Open house to showcase community plan update

The City of Fernie will host an open house tonight to give the public a chance to see what the OCP update is all about.

Fernie’s Official Community Plan (OCP) is receiving a refresher. Over the next year, the OCP will go through a revision process to make sure the community of Fernie continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.

The City of Fernie will host an open house tonight to give the public a chance to see what the OCP update is all about, and give their feedback. Taking place at the Fernie Community Centre, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., City of Fernie staff and consultants will be on hand to guide residents through the interactive open house and answer questions.

“These public input sessions are super important,” said Willard Ripley, Fernie Councillor and OCP Advisory Committee member. “That’s the people in town’s opportunity to have their say and see what kind of things have been suggested.”

Working on the OCP update with City of Fernie staff is the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, a community planning organisation, as well as a 15 person advisory committee comprised of the Mayor of Fernie, Mary Giuliano, two city councillors, and members of the public.

The revised OCP will aim to put the City’s new long term vision, “Forever Fernie,’ in motion. It will take into account a number of community components that work towards success and long term sustainability for Fernie, including land use and development, education, housing, social development, economy, transportation, natural areas, and infrastructure.

This evening’s open house is just one of four public events that will be put on throughout the update process allowing Fernie residents to voice their opinions.

 

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