OCP Review

October 2019 Update: Draft Waterfront Enhancement Strategy

Over the next months, the City will be seeking input on the draft Waterfront Enhancement Strategy, which was provided to Council on October 7 and will be reviewed by the City's Marine Drive Task Force on October 15. The documents library on this page (top-right corner) has a PDF of the draft Strategy available for download, and a summary of the public engagement on the waterfront portion of the OCP Review is also available in the October 7 report, which is on the City's website at the following link: https://www.whiterockcity.ca/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_10072019-782.

Further updates on the upcoming public engagement events for the overall OCP process will be shared here in the next few weeks.

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!

October 2019 Update: Draft Waterfront Enhancement Strategy

Over the next months, the City will be seeking input on the draft Waterfront Enhancement Strategy, which was provided to Council on October 7 and will be reviewed by the City's Marine Drive Task Force on October 15. The documents library on this page (top-right corner) has a PDF of the draft Strategy available for download, and a summary of the public engagement on the waterfront portion of the OCP Review is also available in the October 7 report, which is on the City's website at the following link: https://www.whiterockcity.ca/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_10072019-782.

Further updates on the upcoming public engagement events for the overall OCP process will be shared here in the next few weeks.

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!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    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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