Public input sought on Abbotsford’s official community plan update

Residents’ feedback will shape plan for the future

The ideas, thoughts and visions of Abbotsford residents will help shape a plan for the community’s future.

As Abbotsford begins work on a new official community plan (OCP), the city is hoping residents will provide their feedback on a plan that will outline land use for the city, including where density will be focused, as well as where things like parks and trails will be placed.

The 18- to 24-month process will include significant public engagement.

A citizen advisory commission will be formed to provide advice to council on the OCP update. Mark Neill, manager of community planning, said they will try to create a diverse ensemble of residents from around the city.

Information on the project, as well as activities for kids, will be at the BerryBeat Festival on July 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents can also engage with the city through social media, such as on Twitter (@abbotsforward) or the city’s Facebook page.

Applications for the committee can be found at city hall (32315 South Fraser Way) or at www.abbotsford.ca/committeeapplication and must be submitted by 4 p.m. on July 11.

For more, visit abbotsforward.com.