North Cowichan is undertaking an extensive OCP review and update.

Vancouver firm awarded contract for North Cowichan’s OCP project

Comprehensive review and update being undertaken

The Municipality of North Cowichan has awarded a contract for its Official Community Plan project to Vancouver-based MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement.

Five submissions were received in response to the request for proposals issued in late October, according to the municipality, and MODUS submitted the top-scoring proposal by demonstrating a sound project approach coupled with a qualified and experienced team.

North Cowichan is undertaking a comprehensive review and update of the 2011 OCP this year. The OCP project will include robust, inclusive public and stakeholder consultation to inform a community vision and shape North Cowichan’s future.

Over the next 14 months, MODUS will be responsible for developing a community vision, mapping local character and developing a draft updated OCP. Following consultation with the community, North Cowichan council will then consider adoption of the updated OCP.

“North Cowichan’s OCP sets out a vision for the next 20 years, and we as a local government look to it when making important decisions for land-use planning, infrastructure investments, and establishing community partnerships,” Mayor Al Siebring noted. “It is vital that this vision represents all citizens and I hope everyone in North Cowichan will get involved.”

To find out more and how to stay up-to-date, visit www.northcowichan.ca/ocp or follow North Cowichan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NorthCowichan.

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