OCP Amendment Application (PRJ21-006)

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Regional Commercial Land Use Designtion

An Official Community Plan (OCP) text amendment application has been submitted to change the density provisions of the Regional Commercial land use designation to reduce the required ratio of large format commercial retail from 50% to 40% of the total floor area.

The change would mean that that up to 60% of the commercial retail space within the development could be contained within smaller retail units. View the OCP Amendment Figures.

If the OCP Amendment is successful, an application to rezone the subject property to a new Regional Commercial Zone that is in alignment with the Regional Commercial land use designation will also be considered.

What is Regional Commercial?

The Regional Commercial land use designation in the OCP are intended to function as employment lands consisting of large format retail centres and indoor industrial uses that serve city wide or regional areas. These developments are generally characterized by one (1) storey buildings with large off-street surface parking areas.

Why is the amendment proposed?

The amendment is proposed so that existing and future regional commercial centres will have greater flexibility in securing a variety of complementary small scale retail tenants within the context of the large format retail centre, while ensuring that large format retailers are retained.

We invite you to review the proposed OCP text amendment and provide your feedback below, which will be collected and used to identify key community concerns, and where appropriate, to inform revisions to the proposal before it proceeds to Council for consideration.

An Official Community Plan (OCP) text amendment application has been submitted to change the density provisions of the Regional Commercial land use designation to reduce the required ratio of large format commercial retail from 50% to 40% of the total floor area.

The change would mean that that up to 60% of the commercial retail space within the development could be contained within smaller retail units. View the OCP Amendment Figures.

If the OCP Amendment is successful, an application to rezone the subject property to a new Regional Commercial Zone that is in alignment with the Regional Commercial land use designation will also be considered.

What is Regional Commercial?

The Regional Commercial land use designation in the OCP are intended to function as employment lands consisting of large format retail centres and indoor industrial uses that serve city wide or regional areas. These developments are generally characterized by one (1) storey buildings with large off-street surface parking areas.

Why is the amendment proposed?

The amendment is proposed so that existing and future regional commercial centres will have greater flexibility in securing a variety of complementary small scale retail tenants within the context of the large format retail centre, while ensuring that large format retailers are retained.

We invite you to review the proposed OCP text amendment and provide your feedback below, which will be collected and used to identify key community concerns, and where appropriate, to inform revisions to the proposal before it proceeds to Council for consideration.

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    We invite you to review the proposed OCP amendment, and provide your input:

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