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.