Urban Planning and Land Use is the integration of the disciplines of land use planning and transport planning, to explore a very wide range of aspects of the built and social environments of urbanized municipalities and communities. Urban Planning and Land Use Planning are important in managing the growth of cities, applying tools like zoning to manage the uses of land, and growth management to manage the pace of development. Historically, many of the cities now thought to be most beautiful are the result of dense, long lasting systems of prohibitions and guidance about building sizes, uses and features. These allowed substantial freedoms, yet enforce styles, safety, and often materials in practical ways.
Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw
The City's Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw are the two major community planning documents directing land use in the City of Prince Rupert. They set the stage for how our community develops, and guide Council decision-making. For more information on these documents, as well as rules for building and developing in our community, check out our Building and Developing in Prince Rupert section.
Council's Strategic Plan - 2023-2026
A strategic plan outlines a City’s vision, goals, and actions to achieve those goals and vision. It is typically a shorter timeframe than contemplated by an OCP. The Strategic Plan guides the City in focusing workplans and expending resources. In preparing this Strategic Plan, Council considered the purpose of municipalities as established in Section 7 of the Community Charter, and the recently completed Vision 2030 strategy and Official Community Plan documents. It also considered the incomplete strategic actions set by the prior Council along with all potential new actions referred for consideration in the updated Strategic Plan. From these materials, Council established this Strategic Plan document which articulates the guiding vision, the goals intended to move the City toward achieving that vision, and the specific actions need to realize it. See below for a copy of the Strategic Plan for 2023 through to 2026.
City of Prince Rupert Strategic Plan - 2023 - 2026