Long Range Planning
Under the guidance of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force, a Housing Strategy has been developed, in consultation with local housing and service providers and the community, to identify priority actions for the short and long term to address all levels of the housing continuum, from basic shelter needs to low income supportive and rental housing, and market ownership. The Strategy was presented to Council on October 6, 2008 and is ready for implementation.
In 2008, a detailed assessment of senior’s quality of life issues was undertaken to examine the challenges that people face as they age in their homes and neighbourhoods; and to identify options to address these challenges including stabilizing and replenishing seniors’ housing stock (particularly for low income seniors) within existing neighbourhoods.This page also contains information on Adaptable Housing. Adaptable Housing is a form of age-friendly housing which is an approach to residential design and construction where homes can be modified at minimal cost to meet occupants’ changing needs over time.
The City of Chilliwack in a collaborative effort with The City of Chilliwack Agricultural Commission and The Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation have completed work on a new Agricultural Plan which will outline a comprehensive agricultural land use vision supporting the Official Community Plan and the City's Bylaws to attract new agricultural businesses and to help the existing agricultural businesses to grow, expand and diversify.
Recommendations for speeding up the renewal of Chilliwack’s historic neighborhood were received by Council on Tuesday, February 21. More information can be found at www.chilliwackdowntownplan.ca
The Official Community Plan (OCP), developed through an extensive community-based process, sets out the City's growth management strategy to 2010, providing direction for future development and growth, including urban and rural development, residential and economic development, environmental protection, parks, transportation, recreation and service infrastructure.