Official Community Plan

An Official Community Plan is a 30 year plan that provides direction for growth and change in a community.

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 Official Community Plan (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.

Victoria's OCP focuses on vibrant, walkable villages and town centres while maintaining the downtown core as the heart of the region. It recognizes the unique neighbourhood character and sense of place of different parts of the city and emphasizes sustainable transportation such as walking, cycling, and transit.

The Official Community Plan has an implementation strategy and an annual review to track progress towards achieving the OCP's vision.

Official Community Plan

Official Community Plan by Section

Appendices

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