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1 Official Community Plan The Official Community Plan focuses on the Citys broad objectives for: Land use Servicing Form and character of development It also highlights strategies to meet other community objectives, including: Environmental Social Economic Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

2 Official Community Plan The Plan is implemented through: Citys Capital Works Programs Zoning Subdivision and Development Development Permits Other City bylaws All bylaws adopted by the City or works undertaken by the City after the adoption of this Plan must be consistent with this Plan. Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

3 Official Community Plan There are a number of important planning issues identified in the OCP which will require more detailed study and programs of implementation. As per the Local Government Act, an OCP does not commit or authorize a municipality to proceed with any project, action or policy that is specified in the Plan. Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

4 Official Community Plan So, why are we here? Area specific planning and specialized programs are required to address local issues. The OCP provides a basis to undertake a variety of such local initiatives. Goals: Review Survey Results for Castlegar and compare with the Summary Results for Castlegars North End 2. Identify key issues important to the North End neighbourhood

5 Official Community Plan Resident Survey: Mailed to each household in Castlegar (~3200) 685 returned – 21.5% (excellent, given length and complexity) Consisted of 5 Parts: Section A: Quality of Life Section B: Land Use and Development Section C: Environment Section D: Recreation and Tourism Section E: General Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

6 Official Community Plan Section E (General): Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

7 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

8 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

9 Official Community Plan Section A (Quality of Life): Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

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11 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

12 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

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14 Official Community Plan Section B (Land Use and Development): Residential and Commercial Land Use Residential Housing Density? Convenience Stores? Neighbourhood Crime? Commercial Office and Professional in Downtown Core? Commercial Development b/w Interchange and 24 th Ave? Diversify Employment Base? Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

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16 Official Community Plan Residential Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

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18 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

19 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

20 Official Community Plan Priority Housing IssueCombined Total of Medium and High 1 Supply of housing for the elderly85.1 %83.7 (1) 2 Quality of housing for the elderly (2) 3 Sprawl and Distance to shopping/Amenities (3) 4 Shortage of building lots (7) 5 Condition of existing housing stock (4) 6 Availability of housing for those with disabilities (6) 7 Shortage of low income housing (5) 8 Choice is poor (area, type, etc.) (10) 9 Conflicts between housing and other land uses (8) 10 Real Estate values are too high (9) 11 Real Estate values are too low (11)

21 Official Community Plan Commercial Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

22 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

23 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

24 Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion Official Community Plan

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26 Section C (Environment): Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

27 Official Community Plan Introduction Survey Results General Quality of Life Land Use/ Development Environment Recreation and Tourism Discussion

28 Official Community Plan Section C (Environment): PriorityEnvironmental IssueCombined Total of Medium and High 1 Water quality of the Columbia River 94.5 %95.3 (1) 2 Protection of environmentally sensitive areas (3) 3 Industrial air pollution (2) 4 Recycling home and office waste (4) 5 Sewer disposal and drainage systems (5) 6 Reducing the use of pesticides/herbicides (6) 7 Automobile generated air pollution (7)

29 Official Community Plan Section D (Tourism and Recreation): Tourism PriorityNeeded to Promote TourismCombined Total of Medium and High 1 Attractions/entertainment90.5 %92.9 (1) 2 Special events (2) 3 More shopping (5) 4 Compact, pedestrian oriented shopping (3) 5 Campgrounds (4) 6 More signage to parks, heritage sites, etc (6) 7 Better services (restaurants, etc) (7) 8 Better accommodation (8)

30 Official Community Plan PriorityRecreational InterestCombined Total of Medium and High 1 Parks (passive recreation)88.9 %89.7 (1) 2 Trails (2) 3 Children/teen facilities (3) 4 Indoor sports facilities (4) 5 Seniors drop-in centres (5) 6 Marina/docking facilities (6) 7 Outdoor playing fields (7) 8 Soccer fields (8) 9 Golf courses (9) 10 Tennis courts (10) 11 Ball diamonds (10) Section D (Tourism and Recreation): Recreation


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