The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a statement of the municipality’s goals and policies and is intended to provide direction for future growth and development in the community.
The OCP provides the following land use designations:
- Residential: low density, townhouse, medium density, high density, floathome
- Neighbourhood Commercial Mixed-Use
- Commercial/Commercial Mixed Use
- English Inn Mixed Use
- Esquimalt Town Square
- Federal Land
- Parks and Open Space
- Agricultural Land Reserve
- Public Utilities
An Official Community Plan Amendment Application is required to change an OCP designation (for example, from Residential to Commercial).
Usually amendments to the Official Community Plan are done in conjunction with a Rezoning Application and follow the same process.
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