Comox Official Community Plan Update
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Comox Official Community Plan Update


Town of Comox


Nov 2009 to Jun 2011

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Diamond Head Consulting, Sustainability Solutions Group, Ear to the Ground Planning & Koers Engineering


The Arlington Group was retained to update of the Town of Comox OCP. The update process
included extensive public consultation, an age-friendly community planning process and a youth
engagement component. Public engagement tools included: a project website dedicated to the
process and regularly updated; Facebook, Twitter and an online survey as alternative forums for
communicating project updates and contributing to the OCP update. The use of these engagement
tools made the OCP update more transparent and interactive.
Environmental protection, park
development and recreational opportunities were key issues throughout the very extensive
18 month process. In order to protect valued environmental resources, the OCP focused on
increasing density in and around the downtown and along transit corridoors, encouraging a
multi-model transport system and diversifying the housing options to provide for the changing
demographics and affordability.