Whitehorse 2040: Official Community Plan Review

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City Council Review - Whitehorse 2040: Official Community Plan Review

City Council has reviewed the proposed Whitehorse 2040: Official Community Plan. Following their review, they have made a number of amendments which could impact you.

As a result of these changes, a Second Public Hearing was held on November 28, 2022.

Staff will provide a summary of the feedback to Council on January 9th, 2023.

Read the Proposed Whitehorse 2040 Official Community Plan.

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is the City's highest-level planning document, and will set the direction for Whitehorse until 2040.

The OCP process began in 2018, and has included the following phases to date:

  • Phase 1 - Awareness Building: open houses, ad hoc meetings, stakeholder meetings, and a survey;
  • Phase 2 - Explore News Concepts: ideas workbook, neighbourhood workshops, stakeholder meetings, and pop-up events;
  • Phase 3a - Emerging Directions: series of workshops where Council reviewed Administration's preliminary policy ideas for the new OCP. Many sources informed the policy ideas, including OCP public input and existing City plans. This phase cumulated with the production of an Emerging Directions document, summarizing major policy ideas reviewed with previous Council. Input on these ideas was received through a survey, released in August 2021; and
  • Phase 3b - Create the Plan: series of workshops where Council reviewed draft policies for the new OCP. A Draft OCP was released to the public in May 2022, and engagement ran to mid-June. Various engagement opportunities were provided, including online sessions, open houses, and a survey.
  • Phase 4 - OCP Approval
    • First Public Hearing: September 12, 2022.
    • Council Review: Council reviewed the plan on October 3, and at second reading on October 11, Council voted to send it back to Administration following a number of amendments.
    • Second Public Hearing: November 28, 2022.
    • Council Review: Council will review the proposed plan on January 9th, 2023 and at the second and third readings on January 16th, 2023, Council will vote on whether to adopt or send the proposed plan back to Administration with amendments.

Public engagement for this project is now closed.

City Council Review - Whitehorse 2040: Official Community Plan Review

City Council has reviewed the proposed Whitehorse 2040: Official Community Plan. Following their review, they have made a number of amendments which could impact you.

As a result of these changes, a Second Public Hearing was held on November 28, 2022.

Staff will provide a summary of the feedback to Council on January 9th, 2023.

Read the Proposed Whitehorse 2040 Official Community Plan.

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is the City's highest-level planning document, and will set the direction for Whitehorse until 2040.

The OCP process began in 2018, and has included the following phases to date:

  • Phase 1 - Awareness Building: open houses, ad hoc meetings, stakeholder meetings, and a survey;
  • Phase 2 - Explore News Concepts: ideas workbook, neighbourhood workshops, stakeholder meetings, and pop-up events;
  • Phase 3a - Emerging Directions: series of workshops where Council reviewed Administration's preliminary policy ideas for the new OCP. Many sources informed the policy ideas, including OCP public input and existing City plans. This phase cumulated with the production of an Emerging Directions document, summarizing major policy ideas reviewed with previous Council. Input on these ideas was received through a survey, released in August 2021; and
  • Phase 3b - Create the Plan: series of workshops where Council reviewed draft policies for the new OCP. A Draft OCP was released to the public in May 2022, and engagement ran to mid-June. Various engagement opportunities were provided, including online sessions, open houses, and a survey.
  • Phase 4 - OCP Approval
    • First Public Hearing: September 12, 2022.
    • Council Review: Council reviewed the plan on October 3, and at second reading on October 11, Council voted to send it back to Administration following a number of amendments.
    • Second Public Hearing: November 28, 2022.
    • Council Review: Council will review the proposed plan on January 9th, 2023 and at the second and third readings on January 16th, 2023, Council will vote on whether to adopt or send the proposed plan back to Administration with amendments.

Public engagement for this project is now closed.

Page last updated: 23 Dec 2022, 08:57 AM