Electoral Area "G" Official Community Plan (OCP)

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has initiated planning and preparation of the first Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area “G”.

What's New?

See the latest updates on the OCP here:

What is an Official Community Plan?

An official community plan (OCP) provides guidance and policies on a broad range of topics including land‐use, transportation, housing, parks and infrastructure. Official community plans also designate land for specific purposes, like commercial office, retail, residential, park, and industrial. Collectively, the land use map and policies are used by the Regional Board, Regional District staff, other agencies and the community to guide decisions about future land use and investment in the community.

Official community plans are developed through public consultation and professional planning practices. Once drafted, an OCP must be adopted by the Regional District Board as an official Bylaw.

For more information, check out the video "What is an OCP?".


Background

Electoral Area “G” is a large geographic area that includes areas in and around Hedley and Olalla, and the rural area surrounding the Village of Keremeos. The area is bounded by the international border with the United States of America to the south, and abuts the rural areas of Electoral Area “H” to the west and north, Electoral Area “F” to the northeast, and Electoral Area “I”, “C” and “B” to the east.


Electoral Area "G"


In 2019, the Electoral Area “G” Director expressed an interest in the communities’ opinion on future land use and development over the next 20 to 25 years.

In October 2019, the Regional District reached out to the community to get feedback on developing an OCP for Electoral Area “G” in a campaign called, "Let's Talk Land Use".

The results of that campaign showed residents were in favour of having a say in future land use in their communities through exploring the concept of developing an OCP. In response, the Regional District initiated an Official Community Plan process to obtain more input and understand the interests of the community.

For more information on "Let's Talk Land Use" please see the results summary or survey results , or click on the "Documents" tab in the column on the right.

Citizen’s Committee

The Regional District Board of Directors appointed a Citizen's Committee for the Electoral Area “G” OCP project at the January 21, 2021 board meeting.

The Citizen’s Committee is composed of Electoral Area "G" residents from a broad range of geographic areas within Electoral Area "G". The Citizen's Committee is providing direction, representing community interests, and actively participating in the creation of the OCP for Electoral Area “G”. The Citizen's Committee is providing essential feedback throughout the process.

Meeting minutes of the Citizen's Committee will be posted in the Citizen's Committee folder here.

OCP Project Timeline

The first Official Community Plan project for Electoral Area "G" was initiated in November 2020. The project will be completed over three phases and includes a variety of opportunities for community input. Please see "Get Involved" below.



The final OCP bylaw is anticipated to be complete by February 2022.

Community participation and feedback is an important part of the OCP process. The Regional District would like your feedback to help ensure the first OCP for Electoral Area "G" a document is supported by, and a reflection of the community.

Here are some ways you and your neighbours can participate:

PHASE 1:

PHASE 2: Spring and Summer 2021

  • Community Update - COMPLETED June 2021
  • Community Open House #1 - COMPLETED June 2021
  • Community Update - Late Summer 2021

PHASE 3: Fall and Winter 2021 - WE ARE HERE

  • Community Survey #2
  • Online Forum & Focus Groups
  • Community Open House #2 - Final Draft Plan

NOTE: Due to provincial health guidelines, in-person meetings are currently suspended. All community events and meetings for Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be held online and information provided via direct mail out to residents in Area "G". Future events will be assessed and updated to current guidelines.

Get Involved!

The Regional District wants to hear from you. Participate using the tools below. Check back often for updates and new activities. Sign up to get project alerts and updates by using the "Stay Informed" box on the right hand side.


The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has initiated planning and preparation of the first Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area “G”.

What's New?

See the latest updates on the OCP here:

What is an Official Community Plan?

An official community plan (OCP) provides guidance and policies on a broad range of topics including land‐use, transportation, housing, parks and infrastructure. Official community plans also designate land for specific purposes, like commercial office, retail, residential, park, and industrial. Collectively, the land use map and policies are used by the Regional Board, Regional District staff, other agencies and the community to guide decisions about future land use and investment in the community.

Official community plans are developed through public consultation and professional planning practices. Once drafted, an OCP must be adopted by the Regional District Board as an official Bylaw.

For more information, check out the video "What is an OCP?".


Background

Electoral Area “G” is a large geographic area that includes areas in and around Hedley and Olalla, and the rural area surrounding the Village of Keremeos. The area is bounded by the international border with the United States of America to the south, and abuts the rural areas of Electoral Area “H” to the west and north, Electoral Area “F” to the northeast, and Electoral Area “I”, “C” and “B” to the east.


Electoral Area "G"


In 2019, the Electoral Area “G” Director expressed an interest in the communities’ opinion on future land use and development over the next 20 to 25 years.

In October 2019, the Regional District reached out to the community to get feedback on developing an OCP for Electoral Area “G” in a campaign called, "Let's Talk Land Use".

The results of that campaign showed residents were in favour of having a say in future land use in their communities through exploring the concept of developing an OCP. In response, the Regional District initiated an Official Community Plan process to obtain more input and understand the interests of the community.

For more information on "Let's Talk Land Use" please see the results summary or survey results , or click on the "Documents" tab in the column on the right.

Citizen’s Committee

The Regional District Board of Directors appointed a Citizen's Committee for the Electoral Area “G” OCP project at the January 21, 2021 board meeting.

The Citizen’s Committee is composed of Electoral Area "G" residents from a broad range of geographic areas within Electoral Area "G". The Citizen's Committee is providing direction, representing community interests, and actively participating in the creation of the OCP for Electoral Area “G”. The Citizen's Committee is providing essential feedback throughout the process.

Meeting minutes of the Citizen's Committee will be posted in the Citizen's Committee folder here.

OCP Project Timeline

The first Official Community Plan project for Electoral Area "G" was initiated in November 2020. The project will be completed over three phases and includes a variety of opportunities for community input. Please see "Get Involved" below.



The final OCP bylaw is anticipated to be complete by February 2022.

Community participation and feedback is an important part of the OCP process. The Regional District would like your feedback to help ensure the first OCP for Electoral Area "G" a document is supported by, and a reflection of the community.

Here are some ways you and your neighbours can participate:

PHASE 1:

PHASE 2: Spring and Summer 2021

  • Community Update - COMPLETED June 2021
  • Community Open House #1 - COMPLETED June 2021
  • Community Update - Late Summer 2021

PHASE 3: Fall and Winter 2021 - WE ARE HERE

  • Community Survey #2
  • Online Forum & Focus Groups
  • Community Open House #2 - Final Draft Plan

NOTE: Due to provincial health guidelines, in-person meetings are currently suspended. All community events and meetings for Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be held online and information provided via direct mail out to residents in Area "G". Future events will be assessed and updated to current guidelines.

Get Involved!

The Regional District wants to hear from you. Participate using the tools below. Check back often for updates and new activities. Sign up to get project alerts and updates by using the "Stay Informed" box on the right hand side.


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