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1 Crofton Community Planning Meeting Introduction to Crofton Community Plan Process Brian Green, Deputy Director of Planning & Development Audrey Rogers, Planner 21 February, 2013

2 Purpose of Presentation Overview of the Official Community Plan Overview of the Official Community Plan OCP and Community context OCP and Community context Community Residents Perspective Community Residents Perspective By Dave Hladik By Dave Hladik Key issues Key issues Previous Plans Previous Plans Crofton Local Area Plan Crofton Local Area Plan Scope, Process, Timing Scope, Process, Timing Q&A Q&A

3 Federal & Provincial Legislation Federal & Provincial Legislation North Cowichan North Cowichan Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw DPAs DPAs Zoning Bylaw Zoning Bylaw Use Use Regulation Regulation DPA Guidelines DPA Guidelines Subdivision Bylaw Subdivision Bylaw Other Bylaws Other Bylaws E.g., sign bylaw, business licencing, campgrounds, temporary trailers E.g., sign bylaw, business licencing, campgrounds, temporary trailers Planning ‘Tools’ in North Cowichan

4 Official Community Plan Authority comes from LGA Authority comes from LGA Council adopted July 2011 Council adopted July 2011 Official Community Plan: Official Community Plan: Describes the long range vision of the District Describes the long range vision of the District Guides municipal decisions Guides municipal decisions Provides a level of certainty for all Provides a level of certainty for all Based on overall community input Based on overall community input Development cannot be approved if it is in conflict with the OCP Development cannot be approved if it is in conflict with the OCP

5 Why do we need an OCP? Provides a strategic framework for making decisions (Council & Staff) Provides a strategic framework for making decisions (Council & Staff) Considers needs of the community Considers needs of the community Coordinates growth Coordinates growth Communicates high level planning policies Communicates high level planning policies Guides infrastructure Guides infrastructure Influences financial planning Influences financial planning Places development issues in context Places development issues in context

6 North Cowichan’s OCP Many policies within the OCP affect decisions not just relating to land use Many policies within the OCP affect decisions not just relating to land use Key parts of the OCP: Key parts of the OCP: Section I - Principles, Assets and Challenges Section I - Principles, Assets and Challenges Section II – Goals, Objectives and Policies Section II – Goals, Objectives and Policies Section III - Making the Plan Work Section III - Making the Plan Work Appendices Appendices Development Permit Areas Development Permit Areas Comprehensive Development Plans Comprehensive Development Plans

7 OCP – Overarching Principles Sustainability Sustainability Economic Development Economic Development Smart Growth Smart Growth Healthy and Safe Community Healthy and Safe Community Community Engagement Community Engagement

8 Key Principle – Community Engagement Develop Community Engagement Policy Develop Community Engagement Policy A need to be more open, transparent and accountable A need to be more open, transparent and accountable How, when and where should we consult How, when and where should we consult Applications Applications Local Area Plans Local Area Plans Decision Maker’s (Council’s) Role Decision Maker’s (Council’s) Role Community’s Role Community’s Role Staff working on an engagement plan with Council Staff working on an engagement plan with Council

9 Summary of OCP Goals and Objectives Preserve our rural setting Preserve our rural setting Guard our environment Guard our environment Adjust to climate change Adjust to climate change Encourage economic opportunities Encourage economic opportunities Build strong communities Build strong communities Policies which affect Crofton Policies which affect Crofton

10 Population Trends

11 Dwelling Type in North Cowichan

12 Housing Units - Trends

13 Crofton and the OCP OCP has identified Crofton as one of three growth centres OCP has identified Crofton as one of three growth centres Transition from urban to rural Transition from urban to rural Some development pressures in area Some development pressures in area Community interest and support for a Local Area Plan Community interest and support for a Local Area Plan

14 Crofton Community Context Population 7.73% increase Population 7.73% increase 1,885 in ,885 in ,753 in ,753 in 2006 Land Area Land Area 182Ha 182Ha Density (net) Density (net) 787 residential dwellings 787 residential dwellings 4.2 DU/Ha 4.2 DU/Ha Per/Ha Per/Ha

15 Dwelling Type

16 Age Profiles

17 Crofton School Enrolment

18 Other Key Issues Climate change Climate change Mitigation Mitigation Adaptation Adaptation Demographic issues Demographic issues Infrastructure challenges Infrastructure challenges Retaining and attracting new services Retaining and attracting new services Creating sustainable growth Creating sustainable growth How much growth in 30 years? How much growth in 30 years?

