Mission receives $225,000 in federal funding for OCP

Mission receives $225,000 in federal funding for OCP

The funding allows the district to ensure the plan is a document that reflects the vision of citizens.

  • Feb. 13, 2016 6:00 a.m.

The District of Mission will receive $225,000 in funding from the federal government for the Mission official community plan review.

The funding allows the district to ensure the plan is a document that reflects the vision of citizens and best practices to guide the growth of the community over the coming years.

The OCP is developed by the community to identify social, economic, environmental and land use principles and articulates the goals and policies of the community on topics such as housing and density, neighbourood character, economic development, transportation, parks and green spaces, and community facilities.

“It has been eight years since the last OCP review and we see pressure to expand urban growth into suburban areas. This needs a vision, and I hope everyone takes part in the OCP process and the neighbourhood meetings to make their voices part of that vision,” said Mayor Randy Hawes.

Quick Facts:

• Mission’s Official Community Plan Review is named Make it Your Mission

• The Review of the Official Community Plan launched in 2015.

• Community consultation began in December, 2015.

• To-date over 550 citizens have taken part in shaping this important document.

• The District of Mission is hosting a series of Neighbourhood Meetings across the District to help citizens get engaged.