The City of Kamloops is hosting a series of roundtable discussions next month seeking feedback on a draft of Kamplan, the official community plan that will guide the city's long-term growth. It will provide direction to support a projected population of 120,000 by 2039, the city says.
Kamplan hasn't been updated since 2004 and a new plan has been in development for the past three years. A draft is now available on the city’s website for review. The process is now in phase three of four and the OCP is expected to be finalized in late 2017.
Community planning supervisor Jason Locke said the draft is a reflection of feedback the city received from stakeholders, government agencies, internal staff and the public during phase one and two. The last round of public engagement is happening between June 5th and June 8th.
“There are two big questions we are looking at,” Locke said. “It’s more affirmation — did we hear you correctly, did we get it right, are we on the right track, are there any further ideas you think we should consider that may be missing?”
“The other big question we want to ask is what are the potential challenges and opportunities if we achieve the vision and goals that are in the draft OCP.”
Kamplan Cafes are happening on June 5th at TRU, June 6th and June 7th at the Sports Centre Lounge on McArthur Island and June 8th at Sandman Centre.
Locke said about 1,000 residents participated in consultation during both phase one and phase two, and he is hoping and anticipating a similar turnout next month.