***July 2020 Update: new content has recently been added to the OCP webpage, including the OCP Key Directions Report, which summarizes public feedback and charts our broad policy directions based on engagement results and technical analysis to date, and an updated draft Land Use Concept which includes key land use updates described below. See the drop down menus below for these new items!**
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. This 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.
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!
The June 2020 draft land use concept, linked below, was refined based on engagement results and technical analysis. It includes the following updates:
- Additional “Transit-Oriented Core” lands between the future 203 Street SkyTrain station and 200 Street;
- Land use designation northeast of the 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 the 196 Street “Transit Oriented Core” area as a “height review area”.
As the project enters the third phase of a four-phase process, new draft Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw documents providing detailed policies will be completed and presented to the community. This will ensure they accurately reflect what has been heard so far and allow for further public input.
To get to this point, we have 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!
Stay tuned for an open house to be scheduled in the fall to go over the draft new documents and help refine them.
Phase 4 is about making the final adjustments to the OCP and Zoning Bylaw so they can be guided through a Bylaw adoption process in accordance with the Local Government Act.
Stay tuned for event information!