Official Community Plan

Squamish2040 - Official Community Plan

The Squamish2040 Official Community Plan (OCP) is the overarching vision for the future of Squamish’s. It provides direction for change and development in the community over time.

What is an Official Community Plan?


Provincial legislation defines an OCP as a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management, within the area covered by the plan, respecting the purposes of local government. It must consider anticipated housing needs, schools, service requirements, public facilities, location and requirements for commercial, industrial, agricultural and other land uses, and restrictions on lands that are environmentally sensitive or hazardous. The Squamish2040 OCP is a guide used by Council and District staff for decision making on planning and land management issues. It provides direction related to elements such as the location and type of residential, commercial and industrial development; the availability of transportation choices and utility servicing; and environmental, social and economic issues.

View the current Squamish Official Community Plan.

How was the OCP developed? Check out the OCP project page.