- /A\ News Coverage on Victoria’s Draft Official Community Plan
- Posted April 7, 2011
- Victoria’s New Official Community Plan focuses on walkable neighbourhoods and a vibrant downtown centre.
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Victoria’s Official Community Plan
An Official Community Plan (OCP) is one of the most important guiding documents for a community. It is a 30-year plan that provides direction for growth and change. City Council, staff, and citizens refer to the plan for guidance on decisions such as where to locate housing and businesses, transportation priorities, and how the community will respond to climate change.
Victoria’s new OCP was adopted by Council in 2012 after two and a half years of public consultation with more than 6,000 people. The City’s previous plan was last updated in 1995.
The new plan focuses on vibrant, walkable villages and town centres while maintaining the downtown core as the heart of the region. It introduces a new approach to land-use management by recognizing the unique neighbourhood character and sense of place of different parts of the city and emphasizes sustainable transportation such as walking, cycling, and transit.Go to Top