WHAT CAN AN OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN DO?

  • An OCP is a document that contains a municipality’s goals, objectives and policies guiding growth and change. An OCP is adopted as a bylaw and therefore becomes a binding document for Council and staff decisions.
  • Specifically, the OCP focuses on land use management – where and when new development happens – and how municipal services will accommodate this growth. It can also consider other factors that are important to our quality of life. The OCP considers active transportation (walking & cycling) with transit and roads, the natural environment, housing, parks, recreation, building design, economic development, and arts, culture and heritage.
  • In the Kelowna OCP, the goals, objectives and policies aim to create a sustainable city where environmental concerns are addressed along with the goal of creating a place where people want to live, work and play.
  • Download Kelowna 2030 OCP
Kelowna 2030 Official Community Plan
Maximum of 4 storeys at the periphery of the Urban Centres.

“Locate taller buildings in the geographic centre of Urban Centres and generally decrease height moving away from the centre, to a maximum of 4 storeys at the periphery of the Urban Centres, where adjoining land is designated for single/two unit housing.”

Kelowna 2030 OCP
The OCP promotes a mixed use in Kelowna's suburbs.

“Support a mix of uses within Kelowna’s suburbs, in accordance with “Smart Growth” principles to ensure complete communities.

Kelowna 2030 OCP
Highquality, human scaled, multi-use public spaces, such as parks, plazas and squares.

“Integrate safe, highquality, human scaled, multi-use public spaces, such as parks, plazas and squares, as part of development or redevelopment within Urban and Village Centres”

Kelowna 2030 OCP
Distinctive and attractive neighbourhoods.

“Develop distinctive and attractive neighbourhoods and urban centres.”

Kelowna 2030 OCP