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What is an OCP and how does it affect Homeowners?

Blog by Diane Cardoso | February 24th, 2011

An OCP is an “Official Community Plan” that the City of Richmond is proposing to help guide their City into how citizens would like our City to look by 2041.  Some of the areas that the City will be addressing are:

1)Transportation    2)Parks     3) Natural Environment    4)Greenhouse gas reduction targets, policies and actions 5)      Demoghraphic and Employment studies, and   6 Environmentally sensitive areas

The City of Richmond is updating the OCP to reflect a move toward a more "sustainable" Richmond.  Richmond defines ‘sustainable’ as development that strengthens social institutions and values, enables a vibrant, innovative and resource efficient economy, and protects and enhances ecological resources to ensure that these continue to provide valuable services for all.

As residents of Richmond, the City would like to hear from you and your feelings on the above noted items.  It’s YOUR city, join the discussion by going to:  http://www.richmond.ca/services/planning/projects/OCPupdate.html