The City of Prince George kicked-off the Official Community Plan (OCP) Review in fall 2023. The existing OCP was adopted in 2011 and a lot has changed since that time.

In 2023, the City hosted a various engagement opportunities to gather feedback and ideas from residents about the future of Prince George:

  • Online survey
  • Four roundtable discussions with community interest groups
  • Community open house
  • Three pop-up events

On January 8, 2024, Council will receive an update on community feedback so far, future engagement opportunities, and next steps. View the What We Heard Report: Phase 1 & 2 for more information.

What is an OCP?

An OCP...

  • Communicates a community's vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Outlines long-term development plans for a community.
  • Guides planning and land use management.

How does the OCP relate to other plans?

The Local Government Act enables municipalities to adopt OCPs.

OCPs are informed by regional plans where a regional government exists. In our case, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George’s regional plans (e.g., Agricultural Strategy and Cultural Plan) provide input into the Prince George OCP.

OCPs set the overarching planning framework for a municipality and are implemented (in part) by Zoning Bylaws. You can think of an OCP like an umbrella that all other municipal plans and studies fall under and must be consistent with.

The goals, objectives and policies of an OCP are much broader than those found in area plans, like the Civic Core District Plan, because they apply to the whole city and not one area.

OCPs also acknowledge the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples. The OCP Review will be an opportunity to advance truth and reconciliation with the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Urban Indigenous members of our community.

The infographic below shows how the different layers of planning policy work together.

An infographic that show the relationship between the Local Government Act, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, and the City of Prince George. The Prince George OCP is then broken down into Area Plans, Zoning Bylaws,

How do I get involved in the OCP Review?

Fill out a survey

Thank you for sharing your big dreams and bold ideas for Prince George. The online survey is now closed.

Later this year, we'll ask for your feedback on the draft plan to make sure you think we've accurately captured your wishes for the future of Prince George. Stay tuned for more information!

Attend an open house