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Official Community Plan & Zoning

Official Community Plan

The City of Dawson Creek Official Community Plan is intended to establish the policy framework within which planning decisions are made by Council. An Official Community Plan “is a general statement of the broad objectives and policies of the local government respecting the form and character of existing and proposed land use and servicing requirements in the area covered by the plan” and serves to allow Council to achieve identified community goals and objectives.

The City of Dawson Creek Official Community Plan addresses:

  • residential land use;
  • commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural, recreational, and public utility land uses;
  • sand and gravel deposits;
  • hazardous or environmentally sensitive areas;
  • infrastructure;
  • public facilities;
  • housing policies respecting affordable, rental and special needs housing; other appropriate particular planning issues such as temporary commercial and industrial permits.

The City of Dawson Creek now requires a completed Sustainability Checklist to be submitted with all Official Community Plan and Zoning amendment applications, Subdivision, Development Permit and Development Variance Permit applications (please see above).

Official Community Plan Bylaw (Consolidated Version)

Official Community Plan (OCP) Map

Official Community Plan Amendment Application

For questions or inquiries please contact our Director of Infrastructure & Sustainable Development, Kevin Henderson at 250.784.3622 or email khenderson@dawsoncreek.ca

Zoning

The principal purpose of a zoning bylaw is to guide growth in a systematic way by ensuring various uses of land and structures are compatible with each other. Amendments and revisions to the municipal zoning bylaw and/or the OCP are considered to account for changing public interest, trends in the development industry, changes in the community environment or changes in Federal or Provincial statutes. Rezoning typically alters the permitted density and/or the permitted use on a property.

When considering rezoning applications City Council must consider Official Community Plan policies, staff recommendations and public input. The City of Dawson Creek now requires a completed Sustainability Checklist to be submitted with all Official Community Plan and Zoning amendment applications, Subdivision, Development Permit and Development Variance Permit applications (please see above).

Zoning Bylaw (Consolidated Version)

Zoning Map 2017

Zoning Amendment Application

Zoning/OCP Joint Amendment Application

For questions or inquiries please contact our Director of Infrastructure & Sustainable Development, Kevin Henderson at 250.784.3622 or email khenderson@dawsoncreek.ca