Community Plan


The Castlegar Community Plan is a general statement of the broad objectives and policies of the City of Castlegar with regard to the form and character of existing and proposed land uses, and servicing requirements.

The Plan provides a useful and tangible policy tool and guide for the citizens of the community, the development community and the City council. It provides a clear outline of the City's intentions with regard to future land uses and servicing across the community. It also states, in general terms, the social, economic and environmental objectives of the community. Identifying more the specific policies necessary to sustain or improve its qualities, and the changes anticipated over short term and the longer term are also objectives of the Plan.

Decisions made by the City Council on land uses, developments and other related matters must comply with the goals, objectives and policies included in the Plan. However, Council is not required to undertake any projects suggested in the Plan nor can the adoption of the Plan obligate the start of any proposed project.

The Plan, which replaces the old version of the Official Community Plan adopted in August 1993, will guide development activity from the date of adoption in 1999 until year 2004, when it will be reevaluated.

The Castlegar Community Plan embodies comprehensive guidelines for diverse needs of our community. It is intended to provide a unified approach to achieving our goals, and ensuring an even brighter future.

The objectives and policies stated in this Plan are applicable to all properties within the City of Castlegar. If any statement of the Plan is held invalid by the decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of the Plan.

To learn more about Castlegar's Official Community Plan (OCP), select one of the links to the right.