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Official Community Plan

Armstrong's Official Community Plan

The City of Armstrong has begun the process of reviewing and updating the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP). An OCP is the principal municipal planning tool that develops a vision for the future of a community and establishes a detailed set of policies to help the City make decisions on a wide range of topics such as land use, growth management, and the well-being of all residents and business owners.

OCP FOCUS WORKSHOPS

The City of Armstrong is able to reschedule the workshops for public input the Official Community Plan(OCP). The City will ensure that the workshops are held in accordance with current WorkSafeBC and Provincial regulations. Attendees will have access to hand sanitizer and may wear masks if they wish. Seating will be carefully positioned to ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed. Additionally, the chosen venue allows for open air flow.

As a reminder, the first phase of the OCP review is complete and the results of the Community survey are available at the link below:

January 13, 2020 report to Council - Survey Results  
January 13, 2020 report appendices 

Council reviewed this report at their January 13, 2020 regular meeting and directed staff to begin the next phase of the review, which is the focused workshops.

Council has supported having workshops on the topics listed below. For more information on any topic click the topic below to bring up information and links to other support resources. 

  • Development and Density focusing on many aspects of this topic including "How does Armstrong create more diverse housing options without impacting our small town values?"
  • Road Network; focusing on all aspects of traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle flow throughout our community.
  • Trail Network; focusing on development of links between existing and proposed trail networks.
  • Environmental; focusing on development impacts on environmental health.
  • Social and Affordable Housing; focusing on what types of social and affordable housing would benefit housing diversity in Armstrong. 
  • Sustainability; focusing on the impact o climate change and what it means for the future of Armstrong.
  • Agriculture; focusing on agriculture in and around Armstrong and our supportive role to our local farms.
  • Economic Development focusing on understanding the impact the rail trail and other economic developments will have on Armstrong.

Workshops will be held at the Horticulture Building on the fair grounds. If you would like to participate in a workshop, please click on the link below for the Workshop form. You can pick as many of the workshops as you have interest in. Staff will contact you to schedule your workshops.

Please return forms to City Hall by August 7, 2020 by email to info@cityofarmstrong.bc.ca or drop off in person.

Workshop Sign Up Form 

If you have questions about the OCP process, feel free to contact Dan Passmore, Planner at (250) 546-3023, or through e-mail at dpassmore@cityofarmstrong.bc.ca.

With the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the City of Armstrong is asking that if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms that you please not attend these workshops in order to prevent the further spread of the virus.

  • new or worsening cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • temperature equal to or over 38°C
  • feeling feverish
  • chills
  • fatigue or weakness
  • muscle or body aches
  • new loss of smell or taste
  • headache
  • gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting)
  • feeling very unwell

OCP Map

Current OCP Bylaw