An Official Community Plan (OCP) sets the direction and priorities to guide decisions on planning and land use management within the jurisdiction of a city. The City of Kamloops’ OCP, KAMPLAN, hasn’t been updated since 2004. Much has changed in the last 13 years and the City faces new challenges including climate change, rising energy costs, concerns around affordable housing, growth management, economic development, and other emerging issues. The City needs an updated OCP to successfully plan for the future of Kamloops.
In Let’s Talk Phase 1 of the KAMPLAN Review and Update process, the City asked residents to identify what they value and share their vision for the future of Kamloops. Residents also identified current issues in the community to consider in this update of the OCP. Read the draft Community Vision and Values and the Phase 1 Public Input Report for Phase 1 results.
In Phase 2, the City sought input on two land use scenarios and policy directions under 10 OCP topic areas. The key themes and results from Phase 2 are captured in the Phase 2 Public Input Report.
In Phase 3, City staff completed a first draft of the new and updated KAMPLAN, having drawn from existing OCP policies as well as public and stakeholder feedback from Phase 2. The draft underwent a technical and legal review prior to a third phase of community engagement activities and events, including a Community-to-Community Forum with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc, KAMPLAN Cafes, stakeholder meetings, area First Nations and government agency referrals, open houses, information booths, Council Workshops, email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and an online survey. Key themes and results from Phase 3 can be viewed in the Phase 3 Community Engagement Summary Report.
The City has developed a second draft of the OCP, with revisions drawing from technical and community feedback gathered during Phase 3. This fall, following a Community-to-Community Forum with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc, staff will present the second draft to Council for first and second reading, the first steps in the formal adoption process. This will be followed by a review of the OCP in conjunction with the City's financial and waste management plans, referral of the OCP to government agencies as per the Local Government Act, a third reading at Council, and a public hearing prior to final adoption as a bylaw, which is anticipated for early 2018.
Visit the Results section to learn more about the process and to view summary reports from each phase as they become available.
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