City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan


City of Powell River

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Jan 2013 to Mar 2014


EcoPlan International Sustainability Solutions Group Morrison Hershfield
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City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan


The Arlington Group led the development of a new Sustainable Official Community Plan (SOCP) for the City of Powell River.  The vision, objectives and policies for this pivotal growth management document focuses on integrating sustainability throughout all land uses and infrastructure applications.  Public engagement and stakeholder consultation are at the heart of the year long process for the new SOCP. The SOCP includes very detailed energy conservation and GHG emission measures to enable medium and long range targets to be met.  The engagement plan was very extensive and included over a dozen public processes.  At the final Open House, the vision received 88% support from participants.  Project documentation was very comprehensive and transparent, all of which was posted on the project website.