What is the West Vancouver Official Community Plan (OCP)?

What is the west vancouver ocp

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is the document which details the policies and objectives of a community. It was unanimously approved by the community on June 25, 2018. The West Vancouver OCP strongly supports the development of small affordable infill homes. Its implementation is expected to continue a positive trend. As it stands, this plan is not yet finalized, but it will be implemented by 2021.

Health and well-being aspects of the plan

The health and well-being aspects of the West Vancouver Official Community Plan (OCP) are included in the plan’s transportation strategy. The plan is intended to reduce driving by about a third and increase trips by active transportation. A Spirit Trail is envisioned between Horseshoe Bay and North Vancouver, while ferry services and a hypothetical Low Level Road are also included in the plan. The health and well-being aspects of the plan are highly supported by the community, with more than 3,000 pieces of feedback received since the process began.

This report identifies the factors that contribute to health and well-being in West Vancouver. For example, a high percentage of residents engage in physical activity. In addition, they have access to high-quality primary care. Those with higher education levels are less likely to smoke than their high-school peers. Furthermore, people with lower incomes have a higher incidence of multiple chronic conditions. The overall rate of chronic conditions among residents of West Vancouver is 25% higher than in Metro Vancouver.

Other groups involved in the health and well-being aspects of the plan include the Squamish First Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. In addition to the First Nations community, local community service groups were involved in the planning process. For example, the health and well-being aspects of the plan were created to support these communities. If the plan is adopted, the health and well-being of residents will improve.

The West Vancouver OCP includes many other aspects related to health and well-being. Adequate housing is a key component of community health. Lack of affordable housing negatively impacts diversity and resilience. It also increases traffic congestion. In addition, the lack of affordable housing affects the affordability of housing in West Vancouver. The plan calls for an annual growth rate of 0.87 percent.


The OCP aims to preserve and enhance quality of life, while at the same time ensuring that new housing developments do not compromise the character of the community. This requires hard work, creativity and a factual basis. It also requires uncertainty. There are many issues involved in zoning, so it’s best to get the facts right to make the most informed decision possible. In this article, we’ll explore some of the key issues related to zoning in the west Vancouver OCP.

One of the important things to know about zoning is that it can limit potential nuisances and minimize impacts from development. The OCP is one of the most important documents for the City and its residents. All municipal bylaws must be consistent with it. In addition, it’s important to understand the background information and the zoning guidelines of the area in which you’re planning to build. The OCP also outlines how new development should be regulated and how it can best benefit the community.

The OCP can be found in the city’s official plan. Its regulations and policies guide land use and development in Vancouver. There are five broad zoning districts and dozens of specific development plans. In Vancouver, zoning guidelines govern development and provide guidelines for their interpretation. These documents are organized by area and project type. Bulletins outline the application of regulations and discretionary decisions by the Director of Planning. They may also include background information, summaries of related regulations and procedural information.

The proposed amendments will make it easier to subdivide properties. The minimum lot size will also be reduced. These amendments will also promote the use of green landscaping and less hardscapes. However, a lot of people are worried about the impact that these changes will have on existing residents. While the overall changes are important, they are still insufficient to address the increasing need for housing in West Vancouver.

Affordable housing

The District of West Vancouver has unanimously supported a new Official Community Plan (OCP) addressing affordable housing. It will allow for smaller, infill housing. The new OCP will also promote a mix of housing types, including infill and ground-oriented. It will also meet changing housing needs in the city while maintaining the character of existing neighbourhoods. Located near the University of British Columbia, the new housing development will provide more opportunities for those living in low and moderate-income communities.

In the last four years, almost half of the 5,000 needed housing units has been approved. Nearly all of these are apartments. That leaves only a small group of “missing middle” housing units, which include six coach-houses, five duplexes, and seven “infill” detached houses, but no townhouses. But the problem isn’t only the housing shortage. The City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) is the basis for municipal planning.

While the majority of District residents have supported the $150 million affordable housing plan, a small minority of residents have opposed the plan. While the District has contributed $82 million to social housing, the Residential Tenant Relocation Assistance Policy (RTAP) aims to assist displaced tenants. It provides relocation assistance, financial support, and the right to return to rental housing if needed. In addition to the OCP, the City’s staff completed a targeted OCP review and adopted an OCP Action Plan to help displaced tenants find new homes.

While the City is keen to move ahead with the plan, opposition has questioned the process. Opponents have suggested a referendum and consultation on alternative models of affordable housing. Opponents claimed that West Vancouver would lose money leasing the land to the Kiwanis group rather than flipping it for full market value. But the city’s deputy chief administrative officer, Mark Chan, said that the objective was never to maximize financial return.

Economic development

The official community plan is the blueprint for the growth of a municipality. It is the cornerstone of municipal planning, and in West Vancouver, it is called the “OCP”. This plan calls for development of the “missing middle,” which is where single family homes are not the only option. A shortage of affordable housing is a big issue in West Van, which has a rapidly ageing population and is facing an affordable housing crisis.

In response, the city has identified a number of priority areas for growth. The first priority is to develop four town centres, with the following policies: densification, connectivity, walkability, mixed-use, compact neighbourhoods, and preservation of open space. The OCP calls for 5,000 new housing units by 2041, but the strategic plan is aiming for 250 new units per year. Meanwhile, the new housing units will be built closer to transit and other amenities.

The new West Vancouver OCP proposes more housing than in the previous plan. More development is necessary in the city to support a population growth of 10,000 people in 2041. The OCP also identifies specific priorities to support local economic activity and diversification. As a result, it is crucial for the city to change its mindset in order to maintain its economic growth and resilience. The plan is the starting point for the community’s economic development.

The OCP recommends the development of a network of neighbourhood centres to address the needs of the aging population. Other policies include addressing the needs of the aging population and fostering an inclusive community. The VCH participated in the consultation process, prepared policy briefs, and offered a Medical Health Officer as a valuable resource. The VCH reviewed drafts of the OCP with a health lens.

Community centre network

A community centre in West Vancouver serves a diverse population. Residents are largely affluent, but there is an enormous need for more community centres. The City is planning to replace several of these centres and a new project in the area will provide even more community space. But before it begins, residents must consider the long-term impact of a new project on the community. This article will explain the benefits and drawbacks of the proposed project, and offer some suggestions for how it can benefit the community.

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