Official Community Plan

Aerial photograph of Prince George taken in a residential area with many trees.

What is the Official Community Plan?

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land-use management in the city. As a general rule, it can be reviewed and considered for revision every five to 10 years.

Although the OCP does not commit or authorize the City of Prince George to proceed with any project specified in the plan and does not have an immediate effect on property rights (e.g. existing zoning regulations will continue to apply), the OCP can have consequences that may increase the regulatory burden of developing a property (e.g. designation of development permit areas). 

After the adoption of the OCP, bylaws enacted or works undertaken by Council must be consistent with the Plan. Council, staff, and citizens use the OCP as a critical planning tool to help make decisions related to:

  • Housing locations
  • Transportation priorities
  • Lands protected from development
  • Protecting development from hazards
  • Providing services for more sustainable development in the next 15 years

For more information:

Official Community Plan Review

The OCP Review was publicly launched on September 18, 2023. We are currently in phase 3 of the OCP Review process, which began in December 2023 and will continue to August 2024.

A timeline showing that we are in phase 3 of a 4 phase project. Phase 3, Draft OCP, December 2023 to August 2024.

Phase 3 will focus on policy development, and will include more opportunities for community members and those interested to provide their input.

For more information, visit the OCP Review project's website here

Information About the OCP