Policies, Studies & Strategies
Chilliwack has adopted a number of policies, studies, and strategies to guide growth and development in Chilliwack. These policies, studies, and strategies are intended to address a variety of key topics or emerging community trends, such as child care needs, industrial land supply, residential parking, and other land use matters.
In order to support families' access to appropriate child care in Chilliwack, the City, with funding from the Province, developed a Community Child Care Needs Assessment and Strategy in collaboration with the community. The Plan created an inventory of existing child care spaces, collected information regarding child care needs in the community, set goals for the creation of additional child care spaces over the next 10 years, and identified actions which can be taken by various stakeholders to meet those goals.
Due to concerns regarding a shortage of available land for industrial development, the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation's Industrial Lands Committee, working with City staff, undertook a review of industrial land supply and utilization.
This study was initiated to consider alternative parking solutions to support the new Zoning Bylaw and to meet anticipated future parking demands while also fulfilling Council's long term vision to promote densification to support a more compact, sustainable, healthy and complete community. The Zoning Bylaw has since been updated to reflect the findings from this study.