Kamplan, the City’s official community plan that guides development, is usually overhauled every five years or so.
Since the last one was done in 2004, it’s definitely due, City community development manager Randy Lambright told council Tuesday.
It’s not as bad as it sounds, because the City was busy tackling its sustainability plan between 2004 and now, he said during a workshop session.
In the last eight years, Kamloops has undergone a lot of growth, used up many of empty lots and seen new developments spring up like the Benchlands, Orchards Walk and Aberdeen Highlands, he said.
The plan has to take into consideration ongoing issues such as climate change impacts, population growth, an aging population, sustainable transportation, brownfield sites and densification of existing neighbourhoods.
Lambright said the public will have its say, with several open houses and online options where they can give input. There may even be a bus that will be mobile to take Kamplan feedback during the process.
The three-year Kamplan process will begin with a background and analysis, then public input in 2013. In 2014, alternatives and evaluations of goals and priorities will be examined. A draft plan will be created in 2015 and go back to the public, for final adoption late in the year.
Kamplan will be done in conjunction with the City’s transportation plan, as the two fit well together.