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Official Community Plan (OCP) & Zoning Bylaw Updates

Aerial View of Langley City Transit Core

Langley City is growing, and the Nexus of Community vision aspires to shape our community into a more walkable, livable, and sustainable place for all residents! To do this, we’re updating the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw. These new tools will help guide the way Langley City will look in the future, including the homes we build, the streets we travel on, the parks we play in, and the neighbourhoods we live in.

*July 2021 Update*: Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3200 received 3rd Reading from City Council on July 26, 2021. This final draft version was completed based on input received from Langley City residents, stakeholders, and external agencies, and is available for review below. The City of Langley thanks all those who have participated in the engagement process for their input.

The draft new Official Community Plan, composed of the main document and two appendices, can be viewed below:

The new Official Community Plan Bylaw was first presented to Langley City Council on May 31, 2021, and is currently undergoing the approval process. For additional information on the new OCP, please refer to the following items:

BACKGROUND RESEARCH

Phase 1 captured the pre-planning work essential to the project's success by completing an analysis of existing conditions and current strategies. In particular, we examined the ways in which the OCP and Zoning Bylaw updates can properly integrate with the City’s existing ‘Nexus of Community’ vision, Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy, and the Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan.

Download the Background Research Report to learn more about Langley City today and what kind of community it could be tomorrow!

Key Directions Report & Previous Concepts

Key Directions Report

We connected with local residents and stakeholders through an online survey, a housing forms workshop, an open house, and stakeholder working sessions to collectively develop a bold new vision for Langley City. Building off over 1,000 individual interactions over this time, a Key Directions Report was created to detail the results of this engagement process and help shape the content of the new Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw.

Recommendations in the Key Directions Report include:

  • Broadening the type and tenure of housing units;
  • Leveraging SkyTrain by increasing densities and the mix of uses near future stations;
  • A renewed focus on high-quality public spaces;
  • Incorporating childcare spaces into new multifamily developments;
  • Establishing an “Innovation Boulevard” along Glover Road;
  • Protecting and enhancing the natural environment; and,
  • Many more!

Download the Key Directions Report!

 

Previous Land Use Concepts & OCP Drafts

As the new OCP project progressed, multiple Land Use Concepts and draft plans were developed and revised over the course of continued public and stakeholder engagement along with technical analysis.

The first Land Use Concept was created in December, 2019 as an outcome of the Phase 1 OCP Workshop, and is available to view here.

The second Land Use Concept was developed In June, 2020 based on additional community engagement and technical analysis as part of Phase 2 of the OCP project and can be viewed here. This update included the following changes:

  • Additional “Transit-Oriented Core” lands between the future 203 Street SkyTrain station and 200 Street;
  • Land use designation northeast of 198 Street and 53 Avenue intersection changed to “Low Rise Residential”;
  • “Mixed Employment” lands added along Fraser Highway west of 200 Street;
  • Identifying additional parks and public open spaces along Fraser Highway and Glover Road; and,
  • Updating maximum building heights to reflect Langley Regional Airport zoning regulations and identifying 196 Street “Transit-Oriented Core” area as a “height review area."

This land use concept was further refined and relabeled a Land Use Plan in the first full OCP draft, which was published and referred for public input in February, 2021. This draft release was composed of a main document along with two appendices – the Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan and the District Policies.

A comparison between the June, 2020 Land Use Concept and the February, 2021 draft Land Use Plan is available here.

Watch the virtual open house held on February 9, 2021, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, where attendees learned about the draft OCP and spoke to planners about the process and the content of this transformative new plan!

FINAL OCP DRAFT & BYLAW

Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3200 received 3rd Reading from City Council on July 26, 2021. This final draft version was completed based on input received from Langley City residents, stakeholders, and external agencies, and is available for review below. The City of Langley thanks all those who have participated in the engagement process for their input.

The draft new Official Community Plan, composed of the main document and two appendices, can be viewed below:

The new Official Community Plan Bylaw was first presented to Langley City Council on May 31, 2021 and is currently undergoing the approval process. For additional information on the new OCP, please refer to the following items: