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Official Community Plan

Armstrong's Official Community Plan

The City of Armstrong has begun the process of reviewing and updating the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP). An OCP is the principal municipal planning tool that develops a vision for the future of a community and establishes a detailed set of policies to help the City make decisions on a wide range of topics such as land use, growth management, and the well-being of all residents and business owners.



The Province of BC has announced a Public Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result the City of Armstrong will not be holding OCP workshops while the Province is undergoing this Emergency. Please continue to monitor this page for information regarding possible re-scheduling.

In the meantime, please continue to review public health information published by the Federal Government, CDC, and the Province as your credible source regarding the pandemic.

The first phase of the OCP review is complete and the results of the Community survey are available at the link below:

January 13, 2020 report to Council - Survey Results  
January 13, 2020 report appendices 

Council reviewed this report at their January 13, 2020 regular meeting and directed staff to begin the next phase of the review, which is the focused workshops.

Council has supported having workshops on the topics listed below. For more information on any topic click the topic below to bring up information and links to other support resources. 

  • Development and Density focusing on many aspects of this topic including "How does Armstrong create more diverse housing options without impacting our small town values?"
  • Road Network; focusing on all aspects of traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle flow throughout our community.
  • Trail Network; focusing on development of links between existing and proposed trail networks.
  • Environmental; focusing on development impacts on environmental health.
  • Social and Affordable Housing; focusing on what types of social and affordable housing would benefit housing diversity in Armstrong. 
  • Sustainability; focusing on the impact o climate change and what it means for the future of Armstrong.
  • Agriculture; focusing on agriculture in and around Armstrong and our supportive role to our local farms.
  • Economic Development focusing on understanding the impact the rail trail and other economic developments will have on Armstrong.

Workshops will be held at Council Chambers of City Hall, 3570 Bridge Street. If you would like to participate in a workshop, please click on the link below for the Workshop form. You can pick as many of the workshops as you have interest in. Staff will contact you to schedule your workshops.

Please return forms to City Hall by March 23, 2020 by email to or drop off in person.

Workshop Sign Up Form 

Thank you to everyone who completed the Official Community Plan Questionnaire. If you have questions about the OCP process, feel free to contact Dan Passmore, Planner at (250) 546-3023, or through e-mail at



Current OCP Bylaw