Village of Haines Junction

 
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May 4th, 2018

Hello Haines Junction,

Today, it is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the process to rewrite the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw.

Background:

An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a municipality’s primary policy planning document that outlines how land will be used and guides future growth and change within the community.  In addition to this, OCP’s provide a framework to fulfill community goals, enhance community strengths, and address the challenges and issues relating to the future use and development of land within a community.  Of particular importance, an OCP must establish a benchmark for measuring progress and change over time and seamlessly communicate with other regulatory bylaws and guidance documents (i.e. growth strategies, zoning bylaw, etc.). Collectively, a community’s OCP and zoning bylaw must:

1. Facilitate collaboration between departmental service areas;

2. Integrate the community as a whole and development activities;

3. Effectively link the OCP to other regulatory documents; and

4. Include the mandatory OCP requirements as stipulated by Yukon Government.

Next Steps

Over the next 12 months, a series of community engagement activities will be hosted throughout the community. A detailed work plan will be made available once confirmed. Please stay tuned for more information!

Sincerely,

Village of Haines Junction

 
 
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