Official Community Plan
The Official Community Plan (Bylaw 8769) (OCP) is our collective long term vision for Saskatoon, guiding the physical, environmental, economic, social and cultural development of our community. It provides both inspiration and direction through a comprehensive policy framework to ensure the community's vision for Saskatoon is integrated in to all aspects of planning, decision-making and priority-setting for the City. The direction and goals outlined in the OCP are entrenched in law and recognized under the authority of the Planning and Development Act, 2007.
Official Community Plan Redesign
Why are we redesigning the OCP?
Saskatoon's current OCP was initially approved in 1998 and updated in 2009. Over the last ten years, the City has undertaken a number of significant initiatives that have helped shape a new vision for our city. These initiatives include:
- Saskatoon Speaks
- Plan for Growth
- Strategic Plan
- City Centre Plan
- Culture Plan
- Recreation and Parks Master Plan
- Active Transportation Plan
- Green Infrastructure Strategy
- Heritage Plan
- Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth
All of these initiatives have included extensive public consultation and have been endorsed by City Council.
In order to reflect the new vision set by these initiatives, the City has undertaken a comprehensive review and redesign of the OCP. Through this process a new, draft OCP is nearing completion. The draft will soon be brought forward to various City Advisory Committees and the Municipal Planning Commission, before going to the relevant Standing Policy Committees and eventually City Council for consideration.