The Official Community Plan (OCP) was adopted by Council on September 27, 2022 after significant engagement and contributions from the community, City staff, and Council since 2018.
What is the OCP?
The Official Community Plan: I See Pitt Meadows 2040 is a long-range plan that sets out the community’s vision, goals and objectives for the future of the City of Pitt Meadows. Built upon extensive engagement with residents, businesses, stakeholders and q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) First Nation rights-holders, the OCP provides a renewed vision through 2040 and a framework to guide community development for a future that will make us all Pitt Meadows Proud™.
Vision: To create a walkable community that offers a range of housing options, parks, recreation and public spaces, where residents are healthy and engaged, and where local businesses are flourishing.
The City and q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) First Nation have a strong government-to-government relationship based on meaningful dialogue, inclusivity, and mutual respect grounded in the principles of reconciliation.
A community where agriculture is the dominant land use and farmland is protected for food production.
A community where the environment and natural areas are conserved and enhanced so they enrich the quality of life for all residents.
A community where the economy is vibrant and diverse, and local businesses are flourishing.
A walkable and compact community that offers easy access to nature and amenities, and has a range of housing options to suit all needs and through all stages of life.
A community where arts, culture and heritage help define Pitt Meadows unique identity where lifelong education helps make the city a great place for all residents.
A community with a strong sense of place and belonging, where residents are healthy and engaged, and feel safe and secure.
A community where parks, recreation and public spaces contribute significantly to community character and quality of life.
A connected community that is easy to get around by all modes of transportation, and commercial transport moves freely in and out of the community.
A community with an adequate and secure supply of clean, potable water and handles sewage, waste and stormwater in an efficient manner that protects public health.
A community where energy is conserved and used efficiently, and more greenhouse gas emissions are minimized.
A community where persons, property and landscapes are protected from risk or hazards due to flooding, steep slopes and forest fires.
Q̓IC̓ƏY̓ (Katzie) First Nation
The City of Pitt Meadows is located in the heart of the traditional territory of q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) First Nation. Since time immemorial, q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) people have inhabited their territory. This vast, beautiful and resource-rich territory extends south from the headwaters of the Pitt River to encompass Pitt Lake and River, Alouette Lake and River, Rolley Lake, portions of the Fraser River, and the area surrounding Boundary Bay. “Katzie” is the Anglicization of q̓ic̓əy̓, which translates to “people of the moss” in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language.
Engagement by the Numbers:
- 15 OCP Events & Workshops
- 250 Event & Workshop Participants
- 23 Surveys
- 622 Survey Contributions
- 15,000+ postcards mailed to businesses and residents city-wide