OCP and Zoning

The City of Quesnel is in the final stages of updating the Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaws. These documents will guide us through to 2030.

The major areas of change within the proposed OCP and Zoning Bylaws include:

  • New Housing opportunities
    • Secondary Suite Dwelling
    • Secondary Dwelling
    • Carriage House Dwelling
  • Hazardous Area Development Permit Areas and West Quesnel Land Stability Area
  • Floodplain Hazardous Area Development Permit
  • Commercial Area Development Permits
  • Urban Agriculture
    • Hobby beekeeping
    • Backyard hens
  • Environment and sustainability
  • First Nations collaboration and reconciliation policies
  • FireSmart policies
  • Property zonings have been removed or changed

Draft Bylaws and Documents

Summary of changes to OCP and Zoning Bylaws

Draft Official Community Plan Bylaw

Draft Zoning Bylaw

Provide your feedback

We want your feedback on the proposed draft OCP and Zoning Bylaws.

Email Us

Review bylaws above or obtain hard copy at front desk and e-mail your comments or send questions by November 22 to be reported out at the November 26 Council Meeting, Email: developmentservices@quesnel.ca.


Meet with staff and learn about the proposed changes noted above. Ask questions and give us your feedback! Learn about other City initiatives including our Waterfront Plan, Marketing Strategy, Economic Development Transition Strategy, Food Hub, Forestry Initiatives, Fuel Management, Housing Needs, Gap Analysis, and Action Plan and more!

November 21, 2019  |  4 pm - 8 pm
City Hall Council Chambers, 410 Kinchant St

Second reading

Staff will present feedback and recommended amendments at November 26 Council Meeting.

Public Hearing

Final comments and feedback can be provided at the Public Hearing on December 3 in Council Chambers at 5 pm. Written comments must be submitted by November 27 at 12 pm to be added to the Agenda. Email: developmentservices@quesnel.ca

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