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Municipal News – City of Pitt Meadows

October 28, 2022

December 13, 2022

2023 Draft Business Plan for Planning and Development 

On November 28, a report went to Council on the Planning and Development 2023 Draft Business Plan. Some key initiatives for 2023 include: 

  • ALC Regulation Updates 
  • Housing Needs Assessment Update 
  • Environmental Inventory and Management Strategy Implementation Plan 
  • Establish an Accessibility Committee to create an accessibility plan in line with the Accessible British Columbia Act 
  • Zoning Bylaw Update (update to be compliant with the new OCP) 
  • Land Use Contract Review (Land Use Contracts set up to expire in 2024 – review of the underlying zoning to ensure it aligns with the active land uses currently taking place in the land use contract areas) 
  • Development Application Fee Bylaw Review 
  • Building Bylaw Update  
  • Development of an Urban Forest Strategy 
  • North Lougheed Area Plan 
  • Development Permit Delegation Bylaw Review (review the current bylaw for compliance with the new OCP and recent legislation changes) 

For more information, read the full report


November 1, 2022

Official Community Plan Adoption 

On September 27th, Council adopted a new Official Community Plan (OCP). Some of the policies the City will be pursuing to support growth and housing include: 

  • Encourage multi-family housing construction within the central part of the urban area, including medium- to high-density housing located on major roads and within the Town Centre; 
  • Consider allowing buildings higher than four storeys within areas designated for high-density residential, mixed residential, and mixed residential/commercial use in the Town Centre 
  • Review opportunities for redevelopment of underused/low-density sites for housing, particularly affordable housing projects; and 
  • Investigate parking requirement relaxation for purpose-built, non-market units on a project-by-project basis, particularly projects in walkable centres (e.g. Town Centre) and near transit (i.e. Frequent Transit Network. 

Some policies the City will be pursuing to improve transportation include: 

  • Work towards obtaining more off-peak and reverse-peak WCE train service to and from Pitt Meadows; 
  • Support the expansion of light rapid transit (e.g., SkyTrain) / higher-order transit (e.g. dedicated bus lanes) to Pitt Meadows and communities further east; and 
  • Ensure the connection of TransLink’s local public bus network, especially from the southern residential neighbourhoods and employment lands, to the RapidBus stops along Lougheed Highway. 

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