See how Penticton’s future is shaping up

Draft Official Community Plan policies and land use plan available for review

(Penticton, BC – August 30, 2018) – Residents are invited to see how Penticton’s future is shaping up at a series of upcoming open houses. The Official Community Plan Task Force is ready to share the draft policies and land use plan that will guide future development and change in the city. “We’ve had great community involvement so far which has helped shape the direction of the new OCP,” says Ben Johnson, Special Projects Manager with the Development Services team. “In the next few weeks, residents can see the vision and aspirations that were captured in our engagement activities translated into goals and policies for the future of Penticton.”

The open houses will feature displays describing the direction for: Housing; Transportation & Infrastructure; Economy; Environment & Resilience; Agriculture & Food Systems; Arts, Culture & Heritage; and Parks & Recreation. Attendees at the following events will also have the opportunity to have an interactive look at the draft Future Land Use plan for the OCP.

September   11

Open   House

Penticton   Seniors’ Drop-in Centre

Drop in and view the displays during   the popular lunch.

11   am to 1 pm

September   13

Open   House

Penticton   Safety Village

Bring the kids and their bikes!

4   pm – 7 pm

September   15

Open   House

Gyro   Park

Next to the Farmers Market!

9   am to 3 pm


Design Workshop

The open houses will also kick off the next big milestone for the work, a “charrette”. This multi-day design workshop will produce form and character design guidelines which are a key component of the Official Community Plan. A team from MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement will be in town from Sept. 18-21 to run the charrette that will involve the Task Force and City staff. As part of the charrette, residents are invited to attend a presentation on Sept. 17 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre from 7 pm to 9 pm. At the presentation, attendees can meet the design team, and learn more about urban design best practices and the work the team will undertake for the city during the design workshop over the next few days.  At the end of the design workshop, the City will host a follow up open house to share the results of the workshop with residents and invite their feedback.

September   17

Design   Penticton

Presentation

Penticton   Trade and Convention Centre

Seating is limited. Please RSVP   to getconnected@penticton.ca.

7   pm to 9 pm

September   18-21

Design   Penticton Charrette

Watch   for daily video updates from the charrette on shapeyourcitypenticton.ca and through   the City’s social media accounts.

 

September   22

Design   Penticton

Open   House

Gyro   Park

Come back to the Farmers Market   to see the illustrations created through the charrette.

9   am to 3 pm


Staff will take the work from the charrette and the feedback gathered at the open houses to begin development of the Official Community Plan document. For more information about these events, please visit shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.

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Contacts:
Ben Johnson

Special Projects Manager

City of Penticton

250-490-2573

 

JoAnne Kleb

Engagement Strategist

City of Penticton

250-490-2586