OCP Review

June 2019 Update: Town Centre Workshop Activity Registration

The Town Centre design workshops on July 6 and July 9 are open to the public and there will be display boards and interactive activities for all attendees with no need to register.

For those interested in a more hands-on session facilitated by our design consultants, there will be two activities which require registration, in order to ensure there is enough time for all participants at the table to contribute.

The activities which require registration are 'Design Town Centre' and 'Build Town Centre'.

  • Design Town Centre is a graphic facilitated table station where participants will share their ideas and input for the Town Centre in a plan view (two-dimensional).
  • Build Town Centre is a model block facilitated table station where participants can use the blocks to explore their ideas for building heights, open spaces and massing for future development in the Town Centre (three-dimensional).

Each workshop day will have three rounds where both 'Design' and 'Build' activities are going at the same time. You can register for one, or both of the activities. The options are:

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 1:20-2:20pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 2:30-3:30pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 3:40-4:40pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 5:20-6:20pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:40-8:40pm

Please register by emailing planning@whiterockcity.ca with your preferred date/time slot and activity by July 5, 2019. If you register for a time slot that is at capacity, we will respond with alternative times that are still available.

Project Background:

Our Official Community Plan (OCP) is the city's blueprint for managing change to achieve our shared goals. It contains policies that guide Council's 'land-use' decisions for where and how we grow in the future, helping to conserve what we love about the city as well as improve the quality of life for current and future residents.

An OCP is typically reviewed every five years to ensure it remains relevant and continues to meet the needs of the community, but changes to the OCP can be considered by Council in between major updates. Council has expressed their desire for re-engagement with the public on certain aspects of the current OCP which was adopted in October 2017, to ensure that it reflects the community's values, and to provide additional support to the City's efforts in areas such as:

  • Strengthening Transit
  • Greening the City (on new green space and tree planting)
  • Improving Housing Affordability
  • Expanding Peace Arch Hospital
  • Monitoring OCP Goals to Measure Success and Track Implementation
  • Enhancing the Waterfront
  • Reviewing Town Centre (Height, Density and Public Space / Green spaces)
  • Reviewing Building Heights outside the Town Centre

As the Waterfront and Marine Drive businesses are of vital importance in the community, special events (public consultation and forums) for the Waterfront Enhancement Strategy part of this OCP Review will be held separately from the other OCP Review topics to allow for greater focus and earlier implementation of Waterfront policies. Similarly, due to the complexity of design issues in the Town Centre review, special workshops will be held for this topic as well.

Over the next two years (2019-2020), the City will be working with the public to get feedback and make sure the community's aspirations and concerns are understood and shared with Council before they make decisions on changing the OCP. We look forward to working with you to shape the future of White Rock!

June 2019 Update: Town Centre Workshop Activity Registration

The Town Centre design workshops on July 6 and July 9 are open to the public and there will be display boards and interactive activities for all attendees with no need to register.

For those interested in a more hands-on session facilitated by our design consultants, there will be two activities which require registration, in order to ensure there is enough time for all participants at the table to contribute.

The activities which require registration are 'Design Town Centre' and 'Build Town Centre'.

  • Design Town Centre is a graphic facilitated table station where participants will share their ideas and input for the Town Centre in a plan view (two-dimensional).
  • Build Town Centre is a model block facilitated table station where participants can use the blocks to explore their ideas for building heights, open spaces and massing for future development in the Town Centre (three-dimensional).

Each workshop day will have three rounds where both 'Design' and 'Build' activities are going at the same time. You can register for one, or both of the activities. The options are:

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 1:20-2:20pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 2:30-3:30pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 3:40-4:40pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 5:20-6:20pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:40-8:40pm

Please register by emailing planning@whiterockcity.ca with your preferred date/time slot and activity by July 5, 2019. If you register for a time slot that is at capacity, we will respond with alternative times that are still available.

Project Background:

Our Official Community Plan (OCP) is the city's blueprint for managing change to achieve our shared goals. It contains policies that guide Council's 'land-use' decisions for where and how we grow in the future, helping to conserve what we love about the city as well as improve the quality of life for current and future residents.

An OCP is typically reviewed every five years to ensure it remains relevant and continues to meet the needs of the community, but changes to the OCP can be considered by Council in between major updates. Council has expressed their desire for re-engagement with the public on certain aspects of the current OCP which was adopted in October 2017, to ensure that it reflects the community's values, and to provide additional support to the City's efforts in areas such as:

  • Strengthening Transit
  • Greening the City (on new green space and tree planting)
  • Improving Housing Affordability
  • Expanding Peace Arch Hospital
  • Monitoring OCP Goals to Measure Success and Track Implementation
  • Enhancing the Waterfront
  • Reviewing Town Centre (Height, Density and Public Space / Green spaces)
  • Reviewing Building Heights outside the Town Centre

As the Waterfront and Marine Drive businesses are of vital importance in the community, special events (public consultation and forums) for the Waterfront Enhancement Strategy part of this OCP Review will be held separately from the other OCP Review topics to allow for greater focus and earlier implementation of Waterfront policies. Similarly, due to the complexity of design issues in the Town Centre review, special workshops will be held for this topic as well.

Over the next two years (2019-2020), the City will be working with the public to get feedback and make sure the community's aspirations and concerns are understood and shared with Council before they make decisions on changing the OCP. We look forward to working with you to shape the future of White Rock!

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    The City of White Rock is kicking off a review of our Official Community Plan (OCP), and before we get off to the races we want to hear from you to make sure we are on track.

    This quick survey will help shape our upcoming events and how we share information with you, to make it easy for all those in the community to participate in the OCP Review, from kick-off until the finish.

    We also want your early thoughts and ideas on the topics we will be reviewing, so we can better understand what is important to you.



    The City of White Rock is kicking off a review of our Official Community Plan (OCP), and before we get off to the races we want to hear from you to make sure we are on track.

    This quick survey will help shape our upcoming events and how we share information with you, to make it easy for all those in the community to participate in the OCP Review, from kick-off until the finish.

    We also want your early thoughts and ideas on the topics we will be reviewing, so we can better understand what is important to you.



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