August 19, 2016 - 12:47 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Public Input Report for Let’s Talk Phase 2 of the KAMPLAN Review and Update process is now available.
The report presents key themes and results on two draft land use scenarios as well as on goals and policy directions under ten OCP topic areas.
Input was primarily gathered via KAMPLAN Roadshow events, self-facilitated OCPizza Night workshops and meetings with stakeholders. A broad range of groups were consulted in Phase 2, including neighbourhood associations, business improvement associations, local industry, local policy committees and non-profit service providers, among others.
Infill (re)development, increased density, and increased vibrancy in the Core
Complete neighbourhoods with amenities, recreational facilities, and bike/pedestrian connectivity to parks and other parts of the city
Alternative transportation – more frequent public transit and an expanded bike network
Urban agriculture – proximity and access for residents in all types of housing
Preservation of greenspaces and protection of sensitive natural areas
Affordable housing options for all community members
Local business and entrepreneurs – incentives and partnerships to attract and retain
Accessible and inclusive recreation, housing, infrastructure and services
Both the report and an extended Appendices section can be viewed online.
Staff are now using this feedback to update existing KAMPLAN policies and generate new ones.
The first draft of the new OCP will undergo a technical, legal and financial review this fall. Staff intend to have the first draft ready for public comment and review in early 2017.
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