The Resort Municipality of Whistler is leading the process to update Whistler's Community Vision and Official Community Plan (OCP)—our most important guiding document that sets long-term community direction. Whistler’s current vision and OCP are articulated in Whistler 2020 and the 1993 Official Community Plan.
Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2199, 2018 received second reading from RMOW Council on March 12, 2019. The second reading version is available at the link below. This spring, there will be another opportunity for feedback at a public hearing before Council’s approval of the Community Vision and OCP.
This update process began in January 2018 and is a continuation of the 2010 to 2013 OCP process. There were two phases of community input in 2018. During phase one, input on the 2011 draft OCP and Whistler2020 content informed updates to Whistler’s draft Community Vision and OCP, which were released in June 2018. Phase two provided opportunities to review and provide feedback on the June 2018 draft Community Vision and OCP.
The process to adopt new policy such as this requires a variety of steps including first reading (October 2, 2018), second reading (March 12, 2019), a public hearing, third reading and adoption. All of these steps take place during public Council meetings. Other required steps include referrals to School Districts No. 48 and No. 93, the Squamish Lillooet Regional District, the Lil’wat Nation and the Squamish Nation, and ultimate approval by the provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Read more about the process to renew Whistler's OCP and Community vision.
There will be another opportunity for feedback at a public hearing before Council’s approval of the Community Vision and OCP.