OCP Update

Courtenay's Official Community Plan is being reviewed!

*NEW* Register for In-person and Virtual Neighbourhood Consultations!

Between October 26 and November 10 a number of in-person small group walkshops and virtual workshops will be occuring throughout Courtenay. The sessions are intended to allow for more focused discussions on what the emerging vision for Courtenay means on the ground in different areas of the city. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss what is important to them in their neighbourhoods, with a focus on urban design considerations.

Each in-person walkshop will be 90 minutes long for a maximum of ten registrants, with on-site guidance by City staff. COVID-19 protocols will include mandatory masks and physical distancing. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss what is important to them in their neighbourhoods, with a focus on urban design considerations. Walkshop attendees must comply with the Walkshop COVID-19 Protocol. [PDF - 446 KB]

Learn more: Walkshop Overview [PDF - 468 KB]

Virtual workshops will use the ZOOM platform. Each workshop will last 2 hours, including a facilitated discussion of what is most valued in different areas of Courtenay, and what should be addressed as new development occurs. Moderators will use images to spark ideas and explore different urban design opportunities. A personal computer or mobile device, internet and audio equipment (speakers, and microphone in order to speak) are required to attend the virtual workshop.

Learn more: Virtual Workshop Overview [PDF - 471 KB]

Register here for all neighbourhood sessions
(will open in Eventbrite)

 

The schedule for all consultation opportunities is listed below. Questions? Contact: planning@courtenay.ca / 250-703-4839

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Neighbourhood Sessions Map and Schedule

1. COURTENAY AIRPARK:
Walk:
Mon Oct 26, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Virtual: Tues Nov 10, 6 - 8 p.m.
2. TERMINAL ADDITION:
Walk:
Tues Oct 27, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
3. MCPHEE/17TH STREET:
Walk: Tues Oct 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Virtual: Tues Nov 3, 6 - 8 p.m.
4. LOWER RYAN ROAD:
Walk: Wed Oct 28, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Virtual: Sat Nov 7, 10a.m.- noon
5. UPPER RYAN ROAD:
Walk: Wed Oct 28, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Virtual: Wed Nov 4, 6 - 8 p.m.
6. HARMSTON AREA:
Walk: Thurs Oct 29, 4 - 5:30 p.m Virtual: Thurs Nov 5, 6 - 8 p.m.
7. LAKETRAIL AREA:
Walk: Fri Oct 30, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Virtual: Fri Nov 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
8. GREATER DOWNTOWN:
Walk: Sat Oct 31, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Virtual: Mon Nov 9, 6 - 8 p.m.
9. EAST COURTENAY:
Walk: Sat Oct 31, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Virtual: Sat Nov 7, 1 - 3 p.m.
10. SANDWICK AREA:
Walk: Sun Nov 1, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
11. HEADQUARTERS AREA:
Walk: Sun Nov 1, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Virtual: Sun Nov 8, 1 - 3 p.m.

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Most Recent Reports

Phase two consultation reports are now available. The following two reports include summary findings as well appendices including more detailed public and stakeholder feedback.

Developed over the summer with the input of the public and stakeholders, the draft Vision and Goals for the OCP and land use concept map provide a conceptual draft overview of where Courtenay is heading over the next 10 years and beyond. Highly recommended reading prior to the neighbourhood walkshops and virtual workshops!

Ongoing Self-directed Online Consultation Opportunities

Thank you to all who participated in the OCP growth plan concept online survey. Results are now being reviewed and will be posted by early October. Please stay tuned for neighbourhood-based consultation opportunities coming this fall. In the mean time, there are two online consultation tools you can continue to use to share your views on how Courtenay should grow over the next 10 years!

GIS StoryMap

Snap-comment-share photos of what in Courtenay is important to you, or in need of change. Share while you're on a walk, or upload photos from your home computer. Participate as many times as you like!

Citizen's OCP Exploration Workbook [PDF - 3 MB]

An individual, family or small (physically distancing) group guided discussion workbook for sharing ideas about how Courtenay should grow over the next 10 years and beyond. You can save a copy of the workbook, type in it and send back, or print a copy and hand write notes (please review instructions in the Workbook). Appropriate for all ages because we are all part of Courtenay! If you prefer to view the document two pages at a time like a real book, use this workbook-spread version [PDF - 3 MB].

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