Every Chilliwack neighbourhood will eventually see some growth

Public invited to café chats about Chilliwack growth

group discussion tables are part of Community Café events hosted by the city this week to get people chatting about Chilliwack’s growth.

Every Chilliwack neighbourhood will eventually see some growth, according to the projections.

With that in mind, live polling and group discussion tables are set to be a part of two Community Café events hosted by the city this week to get people chatting about Chilliwack’s future growth.

City of Chilliwack has been conducting an OCP review all year long. Topics this week include: planning for change in neighbourhoods, increasing residential densities the right way, regulating colour and design of commercial development, local economic opportunities, and building a healthier community.

As part of the year-long OCP review, the café events will have a presentation, discussion tables and live electronic polling to get feedback about decisions on how the community develops over the next 30 years.

“In order to protect prime valley floor agricultural land, Chilliwack’s growth management strategy will continue to rely on infill redevelopment, densification, and hillside development,” said Mayor Sharon Gaetz.

It helps to get involved before changes come into force.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to inform themselves and take an active role in shaping our growth policies, before rezoning happens in their neighbourhood.  I encourage each and every community member to participate in planning our community’s future.”

More  at www.placespeak.com under the topic, “Chilliwack Official Community Plan.”

Additional information and a chance to fill out a new community survey that covers many of the themes that will be covered at the Community Café events is available at www.chilliwack.com/ocpreview

Community Café events are:

Wednesday, June 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45) Sardis Elementary Gym, 45775 Manuel Road

Thursday, June 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45) in the Evergreen Hall (Cheam Room), 9291 Corbould Street.

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