The Village of Port Alice is updating the Official Community Plan (OCP). Get ready to create transformative progress for the Village!

Our Port Alice. Rugged. Wild. Independent. Connected. A spirit place. The end of a road, but the beginning of a bold world we can imagine from our shore. Port Alice is calling to us…. asking us to step into an ambitious future. To find harbour for new horizon lines. Tourism development, attraction of digital nomads, independent entrepreneurs, and Internet enterprise, growth of small business, outdoor recreation opportunities, and affordability are some potential themes to explore.

 It’s your time to answer the call. With ideas. For an Official Community Plan update that will have a generational impact on everything we see around us.

Check out these opportunities to engage!
Tuesday, September 6

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Community Walk and Talk departing from Town Hall – Meet the team that is preparing the OCP and talk about what’s important to you and the community – our history, new projects, next projects, revitalization ideas, improvements to public spaces, business developments and more!

7:00 – 8:30 PM – “Big Moves” Community Open House/ Presentation and Interactive Workshop – Community Centre. Together we will explore important community themes and ideas.

Wednesday, September 7

10:00 – 11:00 AM – Coffee Shop Pop-Up! – Come on over for coffee – it’s casual. Have ideas? We would like to hear them. Plus, the coffee is great! See you at Foggy Mountain Coffee.

The Official Community Plan (OCP) Community Survey is now open. Residents, property and business owners are encouraged to take a few minutes to provide their vision and ideas on ideas and opportunities that should be considered for a new OCP.

Background:
The Village’s current OCP is 12 years old and needs updating to align with community needs and future growth. The OCP is the highest-level statutory plan in the Village. It provides the framework for the community to consider future vision, goals, and aspirations, and includes policies to support long-term actions that will create the Village that we want to live, work, and play in!

OCP’s are powerful in their ability to:

  • Articulate DEVELOPMENT VISION
  • Create ENABLING POLICIES THAT TRANSLATE VISION IN GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
  • Create a FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE COMMUNITY GROWTH AND RE-INVESTMENT
  • Include CHANGES AS REQUIRED BY LEGISLATION
  • Capitalize on DEVELOPMENT TRENDS SUITABLE FOR THE VILLAGE

Get a refresher on the current OCP to support consideration for the future of the Village by viewing the current OCP here.

If you would like to contact the OCP crew please do so at ocp@portalice.ca