The Downtown Plan review and update process is in its third phase. Last year, the City engaged residents on the vision, key issues, and potential development concepts for the Downtown. Based on this feedback, the City has prepared strategic directions to guide policy development under the following key topic areas: transportation and mobility, infrastructure and environment, housing, parks and recreation, and community well-being.
To obtain feedback on the strategic directions and development concepts, the City is hosting an open house that will consist of interactive displays, a presentation, and a panel discussion with audience Q&A. Residents will be encouraged to comment on how the development concepts and strategic directions help achieve the vision for the Downtown, identify what actions can be taken to make the concepts and strategic directions happen, and provide any further ideas that may not have been considered. Feedback collected will be used to help refine the development concepts and prepare the draft plan, which will be presented to the community later this year before the plan is taken to Council for adoption.
How to Get Engaged
There are multiple ways to get involved and provide your feedback.
- Attend the Open House – Wednesday, February 20, 5:30–7:30 pm, at Sandman Centre’s Valley First Lounge. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete an online survey—available for input until March 18 at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/DowntownPlan.
- Register for a Kitchen Table Conversation Kit—host your own meeting by March 18 with your neighbours, community group, or association. For more details and to register, visit LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/DowntownPlan.
To learn more about the Downtown Plan and work completed to date, visit LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/DowntownPlan.
Open house details: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30–7:30 pm, at the Sandman Centre’s Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne Street.