19 Sea Level Rise

20 Community Perspective Dave Hladik, Crofton Community Centre Dave Hladik, Crofton Community Centre

21 Break?

22 What is a Local Area Plan A LAP is a land use planning and urban design tool that guides physical development of private and public lands, and undertakings of public works. A LAP is a land use planning and urban design tool that guides physical development of private and public lands, and undertakings of public works. The LAP will propose a vision and guiding principles for the physical environment of Crofton. The LAP will propose a vision and guiding principles for the physical environment of Crofton. The LAP will create a planning and design framework/policies to achieve that vision The LAP will create a planning and design framework/policies to achieve that vision Strategy to implement it. Strategy to implement it. Official Community Plan Local Area Plan (where relevant) Zoning Bylaw Rezoning Application Subdivision Development Permit (when required)

23 Local Area Plan Process

24 Crofton Local Area Plan Build on the work of the OCP Build on the work of the OCP Zooming in from 50,000 ft to 10,000ft Zooming in from 50,000 ft to 10,000ft Ensure conformity with the OCP Ensure conformity with the OCP Address local issues based on ‘sound’ evidence Address local issues based on ‘sound’ evidence Provide certainty for everyone Provide certainty for everyone A plan for the next 30 years A plan for the next 30 years

25 Possible Issues Local Area Plan will analyse and make recommendations to guide change including the following matters: Local Area Plan will analyse and make recommendations to guide change including the following matters: Land use considerations Land use considerations Urban design considerations Urban design considerations Land development proposals Land development proposals Public open spaces and community linkages Public open spaces and community linkages Deal with issues such as: Deal with issues such as: Climate Change Climate Change Ageing population and future demographics Ageing population and future demographics Scale, massing and types of uses Scale, massing and types of uses Encouraging new services and housing forms Encouraging new services and housing forms

26 What type of development is needed in Crofton? What does density look like? What form of development?

27 Establish a Vision for the Waterfront

28 But also other issues

29 Study Area The LAP will consider three different areas within the Growth Centre The LAP will consider three different areas within the Growth Centre Focus Area: Where the main analysis and recommendations will be focused – Commercial Core. Focus Area: Where the main analysis and recommendations will be focused – Commercial Core. Adjacent area: Properties immediately adjacent to the 'focus area’ Adjacent area: Properties immediately adjacent to the 'focus area’ Communities Context Area: The wider area in the Growth Centre Communities Context Area: The wider area in the Growth Centre

30 Local Area Plan Process SSG appointed to provide input to the consultants and staff at key stages SSG appointed to provide input to the consultants and staff at key stages Terms of Reference Report to CPAC/Council Terms of Reference Report to CPAC/Council RFP issued RFP issued Consultant appointed Consultant appointed Baseline Review/Key Issues Report Baseline Review/Key Issues Report Draft Plan produced Draft Plan produced Proposed Plan produced Proposed Plan produced Proposed Plan presented to CPAC Proposed Plan presented to CPAC Plan adopted by Council Plan adopted by Council

31 Stakeholder Steering Group The Steering Group will advise the Planning/Consulting Team on: The Steering Group will advise the Planning/Consulting Team on: opportunities for public input, opportunities for public input, draft land use concepts, draft land use concepts, striking an appropriate balance between OCP-wide and local objectives, and striking an appropriate balance between OCP-wide and local objectives, and draft planning recommendations draft planning recommendations Being a ‘critical’ friend Being a ‘critical’ friend

32 Stakeholder Steering Group Possible members Possible members Community residents 3/4 reps? Community residents 3/4 reps? BC Ferries BC Ferries Harbour Authority Harbour Authority First Nations First Nations Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Any others? Any others?

33 Local Area Plan CC&EAP OCP Other Council Adopted Policies Back- ground info Market Data Com- munity Input

34 What the plan may contain Plan informed by evidence and Baseline Review Plan informed by evidence and Baseline Review Vision and Guiding Principles Vision and Guiding Principles Plan Concept/Policies Plan Concept/Policies Land Use Land Use Built Form and Site Design Built Form and Site Design Public Realm Public Realm Infrastructure Infrastructure Other community issues to be addressed Other community issues to be addressed Regulating Plan Regulating Plan Implementation Implementation

35 Community Involvement Key element to the overall process Key element to the overall process Key issues/visioning workshop Key issues/visioning workshop Stakeholder engagement e.g. BC Ferries, landowners/developers, first nations Stakeholder engagement e.g. BC Ferries, landowners/developers, first nations Steering Group Meetings Steering Group Meetings Draft Plan consultation Draft Plan consultation Proposed Plan consultation Proposed Plan consultation Public Hearing of Council Public Hearing of Council

36 Draft Timing Terms of Reference Report – May 2013 Terms of Reference Report – May 2013 RFP Issued - June 2013 RFP Issued - June 2013 Consultants appointed - July 2013 Consultants appointed - July 2013 Key Issues/Baseline Review - Fall 2013 Key Issues/Baseline Review - Fall 2013 Draft plan - Spring 2014 Draft plan - Spring 2014 Final plan - Summer 2014 Final plan - Summer 2014

37 Questions?

38 Example of a Regulating Plan


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