The OCP serves to provide direction while balancing the diverse needs of the community. As one of the City's most significant guiding policy documents, all other municipal bylaws and works undertaken by the City must be consistent with the Plan. The OCP is intended to provide a degree of certainty for the future of our community. As a result, it is expected that revisions will not be made on a frequent basis. Changes are warranted from time to time however. Like the community, the Plan must be flexible in responding to changing conditions and values.
Implementation of the OCP is a collective effort, one that requires the actions of the City, and many others, including bylaws, public programs, civic projects, private developments, and citizen's action.
The City first adopted an OCP in 1980, and updated it in 1992 and again in 2002. The 2002 OCP, is now superceded by the 2014 OCP but is still available for viewing.
For bylaw purposes, the official version of the Official Community Plan is in hard copy format, which is available through the City Clerk's Department. An online version of the OCP can also be referenced through the City Publications page.
Regional Context Statement
The City is also required to produce a Regional Context Statement as part of its Official Community Plan (OCP) explaining the relationship between the local Plan and the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). This OCP, as adopted by North Vancouver City Council, contains goals and objectives that directly support the fundamental strategies of the Regional Growth Strategy adopted in 2011. A copy of the City’s Regional Context Statement is included here for reference.
Targets, Indicators and Monitoring System
A Targets, Indicators and Monitoring Strategy (TIMS) will be developed for the 2014 OCP in the coming months. TIMS is a set of indicators used to measure the progress of the Official Community Plan over time.