig deeper into the findings, we'll produce a final report with information we've learned, priority action items, and next steps.

The action plan will guide the work we do related to housing, transportation, climate emergency, and the economy and employment, and continue to set the direction for future growth and change.

Timeline

We anticipate the targeted review will take up to 12 months to complete.

  • Public engagement — Fall 2019
  • Develop concise reports on key topics — Spring 2020
  • Host focus groups to discuss findings — Spring 2020
  • Create final report with action plan — Fall 2020

​Background

The OCP was developed through a two-year community engagement initiative called Identity DNV 2030.

During this initiative, we held open houses, public and stakeholder workshops, coffee shop talks, town hall meetings, and telephone, online, and event surveys where residents shared their ideas and vision for the future of our community.

Adopted in 2011, our OCP is intended to be adapted and amended to respond to evolving conditions and community needs.

Learn more about the OCP

May 13, 2019 — Council consideration

Staff presented the Official Community Plan Review - Scope, Timeline, and Budget for discussion at a Council workshop.

View the staff report to Council

May 27, 2019 — Council consideration

Council approved the Official Community Plan Review - Scope, Timeline, and Budget.

View the staff report to council

Do you have feedback or ideas about housing, transportation, climate emergency, or economy and employment lands?