City of Courtenay OCP Review In Around Town

February 20, 2020

During the next ten years, the population in Courtenay is expected to grow by more than 15 percent to over 30,000. Courtenay’s Official Community Plan (OCP) is being reviewed to ask; Where will these people live and work and how will the growth be serviced in a cost-effective way? The OCP requires an update to ensure it meets current population projections and community values, while continuing to meet statutory requirements. 

The City of Courtenay is reviewing its Official Community Plan and will host a Drop-In Ideas Fair February 19 for residents to share their ideas for the city’s future.

During the Drop-In Ideas Fair, participants will be asked to give their feedback about a community vision in the face of change. The new OCP for the City of Courtenay will set out land use categories and approximate locations and densities of land uses. Once the OCP is adopted as a Bylaw by Council, it directs all other community plans including servicing plans, development design standards and the Zoning Bylaw.  A draft of a proposed new OCP is expected to be in place for review and community consultation by the end of 2020.

The Courtenay OCP Ideas Fair is today, Wednesday, February 19, from 10 am to 8 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre Conference Hall, 411 Anderton Avenue. Learn more about the process at

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